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  • 188 new this week
  • up to $92/hr
  • $45/hr avg
  • 321 facilities
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Director Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Manchester, NH
    • 5x8 hrs
Permanent
1 day ago

$140K-180K/yr
approximately $67-87/hr

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Manager Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
  • Houston, TX
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days, Nights
Permanent
2 days ago

$51-83/hr

View job details for Director Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

Director Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Miami, FL
    • 5x8 hrs
Permanent
1 day ago

$120K-150K/yr
approximately $57-73/hr

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View job details for Director Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

Director Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Las Vegas, NV
    • 5x8 hrs
Permanent
1 day ago

$120K-150K/yr
approximately $57-73/hr

View job details for Manager Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

Manager Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Coos Bay, OR
    • 5x8 hrs
Permanent
1 day ago

$106K-146K/yr
approximately $50-71/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • ICU RN, 12 hr. PM shift
  • Boston, MA
    • 3x12 hrs
Permanent

$60-66/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • ICU RN, 12 hr. PM shift
  • Brockton, MA
    • 3x12 hrs
Permanent

$60-66/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Critical Care RN, 12 hr. PM Shift
  • Brockton, MA
    • 3x12 hrs
Permanent

$60-66/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Critical Care RN, 12 hr. PM shift
  • Boston, MA
    • 3x12 hrs
Permanent

$60-66/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Critical Care RN 12 hr. PM shift
  • Methuen, MA
    • 3x12 hrs
Permanent

$60-66/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Medford, OR
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
  • Relocation Bonus
Permanent
1 day ago

$36-65/hr

View job details for Manager Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

Manager Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Baltimore, MD
    • 5x8 hrs
Permanent
1 day ago

$115K-135K/yr
approximately $55-65/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Anchorage, AK
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
  • Relocation Bonus
Permanent
1 day ago

$36-64/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Mt. Shasta, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Relocation Bonus
Permanent
1 day ago

$46-60/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Spokane, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Relocation Bonus
Permanent
1 day ago

$32-60/hr

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Director Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Medical City Arlington
  • Arlington, TX
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Permanent
2 days ago

$95K-119K/yr
approximately $45-58/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Crescent City, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
  • Relocation Bonus
Permanent
1 day ago

$40-55/hr

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Director Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood
  • Kingwood, TX
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Permanent

$91K-114K/yr
approximately $43-55/hr

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Manager Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Medical City Weatherford
  • Weatherford, TX
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Permanent
2 days ago

$85K-106K/yr
approximately $40-51/hr

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Manager Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Medical City Arlington
  • Arlington, TX
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Permanent

$85K-106K/yr
approximately $40-51/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinic Clinical Coordinator, ICU - Intensive Care Unit

Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinic Clinical Coordinator, ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland
  • Texas City, TX
    • Nights, Flexible
Permanent

$38-47/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinic Clinical Coordinator, ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast
  • Pasadena, TX
    • Nights, Flexible
Permanent

$38-47/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinic Clinical Coordinator, ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • HCA Houston Healthcare West
  • Houston, TX
    • Days, Flexible
Permanent

$38-47/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinic Clinical Coordinator, ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • HCA Houston Healthcare West
  • Houston, TX
    • Days, Flexible
Permanent

$38-47/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland
  • Pearland, TX
    • Days, Flexible
Permanent
10 days ago

$36-45/hr

ICU Nurse FAQs

How much do staff ICU Nurse jobs pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Saturday, December 3rd 2022, the average hourly salary for a Intensive Care Unit Nurse is $27 per hour, but can pay up to $90 per hour.

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  • min - $15
  • avg - $27
  • max - $90

What hospitals currently have the most ICU Nurse job opportunities?

The hospitals on Vivian that currently have the most ICU Nurse jobs are University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (35 jobs), South Florida Baptist Hospital (28 jobs), and Morton Plant Hospital (26 jobs).

What is an ICU Nurse?

