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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 465 matching CVICU Nurse jobs.

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CareerStaff Unlimited
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Ca, Stockton
CareerStaff Unlimited
5 days ago
Registered Nurse - RN – Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit - ICU - Crisis Respons CareerStaff Unlimited is looking to hire an experienced Cardiovascular ICU RN (Registered Nurse) f ...
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$3,950/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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Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Cookeville, Tennessee
Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
a month ago
lc days and nights
Travel
$3,400/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Stockton, California
Stability Healthcare
18 days ago
Travel
$3,357/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Columbus, Indiana
Stability Healthcare
10 days ago
Travel
$3,278/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Dallas, Texas
Ardor Health Solutions
11 hours ago
Location: Dallas, TX Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU to join our travel team in Dallas, TX! This is a full time travel cont ...
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$3,105/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Orange Park, Florida
Ardor Health Solutions
11 hours ago
Location: Orange Park, FL Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU to join our travel team in Orange Park, FL! This is a full time t ...
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$2,732/week
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Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Boston, Massachusetts
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
2 days ago
This 415-bed teaching hospital located in Massachusetts also offers a full service pediatric hospital. The facility has expansive research programs funded by the NIH, private and ...
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$2,508/week
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Jackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Austin, Texas
Jackson Nurse Professionals
2 days ago
A rewarding position is open for a Registered Nurse with experience caring for patients experiencing unstable heart conditions and requiring complex monitoring and nursing interven ...
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$2,170/week
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Jackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Webster, Texas
Jackson Nurse Professionals
2 days ago
A rewarding position is open for a Registered Nurse with experience caring for patients experiencing unstable heart conditions and requiring complex monitoring and nursing interven ...
Travel
$2,170/week
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BSI Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU - COVID19
Atrium Health
Concord, North Carolina
BSI Solutions
2 days ago
Travel
$2,136/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Lake Worth, Florida
KPG Healthcare
2 hours ago
Travel
$1,638/week
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Lake Worth, Florida
Advantis Medical
2 hours ago
Travel
$1,613/week
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Aequor Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Jfk Medical Center
Atlantis, Florida
Aequor Healthcare
2 hours ago
Travel
$1,600/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Atlantis, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
43 minutes 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 ...
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$1,584/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Houston, Texas
TotalMed Staffing
2 days ago
Travel
$1,542/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Houston, Texas
TotalMed Staffing
2 days ago
Travel
$1,542/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
JFK Medical Center
Atlantis, Florida
TotalMed Staffing
2 hours ago
Travel
$1,451/week
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
OneStaff Medical
2 days ago
Travel
$1,331/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Atlantis, Florida
KPG Healthcare
2 hours ago
Travel
$1,134/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 OneStaff Medical (61), Host Healthcare (55), and TotalMed Staffing (54).

How Much Do CVICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Sunday, April 18th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Cardiovascular ICU Nurse is $2,054, but can pay up to $3,950 per week.

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  • min - $1,079
  • avg - $2,054
  • max - $3,950

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
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Host Healthcare
2 days ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Cedar Rapids, IA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #534782 Why choose Host Healthcare ...
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$2,290/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Host Healthcare
2 days ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Tulsa, OK. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #537696 Why choose Host Healthcare? Beca ...
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$2,075/week
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TaleMed
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Patchogue, New York
TaleMed
4 months ago
Travel
$5,136/week
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TaleMed
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Patchogue, New York
TaleMed
4 months ago
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$5,136/week
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TaleMed
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Patchogue, New York
TaleMed
4 months ago
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$5,136/week
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TaleMed
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Patchogue, New York
TaleMed
4 months ago
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$5,136/week
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TaleMed
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Patchogue, New York
TaleMed
4 months ago
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$5,136/week
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TaleMed
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Patchogue, New York
TaleMed
4 months ago
Travel
$5,136/week
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TaleMed
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Patchogue, New York
TaleMed
4 months ago
Travel
$5,136/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Los Angeles, California
Stability Healthcare
4 months ago
Travel
$5,563/week
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