Travel CVOR Tech Jobs

Make a Difference as a CVOR Tech

A CVOR tech knows all things cardiac, as they play an integral role on the surgical team that works on patients' hearts and cardiovascular systems. You can live and work as a tech in the location of your dreams and get paid to do it as a traveling medical professional. You choose your next adventure as you take your skills on the road to healthcare facilities across the nation.

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

What does a travel CVOR tech do?

Cardiovascular operating room technicians – or CVOR techs – are responsible for assisting the cardiothoracic surgeon during cardiac or heart surgery. This includes prepping and scrubbing in the operating room, assisting with instrumentation and surgical equipment, and providing care for patients. A CVOR surgical tech must possess a variety of skills such as: the ability to work with complex medical equipment, excellent motor skills, manual dexterity, good communication skills, and a high level of attention to detail.

Typical CVOR Tech Responsibilities:

  • Assist surgeons and physicians during cardiac and vascular surgeries
  • Prepare patients for surgery including positioning the patient on the operating table and ensuring sterility in the surgical field
  • Perform vital signs measurements prior to cardiovascular surgical services
  • Prepare and manage surgical instruments and equipment, including setting up the surgical trays, ensuring the functionality of machines, and monitoring sterile field throughout the operation
  • Ensure adherence to all procedural guidelines and standards to guarantee patient safety and the success of the operation
  • Assist with wound dressing and transferring patients from the operating room

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 Travel CVOR Tech Jobs

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Competitive Pay
Medical traveler pay offerings are competitive and financially unique to fit your tech skills and desired travel lifestyle. Did we mention that you’ll know your pay per week before you apply?
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Per diem
When you become a travel CVOR tech, you can take advantage of the weekly, tax-free per diem to help cover daily expenses, like transportation and meals.
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You need certifications before you get on your way, traveler! Your state licenses and certification costs are covered, so you can get and stay qualified.
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Travel life
When you’re a medical traveler you get to combine your love of travel with your ambition of your career. Plus, you’ll get hands-on experience in your field while experiencing new things in your locations as you go.

Medical Traveler Compliance & Licensure

Being a travel CVOR tech can help you achieve the career you’ve always wanted, but what if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? No biggie. Your tech training, licensing, and certifications are covered with financial assistance.

Degrees and Certifications

In order to be a traveling medical professional, you need to be compliant in the states where you want to work. It sounds harder than it really is. You’ll get the support and certifications you need in your correlating specialty (or modality). Compliance experts work with your recruiter, employers and facilities to make sure that you have all the relevant credentials required to work travel CVOR tech jobs.

Compliance Requirements

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

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


How do you become a CVOR certified surgical tech?

You must first pursue an associate degree or certificate in surgical technology from an accredited institution, which typically takes 1-2 years to complete. Most educational programs include a clinical component, where students gain hands-on cardiovascular tech experience in a surgical environment.

You should then obtain a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) credential from national certifying bodies such as the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). After gaining experience as a surgical tech, you can specialize in cardiovascular procedures, which may require additional training and certification, depending on employer requirements.

What is the average salary for travel CVOR tech jobs?

The average salary of a CVOR tech can significantly vary based on a range of factors, such as geographical location, level of experience, educational background, and the specific healthcare facility. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for surgical technologists, which includes CVOR technicians, was approximately $48,300.

Where can you find travel CVOR tech jobs?

CVOR techs have high job security and are primarily employed in hospitals, particularly within the cardiovascular or cardiothoracic surgery departments as part of cardiovascular surgical teams. Travel CVOR techs are also needed in specialty clinics that focus on heart and vascular surgical procedures. Furthermore, they can seek opportunities in outpatient care centers that perform surgeries not requiring an overnight hospital stay. Some CVOR techs may even find positions in private medical practices involved in cardiovascular care.

Will taking a travel tech job help my healthcare career?

Taking travel CVOR tech jobs is beneficial because it exposes you to different regional imaging procedures and patient populations, provides the opportunity to explore new specialties, and helps gain experience with a variety of healthcare professionals and learning a new clinical environment quickly.

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