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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 227 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
Saint Joseph Health System
Mishawaka, Indiana
Trinity Health FirstChoice
9 days ago
$3,700/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Detroit, Michigan
MSSI
7 hours ago
36 or 48 hpw - BLS/ACLS/TNCC/PALS
$4,859/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Burlington, Vermont
Cross Country Nurses
2 days 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 ...
$4,390/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Burlington, Vermont
Cross Country Nurses
14 days 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 ...
$3,695/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareCatapult Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
IU Health Bedford Hospital
Bedford, Indiana
Catapult Healthcare
15 days ago
$3,535/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Orange Park Medical Center
Orange Park, Florida
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
$3,402/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Orange Park Medical Center
Orange Park, Florida
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
$3,402/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
OU Medicine, Inc
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
$3,276/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
The Queen's Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
$3,276/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, Pennsylvania
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
$3,276/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, Pennsylvania
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
$3,276/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Renown Health
Reno, Nevada
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
$3,024/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Renown Health
Reno, Nevada
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
$3,024/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Baptist Health Medical Center
Little Rock, Arkansas
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
$3,024/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Saint Francis Health System
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
$2,898/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Saint Francis Health System
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
$2,898/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Mee Memorial Hospital
King City, California
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
$2,520/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Mee Memorial Hospital
King City, California
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
$2,520/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Mount Desert Island Hospital
Bar Harbor, Maine
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
$2,016/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Artesia General Hospital
Artesia, New Mexico
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
$1,890/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested

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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 KPG Healthcare (27), Mynela Staffing (25), and Ethos Medical Staffing (24).

How Much Do Surgical ICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, August 5th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Surgical ICU Nurse is $2,606, but can pay up to $4,859 per week.

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  • min - $1,404
  • avg - $2,606
  • max - $4,859

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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Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Burlington, Vermont
Cross Country Nurses
14 days 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 ...
$3,305/wk
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