Travel Surgical ICU Nurse Jobs

Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) nurses are registered nurses who specialize in caring for critically ill patients who either require surgery or are recovering from surgery. The SICU is a fast-paced, high acuity critical care environment that can provide a very rewarding experience for nurses who are passionate about helping critically ill patients. Due to a shortage of qualified critical care nurses, surgical ICU nurses are always in high demand.

We currently have 191 matching Surgical ICU Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareTrinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois
Trinity Health FirstChoice
20 hours ago
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$5,316/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
York, Pennsylvania
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
8 hours ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
$5,513/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, Pennsylvania
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
5 days ago
Ascend National Job ID #6. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$5,465/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, Pennsylvania
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
4 days ago
Ascend National Job ID #8. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$5,465/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Lubbock, Texas
Lead Healthstaff
9 days ago
We need a Critical Care - SICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $5414.40 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$5,414/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Saginaw, Michigan
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
3 hours ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
$5,297/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
York, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: York, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Surgical ICU - SICU to join our travel team in York, PA! This is a full time travel contract position. Requir ...
$5,184/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Surgical ICU - SICU to join our travel team in OKLAHOMA CITY, OK! This is a full time travel contract ...
$4,492/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Surgical ICU - SICU to join our travel team in OKLAHOMA CITY, OK! This is a full time travel contract ...
$4,262/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Detroit, Michigan
Cross Country Nurses
4 hours ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$4,090/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Boston, Massachusetts
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #172712. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: RN ...
$3,940/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Boston, Massachusetts
Advantis Medical
4 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #161552. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: RN ...
$3,721/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #183965. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Trav ...
$3,686/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Albany, New York
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #182630. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: AMC ...
$3,686/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Charleston, South Carolina
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
3 hours ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for extension upon successful comple ...
$3,378/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #202565. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Trav ...
$3,226/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Riverside, California
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #158475. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Trav ...
$3,110/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
San Antonio, Texas
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #192149. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Trav ...
$2,995/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Rogers, Arkansas
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #146712. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Trav ...
$2,880/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Sidney, Montana
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #167195. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Med ...
$2,880/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit
San Antonio, Texas
Advantis Medical
4 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #187954. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Trav ...
$2,880/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Elyria, Ohio
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
3 hours ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for extension upon successful comple ...
$2,777/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Advantis Medical
4 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #188521. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: TRAV ...
$2,765/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Elyria, Ohio
Advantis Medical
4 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #176595. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: SIC ...
$2,650/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #161434. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: RN S ...
$2,028/wk
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Surgical ICU Nurse FAQs

What are the best agencies for Surgical ICU Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Surgical ICU Nurse jobs are Advantis Medical (40), Lead Healthstaff (33), and Ascend National Healthcare Staffing (29).

How Much Do Surgical ICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Saturday, November 27th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Surgical ICU Nurse is $3,241, but can pay up to $6,030 per week.

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  • min - $1,612
  • avg - $3,241
  • max - $6,030

Where do Surgical Intensive Care nurses work?

Surgical ICU nurses primarily work in hospitals with surgical departments, which can include teaching hospitals. They may also work at surgical centers, especially if the facility has an ICU.

What skills make a good Surgical Intensive Care nurse?

Good SICU nurses possess advanced critical care skills and technical ICU nursing skills to perform or assist with key procedures. They also have thorough knowledge of the contraindications and side effects of many types of medications. Critical thinking skills are paramount to anticipate needed interventions and quickly respond to and fix acute problems. This requires superior assessment and verbal and nonverbal communication skills, and the ability to remain calm under pressure. SICU environments heavily rely on teamwork, so good SICU nurses are very team-oriented with a strong willingness to collaborate within an interdisciplinary team. Time management and organization are other vital skills, as well as compassion and empathy carefully combined with self-care.

How to become a Surgical Intensive Care Travel Nurse

Becoming a surgical intensive care travel nurse requires education, examination, and licensing to become a registered nurse. The minimum educational requirement is an associate degree, but some facilities prefer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, from an accredited nursing program. Graduates pass the NCLEX-RN exam and complete all licensing requirements to become a registered nurse.

All RNs complete Basic Life Support certification and SICU nurses also complete Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification. Although not required, SICU nurses may pursue Critical Care Registered Nurse certification through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses to heighten their career advancement. Most travel SICU nursing positions require one to two years of recent critical care nursing experience and may require this experience to be in an acute care SICU setting.

What does a Surgical Intensive Care nurse do?

Surgical ICU nurses are specially trained to care for critically ill surgical patients, which may include preoperative, postoperative, and post-trauma injury management. They provide intensive care for unstable patients, which may include those who are in shock, on mechanical ventilation, an organ transplant recipient, or recovering from major surgeries with high potential for complications. Surgical ICU nurses continuously monitor patients and their vital signs to identify any signs of complications and immediately respond to negative changes in their conditions. Other tasks SICU nurses might perform include:

  • Examining, cleaning, and dressing surgical wounds

  • Ensuring infection control measures are followed

  • Checking and managing multiple drains, tubes, and lines

  • Assisting physicians with surgical and medically necessary procedures

  • Performing EKG, hemodynamic, and Spo2 monitoring

  • Providing life-saving interventions and resuscitation

  • Administration and documentation of all prescribed and prn medications

  • Updating plans of care according to patients’ conditions and progress

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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit
Falls Church, Virginia
Advantis Medical
11 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #175184. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: RN ...
$3,464/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
North Charleston, South Carolina
Advantis Medical
10 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #176787. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Trav ...
$3,456/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Advantis Medical
10 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #197238. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: OK ...
$3,110/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Ocala, Florida
Advantis Medical
7 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #186218. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: BACK ...
$2,880/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Surgical ICU - SICU to join our travel team in OKLAHOMA CITY, OK! This is a full time travel contract ...
$4,492/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Boston, Massachusetts
Advantis Medical
10 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #161544. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: RN ...
$3,721/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit
Orange Park, Florida
Advantis Medical
4 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #185453. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Trav ...
$3,110/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit
San Jose, California
Advantis Medical
15 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #158388. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Trav ...
$3,110/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
San Antonio, Texas
Advantis Medical
4 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #192150. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Trav ...
$2,995/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Ocala, Florida
Advantis Medical
a day ago
Advantis Job ID #186189. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: BACK ...
$2,880/wk
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