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 6,819 matching Telemetry Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
San Pedro, California
Lead Healthstaff
14 days ago
We need a Telemetry Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $8400.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healths ...
$8,400/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Roseville, California
Lead Healthstaff
12 days ago
We need a Telemetry Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $7286.40 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healths ...
$7,286/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Roseville, California
Lead Healthstaff
21 days ago
We need a Telemetry Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $7286.40 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healths ...
$7,286/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryMedWave Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Nebraska Medicine- Bellevue (Bellevue, NE 68123)
Bellevue, Nebraska
MedWave Healthcare Staffing
20 hours ago
$6,662/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
15 days ago
$6,482/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Binghamton, New York
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
2 hours ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
$5,263/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryAmerican Traveler
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Kansas City, Missouri
American Traveler
3 hours ago
American Traveler is offering a traveling RN Telemetry assignment in Kansas City MOJob Duties: Telemetry RNRNs in telemetry nursing jobs use high-tech equipment to monitor patient ...
$5,060/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Allentown, Pennsylvania
American Traveler
3 hours ago
American Traveler is offering a traveling RN Telemetry assignment in Allentown PAJob Duties: Telemetry RNRNs in telemetry nursing jobs use high-tech equipment to monitor patient co ...
$5,008/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Scranton - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
American Traveler
3 hours ago
American Traveler is offering a traveling RN Telemetry assignment in Scranton - Wilkes-Barre Area PAJob Duties: Telemetry RNRNs in telemetry nursing jobs use high-tech equipment to ...
$4,951/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
American Traveler
3 hours ago
American Traveler is offering a traveling RN Telemetry assignment in Rio Rancho NMJob Duties: Telemetry RNRNs in telemetry nursing jobs use high-tech equipment to monitor patient c ...
$4,945/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Torrance, California
American Traveler
3 hours ago
American Traveler is offering a traveling RN Telemetry assignment in Torrance CAJob Duties: Telemetry RNRNs in telemetry nursing jobs use high-tech equipment to monitor patient con ...
$4,835/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
American Traveler
3 hours ago
American Traveler is offering a traveling RN Telemetry assignment in Rio Rancho NMJob Duties: Telemetry RNRNs in telemetry nursing jobs use high-tech equipment to monitor patient c ...
$4,789/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Concord, North Carolina
American Traveler
3 hours ago
American Traveler is offering a traveling RN Telemetry assignment in Concord NCJob Duties: Telemetry RNRNs in telemetry nursing jobs use high-tech equipment to monitor patient cond ...
$4,696/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Monroe, North Carolina
American Traveler
3 hours ago
American Traveler is offering a traveling RN Telemetry assignment in Monroe NCJob Duties: Telemetry RNRNs in telemetry nursing jobs use high-tech equipment to monitor patient condi ...
$4,662/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryVoca Health
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
HackensackUMC at Mountainside (Montclair, NJ 07042)
Montclair, New Jersey
Voca Health
an hour ago
$4,281/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune, NJ 07753)
Neptune, New Jersey
Voca Health
2 hours ago
$4,203/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Binghamton, New York
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
2 hours ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
$3,963/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryHealthTrust Workforce Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Port St. Lucie, Florida
HealthTrust Workforce Solutions
2 hours ago
$3,206/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Aventura, Florida
TotalMed Staffing
2 hours ago
$1,476/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Altoona, Pennsylvania
OneStaff Medical
2 hours ago
A Telemetry Nurse monitors patient’s vital signs with an electrocardiogram or other life sign-measuring device. They usually provide care to patients with gastrointestinal diseases ...
$1,410/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 Havasu Regional Medical Center (29 jobs), Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center (29 jobs), and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (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 (919), Accountable Healthcare Staffing (902), and OneStaff Medical (830).

How Much Do Telemetry Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Tuesday, October 26th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Telemetry Nurse is $2,864, but can pay up to $8,400 per week.

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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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