Intensive Care Unit Per Diem Nursing Jobs in California for RNs

Top ICU Travel Nurse Jobs in California for Registered Nurse

AMN Healthcare can help you find the top ICU travel nurse jobs in California. We currently offer 27 of the best available ICU nurse travel jobs in the state. California ICU travel jobs are currently available in cities like Panorama City, Van Nuys, San Jose, West Hills and Thousand Oaks. We have new jobs updating daily, so be sure to Apply Now so our specialists can make sure you get first crack. At AMN Healthcare, we’ve made it easy for you to compare California ICU nursing jobs by allowing you to filter based on salary, shift type, location or duration to find the right job for you.

Currently, you can find ICU jobs in California with a salary range between $42 to $72 per hour. The city with the highest paying ICU job in California currently is West Hills with a position for a Intensive Care Unit Nurse (ICU RN) at $55 per hour.

There are many incredible hospital facilities in California to find ICU travel nursing work in. Tenet – Los Alamitos Medical Center in Los Alamitos, Tenet – Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center in Fountain Valley, Lakewood Regional Medical Center in Lakewood, Tenet – Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree and Doctors Medical Center – Modesto in Modesto all have ICU departments that may have jobs available.

If you have a specific start date in mind, we have a variety of options for ICU travel jobs in California. The earliest start date in California is Jul 7, 2024 for a Intensive Care Unit Nurse (ICU RN) role at $72 per hour. The latest start date for an job in California is Jul 7, 2024 for a Intensive Care Unit Nurse (ICU RN) role at $55 per hour. You can also find the best time for you by sorting on “start date” in the list below.

There are a variety of contract lengths available for an Intensive Care Unit travel nurse job in California.

California is a popular place to work for ICU travel nurses, with great things to do, people to meet and places to see! You can learn more about travel nursing benefits here.

Top Cities in California with Per Diem Intensive Care Unit Jobs

AMN Healthcare currently has 27 per diem Intensive Care Unit positions available in the state of California. Search the most recent jobs below, or click the button below to view all jobs.

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Highest Paying Jobs in Riverside, CA

AMN Healthcare currently has 3 per diem Intensive Care Unit positions available in Riverside.
per diem
Progressive Care Unit Nurse (PCU/SDU RN)
  • Riverside, California – 92501
  • 12 N,
  • July 7, 2024
$48 to $52
Hourly Pay*
PCU RN’s closely monitor patients recently released from the ICU before those patients are moved to regular hospital beds. PCU RN’S monitor cardiac and other critical vital signs and detect any changes, thereby enabling intervention of life-threatening, or emergency situations. PCU RN’s work in hospitals, and usually will float as needed to work in Tele or Med Surg units.Education/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS is often required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
per diem
Intensive Care Unit Nurse (ICU RN)
  • Riverside, California – 92501
  • 12 N,
  • July 7, 2024
$48 to $52
Hourly Pay*
ICU RN's provide highly specialized care to patients who suffer from a serious injury or illness. ICU RN’s need to keep watch over people whose condition may undergo rapid changes as well as care for those who are often too ill to care for themselves in even the most basic capacity. ICU RN’s work in the ICU unit of a hospital, sometimes called Critical Care. ICU RN’s may be asked to float to PCU or TeleEducation/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS and CRRT are often required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
per diem
Intensive Care Unit Nurse (ICU RN)
  • Riverside, California – 92501
  • 12 D,
  • July 7, 2024
$48 to $51
Hourly Pay*
ICU RN's provide highly specialized care to patients who suffer from a serious injury or illness. ICU RN’s need to keep watch over people whose condition may undergo rapid changes as well as care for those who are often too ill to care for themselves in even the most basic capacity. ICU RN’s work in the ICU unit of a hospital, sometimes called Critical Care. ICU RN’s may be asked to float to PCU or TeleEducation/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS and CRRT are often required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
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Highest Paying Jobs in San Jose, CA

AMN Healthcare currently has 3 per diem Intensive Care Unit positions available in San Jose.
per diem
Intensive Care Unit Nurse (ICU RN)
  • San Jose, California – 95116
  • 12 D,
  • July 7, 2024
$62 to $66
Hourly Pay*
ICU RN' s provide highly specialized care to patients who suffer from a serious injury or illness. ICU RN' s need to keep watch over people whose condition may undergo rapid changes as well as care for those who are often too ill to care for themselves in even the most basic capacity. ICU RN' s work in the ICU unit of a hospital, sometimes called Critical Care. ICU RN’s may be asked to float to PCU or TeleEducation/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN ‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS and CRRT are often required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
per diem
Intensive Care Unit Nurses (ICU RN)
  • San Jose, California – 95124
  • 12 D,
  • July 7, 2024
$62 to $66
Hourly Pay*
ICU RN's provide highly specialized care to patients who suffer from a serious injury or illness. ICU RN's need to keep watch over people whose condition may undergo rapid changes as well as care for those who are often too ill to care for themselves in even the most basic capacity. ICU RN's work in the ICU unit of a hospital, sometimes called Critical Care. ICU RN’s may be asked to float to PCU or TeleEducation/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS and CRRT are often required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
per diem
Intensive Care Unit Nurses (ICU RN)
  • San Jose, California – 95124
  • 12 N,
  • July 7, 2024
$62 to $66
Hourly Pay*
ICU RN's provide highly specialized care to patients who suffer from a serious injury or illness. ICU RN's need to keep watch over people whose condition may undergo rapid changes as well as care for those who are often too ill to care for themselves in even the most basic capacity. ICU RN's work in the ICU unit of a hospital, sometimes called Critical Care. ICU RN’s may be asked to float to PCU or TeleEducation/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS and CRRT are often required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
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Highest Paying Jobs in Modesto, CA

