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Cardiovasular Intensive Care Unit

Description

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.

Education

The CVICU nursing jobs offered through RN Staff require an associate’s degree in nursing, although bachelor’s degrees are typically preferred. Other certifications are necessary for CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and BCLS (basic cardiac life support) or ACLS (advanced cardiac life support).

Salary and Benefits

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. RN Staff offers travel CVICU jobs that full benefits

Cardiovasular Operating Room

Description

CVOR RN jobs involve working among surgical services, operating room teams, and specialized areas treating cardiovascular patients. Clinicians ensure they follow sterile procedures in this specialty and assure patient safety at all times.

Education

The cardiovascular operating room nursing jobs offered by RN Staff generally require a bachelor’s degree in nursing. RNs are also required to complete a departmental training program and CVOR nursing course successfully.

Salary and Benefits

According to the ADVANCE for nurses' 2012 nurse salary survey, the average between $76,000 and $84,000. On top of a competitive CVOR nurse salary, RN Staff's CVOR nursing jobs include full benefits.

Emergency Room

Description

ER nursing jobs focus on providing care for patients suffering from trauma or other conditions needing emergency attention. Working as a nurse in an emergency room setting requires a variety of knowledge about healthcare in general and specific levels and care for patients of all ages. The emergency department nurse typically works in a hospital or urgent care setting.

Education

Emergency room nursing jobs demand RNs with ER nursing certification as required by the Emergency Nurses Association. Our recruiters are standing by to help you with any additional state licensing needed for specific ER nursing job assignments.

 

Salary and Benefits

An Emergency Room (ER) nurse salary is approximately $70,000 depending on the level of education, experience, type, and location according to the 2012 Nurse Salary Survey from ADVANCE.

RN Staff offers emergency room nursing jobs in all settings, along with an emergency room (ER) nurse salary that often exceeds the industry standard, and a range of benefits.

Intensive Care Unit

Description

ICU nursing jobs involve assisting in the treatment of acutely ill patients with life-threatening conditions who require complex assessment, high-intensity therapies and interventions, and continuous nursing vigilance, in settings like intensive care units and cardiac care units.

 

Education

To be recruited for intensive care until nursing jobs, RNs must have an applicable degree in nursing and recent acute care experience. The American Association of Critical Care Nurses has found that many hospitals require nurses to spend a year or more on a medical-surgical floor before moving to the intensive care unit.

 

Salary and Benefits

According to the 2012 Nurse Salary Survey from ADVANCE for Nurses, the ICU nurse salary rates typically average $75,800 per year depending on factors including experience, certifications, and location. You also get a wide range of benefits through RN Staff.

Labor and Delivery

Description

Labor & delivery nursing jobs involve care during the antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and neonatal stages of childbirth. L&D RNs monitor the mother`s and baby`s vital signs during labor birth and manage concurrent health issues.

Education

We accept applications from labor and delivery RN job seekers with an undergraduate degree in nursing. This degree should include training in anatomy and physiology, pathology, human development, and treatment modalities. Because labor and delivery nursing jobs are among the most popular specialty professions, advanced coursework is recommended.

 

Salary and Benefits

L&D nurse salary rates vary depending on location and experience, but according to the 2012 Nurse Salary Survey from ADVANCE for Nurses, the average is approximately $72,500.

 You also get a wide range of benefits through RN Staff.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Description

The NICU nurse jobs staffed by RN Staff involve working in the neonatal intensive care unit with physicians and other healthcare professionals, providing direct and specialized care for newborns needing close monitoring, surgery, or therapy.

 

Education

We accept applications from NICU nursing job seekers at various levels of education and training. To apply, candidates must have finished nursing school; We recommend a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) degree. Competition for NICU nurse jobs can be high, and a CNS degree will help make your application more marketable.

Salary and Benefits

RN Staff offers neonatal intensive care nurse jobs in locations throughout the United States with a competitive NICU nurse salary and other benefits, including free housing and plentiful bonus opportunities. A NICU nurse salary is estimated at $63,000 but varies depending on experience, facility, and location. You also get a wide range of benefits through RN Staff.

