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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 4,100 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
23 days ago
Every Other Weekend Medical Patients - Observation Unit
$3,780/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Saint Agnes Medical Center
Fresno, California
Trinity Health FirstChoice
23 days ago
Every Other Weekend Medical patients - Stroke and tele overflow
$3,780/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryTrinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Saint Agnes Medical Center
Fresno, California
Trinity Health FirstChoice
23 days ago
Every other weekend 2-3 years exp. ACLS/BLS
$3,780/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Bronxville, New York
American Mobile Healthcare
9 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsTelemetry Nurse - (Tele RN)StartDate: 05/31/2021Available Shifts: 11.5 N Pay Rate: $4433.92 - 4886.36This prestigious New York Hospital is ranked ...
$4,660/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Bronxville, New York
American Mobile Healthcare
9 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsTelemetry Nurse - (Tele RN)StartDate: 05/31/2021Available Shifts: 11.5 D Pay Rate: $4433.92 - 4886.36This prestigious New York Hospital is ranked ...
$4,660/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Genesis Medical Center
Davenport, Iowa
Mynela Staffing
6 hours ago
$2,404/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Mount Nittany Health
State College, Pennsylvania
Mynela Staffing
6 hours ago
$2,295/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Saint Francis Health System
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mynela Staffing
4 hours ago
$1,967/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Saint Francis Health System
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mynela Staffing
6 hours ago
$1,967/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Bristol, Pennsylvania
Host Healthcare
4 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Telemetry position in Bristol, PA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #555634 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
$1,927/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryAureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Boston, Massachusetts
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
6 hours ago
This 415-bed teaching hospital located in Massachusetts also offers a full service pediatric hospital. The facility has expansive research programs funded by the NIH, private and ...
$1,918/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Salem, Oregon
Host Healthcare
5 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Telemetry position in Salem, OR. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #546976 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
$1,905/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Tallahassee, Florida
Host Healthcare
5 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Telemetry position in Tallahassee, FL. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #546983 Why choose Host Healthc ...
$1,791/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Greenville, North Carolina
Host Healthcare
5 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Telemetry position in Greenville, NC. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #546990 Why choose Host Healthca ...
$1,769/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Greenville, North Carolina
Host Healthcare
5 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Telemetry position in Greenville, NC. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #546987 Why choose Host Healthca ...
$1,769/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Curahealth Heritage Valley LLC
Beaver, Pennsylvania
Mynela Staffing
4 hours ago
$1,748/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Meadowview Regional Medical Center
Maysville, Kentucky
Mynela Staffing
4 hours ago
$1,730/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Havasu Regional Medical Center
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Mynela Staffing
4 hours ago
$1,557/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
VCU Medical Center
Richmond, Virginia
Mynela Staffing
4 hours ago
$1,486/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Penn Highlands Dubois
Dubois, Pennsylvania
Mynela Staffing
4 hours ago
$1,355/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 (24 jobs), Capital Regional Medical Center (21 jobs), and The University of Vermont 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 (574), TotalMed Staffing (471), and American Mobile Healthcare (405).

How Much Do Telemetry Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Friday, May 7th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Telemetry Nurse is $1,880, but can pay up to $4,660 per week.

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  • min - $912
  • avg - $1,880
  • max - $4,660

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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