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 9,352 matching Telemetry Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryAHS NurseStat
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Various, Pennsylvania
AHS NurseStat
a day ago
AHS NurseStat Job ID #4. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$7,243/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Chandler, Arizona
Lead Healthstaff
16 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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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryLead Healthstaff
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
4 days 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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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Palmdale, California
KPG Healthcare
4 days 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 - TelemetryTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Wausau, Wisconsin
TotalMed Staffing
3 hours ago
6 night shift needs and 4 day shift needs
$4,616/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryProvidence Health Care Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Geisinger Health System
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Providence Health Care Staffing
4 hours ago
Providence Health Care Staffing Job ID #204375. Pay package is based on 12.0 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determin ...
$4,446/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
York, Pennsylvania
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #272270. 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: Te ...
$4,346/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Louisville, Kentucky
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #691603. 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 ...
$3,951/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Hartford, Connecticut
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #272283. 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: Te ...
$3,934/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Hartford, Connecticut
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #272282. 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: Te ...
$3,923/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
St. Louis, Missouri
Advantis Medical
4 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #205964. 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 ...
$3,756/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Columbia, South Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Columbia, SC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Telemetry - M/S Tele to join our travel team in Columbia, SC! This is a full time travel ...
$3,686/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Springfield, Missouri
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IEqQAAW. 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 ...
$3,618/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Baltimore, Maryland
OneStaff Medical
4 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 ...
$3,513/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryAnders Group
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Fort Pierce, Florida
Anders Group
4 hours ago
Med/Surg RN - Registered Nurse Fort Pierce, FL Start Date: 11/08/2021 Shift: 07:00-19:00 Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Ande ...
$3,013/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Kodiak, Alaska
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #272287. 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: Te ...
$2,904/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Emporia, Kansas
Advantis Medical
4 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #205967. 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 ...
$2,834/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryAnders Group
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Ocala, Florida
Anders Group
4 hours ago
Med/Surg RN - Registered Nurse Ocala, FL Start Date: 08/09/2021 Shift: 07:00-19:00 Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders Gro ...
$2,790/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryAnders Group
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Daytona Beach, Florida
Anders Group
4 hours ago
Telemetry RN - Registered Nurse Daytona Beach, FL Start Date: 01/05/2022 Shift: Hours Per Shift: 12, Shift Start Time: 07:00 PM Apply online or contact us ASAP for more infor ...
$2,544/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryAnders Group
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Daytona Beach, Florida
Anders Group
4 hours ago
Telemetry RN - Registered Nurse Daytona Beach, FL Start Date: 01/05/2022 Shift: Hours Per Shift: 12, Shift Start Time: 07:00 AM Apply online or contact us ASAP for more infor ...
$2,544/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Okeechobee, Florida
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Okeechobee, FL Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Telemetry - TELE to join our travel team in Okeechobee, FL! This is a full time travel contract position ...
$2,534/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Ocala, Florida
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Ocala, FL Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Telemetry - TELE to join our travel team in Ocala, FL! This is a full time travel contract position. Require ...
$2,534/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Lewiston, Maine
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IExvAAG. 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 ...
$1,381/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
OneStaff Medical
4 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 ...
$1,369/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 Harborview Medical Center (29 jobs), Maine Medical Center Bramhall (27 jobs), and Memorial Hospital (27 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Telemetry Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Telemetry Nurse jobs are American Mobile Healthcare (1380), Stability Healthcare (966), and trustaff (731).

How Much Do Telemetry Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Friday, December 3rd 2021, the average weekly salary for a Telemetry Nurse is $3,106, but can pay up to $7,243 per week.

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  • avg - $3,106
  • max - $7,243

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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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
San Luis Obispo, California
Stability Healthcare
21 hours ago
Stability Job ID #239227. 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: Te ...
$3,853/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
O'Fallon, Illinois
Stability Healthcare
21 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270186. 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: Te ...
$3,609/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
O'Fallon, Illinois
Stability Healthcare
21 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270185. 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: Te ...
$3,609/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Miami, Florida
Stability Healthcare
21 hours ago
Stability Job ID #258370. 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: Te ...
$2,994/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Austin, Texas
Stability Healthcare
21 hours ago
Stability Job ID #272016. 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: Te ...
$2,898/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Dallas, Texas
Stability Healthcare
21 hours ago
Stability Job ID #239739. 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: Te ...
$2,830/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Webster, Texas
Stability Healthcare
21 hours ago
Stability Job ID #254952. 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: Te ...
$2,787/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Northridge, California
KPG Healthcare
4 hours ago
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$4,400/wk
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Bestica
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Rancho Mirage, California
Bestica
4 days ago
Job Title- RN MS/Tele- Ortho Duration- 13 Weeks Shift- Night (12 Hours) 19:00 7:00 Bestica is looking for a RN MS/Tele- Ortho in Rancho Mirage, CA. Combined Med/Surg T ...
$4,083/wk
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Greenville, South Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
4 days ago
TotalMed Job ID #680333. 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 ...
$3,603/wk
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