Travel CVOR Nurse Jobs

Make a Difference as a CVOR Travel Nurse

In addition to pursuing your passion as a CVOR nursing caregiver, travel nursing offers some pretty amazing benefits. You earn a competitive pay package, stipends for food and housing, and other perks to make travel easy. The compensation reflects the flexibility and skills you bring as an experienced nurse ready to help wherever needed.

This is a chance to care for new communities while pursuing your sense of wanderlust. Pack your bags and head off to your next rewarding assignment as a travel nurse. Your compassion is needed around the country, and you deserve to work where you feel fulfilled.

Interested in traveling as a CVOR nurse? Browse travel CVOR nurse jobs at outstanding facilities across the country and find your fit.

What is a CVOR travel nurse?

A CVOR nurse, or cardiovascular operating room nurse, is a healthcare professional who specializes in providing care to patients undergoing heart surgeries. These dedicated nurses are integral to the surgical team, working alongside healthcare professionals like surgeons, anesthesiologists, and technicians in the high-stakes environment of the operating room. Cardiovascular operating room nurses are responsible for managing patient care before, during, and after surgery, ensuring the procedure runs smoothly and safely. CVOR nursing tasks include preparing surgical equipment, monitoring the patient’s vital signs, and providing postoperative care.

The specialized CVOR nursing role requires advanced skills, excellent attention to detail, comprehensive cardiovascular knowledge, and a profound commitment to patient wellbeing.

Typical CVOR Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Assesses the patient's health status pre, intra, and post-surgery
  • Collaborates with surgeons and anesthesiologists during procedures to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients
  • Documents all surgical procedures and pertinent details
  • Provide patient care by monitoring vital signs, applying dressings, and administering medications
  • Ensures sterility of the entire operating room before and after the surgery
  • Educates cardiovascular patients and family members on postoperative care and follow-up procedures
  • Adheres to all safety and sanitary regulations to minimize the risk of infection ensuring patient safety
  • Participates in continuous training and professional development activities

Choose where you go

With opportunities for travelers all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.

Advantages & Perks for CVOR Travel Nursing Jobs

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Competitive pay
Travel CVOR nurses are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what you're total compensation package will be before you even apply.
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Per diem
Travel CVOR nurses qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem that can help you cover the cost of moving, like your transportation, meals, and other expenses.
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Level-up, CVOR nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.
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Travel life
See new spaces. See new faces. Grow and learn in your nursing career as you grow and learn in various cities all over the country.

Travel Nursing Compliance & Licensure

Being a CVOR travel nurse is a great way to grow your experience and learn on the job. What if your dream CVOR nursing jobs are asking for certifications you don’t have? Don’t sweat. You’ll get training in nursing and financial assistance for the cost of licensing and certifications!

Degrees and Certifications

Keeping up with the world of licensing and certification can be intimidating. Degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty but getting compliant for your home state and others you want to travel to is easier as a medical professional. Compliance experts work with your dedicated recruiter and the facility hiring manager to ensure that you have all the relevant credentials required for any and all travel CVOR nurse jobs.

Compliance Requirements

Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty in nursing.

The three parts of compliance

  • Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
  • Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
  • Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams


Who can become a CVOR travel nurse?

Becoming a cardiovascular operating room nursing professional requires specialized education and training, but it's worth it. First, you'll need to become a registered nurse by obtaining a nursing degree from an accredited nursing program and obtain an active RN license. Gain experience in operating room procedures, and then pursue additional certification in cardiovascular nursing.

Experienced CVOR nurses with two years of hospital-based RN experience in healthcare systems can apply for travel CVOR nurse jobs. Depending on the specialty or the specific requirements of healthcare facilities, the required job experience for travel nurses could be longer.

What is the average salary for CVOR nursing jobs?

The compensation for CVOR travel nursing jobs can be influenced by various factors such as geographic location, experience, and the employing institution. On average, a CVOR nurse in the United States can expect to earn between $65,000 to $105,000 annually.

What procedures occur in the cardiovascular operating room?

In a cardiovascular operating room (CVOR), life-saving surgical procedures take place that primarily address heart and blood vessel conditions. Cardiovascular surgeries include coronary artery bypass grafting, heart valve repairs or replacements, and operations for conditions like aneurysms and heart failure. Surgeons in the cardiovascular operating room utilize advanced medical equipment such as heart-lung machines, which take over the heart's function of pumping blood during surgery.

When performing cardiovascular surgery, impeccable sterility is maintained to prevent infections, and dedicated operating room teams of surgical assistants, anesthesiologists, and CVOR nurses work in harmony, ensuring patient safety. These operations can profoundly improve the quality of life for patients, underscoring the critical importance of the cardiovascular operating room and surgical teams.

Are there any common CVOR nurse certifications I should consider?

Yes! As a CVOR nurse, you may choose to pursue certifications to enhance your knowledge and professional development. Most CVOR nurses pursue certifications like Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR), and Basic Life Support (BLS). While not usually required for cardiovascular operating room positions, registered nurses can pursue additional certifications such as Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC), Certified Perioperative Nurse, and Cardiac Vascular Nursing Certification (CV-BC).

Where are CVOR nurse jobs available?

CVOR travel nurse jobs are in high demand and are available at hospitals and surgical centers across the country, especially in major metropolitan areas. Most employers include large academic medical centers, level 1 trauma centers, and hospitals with busy cardiovascular surgery programs. CVOR nurses work primarily in the cardiovascular operating room setting assisting with open heart surgeries including bypasses, valve replacements, and aortic aneurysm repair. They may also work in catheterization labs doing interventional cardiac procedures. While most CVOR nurses are employed by hospitals, there are also CVOR nursing openings with outpatient surgery centers and specialty surgical hospitals focusing on cardiovascular care and cardiac operative procedures.

Do travel jobs offer benefits for CVOR nurses?

Fusion offers three medical plans to choose from, one PPO plan and two High Deductible Plans, as well as Dental, Vision, Basic Life, and Short-Term Disability. If traveling to the state of Hawaii, Hawaii has its own mandated coverage and you will be offered that coverage at that time. If you were previously on the BCBS Nebraska Medical coverage and/or the Ameritas Dental and Vision, this coverage will be terminated when moving to Hawaii for a cardiovascular operating room registered nurse travel job.

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