How much does a Head Nurse - Intensive Care Unit make in the United States? The average Head Nurse - Intensive Care Unit salary in the United States is $125,237 as of November 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $111,662 and $141,241. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including
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Job Description for Head Nurse - Intensive Care Unit
Head Nurse - Intensive Care Unit directs nursing service activities for assigned intensive care unit patients. Delegates responsibilities to auxiliary and intensive care unit staff nurses; supervises preparation and maintenance of intensive care unit patient clinical records. Being a Head Nurse - Intensive Care Unit manages inventory of solutions, supplies, medicines, narcotics, and equipment according to hospital policies, procedures and regulations. Evaluates intensive care unit staff performance and quality of service. Additionally, Head Nurse - Intensive Care Unit coaches and develops nursing staff. Requires a bachelor's degree. Requires Registered Nurse (RN). Requires Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Typically reports to top management. The Head Nurse - Intensive Care Unit manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Head Nurse - Intensive Care Unit typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1-3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2023 Salary.com)... View full job description
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Head Nurse - Intensive Care Unit in the United States. The base salary for Head Nurse - Intensive Care Unit ranges from $111,662 to $141,241 with the average base salary of $125,237. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $113,275 to $145,301 with the average total cash compensation of $128,277.