Travel Telemetry Nurse Jobs

Make a Difference as a Telemetry Travel Nurse

It's no surprise you have a knack for helping those around you. It's likely why you got into nursing in the first place! You’re all about listening to your patients, but are you ready to listen to that inner voice telling you to travel? Travel nursing has its perks. You get to do a job you love, feel fulfilled at each day's end, explore new cities and spaces, and of course, make some pretty great cash. Travel nursing is a job for the kind-hearted, adventure seekers out there who live to care for others around the clock because people do not fall ill on a schedule, as much as that would make things easier.

Live and work in the location of your dreams and get paid to do it. As a travel nurse, you choose your specialty and your next adventure. It's not science (for once).

Interested in traveling as a telemetry nurse? Browse travel telemetry nurse jobs at outstanding facilities across the country and find your fit.

What is a Telemetry Travel Nurse?

A telemetry nurse is a specialized healthcare professional who monitors a patient’s vital signs with an electrocardiogram or other life monitoring devices. Telemetry nurses work in high-stress environments like the cardiac unit, telemetry unit, intensive care unit, and emergency room where patients require constant monitoring and care. Telemetry nurses work to review data from special medical equipment to track a patient’s heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and other vitals.

In addition to their technical responsibilities, these critical care nurses also provide basic nursing care, including administering medications, communicating with patients and their families, and collaborating with doctors and other members of the healthcare team to monitor patients and ensure optimal care.

Typical Telemetry Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring a patient's vital signs like blood pressure and providing medical care based on assessment results
  • Administer medications and track their effects on patients
  • Develop treatment plans and coordinate patient care with other healthcare professionals
  • Educate patients and family members on health needs and care plans
  • Assist in diagnostic test and interpret results
  • Write patient progress reports
  • Serve as a patient advocate and provide emotional support
  • Keep up to date with best practices in the field of telemetry nursing

Choose where you go

With opportunities for travelers all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.

Advantages & Perks for Travel Telemetry Nurse Jobs

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Competitive pay
Travel nurses are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what you'll actually get paid before you even apply.
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Per diem
Travel telemetry nurses qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem that can help you cover the cost of moving, like your transportation, meals, and other expenses.
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Level-up, telemetry nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.
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Travel life
See new spaces. See new faces. Grow and learn in your nursing career as you grow and learn in various cities all over the country.

Travel Nursing Compliance & Licensure

Being a travel nurse is a great way to grow your experience and learn on the job. What if your dream telemetry nurse job is asking for certifications you don’t have? Don’t sweat. You’ll get training in nursing and financial assistance for the cost of licensing and certifications!

Degrees and Certifications

Keeping up with the world of licensing and telemetry certification can be intimidating. Degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty but getting compliant for your home state and others you want to travel to are easier as a medical professional. Compliance experts work with your recruiter and the facility to ensure that you have all the relevant credentials required for any and all travel jobs.

Compliance Requirements

Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty in nursing.

The three parts of compliance

  • Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
  • Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
  • Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams


What is the average salary for a travel telemetry nurse?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for RNs in the U.S. is around $77,600 per year. However, those who specialize in telemetry nursing or work in a telemetry unit can earn even more, depending on their level of experience, geographic location, and medical facility.

Who can become a telemetry nurse?

The path to becoming a telemetry nurse starts with earning a nursing degree, either an associate's or a bachelor's degree in nursing. Once the degree is completed, prospective nurses must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to gain licensure as a registered nurse (RN). After earning your RN license, gaining specialized training in a telemetry unit is highly recommended.

Experienced telemetry nurses with two years of hospital-based RN experience in their field can apply for telemetry travel nurse jobs. Depending on the specialty or the specific requirements of the facility, the required job experience could be longer.

Where do travel telemetry nurses work?

Telemetry nurses typically work in a telemetry unit that can be found in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and various healthcare facilities. Telemetry units provide special care for patients with conditions that require close monitoring. It's an area in a hospital where telemetry nurses can keep tabs on patient vitals and provide personalized care and attention.

Are there any common telemetry nursing certifications I should consider?

Yes! As a telemetry RN, you may choose to pursue certifications to enhance your knowledge and professional development. The most commonly required certifications are Advanced Cardiac Life Support, or ACLS certification, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) certification in Progressive Care Nursing (PCN), Cardiac Medicine Certification (CMC), Cardiac Surgery Certification (CSC), and Basic Life Support (BLS). While not usually required for Telemetry Nursing positions, registered nurses can pursue additional certifications such as Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN), Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN), Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN), and Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) if you want to help with cardiovascular surgery.

Will taking a telemetry travel nursing job help my nursing career?

Taking a telemetry nurse job and traveling is beneficial because it exposes you to different regional nursing procedures and patient populations, provide the opportunity to explore new specialties, and gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly.

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