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Travel Telemetry Nurse Jobs

Telemetry nurses work with medical equipment that’s used to monitor vital patient data, most often an electrocardiogram which monitors a patient’s heart rate and rhythm.

To effectively care for patients, telemetry nurses must have technical expertise and advanced medical knowledge of conditions that require a high level of monitoring like heart attacks, stroke, and cardiovascular issues. While telemetry nurses can work in progressive care units, the specialty is commonly paired with med-surg roles across various hospital units.

According to the National Telemetry Association, the demand for telemetry nurses is growing faster than that for nonspecialized registered nurses which is leading to higher salaries.

Telemetry nurse salary

According to PayScale, the average annual salary for telemetry nurses is $63,077, and the average hourly rate is $31.54. This translates to an average weekly salary between $1,213 to $1,261. In comparison, travel telemetry nurses earn a gross average weekly salary of $1,608 according to Vivian data.

In addition to a base salary, which can include overtime pay, travel nurses may also receive tax-free stipends if they can claim a permanent tax home. These stipends often cover a housing allowance and per diems for meals or other incidentals. For this reason travel nurse compensation is frequently higher than equivalent staff positions.

We currently have 7,279 matching Telemetry Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Marysville, California
Lead Healthstaff
10 days ago
We need a Telemetry Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $4641.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healths ...
$4,641/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Charlotte, North Carolina
LRS Healthcare - Travel Nursing
2 days ago
$4,155/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Plattsburgh, New York
Cross Country Nurses
a day ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$4,125/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Washington, Missouri
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
4 days ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
$4,125/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
IDR Healthcare
15 hours ago
$4,044/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Fort Pierce, Florida
Host Healthcare
3 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Telemetry position in Fort Pierce, FL. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #544267 Why choose Host Healthc ...
$2,835/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Joliet, Illinois
Focus Staff
2 hours ago
$2,782/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital
Greenville, South Carolina
Nurse First
2 hours ago
$2,755/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital
Greenville, South Carolina
Nurse First
2 hours ago
$2,755/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Evanston, Illinois
Focus Staff
2 hours ago
$2,754/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Arcadia, California
trustaff
2 hours ago
Telemetry Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Telemetry Nurse (RN) provides care and constant monitoring of patients, often in critical condition. The Telemetry Regi ...
$2,556/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryAequor Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital
Greenville, South Carolina
Aequor Healthcare
3 hours ago
$2,515/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Bermuda Run, North Carolina
Focus Staff
2 hours ago
$2,430/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Aventura, Florida
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
$2,347/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Aventura, Florida
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
$2,347/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Marina Del Rey, California
Coast Medical Service
2 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$1,981/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Marina Del Rey, California
Coast Medical Service
2 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$1,981/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Biddeford, Maine
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
A Telemetry Nurse monitors patient’s vital signs with an electrocardiogram or other life sign-measuring device. They usually provide care to patients with gastrointestinal diseases ...
$1,955/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
$1,849/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Bel Air, Maryland
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
A Telemetry Nurse monitors patient’s vital signs with an electrocardiogram or other life sign-measuring device. They usually provide care to patients with gastrointestinal diseases ...
$1,123/wk
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Telemetry Nurse FAQs

What hospitals currently have Telemetry Nurse job opportunities?

The hospitals on Vivian that currently have the most Telemetry Nurse jobs are Tucson Medical Center (34 jobs), Research Medical Center (23 jobs), and Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center (22 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Telemetry Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Telemetry Nurse jobs are trustaff (875), OneStaff Medical (792), and TotalMed Staffing (724).

How Much Do Telemetry Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Saturday, July 24th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Telemetry Nurse is $2,161, but can pay up to $4,641 per week.

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  • avg - $2,161
  • max - $4,641

What skills make a good telemetry nurse?

Technical expertise, excellent assessment skills, and the ability to quickly respond to interpreted data and administer appropriate care are primary job requirements. Because telemetry nurses are typically responsible for multiple patients, they must have strong multitasking skills and the ability to coordinate well with multi-disciplinary teams. Compassion and interpersonal skills are also highly desirable.

What do telemetry nurses do?

Telemetry nurses use a variety of technical medical equipment, like an ECG, to monitor a patient’s heart rate/rhythm, blood pressure, respiration, oxygen saturation, and other vital data. The patients they work with are often at high risk of complications, so telemetry nurses must carefully review all data to detect any potential signs of distress. They also perform traditional nursing tasks, such as administering medications, dressing wounds, and admitting/discharging patients. 

Some of the equipment that telemetry nurses use includes:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)

  • Respiratory rate monitor

  • sp02 sensors

  • Blood pressure monitor

Where do telemetry nurses work?

Telemetry nurses most often work at hospitals in a telemetry unit, which is essentially a med-surg floor where patients require heart monitors. Although it is less common, they may also work in a step-down unit where patients who’ve left the intensive care unit need their vital signs closely monitored in case critical care becomes necessary. They may also work in clinical, outpatient, and long-term care facilities.

How to become a telemetry travel nurse

Telemetry travel nurses must be registered nurses. This requires a two-year associate degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program or a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing, which can make candidates more competitive in the field. Nursing school graduates must pass the NCLEX-RN exam to become licensed RNs, and for those looking to work as travel telemetry nurses, at least one year of experience is typically required, but two is preferred.

Many hospitals also require RNs to earn telemetry certification. One option is the Progressive Care Certified Nurse certification from the AACN, which can be earned after working with acutely ill patients for 1,750 hours over two years or 2,000 hours over five years. Another option is the National Telemetry Association certification after passing the Telemetry Certification in Cardiac Arrhythmia Interpretation exam.

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$2,767/wk
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