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 salaryLike RNs in every field, the demand for nurses specially trained to work in oncology continues to rise, along with salaries. 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 1,202 matching Oncology Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Grants Pass, Oregon
Lead Healthstaff
6 days ago
We need a Oncology Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $6390.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healthst ...
$6,390/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Fort Bragg, California
Stability Healthcare
18 days ago
$6,215/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Anchorage, Alaska
Lead Healthstaff
14 days ago
We need a Med-Surg - Oncology Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $5751.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Le ...
$5,751/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyBSI Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Atrium Health - LCH
Charlotte, North Carolina
BSI Solutions
5 days ago
$5,577/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Charlotte, North Carolina
BSI Solutions
5 days ago
$5,562/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Great Neck, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: Great Neck, NY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Oncology - ONC to join our travel team in Great Neck, NY! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$5,464/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
North Kansas City, Missouri
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
4 hours ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
$4,273/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyAccess Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
OU Medicine, Inc
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Access Healthcare
2 hours ago
$4,104/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyAccess Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
OU Medicine, Inc
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Access Healthcare
2 hours ago
$4,104/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Sarasota, Florida
Lead Healthstaff
3 hours ago
We need a Med-Surg - Oncology Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $4047.86 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Le ...
$4,047/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Sarasota, Florida
Lead Healthstaff
4 hours ago
We need a Med-Surg - Oncology Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $4047.86 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Le ...
$4,047/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Sarasota, Florida
Lead Healthstaff
3 hours ago
We need a Med-Surg - Oncology Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $4041.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Le ...
$4,041/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Sarasota, Florida
Lead Healthstaff
4 hours ago
We need a Med-Surg - Oncology Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $4041.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Le ...
$4,041/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
San Antonio, Texas
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
3 hours ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
$3,800/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyAccess Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Charleston Crisis Response
Charleston, South Carolina
Access Healthcare
2 hours ago
$3,648/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyAccess Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Access Healthcare
2 hours ago
$3,496/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
San Diego, California
Stability Healthcare
2 hours ago
$3,486/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
North Kansas City, Missouri
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
4 hours ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
$3,217/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyAccess Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle, Washington
Access Healthcare
2 hours ago
$3,131/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
San Antonio, Texas
Focus Staff
3 hours ago
$2,780/wk
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What are the best agencies for Oncology Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Oncology Nurse jobs are Stability Healthcare (201), MedPro Healthcare Staffing (184), and Ardor Health Solutions (158).

How Much Do Oncology Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Monday, October 18th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Oncology Nurse is $2,803, but can pay up to $6,390 per week.

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  • min - $468
  • avg - $2,803
  • max - $6,390

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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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Miami, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
13 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 ...
$2,160/wk
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Stability Healthcare
10 days ago
$3,508/wk
Travel contract
Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Stability Healthcare
10 days ago
$3,508/wk
Travel contract
Focus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Rockport, Maine
Focus Staff
3 days ago
$2,271/wk
Travel contract
Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Rockport, Maine
Cross Country Nurses
24 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 Co ...
$5,125/wk
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Salisbury, Maryland
TotalMed Staffing
14 days ago
$5,206/wk
Travel contract
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Medford, Oregon
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
2 months ago
This is a 400-bed level II trauma hospital located in the southwest corner of Oregon. Foodies will be right at home here with tons of breweries and wineries to tour. Every outdoor ...
$5,427/wk
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Gifted Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
GIFTED Healthcare
Palo Alto, California
Gifted Healthcare
2 months ago
GIFTED Healthcare has travel, local and PRN/Per Diem options nationwide, and is constantly seeking experienced RN's. We do require 1 year of experience in the specialty you are app ...
$5,257/wk
Travel contract
Gifted Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
GIFTED Healthcare
Palo Alto, California
Gifted Healthcare
2 months ago
GIFTED Healthcare has travel, local and PRN/Per Diem options nationwide, and is constantly seeking experienced RN's. We do require 1 year of experience in the specialty you are app ...
$5,257/wk
Travel contract
Gifted Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
GIFTED Healthcare
Palo Alto, California
Gifted Healthcare
2 months ago
GIFTED Healthcare has travel, local and PRN/Per Diem options nationwide, and is constantly seeking experienced RN's. We do require 1 year of experience in the specialty you are app ...
$5,257/wk
Travel contract