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Travel ICU Nurse

Working in the intensive care unit (ICU) is fast-paced, which is ideal for nurses who can operate quickly in critical situations. Patients and shifts can change from day to day, so you never know what your shift may bring. If this spontaneity inspires you, take your sense of adventure to the next level through travel ICU nursing with Trustaff.

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Travel Cardiovascular Tech Qualifications

We already touched on some personality qualifications that a travel ICU nurse needs — such as a sense of adventure, a passion for serving critical care patients and an ability to work under pressure. Because of this, we require one to two years of experience in the ICU before becoming a travel nurse. These developmental years in the field can give you the skills to feel comfortable and confident while traveling from facility to facility.

Trustaff also asks that you have an active license or accreditation that is valid in the state where you will be traveling. This makes the transition much easier. However, as long as your license is active in one of the 50 U.S. states, we can help you out with what additional requirements or certifications you will need where you're going.

ICU Nurse Job Description

ICU nurses come in contact with patients undergoing life-threatening conditions, including sepsis, respiratory failure, traumatic brain injury, stroke, drug overdose, heart failure and more. Because of this, ICU RNs will often have fewer patients than in other units due to the critical attention needed. While specific tasks can change each day, an ICU RN will generally:

  • Evaluate the patient's condition regularly

  • Administer medications, complex assessments and high-intensity therapies

  • Manage respiratory and ventilator technology for applicable patients

  • Update patient records with extensive documentation

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ICU Nurse Salary and Benefits

These nurses are essential members of every hospital care team, making your job outlook secure. The average ICU nurse's salary can vary depending on previous experience, job location and overall skill set. Trustaff offers weekly pay packages directly deposited into your bank account, and your weekly total will include taxable pay and non-taxable stipends to be used on your next adventure. We also maintain an advantageous Ingenovis Health ACT program.

In addition, as a Trustaff traveler, you can benefit from:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • 401k with employer match

  • Travel assistance and housing

  • Referral and completion bonuses

  • Licensure reimbursement and CEU assistance

Don't overlook the full benefits of a Travel Nurse

Why Become a Trustaff Traveler?

We want our employees to feel encouraged and connected, which is why we foster community among our team members, no matter where you are. Join our conversations on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or X, formerly known as Twitter, to get to know travel nurses just like you. We also provide education opportunities to further your career knowledge, professional skillset and personal wellness. Check out our Ingenovis Health ACT program for additional resources.

Find the perfect travel job

Trustaff has thousands of healthcare jobs. Apply online today or contact us for more information.