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 516 matching CVICU Nurse jobs.

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Summit Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Piedmont Atlanta Hospital (Atlanta, GA 30309)
Atlanta, Georgia
Summit Medical Staffing · posted 7 hours ago
$6,000/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Wausau, Wisconsin
TotalMed Staffing · posted 3 hours ago
$5,450/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Wausau, Wisconsin
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 3 hours ago
Location: Wausau, WI Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU to join our travel team in Wausau, WI! This is a full time travel contract position. Requ ...
$4,125/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Piedmont Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia
TotalMed Staffing · posted 2 hours ago
$4,124/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Wausau, Wisconsin
TotalMed Staffing · posted 4 hours ago
$4,112/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Wausau, Wisconsin
Host Healthcare · posted 4 hours ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Wausau, WI.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers look ...
$3,821/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Atlantis, Florida
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 10 hours ago
Location: Atlantis, FL Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU to join our travel team in Atlantis, FL! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$3,794/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
St Anthonys Hospital
St. Petersburg, Florida
TotalMed Staffing · posted 8 hours ago
$3,134/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU - COVID19
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Stability Healthcare · posted 5 hours ago
$2,954/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
St. Petersburg, Florida
Host Healthcare · posted 8 hours ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in St. Petersburg, FL.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travel ...
$2,952/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
San Francisco, California
Host Healthcare · posted 3 hours ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in San Francisco, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travele ...
$2,835/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Webster, Texas
Stability Healthcare · posted 6 hours ago
$2,737/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU - COVID19
Little Rock, Arkansas
Stability Healthcare · posted 7 hours ago
$2,734/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Atlanta, Georgia
Host Healthcare · posted 8 hours ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Atlanta, GA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers loo ...
$2,721/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Atlanta, Georgia
Host Healthcare · posted 8 hours ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Atlanta, GA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers loo ...
$2,721/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia
TotalMed Staffing · posted 8 hours ago
$2,683/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia
TotalMed Staffing · posted 8 hours ago
$2,683/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Lubbock, Texas
Host Healthcare · posted 6 hours ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Lubbock, TX.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers loo ...
$2,110/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Kingwood, Texas
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 2 hours ago
Location: Kingwood, TX Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU to join our travel team in Kingwood, TX! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$1,836/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Lebanon, Oregon
Stability Healthcare · posted 7 hours ago
$1,782/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 (136), MedPro Healthcare Staffing (92), and Ardor Health Solutions (78).

How Much Do CVICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Wednesday, January 27th 2021, the average weekly pay for CVICU Nurse jobs is $2,813, but can pay up to $6,303 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 $1,335 per week.

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  • avg - $2,813
  • max - $6,303

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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Posted on Oct 16, 2020
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Wausau, Wisconsin
Host Healthcare · posted a day ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Wausau, WI.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers look ...
$3,821/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Wausau, Wisconsin
Host Healthcare · posted a day ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Wausau, WI.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers look ...
$3,821/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Springfield, Massachusetts
Host Healthcare · posted a day ago
Registered Nurse - ICU position in Springfield, MA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers l ...
$1,701/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Atlantis, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 21 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 ...
$4,104/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Atlantis, Florida
KPG Healthcare · posted a day ago
$3,762/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Lake Worth, Florida
Host Healthcare · posted 19 hours ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Lake Worth, FL.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers ...
$4,309/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Stanford, California
Host Healthcare · posted 2 days ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Stanford, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers lo ...
$2,835/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Miami Valley Hospital
Dayton, Ohio
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$3,228/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Atlanta, Georgia
Host Healthcare · posted 2 days ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Atlanta, GA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers loo ...
$4,309/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Atlanta, Georgia
Host Healthcare · posted 2 days ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Atlanta, GA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers loo ...
$4,309/week
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