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 9,369 matching Telemetry Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryAHS NurseStat
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Various, Pennsylvania
AHS NurseStat
21 hours 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.
$7,297/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 - Med Surg / TelemetryAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
4 hours ago
Ascend National Job ID #2. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,720/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryTact Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Health Care
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Tact Medical Staffing
4 hours ago
MS/Tele Registered Nurse Medical/Surgical/Telemetry Start Date: 12/27/2021 Shift: Night (12 Hours) 19:00 7:30 Shift Length: 12 Hours Assignment Length: 13 weeks Certifications ...
$4,290/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryBestica
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Pueblo, Colorado
Bestica
4 hours ago
Job Title- RN Telemetry/Progressive Care (Cardiac) Duration- 13 Weeks Shift- Day Shift (7a-7p) Bestica is looking for a RN Telemetry/Progressive Care (Cardiac) in Pueblo, ...
$4,289/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Mynela Staffing
4 hours ago
Mynela Staffing Job ID #5. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,216/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Oak Lawn, Illinois
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #691214. 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 ...
$4,154/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #272215. 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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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryTact Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Vizient
Paramus, New Jersey
Tact Medical Staffing
4 hours ago
RN - Telemetry Telemetry Start Date: 12/6/2021 Shift: 19:00 - 08:30 Shift Length: 13 Hours Assignment Length: 14 weeks Benefits: TACT Medical Staffing offers Day 1 Medical Ins ...
$4,037/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryEthos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Freehold, New Jersey
Ethos Medical Staffing
4 hours ago
Ethos Medical Staffing Job ID #9. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,032/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Freehold, New Jersey
Advantis Medical
5 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #205816. 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 ...
$4,032/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
4 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 ...
$3,960/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Advantis Medical
4 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #205820. 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 ...
$3,802/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
New Brunswick, New Jersey
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #691251. 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 ...
$3,726/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Charlotte, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
5 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #205815. 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: RN ...
$3,686/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #272202. 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 - TelemetryFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Charlotte, North Carolina
Focus Staff
5 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IEeQAAW. 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 ...
$3,385/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
North Providenc, Rhode Island
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #272210. 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 ...
$3,316/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryIntellaPro
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Aurora, Colorado
IntellaPro
4 hours ago
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$2,921/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Charleston, South Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #691250. 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 ...
$2,846/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Charleston, South Carolina
Advantis Medical
4 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #205821. 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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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
San Jose, California
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #234116. 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 ...
$2,742/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), Memorial Hospital (27 jobs), and Maine Medical Center Bramhall (26 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 (967), and trustaff (728).

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 $3,110, but can pay up to $7,297 per week.

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  • avg - $3,110
  • max - $7,297

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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OneStaff Medical
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Stability Job ID #260526. 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 ...
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Portland, Maine
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17 hours ago
Stability Job ID #259810. 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 ...
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17 hours ago
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Anaheim, California
Stability Healthcare
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Stability Job ID #258053. 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 ...
$3,852/wk
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St. Louis, Missouri
Stability Healthcare
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Stability Job ID #264340. 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 ...
$3,836/wk
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Burlington, Vermont
Stability Healthcare
17 hours ago
Stability Job ID #261114. 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 ...
$3,643/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Burlington, Vermont
Stability Healthcare
17 hours ago
Stability Job ID #261112. 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 ...
$3,643/wk
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