Travel Registered Nurse | Anchorage, Alaska | CVICU | 2021

TRAVEL-RN-CVSU(653)-Days

High Paying Nursing Job in Anchorage
Start Date
Nov 1st 2021
Guaranteed hours
36
Shifts per week
3
Shift length
12
Duration in weeks
91
Description
TRAVEL-RN-CVSU(653)-Days
Facility address
Anchorage, AK

Specialties

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!

Facility

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Travel Nursing Jobs in Alaska

What’s most important to you when it comes to looking for travel nursing jobs? If high pay rates and/or adventure top your list, then you should have a closer look at travel nursing jobs in Alaska.

Have you ever seen the Northern Lights? Have you ever seen the stars so bright? Beyond the phenomenon that lights up the night sky, Alaska has a lot to offer anyone with a taste for adventure with its impressive hiking volcanoes, salmon runs, glaciers, and more.

If you decide to work as a travel nurse in Alaska, which is also known as the Land of the Midnight Sun, you will be able to enjoy the summer sun throughout the day and the night when you are in Barrow, Alaska between May 10 to August 2nd. Are you into golfing? Athletes that enjoy this particular sport will love being able to fit a round of golf into their day because there are tee times that start at 5 AM and go on until midnight!

Throughout the Alaskan Peninsula, you will find 23.5 million acres of wild refuges and national parks, which include a combination of volcanoes and grasslands. In fact, you will see that anglers travel from far and wide to catch char and grayling in the freshwater lakes, or they get the salmon in Bristol Bay. Juneau is a popular destination in Alaska where professionals love to go to take in a full panorama of the glaciers - they can also take a look at the mountain range and city from high above when they take the Mount Roberts Tramway.

Fairbanks is a very modern city that has all the amenities of an urban setting that finds itself home to several travel nurses during different times of the year. Beyond the city limits of Fairbanks, you will find Mount McKinley, which is a popular sporting destination for rock climbing and hiking enthusiasts.

Travel nurses in Alaska will also want to make a trip to Denali National Park, which is the spot for photographers and nature lovers. There, you will find caribou, grizzly bears, moose, Dall sheep, and wolves roaming about in the countryside. In this area, you will also find the McKinley Explorer Train that provides 360-degree panoramic views because it has railcars that are enclosed with glass. If you travel to the southwest part of the state, Alaskan travel nurses can enjoy fishing, camping, canoeing, and kayaking.

Resources for Alaskan Travel Nurses

If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Alaska, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Alaskan Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Alaska.

Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel Nursing Benefits:

  • High Pay and Bonuses
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Generous Housing Allowance
  • Tax Advantage Plan
  • Weekly Payroll Deposit
  • Free Online CEUs
  • Traveler Rewards and Discounts
  • Travel and Licensure Reimbursements