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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 5,395 matching Telemetry Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryTrinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Saint Agnes Medical Center
Fresno, California
Trinity Health FirstChoice
a month ago
Every other weekend
$3,854/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Brunswick, Maine
Cross Country Nurses
22 days 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 ...
$4,460/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Haverhill, Massachusetts
Cross Country Nurses
17 days 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 ...
$4,340/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Brighton, Massachusetts
Cross Country Nurses
a month 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 ...
$4,245/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Brighton, Massachusetts
Cross Country Nurses
a month 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 ...
$4,245/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Danville, Pennsylvania
Stability Healthcare
2 hours ago
$3,064/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Stability Healthcare
2 hours ago
$2,849/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Summa Health System
Akron, Ohio
Nurse First
2 hours ago
$2,559/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryTravel Nurses, Inc.
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
San Angelo, Texas
Travel Nurses, Inc.
2 hours ago
$2,304/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Bangor, Maine
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: Bangor, ME Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Telemetry - TELE to join our travel team in Bangor, ME! This is a full time travel contract position. Requi ...
$2,219/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Portland, Oregon
KPG Healthcare
2 hours ago
$2,176/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Fort Pierce, Florida
Stability Healthcare
2 hours ago
$2,131/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Farmington, Missouri
TotalMed Staffing
3 hours ago
$2,127/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Las Vegas, Nevada
Focus Staff
an hour ago
$2,016/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryAnders Group
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Orlando, Florida
Anders Group
2 hours ago
Telemetry RN - Registered Nurse Orlando, FL Start Date: 07/12/2021 Shift: Hours Per Shift: 12, Shift Start Time: 07:00 PM Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information ...
$2,014/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryAequor Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Eastern Maine Medical Center
Bangor, Maine
Aequor Healthcare
3 hours ago
$1,998/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Stability Healthcare
2 hours ago
$1,981/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryAequor Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Bolivar Medical Center
Cleveland, Mississippi
Aequor Healthcare
3 hours ago
$1,719/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Las Vegas, Nevada
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
3 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 ...
$1,692/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Denver, Colorado
TotalMed Staffing
3 hours ago
$1,605/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 Jewish Hospital (20 jobs), Barnes-Jewish Hospital Psychiatric Support Center (19 jobs), and Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center (16 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 (754), TotalMed Staffing (578), and American Mobile Healthcare (569).

How Much Do Telemetry Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Friday, June 25th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Telemetry Nurse is $2,012, but can pay up to $4,460 per week.

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  • min - $624
  • avg - $2,012
  • max - $4,460

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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