Operating Room

Description

Operating room (OR) nursing jobs involve the care for patients before, during, and after surgery. Operating Room nurse job duties include patient education, circulating nurse and scrub nurse, and potentially RN first assistant or operating room director (with additional training).

Education

Operating room nursing jobs require the successful completion of certificate programs qualifying RNs for perioperative nursing positions. Preparation in critical care units and emergency rooms is also encouraged to secure OR nurse employment opportunities.

 
 

Salary and Benefits

Operating Room nurse salary rates vary based on experience, location, and training, and currently average approximately $84,200 per year, according to the 2012 Nurse Salary Survey from ADVANCE for Nurses. A higher OR nurse salary may be available depending on advanced skills and specializations.

You also get a wide range of benefits through RN Staff.

Pediatric

Description

Pediatric nursing jobs involve the care of children and adolescents, usually up to the age of 18. Specific responsibilities vary considerably, often including the diagnosing of illness, administering of medications and other therapies, explaining treatment plans to young patients and their families, conducting physicals and more.

Education

When applying for pediatric travel nursing jobs, please note that employers usually prefer a four-year bachelor's degree in nursing over a two-year associate's degree (ASN). Pediatric nurse certification is not required but is becoming increasingly necessary to take advantage of pediatric RN employment opportunities.
Your RN Staff recruiter is always happy to help you acquire any state licenses you'll need for your travel nursing assignment.

Salary and Benefits

On average, the pediatric nurse salary range is between $68,000 and $74,000 per year according to the ADVANCE for Nurses’ 2012 Nurse Salary Survey. 

You also get a wide range of benefits through RN Staff.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Description

Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) jobs involve the care of children and adolescents, usually up to the age of 18, with life-threatening or high-acuity conditions. PICU nursing jobs also typically require collaboration with families, physicians, and other healthcare professionals or clinicians to determine the best course of patient care and recovery.

Education

RNs seeking PICU nursing jobs must have completed a four-year course of instruction at an accredited university, or have earned an associate of nursing degree from a two-year community college followed by a diploma program at a healthcare facility. Many facilities usually require additional pediatric education and support PEDS training.

 

Salary and Benefits

The 2012 Nurse Salary Survey from ADVANCE for Nurses found that ICU nurses make an average of $75,800 annually, while pediatric nurses average $72,600. Nurses with tenured experience may receive higher levels of compensation.

You also get a wide range of benefits through RN Staff.

Progressive Care Unit

Description

Progressive care nursing jobs involve the care of patients who require close monitoring and frequent assessment, but who aren't unstable enough to need ICU care. Many PCU patients receive multiple medications that may require titration based on vital signs. The PCU nurse is sometimes also called a step-down nurse, and the PCU is also known as cardiac stepdown, medical stepdown, neuro stepdown, surgical stepdown, and ER holding.

Education

PCU nursing jobs traditionally operate between the levels of general and ICU care, and more recently, in the field of critical care, as well. PCU nurse applicants with ICU training (except for certifications in invasive technologies) are preferred in the selection process. Also required is an associate's or bachelor's degree in nursing; a year or more of service on a medical-surgical floor is preferred.

Salary and Benefits

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the job outlook for PCU nursing is stable, with more than 500,000 new PCU nursing job opportunities predicted by 2016. Because of this urgent need, experienced RNs can command an impressive PCU nurse salary. The salary depends on factors such as experience, location, and facility, with the 2012 Nurse Salary Survey from ADVANCE reporting the average PCU nurse salary at approximately $75,000.

You also get a wide range of benefits through RN Staff.

Telemetry

Description

RNs working in telemetry nursing jobs monitor patients for blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen level, breathing rate, and other vital signs. Most telemetry patients have recently undergone major surgery but are no longer in need of intensive care.

Education

Although specific guidelines vary by state, telemetry nursing jobs generally require specific training in addition to standard nurse licensure. This training may include a specialized telemetry program offered by a hospital or university, or certification via the Critical Care Registered Nurse Exam (CCRN-E). Our recruitment experts are happy to help acquire licenses specific to the locations where you want to travel.

Salary and Benefits

Telemetry nurse salary rates are dependent on experience, training, and location. Positions requiring higher levels of expertise or training frequently offer higher rates of pay.

You also get a wide range of benefits through RN Staff.