High-Paying Travel Nursing Jobs for Intensive Care Unit specialists | 2021
Is the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Nursing Specialty Right for You?
Critical care unit (CCU) and Intensive care unit (ICU) travel nurses are nurses who have specialized skills in providing care to patients who are in critical condition. CCU and ICU nurses work in various departments, including post-op units, intensive care units, burn units, and other specialized areas within hospitals that provide critical care.
Most positions for ICU travel nurses are found in the hospital setting. Nurses who work in ICU can also choose subspecialties, such as Medical ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, Burn ICU, Surgical ICU, Neuro ICU, and others. Throughout the United States, there are also rehabilitation facilities that employ critical care nurses because they have extensive experience with tracheostomy tubes and ventilators.
Successful critical care nurses excel in communication as they are responsible for providing education and support to patients and family members. CCU nurse traveling positions are available throughout the United States at many great locations that offer competitive pay rates and full benefits packages, which can bring compensation for this type of position to more than six figures annually.
Critical care travel nursing assignments are typically 13-weeks in length and there is often the option to extend the contract. Travel nursing life also allows nurses to have extra downtime, in which they can enjoy the private housing that is included in the full-length travel nursing assignments for critical care nurses.
ICU travel nurses who work with Elite Specialty Staffing will be provided free private housing which will be conveniently located near the location of the assignment. If you plan on traveling with friends, pets, or family members, just let us know and we can accommodate your preferences.
Job Skills / Requirements for ICU Travel Nurses:
- Valid BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) credentials are recommended and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
- Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Critical care experience in a hospital setting
ICU Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Travel nurses who work in the intensive care and critical care units of hospitals will earn a higher salary than staff nurses who work in the same department. In all 50 states, there is a high demand for ICU travel nurses, and critical care nurses can often pick up overtime shifts in these departments to earn additional supplemental income.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. ICU travel nurses who work with Elite Specialty Staffing can choose to take free, private, luxurious housing, or a generous housing subsidy. When you work as a critical care travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!