Travel Registered Nurse | San Jose, California | CVICU | 2021
Travel RN CVICU (653) Nights 7:00PM-7:00AM (376036)
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
CVICU Travel Nursing Jobs
A Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) nurse, is a highly-specialized nursing job. Nurses who work in CVICU have chosen a career in a demanding and high-intensity setting. Cardiac ICU nurses must adapt quickly to their ever-changing work environment and be able to think under pressure.
There is no doubting the importance of working with patients who are recovering from serious cardiovascular surgeries. Common surgeries a cardiac ICU nurse will see include but are certainly not limited to:
- Open heart surgery
- Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), and
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair
Recording medical histories of patients, performing diagnostic tests and analyzing their results, administrating medications, effectively communicating with a blend of medical professionals who perform different functions in the CVICU, educating patients and their family members about lifestyle and diet habits that can promote healing and continued health are all common duties a cardiac ICU travel nurse will perform.
Quick-thinking and adaptability are immensely useful traits for a CVICU nurse. The often times fast-paced and high-intensity setting also requires detail-oriented nurses who maintain order. Having control over their environment and attention to detail save minutes and seconds when decisions need to be made quickly, or a patient’s condition changes suddenly.
Travel nurses who want to specialize in CVICU, should consider taking positions in medical-surgical units and ICUs to build a foundation of experience toward the CVICU. Special certifications for this specialty are highly encouraged, and by some facilities they are required.
CVICU travel nursing jobs are available across the country, because this specialization is in demand and is so critical to a smoothly running CVICU. Building a travel nurse career in this specialization could open doors to work in some of the nation's best hospitals and experience life in exciting cities.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- 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
- CVICU experience in a hospital setting
CVICU Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
There is a very high demand for CVICU travel nurses throughout the United States. Because this is a highly specialized field of nursing, it can be challenging for healthcare facilities and hospitals to find the qualified nurses they need to fill these roles. Therefore, CVICU travel nursing pay is typically on the higher end of the spectrum in comparison to other travel nursing jobs.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. CVICU 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 CVICU travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in California
Ready to hit the west coast? If you have considered becoming a travel nurse, or if you are already a travel nurse, then chances are you have already looked at or taken travel nursing jobs in California.
Why? There are two major benefits that draw so many nurses to this state. The first is the fact that California’s travel nurse pay is exceptional. The other major draw to this sunny state is the fact that they have mandatory staffing ratios, which creates a huge need for nurses and facilitates rapid licensing and contributes to the reason that it is a compact nursing state.
Because California is such a large state, you can tailor your experience to the region you select. Go to Southern California if you are after the sun and surf. If that’s not your thing, check out Northern California where you will explore vineyards and incredible views. With this type of diversity comes a huge variety of activities for California travel nurses, including hiking trails, restaurants, theaters, concerts, water sports, amusement parks, shopping venues, and music festivals. What fun, right?
Are you the artistic type? Then you might want to find a travel nursing job in the San Francisco area where you will find the San Francisco Ballet, the San Francisco Symphony, the Pantages Theatre, and the Hollywood Bowl. If you’re looking for a place to rock climb, hike, and camp, you need to visit Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and Mono Lake.
Attractions are literally endless throughout the entire state. Travel nurses in San Diego can go to SeaWorld or the famous San Diego Zoo. Are you a complete adrenaline junkie? If so, California is home to many different amusement parks, including Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Disneyland. California travel nurses who are into wining and dining should check out the vineyards in Santa Barbara, Sonoma, Napa, and Monterey. You can find various climates throughout the state with warm shores of San Diego, Palm Springs has an arid desert, and in Sacramento, you will find an enjoyable misty breeze.
If you’re a history buff, you need to check out the Alcatraz prison, which was home to some notorious criminals such as Al “Scarface” Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly. Los Angeles has the impressive Getty Center that is a must-see for art lovers and beach lovers will be able to find this luxury nearly anywhere in the state. Hit up Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier to satisfy your eclectic tastes while you’re working in the “Golden State”.
When you take a travel healthcare job in California, you can delight in the fact that you are going to be compensated very well. California has about the highest cost of living across the nation, and when you’re a travel nurse in Cali, you benefit from these high pay rates coupled with free private housing, which means you bank more bucks! Not only are the pay rates in this state attractive, but the lifestyle is also the best in the country, which is why so many nurses who take travel nursing assignments in California ended up coming back again and again.
Resources for California Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in California, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the California Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of California.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel Nursing Benefits:
- High Pay and Bonuses
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance from Day One
- Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- 401(k) Plans
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements