Travel CVICU Nurse Jobs

Cardiovascular intensive care unit nurses are registered nurses who provide critical care to children and/or adults with potentially life-threatening heart conditions. As pivotal members of the emergency medical care team, CVICU nurses use their advanced nursing skills to stabilize gravely ill patients following heart surgeries, transplants, or injuries. CVICU nurses work in a hectic setting and must provide quick responses to the changing needs of their patients.

Because CVICU nurses deliver lifesaving therapies, they make a tremendous difference in patients’ lives and they’re among the most sought-after nursing professionals. Critical care nurses are always in high demand, but this is especially true for RNs with the skills to work in the cardiovascular intensive care unit.

CVICU nurse salary

CVICU nurses are among the most highly paid nursing professionals due to the advanced training and experience required. NurseFly data from 2019 reflects an average weekly salary of $1,773 for travel CVICU nurses, but travel nurses who claim a permanent tax home typically earn tax-free stipends, including housing allowances and per diems for meals.

We currently have 517 matching CVICU Nurse jobs.

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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care - COVID19
Edison, New Jersey
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 10 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CCU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Acti ...
$3,780/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Reno, Nevada
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 10 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Ac ...
$3,168/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Winter Haven, Florida
Host Healthcare · posted 10 hours ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Winter Haven, FL.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced traveler ...
$2,952/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Winter Haven, Florida
Host Healthcare · posted 10 hours ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Winter Haven, FL.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced traveler ...
$2,952/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU - COVID19
Winter Haven, Florida
Stability Healthcare · posted 7 hours ago
$2,921/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU - COVID19
Winter Haven, Florida
Stability Healthcare · posted 7 hours ago
$2,921/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Chico, California
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 10 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Ac ...
$2,880/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Sanford, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 10 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Ac ...
$2,772/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Austin, Texas
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 10 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Ac ...
$2,772/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Dallas, Texas
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 10 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Ac ...
$2,772/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Tacoma, Washington
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 10 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Ac ...
$2,772/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
San Antonio, Texas
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 10 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Ac ...
$2,772/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Chico, California
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 10 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Ac ...
$2,664/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Maumee, Ohio
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 10 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Ac ...
$2,664/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Wilmington, North Carolina
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 10 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Ac ...
$2,556/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Charleston, South Carolina
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 10 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Ac ...
$2,448/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Pomona, New Jersey
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 10 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Ac ...
$2,448/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Grand Junction, Colorado
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 9 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Ac ...
$2,052/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Grand Junction, Colorado
Host Healthcare · posted 9 hours ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Grand Junction, CO.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travel ...
$2,041/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Akron, Ohio
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 10 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Ac ...
$1,440/week
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What are the best agencies for CVICU Nurse jobs?

The agencies on NurseFly that currently have the most CVICU Nurse jobs are Stability Healthcare (138), MedPro Healthcare Staffing (92), and Ardor Health Solutions (76).

How Much Do CVICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Thursday, January 28th 2021, the average weekly pay for CVICU Nurse jobs is $2,810, but can pay up to $6,000 per week. In 2021, Cardiovascular ICU Nurses jobs on Nursefly paid a gross average weekly pay of $1,935 per week working an average of 36 hours per week. This includes non-taxable compensation like living stipends, meal stipends, and housing which add up to an average value of $1,332 per week.

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  • avg - $2,810
  • max - $6,000

What does a CVICU nurse do?

CVICU nurses care for patients with damaged hearts following heart attacks or surgeries, or healing hearts following transplants. They must continually monitor their patients’ vital signs for signs of deterioration. They also operate heart monitors, run IVs, administer medications, and may be asked to perform CPR and/or operate defibrillators if a patient’s heart stops. CVICU nurses work closely with doctors and heart specialists to prevent heart failure, update medical charts, and educate patients and their families about cardiovascular care. Due to patient complexity, CVICU nurses typically have only one or two patients during a shift.

Where do CVICU nurses work?

CVICU nurses work in cardiovascular intensive care units in a hospital setting. They may work in adult CVICU units and treat critically ill cardiovascular and thoracic patients or work in pediatric units to provide specialized care for children with various heart conditions.

What skills make a good CVICU nurse?

CVICU nurses must be detail oriented and constantly remain vigilant of changes in their patients’ conditions to immediately take life-saving steps when necessary. They must have advanced knowledge of the cardiovascular system and strong clinical skills that they excel at using in a fast-paced environment. They also must be highly proficient at reading heart monitors, electrocardiograms, and vital signs. Because CVICUs are high-tech units, CVICU nurses must be comfortable using specialized devices, such as balloon pumps, ECMO and VADs. Critical thinking, multitasking, and prioritizing care are all top skills, but CVICU nurses must also remain calm and show compassion for their patients and their families.

How to become a CVICU Travel Nurse?

After earning an associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited nursing program, passing the NCLEX-RN, and completing all state licensing requirements to become an RN, CVICU nurses must complete Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification. They must have one to two years of recent experience in critical care and some travel assignments specifically require CVICU experience in a hospital setting. Some hospitals recommend, or require, advanced certification. The American Association of Critical Care Nurses awards Critical Care Registered Nurse credentials and the American Nurses Credentialing Center awards Cardiac Vascular Nursing board certification.

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Need for nurses in Indiana during pandemic raises their prospects for higher pay

Posted on Nov 25, 2020
Indiana’s rise in cases means there is a need for traveling nurses here in Indiana. In fact, Hundreds of those positions are open across the state right now. News8 David joining us now. The president of Indiana’s hospital association said increasing hospitalizations are putting a strain on hospitals which creates staffing shortages in Indiana and…

Day in the Life: COVID-19 ICU Nurse

Posted on Nov 11, 2020
As the nation’s daily count of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, we are again seeing a major demand for nurses and travel nurses in facilities across the country. For some of us, we have experienced this public health catastrophe in waves, while others have been working COVID crisis contracts since March. Either way, nurses have…

Can I be a Travel Nurse as a New Grad?

Posted on Oct 16, 2020
It’s a very good question to ask: can you be a travel nurse as a new grad. At the end of the day, probably not. Unfortunately, new graduate nurses don’t make the best travel nurses due to lack of experience. It can be an uncomfortable experience for both the traveler and the facility staff. Most facilities…

Burlington, Vermont: Travel Nurse Guide

Posted on Oct 12, 2020
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Danville, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 2 days ago
Location: Danville, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU to join our travel team in Danville, PA! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$3,672/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Birmingham, Alabama
Stability Healthcare · posted 16 days ago
$3,636/week
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Catapult Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Wausau, Wisconsin
Catapult Healthcare · posted 13 days ago
$3,723/week
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Trinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Saint Agnes Medical Center
Fresno, California
Trinity Health FirstChoice · posted 2 months ago
Benefits: Generous Tax Free Allowances Shift Differentials 403b Retirement Plan Direct Deposit Part of Trinity Health (92 hospitals nationwide) Easily move from one assignment to the next ...
$6,303/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Port Charlotte, Florida
Host Healthcare · posted 2 days ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Port Charlotte, FL.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travel ...
$3,402/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Webster, Texas
Host Healthcare · posted a day ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Webster, TX.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers loo ...
$1,701/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Webster, Texas
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 10 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Ac ...
$1,692/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Little Rock, Arkansas
Stability Healthcare · posted 16 days ago
$2,210/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Reno, Nevada
Host Healthcare · posted 2 days ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Reno, NV.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers lookin ...
$3,288/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Reno, Nevada
Host Healthcare · posted 2 days ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Reno, NV.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers lookin ...
$3,288/week
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