CVICU nursing jobs involve responsibility for administering care for patients following open-heart surgery. RNs working in this highly specialized unit may also be responsible for heart transplant patients.
The CVICU nursing jobs offered through Rehability Care require an associate’s degree in nursing, although bachelor’s degrees are typically preferred. In addition, certifications are required in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and BCLS (basic cardiac life support) or ACLS (advanced cardiac life support).
CVICU nurse salary rates vary depending on experience, training and location, but the average is approx. $77,000 per year, according to the 2012 Nurse Salary Survey from ADVANCE for Nurses. Rehability Care offers travel CVICU jobs that provide competitive wages and a host of perks including free liability insurance and comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance, with optional 30-day coverage between assignments.