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 7,654 matching Telemetry Nurse jobs.

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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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Chandler, Arizona
Lead Healthstaff
22 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
10 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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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Palmdale, California
KPG Healthcare
10 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 - TelemetryAmerican Traveler
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Clinton, Massachusetts
American Traveler
3 hours ago
American Traveler is offering a traveling RN Telemetry assignment in Clinton MAJob Duties: Telemetry RNRNs in telemetry nursing jobs use high-tech equipment to monitor patient cond ...
$4,800/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
St. Louis, Missouri
American Traveler
3 hours ago
American Traveler is offering a traveling RN Telemetry assignment in St. Louis MOJob Duties: Telemetry RNRNs in telemetry nursing jobs use high-tech equipment to monitor patient co ...
$4,425/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Reno, Nevada
American Traveler
3 hours ago
American Traveler is offering a traveling RN Telemetry assignment in Reno NVJob Duties: Telemetry RNRNs in telemetry nursing jobs use high-tech equipment to monitor patient conditi ...
$4,406/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Nampa, Idaho
Coast Medical Service
an hour ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$4,008/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Boise, Idaho
Coast Medical Service
an hour ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$4,008/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryConvergence Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Pueblo, Colorado
Convergence Medical Staffing
an hour ago
$3,888/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Flagstaff, Arizona
Convergence Medical Staffing
an hour ago
$3,521/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Columbia, South Carolina
Convergence Medical Staffing
an hour ago
$3,456/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Tucson, Arizona
Advantis Medical
4 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #208603. 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: CHS ...
$3,456/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Baltimore, Maryland
Coast Medical Service
an hour ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$2,451/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Portland, Maine
Coast Medical Service
an hour ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$2,139/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Farmington, Maine
Coast Medical Service
3 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$2,139/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Methuen, Massachusetts
Coast Medical Service
3 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$2,109/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Belfast, Maine
Coast Medical Service
an hour ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$2,027/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Portland, Maine
Coast Medical Service
an hour ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$2,027/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetrytrustaff
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Altamonte Springs, Florida
trustaff
an hour ago
MS/TELE Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The MS/Telemetry Nurse (RN) provides care and constant monitoring of patients, often in critical condition. The Telemetry Re ...
$1,872/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Sharon, Pennsylvania
Coast Medical Service
an hour ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$1,560/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Glen Burnie, Maryland
Coast Medical Service
an hour ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$1,504/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Coast Medical Service
3 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$1,448/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Coast Medical Service
3 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$1,448/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 (26 jobs), Memorial Hospital (25 jobs), and Maine Medical Center Bramhall (23 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 (954), Advantis Medical (709), and trustaff (667).

How Much Do Telemetry Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, December 9th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Telemetry Nurse is $3,156, but can pay up to $6,475 per week.

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  • avg - $3,156
  • max - $6,475

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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