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 NurseFly 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.

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Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Pen Bay Medical Center
Rockport, Maine
Cross Country Nurses
posted 3 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 CoverageDependent Heal ...
$5,860/week
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Foundation Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
South Weymouth, Massachusetts
Foundation Medical Staffing
posted 16 days ago
$4,970/week
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Foundation Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
South Weymouth, Massachusetts
Foundation Medical Staffing
posted 16 days ago
$4,970/week
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Foundation Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Burlington, Massachusetts
Foundation Medical Staffing
posted 16 days ago
$4,970/week
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Foundation Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Beverly, Massachusetts
Foundation Medical Staffing
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$4,970/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Reno, Nevada
Ethos Medical Staffing
posted 17 hours ago
$2,879/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Reno, Nevada
Host Healthcare
posted 20 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Telemetry position in Reno, NV. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #515298 Why choose Host Healthcare? Because a great Host ...
$2,721/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Pueblo, Colorado
Ethos Medical Staffing
posted 21 hours ago
$2,700/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Pueblo, Colorado
Ethos Medical Staffing
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$2,700/week
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Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
Tallahassee, Florida
Cross Country Nurses
posted 5 hours 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 CoverageDependent Heal ...
$2,665/week
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Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
Tallahassee, Florida
Cross Country Nurses
posted 5 hours 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 CoverageDependent Heal ...
$2,665/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Austin, Texas
Ethos Medical Staffing
posted 21 hours ago
$2,654/week
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
San Antonio, Texas
OneStaff Medical
posted 21 hours ago
$2,586/week
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White Glove Placement
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Wellington, Florida
White Glove Placement
posted 19 hours ago
$2,536/week
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Reno, Nevada
OneStaff Medical
posted 10 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, heart failure, dia ...
$2,349/week
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Aventura, Florida
OneStaff Medical
posted 19 hours ago
$2,325/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Bel Air, Maryland
Host Healthcare
posted 19 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Telemetry position in Bel Air, MD. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #513546 Why choose Host Healthcare? Because a great Ho ...
$1,714/week
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Aventura, Florida
OneStaff Medical
posted 19 hours ago
$1,572/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Nashua, New Hampshire
Host Healthcare
posted 18 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Telemetry position in Nashua, NH. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #513754 Why choose Host Healthcare? Because a great Hos ...
$1,542/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
UM Upper Medical Center
Bel Air, Maryland
TotalMed Staffing
posted 20 hours ago
$1,438/week
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Telemetry Nurse FAQs

What hospitals currently have Telemetry Nurse job opportunities?

The hospitals on NurseFly that currently have the most Telemetry Nurse jobs are John Randolph Medical Center (18 jobs), Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center (12 jobs), and Good Samaritan Hospital (12 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Telemetry Nurse jobs?

The agencies on NurseFly that currently have the most Telemetry Nurse jobs are Host Healthcare (367), OneStaff Medical (311), and KPG Healthcare (218).

How Much Do Telemetry Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Saturday, March 6th 2021, the average weekly pay for Telemetry Nurse jobs is $2,246, but can pay up to $5,860 per week. In 2021, Telemetry Nurses jobs on Nursefly paid a gross average weekly pay of $1,810 per week working an average of 36 hours per week. This includes non-taxable compensation like living stipends, meal stipends, and housing which add up to an average value of $1,141 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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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Flushing, New York
Host Healthcare
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Registered Nurse - Telemetry position in Flushing, NY.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced traveler ...
$4,876/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
South Beach, New York
Host Healthcare
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Registered Nurse - Telemetry position in South Beach, NY.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced trave ...
$4,876/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Portland, Oregon
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Registered Nurse - Telemetry position in Portland, OR.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced traveler ...
$4,914/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
South Beach, New York
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
South Beach, New York
Host Healthcare
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Registered Nurse - Telemetry position in South Beach, NY.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced trave ...
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Trinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, Connecticut
Trinity Health FirstChoice
posted 22 days ago
Benefits: Generous Tax Free Allowances Shift Differentials 403b Retirement Plan Direct Deposit Part of Trinity Health (92 hospitals nationwide) Easily move from one assignment to the next ...
$4,500/week
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Trinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Mercy Medical Center
Springfield, Massachusetts
Trinity Health FirstChoice
posted 22 days ago
Benefits: Generous Tax Free Allowances Shift Differentials 403b Retirement Plan Direct Deposit Part of Trinity Health (92 hospitals nationwide) Easily move from one assignment to the next ...
$4,500/week
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Trinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, Connecticut
Trinity Health FirstChoice
posted 22 days ago
Benefits: Generous Tax Free Allowances Shift Differentials 403b Retirement Plan Direct Deposit Part of Trinity Health (92 hospitals nationwide) Easily move from one assignment to the next ...
$4,500/week
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Trinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, Connecticut
Trinity Health FirstChoice
posted 22 days ago
Benefits: Generous Tax Free Allowances Shift Differentials 403b Retirement Plan Direct Deposit Part of Trinity Health (92 hospitals nationwide) Easily move from one assignment to the next ...
$4,500/week
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Trinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, Connecticut
Trinity Health FirstChoice
posted 22 days ago
Benefits: Generous Tax Free Allowances Shift Differentials 403b Retirement Plan Direct Deposit Part of Trinity Health (92 hospitals nationwide) Easily move from one assignment to the next ...
$4,500/week
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