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 1,575 matching Oncology Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Springfield, Oregon
Coast Medical Service
4 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$6,916/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Springfield, Oregon
Coast Medical Service
4 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$6,916/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyADN Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Asante Three Rivers Medical Center (Grants Pass, OR 97527)
Grants Pass, Oregon
ADN Healthcare
11 hours ago
$6,505/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Medford, Oregon
Lead Healthstaff
3 days ago
We need a Oncology Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $6480.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healthst ...
$6,480/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Jamaica, New York
Lead Healthstaff
11 days ago
We need a Oncology - Radiation Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $5760.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$5,760/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Synergy Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$4,704/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyEthos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Austin, Texas
Ethos Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$4,395/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyEthos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Atlanta, Georgia
Ethos Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$3,859/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologySynergy Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
New Britain, Connecticut
Synergy Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$3,755/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Ethos Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$3,686/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Wenatchee, Washington
Synergy Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$3,528/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ethos Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$3,382/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Austin, Texas
Ethos Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$3,212/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologySynergy Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Pueblo, Colorado
Synergy Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$3,175/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Pueblo, Colorado
Synergy Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$3,175/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Cincinnati, Ohio
Synergy Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$3,175/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
New Britain, Connecticut
Synergy Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$2,604/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyEthos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Lonetree, Colorado
Ethos Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$2,176/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Rolla, Missouri
Ethos Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$2,032/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Rolla, Missouri
Ethos Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$2,032/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested

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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 Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus (24 jobs), UCSF Medical Center Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital at Mission Bay (13 jobs), and Oregon Health & Science University Hospital (10 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Oncology Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Oncology Nurse jobs are Stability Healthcare (190), MedPro Healthcare Staffing (187), and Ardor Health Solutions (155).

How Much Do Oncology Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Monday, September 27th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Oncology Nurse is $2,686, but can pay up to $6,916 per week.

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  • min - $468
  • avg - $2,686
  • max - $6,916

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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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Peoria, Illinois
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$585/wk
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San Diego, California
Ardor Health Solutions
5 days ago
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$3,326/wk
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14 days ago
$3,226/wk
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$1,580/wk
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