ICU nursing is a rewarding career choice and not just because of the opportunity to help patients who are suffering from critical illness or are in a rapidly deteriorating condition.  To successfully navigate the ICU requires exceptional attention to detail, and expert knowledge regarding advanced technology and pathophysiology of disease processes, often leading nurses to seek out additional education, training, and certification.

What does an Intensive Care Unit Nurse do?

ICU nurses typically work in the various specialty  intensive care units of hospitals. They treat patients  that are admitted with a critical illness, but also care for patients that are rapidly deteriorating in other areas of the hospital. ICU RNs work with other healthcare team members to help return patients to a more stable state so that they can be treated in less critical areas of the facility and progress towards recovery.

ICU nurses may work with post-op surgical patients who need special treatments during recovery. They also work with patients who are suffering from highly acute conditions and may need special life sustaining equipment, such as respirators, continuous dialysis, and ECMO. Because of this, ICU RNs must be extremely proficient in technical nursing skills, and must be comfortable  using, monitoring, and troubleshooting medical devices and machinery. In the ICU, nurses are constantly evaluating any minor change in patient conditions in order to make real time decisions about care.

 Because ICU nurses work so closely with doctors and other medical team members, they must be able to employ excellent communication skills. Intensive care unit nurses  may work with patients that can't speak for themselves and they  have to act as advocates for their patients.  ICU nurses also help families communicate with impaired patients and help them navigate the overwhelming world of ICU care.

How to Become an Intensive Care Unit Nurse?

While some organizations do hire RNs without certifications or specific experience and train them in ICU nursing, many hospitals look to hire professionals with degrees, certifications and relevant experience. A common path to working in the intensive care unit might follow the steps below.

  1. Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in nursing from an accredited school or from a program that appropriately prepares you to take the NCLEX-RN.

  2. Take and pass the NCLEX-RN and take the steps to obtain your RN license in the appropriate state (or your nurse compact license).

  3. Begin working as a nurse to obtain clinical experience, especially with critically ill patients. You may need 2-5 years worth of experience before you can become certified.

Decide what type of critical care certificate you need to continue working in the ICU. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses offers a number of certifications, including options for specializing in adult, pediatric or neonatal care.

What certifications are commonly held by Intensive Care Unit nurses?

Intensive Care Unit nurses may hold Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Certification in Acute/Critical Care Nursing (CCRN) or Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) among others.

Which certifications are best for Intensive Care Unit nurses?

Some healthcare employers may prefer intensive care unit nurses job candidates with AACN Acute/Critical Care Nursing (CCRN-Adult), AACN Acute/Critical Care Knowledge Professional (CCRN-K Adult), AACN Progressive Care Knowledge Professional (PCCN-K), Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (CHRN), Advanced Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (ACHRN) or Adult Certified ECMO Specialist (CES-A), and some may even require specific professional certifications. The CACCN Certified Nurse in Critical Care (CNCC) is available if you are a nurse residing in Canada.

How does having a AACN Acute/Critical Care Nursing (CCRN-Adult) increase my value as a Intensive Care Unit nurse job candidate?

Having a AACN Acute/Critical Care Nursing (CCRN-Adult) validates your knowledge and skills as a intensive care unit nurse and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.

How does having a AACN Acute/Critical Care Knowledge Professional (CCRN-K Adult) increase my value as a Intensive Care Unit nurse job candidate?

Having a AACN Acute/Critical Care Knowledge Professional (CCRN-K Adult) validates your knowledge and skills as a intensive care unit nurse and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.

How does having a AACN Progressive Care Knowledge Professional (PCCN-K) increase my value as a Intensive Care Unit nurse job candidate?

Having a AACN Progressive Care Knowledge Professional (PCCN-K) validates your knowledge and skills as a intensive care unit nurse and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.

How does having a Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (CHRN) increase my value as a Intensive Care Unit nurse job candidate?

Having a Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (CHRN) validates your knowledge and skills as a intensive care unit nurse and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.

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