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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 425 matching CVICU Nurse jobs.

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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
TotalMed Staffing
17 days ago
Travel
$3,778/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Los Angeles, California
Host Healthcare
18 days ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Los Angeles, CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #524738 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
Travel
$3,742/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Los Angeles, California
Stability Healthcare
18 days ago
Travel
$3,677/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
Santa Clara, California
TotalMed Staffing
5 days ago
Travel
$3,655/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
Santa Clara, California
TotalMed Staffing
a month ago
Travel
$3,655/week
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Access Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Camden Clark Medical Center
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Access Healthcare
3 hours ago
Travel
$2,736/week
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Access Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Jewish Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky
Access Healthcare
3 hours ago
Travel
$2,544/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Pueblo, Colorado
Stability Healthcare
2 hours ago
Travel
$2,529/week
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Access Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Holy Spirit Hospital
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Access Healthcare
3 hours ago
Travel
$2,462/week
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Access Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Havasu Regional Medical Center
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Access Healthcare
3 hours ago
Travel
$2,280/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Ethos Medical Staffing
an hour ago
Travel
$2,224/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Phoenix, Arizona
Host Healthcare
2 hours ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Phoenix, AZ. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #533638 Why choose Host Healthcare? Be ...
Travel
$2,220/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Phoenix, Arizona
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
2 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 ...
Travel
$2,196/week
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Access Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
Camden, New Jersey
Access Healthcare
3 hours ago
Travel
$2,189/week
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Destination Travelcare
an hour ago
Travel
$2,111/week
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Advantis Medical
an hour ago
Travel
$1,958/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour 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 ...
Travel
$1,944/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Host Healthcare
2 hours ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Myrtle Beach, SC. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #533706 Why choose Host Healthcare ...
Travel
$1,927/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
AdventHealth Ocala
Ocala, Florida
TotalMed Staffing
2 hours ago
Travel
$1,871/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
KPG Healthcare
2 hours ago
Travel
$1,377/week
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CVICU Nurse FAQs

What are the best agencies for CVICU Nurse jobs?

The agencies on NurseFly that currently have the most CVICU Nurse jobs are Host Healthcare (68), OneStaff Medical (49), and MedPro Healthcare Staffing (48).

How Much Do CVICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Monday, April 12th 2021, the average weekly pay for CVICU Nurse jobs is $2,165, but can pay up to $3,778 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 $1,268 per week.

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  • min - $1,079
  • avg - $2,165
  • max - $3,778

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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Travel Assignment Pay Package Breakdown

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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Santa Clara, California
Host Healthcare
a month ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Santa Clara, CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #520469 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
Travel
$2,835/week
Estimated pay package
TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Wakemed Raleigh Campus
Raleigh, North Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
7 days ago
Travel
$2,260/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Birmingham, Alabama
Stability Healthcare
7 days ago
Travel
$2,133/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Santa Clara, California
KPG Healthcare
21 days ago
Travel
$2,216/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Spokane, Washington
KPG Healthcare
17 days ago
Travel
$2,314/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center
Hazard, Kentucky
TotalMed Staffing
7 days ago
Travel
$1,982/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center
Hazard, Kentucky
TotalMed Staffing
7 days ago
Travel
$1,982/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Spokane, Washington
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
5 days 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 ...
Travel
$2,016/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Inglewood, California
Ardor Health Solutions
2 months ago
Location: INGLEWOOD, CA Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Registered Nurse We are currently hiring an RN to join our travel team in Inglewood, CA. This is a 36-hou ...
Travel
$2,360/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Atlantis, Florida
Stability Healthcare
3 days ago
Travel
$1,571/week
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