AMN Healthcare currently has 2 per diem Intensive Care Unit positions available in Modesto.
per diem
Intensive Care Unit Nurse (ICU RN)
  • Modesto, California – 95350
  • 12 N,
  • July 7, 2024
$42 to $45
Hourly Pay*
ICU RN's provide highly specialized care to patients who suffer from a serious injury or illness. ICU RN's need to keep watch over people whose condition may undergo rapid changes as well as care for those who are often too ill to care for themselves in even the most basic capacity. ICU RN's work in the ICU unit of a hospital, sometimes called Critical Care. ICU RN’s may be asked to float to PCU or TeleEducation/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS and CRRT are often required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
per diem
Intensive Care Unit Nurse (ICU RN)
  • Modesto, California – 95350
  • 12 D,
  • July 7, 2024
$42 to $45
Hourly Pay*
ICU RN's provide highly specialized care to patients who suffer from a serious injury or illness. ICU RN’s need to keep watch over people whose condition may undergo rapid changes as well as care for those who are often too ill to care for themselves in even the most basic capacity. ICU RN’s work in the ICU unit of a hospital, sometimes called Critical Care. ICU RN’s may be asked to float to PCU or TeleEducation/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS and CRRT are often required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
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Highest Paying Jobs in Palm Springs, CA

AMN Healthcare currently has 2 per diem Intensive Care Unit positions available in Palm Springs.
per diem
Intensive Care Unit Nurses (ICU RN)
  • Palm Springs, California – 92262
  • 12 D,
  • July 7, 2024
$42 to $45
Hourly Pay*
ICU RN's provide highly specialized care to patients who suffer from a serious injury or illness. ICU RN's need to keep watch over people whose condition may undergo rapid changes as well as care for those who are often too ill to care for themselves in even the most basic capacity. ICU RN's work in the ICU unit of a hospital, sometimes called Critical Care. ICU RN’s may be asked to float to PCU or TeleEducation/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS and CRRT are often required
*Flexible and willing to float, Experience with  Cerner and Optilink
per diem
Intensive Care Unit Nurses (ICU RN)
  • Palm Springs, California – 92262
  • 12 N,
  • July 7, 2024
$42 to $45
Hourly Pay*
ICU RN's provide highly specialized care to patients who suffer from a serious injury or illness. ICU RN's need to keep watch over people whose condition may undergo rapid changes as well as care for those who are often too ill to care for themselves in even the most basic capacity. ICU RN's work in the ICU unit of a hospital, sometimes called Critical Care. ICU RN’s may be asked to float to PCU or TeleEducation/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS and CRRT are often required
*Flexible and willing to float, Experience with  Cerner and Optilink
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Highest Paying Jobs in Thousand Oaks, CA

AMN Healthcare currently has 2 per diem Intensive Care Unit positions available in Thousand Oaks.
per diem
Intensive Care Unit Nurse (ICU RN)
  • Thousand Oaks, California – 91360
  • 12 N,
  • July 7, 2024
$52 to $56
Hourly Pay*
ICU RN's provide highly specialized care to patients who suffer from a serious injury or illness. ICU RN’s need to keep watch over people whose condition may undergo rapid changes as well as care for those who are often too ill to care for themselves in even the most basic capacity. ICU RN’s work in the ICU unit of a hospital, sometimes called Critical Care. ICU RN’s may be asked to float to PCU or TeleEducation/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS and CRRT are often required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
per diem
Intensive Care Unit Nurse (ICU RN)
  • Thousand Oaks, California – 91360
  • 12 D,
  • July 7, 2024
$51 to $55
Hourly Pay*
ICU RN's provide highly specialized care to patients who suffer from a serious injury or illness. ICU RN’s need to keep watch over people whose condition may undergo rapid changes as well as care for those who are often too ill to care for themselves in even the most basic capacity. ICU RN’s work in the ICU unit of a hospital, sometimes called Critical Care. ICU RN’s may be asked to float to PCU or TeleEducation/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS and CRRT are often required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
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Statistics on ICU Jobs in California

Review helpful statistics about ICU traveling nurse jobs in California. The data is based on the last three complete months of ICU job postings in the state of California. It is regularly updated, so you can find the most recent Intensive Care Unit job salary trends, the types of shifts and contract durations most commonly available in California for travel nursing jobs.

