Telemetry Travel Nursing Jobs

Telemetry nurses work in a challenging and rewarding environment. With one to one patient interaction, you’ll experience a caring element to the job.

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Telemetry Job Description

Telemetry nurses care for patients by using medical equipment to monitor blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen level, breathing rate, and other vital signs. Commonly, these patients have recently undergone surgery.

Telemetry Job Requirements

  • Active BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association
  • Active professional license within the state of practice
  • EKG certification is recommended and/or a special test may be required, NIHSS (stroke scale) is also recommended
  • Specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific positions
  • Experience as an Telemetry nurse
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as an RN



In every hospital unit, you’re bound to find specialized nurses that devote their training, skills, and time to provide the utmost level of medical care. Monitoring patients remotely after surgeries and other cardiac treatments are at the heart of telemetry nurses’ responsibilities – no pun intended. Whether you’re just starting your journey as a nurse or you’re looking to find a specialization, this is everything you need to know about telemetry nurses.

How Do You Become a Telemetry Nurse?

As a baseline, telemetry nurses are registered nurses (RNs). To become an RN, you need to earn either a Professional Nursing Associate’s Degree or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. You must then pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and meet your state’s requirements for RN licensure.

After obtaining your RN licensure, you can start transitioning into telemetry. Consider speaking with a supervisor about your interest in telemetry and ask how you can train in this specialty while continuing education in primary care. Unlike other specialties, there’s no central organization that focuses on telemetry certification. The two most common credentialing programs include the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

Other certifications:

  • The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification obtained through the American Heart Association
  • The Processive Care Certified (PCCN) certification given by the Association of Critical-Care Nurses

What Skills Do You Need to Be a Telemetry Nurse Practitioner?

Telemetry nursing is a highly technical environment that requires a more specialized skill set. This career path involves acute care for patients experiencing cardiac problems. The dual nature of telemetry nursing that combines technical and practical skills separates them from other specializations.

An employer will for these most common skills for telemetry nurses include:

  • Understanding of cardiac rhythm monitoring techniques, interpretation, and treatment
  • Knowledge of basic and advanced life support procedures
  • Knowledge of drug dosage and continuous monitoring
  • Knowledge of standard interventions to stabilize patients should an emergency arise
  • Understanding of monitoring machinery

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Telemetry Nurse?

A telemetry nurse works with patients struggling with heart disease, heart failure, and other cardiac conditions. To understand a telemetry nurse, you have to understand the term telemetry, which comes from the words tele meaning “remote” and metron meaning “measure.”

Thus, a telemetry nurse monitors patients using remote electronic signals and specialized equipment. They monitor patients’ progress, provide medical care, and provide specific cardiac interventions in an emergency.

National average salary: $107,536 per year

Job outlook: 7% increase

Where Do Telemetry Nurses Work?

As their name states, telemetry nurses work in the telemetry unit of a hospital. These units provide care for patients leaving the intensive care unit (UCI) that still require consistent monitoring. In the telemetry unit, patients are more stable but even need close monitoring should their situation change.

Sometimes, telemetry nurses also find work in outpatient surgery centers and long-term care facilities. Other medicine areas may also employ a telemetry unit, so nurses may find themselves working with sleep clinics or neurological units.

What Kind of Patients Are On A Telemetry Unit?

The telemetry unit receives a wide range of patients. Most patients need telemetry monitoring, particularly those with a history of high blood pressure, stroke, or a heart attack. Patients in this unit have a high turnout rate because most patients are already stepping down from a more intense level of care.

What Does a Telemetry Nurse Do?

In short, telemetry nurses provide care for patients with cardiovascular issues and related consequences. They perform frequent patient assessments to watch for any changes. This includes measuring blood pressure, levels of consciousness, and breathing patterns.

Telemetry nurses also operate heart monitoring equipment, perform diagnostic tests, and follow protocols to treat chest pain. Most of the time, nurses also assist with procedures like cardioversions and other procedures performed in the telemetry unit. However, their biggest responsibility is recognizing and responding to cardiac emergencies quickly.

The telemetry nurse has a mixture of responsibilities that include registered nurse duties and technical skills to monitor patients’ health.

Most responsibilities include:

  • Caring for cardiac patients
  • Using electronic equipment like an echocardiogram (EKG) and breathing machines to monitor patients
  • Looking for cardiac baseline changes, arrhythmias, and abnormalities
  • Responding to irregularities
  • Performing stress tests
  • Administering IVs and medications
  • Monitoring telemetry units of hospitals
  • Assisting cardiologists throughout cardiac procedures
  • Using diagnostic tests to evaluate patients’ cardiac health

Travel Nurse Salary & Benefits

Career Benefits

If the above responsibilities sound like the type of work that interests you, there’s a straightforward path towards becoming a telemetry nurse as your employment. With a specialty like this, you could become a coveted travel nurse. At Stability Healthcare, we place nurses in hospitals across the United States in specialties like telemetry. If you’re into pediatrics, you can browse open jobs today!

Travel Nursing Reviews

Jennifer, RN

The response time from my recruiter and nurse specialist is amazing! They both have been so great to work with on my first assignment out in California!!! Chad and Samantha both are super caring and very responsive! I already extended my contract with the hospital because of the smooth process. They made the transition from Florida to California a lot loss stressful than I imagined. Would definitely recommend them both!!!

Tammy D.

My recruiter, and other staff I have had the pleasure of interacting with, are all so friendly and helpful. My recruiter is responsive, and even reached out while she was on vacation to check on me! I’ve worked with other agencies in the past, but Stability is next level when it comes to making your travel nursing experience as seamless as possible! Special shout out to Lindsay (best recruiter ever) and Tracy. Amazing people to work with.

Brittany J.

My recruiter is very responsive and personable. I have NEVER had any issues with them!! This agency even has PTO! None of my co workers with other agencies have this benefit!! Also the rates are equal or higher than most other agencies!! Everything feels more like family than business and for that I would choose stability over any other agency!! I am so happy I chose to work with them!

Sopheare C.

My recruiter Amanda is amazing and always timely with her responses. Debbie who is my nurse experience specialist who is with me all times of the contract is truly awesome. Love how responsive she is and will answer any and all my questions. Big thanks to Jesse my compliance coordinator for making all the appointments and getting me travel ready. Can’t thank my team enough for all they do. Any question or issue I have they resolve right away. And I love that they breakdown each contract into a spread so you know exactly what your getting for the terms of the contract.

Sara R.

I have been incredibly impressed by the professionalism, ease of communication, ability to have all requirements for onboarding fulfilled in a timely manner, and just overall outstanding service. Lindsay Hernandez is my particular recruiter and she has been a pleasure to work with, as well as all the team members at Stability. I’m looking forward to staying with them for my next assignment. I highly recommend them to my nursing friends, and anyone looking to travel as a nurse!

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