CVOR Travel Nursing Jobs Guide

Working as cardiovascular operating room nurse or tech is an incredibly challenging but rewarding role — you get to help give patients new life! Demand is consistently high for CVOR nurses and other healthcare professionals to work in CVOR, and that means there are many high-paying CVOR travel nursing jobs in exciting locations nationwide!

CVOR Travel Nursing Career

A career in CVOR travel nursing is a great way for you to avoid nurse burnout — working in healthcare anywhere is still very demanding but being able to move between a variety of locations and facilities can help keep you fresher and more motivated. It’s also a great way to sharpen your skills, avoid hospital politics, continue to learn from a variety of colleagues and facilities, and improve your resume. When you travel with Medical Solutions, you’ll also earn great money and have great benefits.

Cardiovascular Operating Room RN Requirements

To be successful working in the CVOR you must be hard-working, highly organized, an excellent team player, able to function well in a high-stress environment, good with machinery, highly compassionate, highly flexible, an excellent problem-solver, and have impeccable attention to detail.

The goal in the cardiovascular operating room is to provide successful services and perform successful cardiovascular (open-heart) and sometimes lung surgeries. The CVOR nurses has a key role in orchestrating a successful surgery, with duties that include documenting and assessing the patient’s status and vitals before, during, and after surgery; ensuring and operating necessary machinery; applying dressings and cleaning the incision site; administering medications; ensuring patient safety and sterile procedure before, during, and after surgery; assisting the surgeon; and planning and monitoring the care plan at every stage of the journey. CVOR nurses may also assist with anesthesia/sedation.

Despite the fast pace, it’s critical for CVOR nurses and surgical techs to maintain their composure and deliver well-organized, compassionate care in this critical, high stakes setting.

Who Works in the CVOR?

A wide range of healthcare professionals work in the cardiovascular operating room in order to properly serve their patients before, during, and after a very serious surgery. CVOR team members can include CVOR RNs, surgical techs, anesthesiologists, surgeons, administrative staff, and social workers/case managers.

Who’s Treated in the CVOR?

Patients who visit the cardiovascular operating room are, as the name suggests, there for cardiovascular surgery, also often referred to as open-heart surgery. So, the patients have some type of cardiovascular ailment, condition, or emergency that has necessitated their cardiovascular surgery. These patients can either be very ill and/or really depending on their surgeries to give them new life — so the stakes are very high in this unit. Patients could get procedures that include heart valve replacement or repair, heart transplant, artificial heart insertion (TAH), coronary artery bypass grafting, pacemaker insertion, maze surgery, aneurysm repair, ventricular assist device insertion (VAD), insertion of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), or other such procedures.

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Quick CVOR Facts

  • Commonly required CVOR RN education: Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and/or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), plus passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
  • Commonly required CVOR certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Commonly preferred CVOR certifications: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Commonly required experience to become a travel CVOR RN: Facilities typically require a minimum of two years of recent, in-hospital experience in order to hire you as an CVOR travel nurse. You’ll want the benefit of experience since travel nurses have to hit the ground running!
  • Average annual CVOR RN salary range: $65,000-$115,000
  • Locations where CVOR RNs are in high demand: Demand for CVOR RNs is growing nationwide! California, North Dakota, New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Alaska reflect high demand with higher average home health RN salaries.

Find travel CVOR Nurse jobs nearby and in destinations all over the United States.

We connect care by staffing healthcare facilities nationwide with caring & compassionate CVOR Registered Nurses.

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We offer competitive compensation packages to fit your needs, including a company-matching 401(k)program and/or per diem allowances.

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Insurance Benefits

Medical Solutions CVOR travel nurses are eligible for day-one, nationwide medical insurance coverage starting at just $10 per week for a single, basic policy.

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We want to make your travel nursing experience painless. That's why we will provide reimbursements on state licenses or certification fees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about CVOR Travel Nursing Jobs with Medical Solutions and Travel Nursing in general.

Simply apply here. You can also call us at 1.866.633.3548 and speak with a recruiter, who can answer your questions and send you an information packet. All we need to begin is your application and resume. Once we receive your information, we can begin discussing potential assignments that fit your profile. When you find a job you want, your recruiter will submit you for the job and walk you through the process from there.
Most assignments are 13 weeks in length, but we’ve seen them as short as four weeks and as long as 24. You are obligated to finish your assignment as contracted, but there is no contract binding you to work more assignments afterward. You can take a new assignment right after your last or take a break. It’s all up to you!
Your total compensation package — including your hourly pay, benefits, bonuses, reimbursements, etc. — is completely customized to fit your needs. Pay rates vary from assignment to assignment depending on location, the hospital, your specialty, and other factors.