Travel Registered Nurse | San Antonio, Texas | CVICU | 2021
Travel-RN-CVICU (650) /7p-7a/ 26 weeks
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 Texas
If all your exes don't live in Texas, then head over to the Lone Star State for your next travel healthcare job assignment. Even if they all live in Texas, go anyway. Texas is huge and you can get lost in all its wonderful, diverse, weird, big, hot, cowboy-ness.
Big city life in Texas doesn't mean tiny cramped spaces like it does in some of the nation's other big cities. There's plenty of wide-open spaces even in cities. Cities such as Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, and the ever-more-popular Austin are major draws for people moving to Texas.
Texas travel nurses who are music buffs will be endlessly entertained, be it whether they settle in the Live Music Capital, Austin, or any other large city. Texans love their music and they love it out loud. Across the state year-round, live music festivals can be found of all types of genres.
Travel nurses in Texas aren't just feeding their souls with the good music, but they are also feeding their tummies. Tex-Mex cuisine and its imitations can be found worldwide, but here you will find the most authentic and memorable dishes, and you will find them everywhere.
Much like cowboy boots and hats, football is a thing in Texas, very common and very important. If you move to Texas knowing nothing about football, be assured you will leave knowing everything. Football knowledge is like osmosis. Texas football games are a big deal for communities, starting at the school level, passing on into university level, and of course to the big leagues, NFL. So, don't resist too hard, buy a pair of cowboy boots and a football jersey and you're ready to watch the game, be it live, in a bar, or at a friend’s house.
Resources for Texas Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Texas, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Texas Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Texas.
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