Salary Range

Jobs by Facility types

Frequently Asked Questions about Per Diem Intensive Care Unit Jobs in California

How much does an Intensive Care Unit travel nurse make on average in California?

An ICU nurse in California can make an average of $57 per hour.

How much does a night shift ICU travel nurse make on average in California?

A: A 12 Hour Night shift Intensive Care Unit nurse in California can make an average of $52 per hour based on recent job availability.

How much does a day shift ICU travel nurse make on average in California?

A: A 12 Hour Day shift Intensive Care Unit nurse in California can make an average of $53 per hour based on recent job availability. Learn more about Travel Nursing Salaries.

How many travel Intensive Care Unit jobs are available in California?

There are currently 27 Intensive Care Unit travel nursing jobs available in California. We also get new jobs daily, so be sure to apply now and a recruiter will help you find the perfect fit as jobs become available.

What healthcare facilities have RN Intensive Care Unit staff in California?

  • Nexxrad in Long Beach
  • AltaMed Medical and Dental Group – West Covina in West Covina
  • UC Davis Department of Psychiatry in Sacramento
  • Kingsburg Community Health Center in Kingsburg
  • Kaiser Permanente – Lancaster Medical Office Building in Lancaster

What types of shifts are most common for ICU travel nursing jobs in California?

Based on the last 6 months of data, 12 Hour Night shifts were the most common shifts in California cities.

Locating ICU Travel Nursing Jobs in California

In California, cities like Fountain Valley, Joshua Tree, Lakewood, Riverside, and San Jose have per diem ICU nursing jobs and traveling nurse housing available. It’s a great state to work in, hosting facilities like Nexxrad, AltaMed Medical and Dental Group – West Covina, UC Davis Department of Psychiatry, Kingsburg Community Health Center and Kaiser Permanente – Lancaster Medical Office Building, all with nurse specialties and Intensive Care Unit staff.

Healthcare Facilities in California that offer Intensive Care Unit Jobs

These are just examples of some of the healthcare facilities in and around the California area that have historically offered jobs for Intensive Care Unit professionals.
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Shifts
8 D, 8 E, 10 D, 10 E, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
12, 13, 18, 11, 26, and 8
Address
300 Pasteur Drive, NULL
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Nearby Neighborhoods
Southgate (94302), College Terrace (94305), Professorville (94302), Evergreen Park (94305), Mayfield (94306)
Saint Agnes Medical Center
Shifts
10 D, 10 E, 10 N, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
12, 13, and 8
Address
1303 East Herndon Avenue, NULL
Fresno, CA 93720
Nearby Neighborhoods
Pinedale (93650), Cincotta (93703), Hammond (93701), Figarden (93711), Sierra Sky Park (93711)
Adventist Health Bakersfield
Shifts
8 D, 10 D, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
13, 10, 7, and 8
Address
2615 Chester Ave., NULL
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Nearby Neighborhoods
Kern (93305), Landco (93302), East Bakersfield (93305), Kayandee (93307), Kern City (93309)
Kaiser – Oakland Medical Center
Shifts
8 D, 8 E, 10 D, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
13
Address
280 West MacArthur Boulevard, NULL
Oakland, CA 94611
Nearby Neighborhoods
Adams Point (94610), Sharfter (94609), Grand Lake (94610), Rockridge (94618), Uptown (94617)
Kaiser – Los Angeles Medical Center
Shifts
8 D, 8 E, 10 D, 12 D, and 12 N
Job Durations
13 and 11
Address
4867 Sunset Boulevard, NULL
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Nearby Neighborhoods
Los Feliz (90027), Silver Lake (90026), Hollywood (90028), Rampart Village (90057), Echo Park (90026)
Kaiser – Santa Clara Medical Center
Shifts
8 D, 8 E, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
13
Address
700 Lawrence Expressway, NULL
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Nearby Neighborhoods
Roundup Trailer Lodge (95054), Garden Court Mobile Home Village (95054), Santa Clara Trailer Village (95054)
Adventist Health Sonora
Shifts
8 D, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
13
Address
1000 Greenley Rd., NULL
Sonora, CA 95370
Nearby Neighborhoods
Sonora Knolls (95370)
Adventist Health St. Helena
Shifts
8 D, 8 E, 8 N, 10 D, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
12, 13, 10, and 26
Departments
Ambulatory OR Cardiovascular ICU Case Manager Emergency Room Home Health Intensive Care Unit Operating Room Operating Room Post Anesthesia Care Unit Psychiatric Telemetry
Address
10 Woodland Rd., NULL
Saint Helena, CA 94576
Kaiser – San Francisco Medical Center
Shifts
8 D, 8 E, 10 D, 10 E, 10 N, 12 D, and 12 N
Job Durations
9 and 13
Address
2425 Geary Boulevard, NULL
San Francisco, CA 94115
Nearby Neighborhoods
Anza Vista (94115), Amanico Ergina Village (94115), Marcus Garvey Square (94115), Martin Luther King Square (94115), Lower Pacific Heights (94115)
MAD RIVER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Shifts
8 D, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
13
Address
3800 Janes Rd, NULL
Arcata, CA 95521

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