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 6,082 matching Telemetry Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Chandler, Arizona
Lead Healthstaff
13 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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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Palmdale, California
KPG Healthcare
18 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
21 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 - TelemetryCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Coast Medical Service
5 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 ...
$4,716/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
South Bend, Indiana
Stability Healthcare
3 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270716. 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 ...
$4,202/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
South Bend, Indiana
Stability Healthcare
3 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270714. 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 ...
$4,202/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Bloomington, Illinois
Stability Healthcare
3 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270730. 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 ...
$4,143/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Bloomington, Illinois
Stability Healthcare
5 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270704. 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 ...
$4,089/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Stability Healthcare
5 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270698. 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 ...
$3,509/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Stability Healthcare
5 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270695. 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 ...
$3,509/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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 ...
$3,419/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Potsdam, New York
Stability Healthcare
5 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270681. 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 ...
$3,171/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Shiloh, Illinois
Stability Healthcare
3 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270722. 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 ...
$3,110/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Jacksonville, Florida
Stability Healthcare
5 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270686. 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 ...
$3,106/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Louisville, Kentucky
Stability Healthcare
5 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270691. 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 ...
$2,868/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Louisville, Kentucky
Stability Healthcare
5 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270689. 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 ...
$2,868/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Baltimore, Maryland
Coast Medical Service
5 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 ...
$2,673/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
5 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 ...
$2,673/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Miami, Florida
OneStaff Medical
4 hours ago
OneStaff Medical Job ID #486294. 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 ti ...
$2,620/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Kissimmee, Florida
OneStaff Medical
4 hours ago
OneStaff Medical Job ID #489999. 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 ti ...
$2,129/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Kissimmee, Florida
OneStaff Medical
4 hours ago
OneStaff Medical Job ID #489984. 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 ti ...
$2,129/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Columbus, Ohio
Host Healthcare
4 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Telemetry position in Columbus, OH. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #679230 Why choose Host Healthcare ...
$1,709/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Kansas City, Kansas
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #662173. 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 ...
$1,404/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 (30 jobs), Harborview Medical Center (28 jobs), and Havasu Regional Medical Center (21 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 (977), Advantis Medical (722), and TotalMed Staffing (622).

How Much Do Telemetry Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Tuesday, November 30th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Telemetry Nurse is $3,159, but can pay up to $6,475 per week.

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  • 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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Greer, South Carolina
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13 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #192909. 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 ...
$2,765/wk
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Host Healthcare
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Host Healthcare
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Registered Nurse - Telemetry position in Little Rock, AR. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #740001 Why choose Host Healthc ...
$1,723/wk
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Columbus, Ohio
Host Healthcare
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TotalMed Staffing
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Leominster, Massachusetts
TotalMed Staffing
18 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #665048. 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 ...
$4,897/wk
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
TotalMed Staffing
15 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #672472. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Medical Surgical / Telemetry T ...
$4,615/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Seattle, Washington
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