RNs in telemetry nursing jobs use high-tech equipment to monitor patient conditions and progress. Tele nurses typically take care of patients recently released from the ICU who are often at risk for developing complications; these nurses, therefore, must be able to take appropriate action when problems arise. Common conditions that require telemetry nurses include cardiac surgery, renal failure, COPD, sleep disorders, neurological problems, epilepsy, and cancer. Duties of telemetry nurses include careful review of the patient's vitals, maintenance of telemetry equipment, administration of medication, and communication with the patient and family. Because patients require round-the-clock monitoring, telemetry RNs often work long hours, night shifts, weekends, and holidays. Consequently, telemetry nurses are in high demand and their wages are above average.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Experience as a telemetry RN in a hospital setting
Job Salary & Benefits:
Increased use of medical monitoring means that RNs with a specialty in telemetry continue to be in demand. Salary depends upon various factors, including experience, type of facility, and location. Payscale.com reports that the average annual pay for a Telemetry nurse is just above that of the average for the nursing profession. Traveling RNs who have earned the Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN) certification will have improved access to higher-paying assignments in the most prestigious facilities.
Date posted: 2018-08-09 15:41