Nurses who work in the intensive care unit are trusted with some of the most delicate patients facing some of those most challenging medical issues. ICU nurses must be able to read and interpret monitors, administer medications, follow procedures for patients who code, and stay calm under pressure.
Becoming a contracted nurse is a great way to expand your horizons and further your nursing skillset while getting to see different parts of the world. With NurseChoice, ICU contracts usually run between 3 and 13 weeks and may include special projects, crisis nursing jobs, and rapid response contracts.
ICU nurses are in very high demand right now, and we have current job listings available at NurseChoice so you can see what's out there and start making your next career move.
Rapid Response ICU Nursing Jobs
Rapid response ICU nursing jobs become available when there's a sudden surge in staffing needs. Examples of scenarios that fall into this category are if a new hospital opens or a current hospital expands its ICU wing.
ICU Crisis Nursing Jobs
While intensive care units are always dealing with crises, there are also times when something like a natural disaster greatly increases the number of patients who need care. A recent example of this is the COVID-19 pandemic. It put added stress on ICUs across the country as COVID patients filled the units and created a much larger need for nurses trained to handle critical patients.
ICU Crisis Response Nurse Salary
According to PayScale, ICU nurses in traditional permanent positions earn a median income of $68,384 per year. However, crisis ICU nurses often earn much more than this because they are filling immediate-need positions. When you work with NurseChoice, you can earn up to $3,271 per week or $110 per hour.
Our nurses also get access to benefits such as:
- Furnished housing or a housing stipend
- 401(k) matching
- Extensive health benefits
We also have a guaranteed pay program that lets you work short-term assignments of 48-60 hours per week, and there's a referral program where you can earn up to $2,000 per qualified nurse you refer to NurseChoice.
Design Your Ideal Nursing Contract with NurseChoice
When you work with NurseChoice, you get access to the jobs you're looking for in the locations you want to visit. We have dedicated recruiters on standby to help answer your contract questions and help you through every part of the process. Apply today!
*Disclaimer: Wages for ICU nursing jobs are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.
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