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Travel Oncology Nurse Jobs

An oncology nurse is a registered nurse who specializes in the treatment of cancer patients. Oncology nurses, also called hematology/oncology nurses, care for patients of all ages who have been diagnosed with cancer and help them navigate complex treatment protocols and manage cancer symptoms and cancer treatment side effects. Oncology is a challenging, yet rewarding, field that offers career-long learning and professional growth.

Oncology nursing is a top recruited specialty on Vivian, where you’ll find hundreds of oncology travel nursing jobs at prestigious locations around the country.

Oncology nurse salary

Like RNs in every field, the demand for nurses specially trained to work in oncology continues to rise, along with salaries. According to PayScale, the average annual wage for oncology nurses is $71,349, which breaks down to about $1,372 weekly and $34 hourly, based on a 40-hour work week.

Vivian data from 2019 showed an average weekly salary of $1,599 for oncology travel nurses. However, travel nurses who claim a permanent tax home may earn more through stipends that are typically tax-free. Extra compensations include housing allowances, meal stipends, and health care.

We currently have 1,315 matching Oncology Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Phoenix, Arizona
Lead Healthstaff
12 days ago
2 year(s) of experience required; 32 beds in unit   **MUST HAVE LEVEL 1 TRAUMA EXPERIENCE**   Common diagnosis / Types of patients: 85% Oncology patients / 15% Tele medsurg. Su ...
$3,620/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
17 days ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Oncology Registered Nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare ...
$3,600/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
American Mobile Healthcare
15 days ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Oncology - (Onc RN)StartDate: 07/15/2021Available Shifts: 12 D Pay Rate: $3385.14 - 3730.56Featuring advanced technology in ad ...
$3,557/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologySkyline Med Staff Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Salisbury, Maryland
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
12 hours ago
$3,458/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyIntellaPro
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Grants Pass, Oregon
IntellaPro
5 days ago
$3,457/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Pueblo, Colorado
Ardor Health Solutions
7 hours ago
Location: Pueblo, CO Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Oncology - M/S Onc to join our travel team in Pueblo, CO! This is a full time travel contra ...
$2,773/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyAssured Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Assured Nursing
7 hours ago
$2,376/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Abilene, Texas
Ardor Health Solutions
7 hours ago
Location: ABILENE, TX Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Oncology - M/S Onc to join our travel team in ABILENE, TX! This is a full time travel cont ...
$2,219/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Abilene, Texas
Lead Healthstaff
7 hours ago
We need a Med-Surg - Oncology Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2219.04 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Le ...
$2,219/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyAssured Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Abilene, Texas
Assured Nursing
6 hours ago
$2,186/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Abilene, Texas
KPG Healthcare
7 hours ago
$2,153/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyCareStaff Partners
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Abilene, Texas
CareStaff Partners
7 hours ago
The CareStaff Partners Difference: Join a Family Oriented Team that is Passionate about the mutual goal of finding the right local or travel contract position for You and You ...
$2,153/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Reno, Nevada
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$2,031/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Hendrick Health System
Abilene, Texas
Mynela Staffing
7 hours ago
$2,010/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyConvergence Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Abilene, Texas
Convergence Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$1,987/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyOR Nurses - Southeast
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
OR Nurses - Southeast
8 hours ago
$1,958/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Birmingham, Alabama
OR Nurses - Southeast
8 hours ago
$1,822/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Memphis, Tennessee
OR Nurses - Southeast
8 hours ago
$1,613/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Dothan, Alabama
OR Nurses - Southeast
8 hours ago
$1,567/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyOR Nurses - Southeast
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Memphis, Tennessee
OR Nurses - Southeast
8 hours ago
$1,521/wk
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Oncology Nurse FAQs

What hospitals currently have Oncology Nurse job opportunities?

The hospitals on Vivian that currently have the most Oncology Nurse jobs are UCSF Medical Center Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital at Mission Bay (15 jobs), Salem Hospital (11 jobs), and Holston Valley Medical Center (10 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Oncology Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Oncology Nurse jobs are American Mobile Healthcare (143), trustaff (127), and TotalMed Staffing (107).

How Much Do Oncology Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Tuesday, June 22nd 2021, the average weekly salary for a Oncology Nurse is $2,032, but can pay up to $3,620 per week.

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  • avg - $2,032
  • max - $3,620

What does an oncology nurse do?

Oncology nurses work within an interdisciplinary team to provide curative and palliative treatments for all types of cancers and blood disorders, along with the appropriate interventions. They devise and implement care plans to reach determined goals and provide the best outcomes. They administer chemotherapy, medications, and IVs through various methods. A primary responsibility is patient monitoring and assessment, including before and after chemotherapy and assessing complications from treatment to manage immediate and long-term side effects. They also educate, counsel, and support patients and their families regarding their ongoing care and emotional states.

Where do oncology nurses work?

Oncology nurses may work at midsize to large hospitals that have oncology departments. They may also work at dedicated cancer treatment centers or ambulatory clinics that provide cancer treatments.

What skills make a good oncology nurse?

Oncology nurses must have in-depth knowledge of all types of cancers and the expected side effects of all types of cancer treatments. They must possess advanced clinical skills to treat various cancers and manage complications that arise from treatment. Top skills for a good oncology nurse often involve interpersonal and other soft skills, which include active listening skills to ensure patients understand their disease, treatment options, and potential outcomes. 

Oncology nurses must also have comprehensive health assessment skills to monitor patients’ physical, mental, and emotional health. Communication skills are also a must to effectively convey information to doctors, other medical staff, patients, and patients’ family members. Compassion and empathy are highly desirable interpersonal skills to form healthy nurse-patient relations, which are especially vital during end of life care.

How to become an Oncology Travel Nurse?

To become an oncology travel nurse, applicants must first earn an ADN or a BSM from an accredited nursing program. Upon graduation, they must take and pass the NCLEX-RN licensing exam and complete Basic Life Support certification. Some facilities may also require Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification. They can also demonstrate advanced knowledge in oncology with Oncology Certified Nurse and Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse designations through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation can expand career opportunities. Transitioning to travel oncology nursing also often requires two years of recent experience.

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Posted on Nov 25, 2020
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