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 5,741 matching Telemetry Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Chandler, Arizona
Lead Healthstaff
10 days ago
We need a Telemetry Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $6475.20 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healths ...
$6,475/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Phoenix, Arizona
Lead Healthstaff
3 months ago
We need a Telemetry Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $6475.20 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healths ...
$6,475/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Anchorage, Alaska
Stability Healthcare
a day ago
Stability Job ID #267997. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Te ...
$6,473/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Palmdale, California
KPG Healthcare
6 hours ago
To work a contract with KPG Healthcare, a nurse must have two years of experience in the last three years of this specialty to qualify.
$6,400/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Palmdale, California
KPG Healthcare
2 hours ago
To work a contract with KPG Healthcare, a nurse must have two years of experience in the last three years of this specialty to qualify.
$6,400/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
York, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: York, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Telemetry - TELE to join our travel team in York, PA! This is a full time travel contract position. Requireme ...
$4,608/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
New Britain, Connecticut
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: New Britain, CT Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Telemetry - M/S Tele to join our travel team in New Britain, CT! This is a full time t ...
$4,147/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Greenwood, South Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: Greenwood, SC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Telemetry - TELE to join our travel team in Greenwood, SC! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$3,801/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Elmira, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: Elmira, NY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Telemetry - TELE to join our travel team in ELMIRA, NY! This is a full time travel contract position. Requi ...
$3,801/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Paramus, New Jersey
TotalMed Staffing
2 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #678413. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Telemetry Travel Nurse Assignm ...
$3,766/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Carbondale, Illinois
TotalMed Staffing
2 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #680770. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Telemetry Travel Nurse Assignm ...
$3,722/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Reidsville, North Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
2 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #656824. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Telemetry Travel Nurse Assignm ...
$3,660/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Horizon City, Texas
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: Horizon City, TX Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Telemetry - TELE to join our travel team in Horizon City, TX! This is a full time travel contract posi ...
$3,571/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Rochester, Michigan
TotalMed Staffing
2 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #672266. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Medical Surgical / Telemetry T ...
$3,477/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Thomaston, Georgia
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: Thomaston, GA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Telemetry - TELE to join our travel team in Thomaston, GA! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$3,456/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Oxford, North Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: Oxford, NC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Telemetry - M/S Tele to join our travel team in Oxford, NC! This is a full time travel cont ...
$3,456/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Chicago, Illinois
TotalMed Staffing
2 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #667881. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Medical Surgical / Telemetry T ...
$3,430/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Greensboro, North Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
2 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #668303. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Telemetry Travel Nurse Assignm ...
$3,347/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Glens Falls, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: Glens Falls, NY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Glens Falls, NY! This is a full time travel c ...
$3,294/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Kingwood, Texas
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: Kingwood, TX Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Telemetry - TELE to join our travel team in Kingwood, TX! This is a full time travel contract position. R ...
$2,995/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Lafayette, Louisiana
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: Lafayette, LA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Telemetry - M/S Tele to join our travel team in Lafayette, LA! This is a full time trave ...
$2,949/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: Bowling Green, KY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Telemetry - M/S Tele to join our travel team in Bowling Green, KY! This is a full ti ...
$2,764/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Opelika, Alabama
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: Opelika, AL Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Telemetry - M/S Tele to join our travel team in Opelika, AL! This is a full time travel co ...
$2,534/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TotalMed Staffing
2 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #676037. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Telemetry Travel Nurse Assignm ...
$2,193/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Charleston, West Virginia
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: CHARLESTON, WV Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Telemetry - M/S Tele to join our travel team in CHARLESTON, WV! This is a full time tra ...
$1,981/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 Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center (31 jobs), Harborview Medical Center (28 jobs), and Maine Medical Center Bramhall (22 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Telemetry Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Telemetry Nurse jobs are Stability Healthcare (906), Advantis Medical (671), and TotalMed Staffing (581).

How Much Do Telemetry Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Saturday, November 27th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Telemetry Nurse is $3,147, but can pay up to $6,475 per week.

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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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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Boston, Massachusetts
Advantis Medical
a day ago
Advantis Job ID #189647. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: RN ...
$4,378/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Damariscotta, Maine
Advantis Medical
14 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #201504. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Reg ...
$4,246/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Portland, Maine
Advantis Medical
6 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #195764. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Reg ...
$4,246/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Advantis Medical
5 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #199914. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: MS/T ...
$4,101/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Advantis Medical
10 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #199886. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: MS/T ...
$4,101/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Lewiston, Idaho
Advantis Medical
2 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #197966. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Tele ...
$4,032/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Advantis Medical
2 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #186397. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: LVHN ...
$4,032/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Seattle, Washington
Advantis Medical
5 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #192973. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: MS/T ...
$3,986/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Rancho Mirage, California
Advantis Medical
19 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #192885. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: MS/T ...
$3,986/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Towson, Maryland
Advantis Medical
5 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #201819. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Reg ...
$3,919/wk
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