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 8,002 matching Telemetry Nurse jobs.

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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Fresno, California
Lead Healthstaff
10 days ago
We need a Telemetry Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $9562.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healths ...
$9,562/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Fontana, California
Stability Healthcare
10 days ago
$8,953/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Fontana, California
Stability Healthcare
a month ago
$8,928/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
San Pedro, California
Lead Healthstaff
4 days ago
We need a Telemetry Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $8400.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healths ...
$8,400/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Fresno, California
Lead Healthstaff
2 months ago
We need a Telemetry Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $7637.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healths ...
$7,637/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Baltimore, Maryland
Ardor Health Solutions
9 hours ago
Location: BALTIMORE, MD Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Telemetry - TELE to join our travel team in BALTIMORE, MD! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$4,041/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Glen Burnie, Maryland
Ardor Health Solutions
9 hours ago
Location: Glen Burnie, MD Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Telemetry - TELE to join our travel team in Glen Burnie, MD! This is a full time travel contract positi ...
$4,041/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Newport News, Virginia
TotalMed Staffing
5 hours ago
$3,946/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Rockport, Maine
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
7 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Med-Surg registered nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare ...
$3,852/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Biddeford, Maine
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
7 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Med-Surg registered nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare ...
$3,744/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Greenville, South Carolina
Focus Staff
5 hours ago
$3,451/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Burlington, Vermont
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Med-Surg registered nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare ...
$3,312/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Biddeford, Maine
Focus Staff
5 hours ago
$2,271/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Adventist Health and Rideout CA
Marysville, California
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
$1,825/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Adventist Health and Rideout CA
Marysville, California
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
$1,825/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Adventist Health St Helena CA
Saint Helena, California
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
$1,825/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Adventist Health White Memorial CA
Los Angeles, California
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
$1,732/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
The University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, Vermont
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
5 hours ago
$1,728/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
The University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, Vermont
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
7 hours ago
$1,728/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Adventist Health Bakersfield CA
Bakersfield, California
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
8 hours ago
$1,685/wk
Travel contract
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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 Downey Medical Center (39 jobs), Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (32 jobs), and Harborview Medical Center (31 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Telemetry Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Telemetry Nurse jobs are OneStaff Medical (1041), Stability Healthcare (1018), and Accountable Healthcare Staffing (979).

How Much Do Telemetry Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Saturday, October 16th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Telemetry Nurse is $2,910, but can pay up to $9,562 per week.

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  • avg - $2,910
  • max - $9,562

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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