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 1,673 matching Oncology Nurse jobs.

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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Grants Pass, Oregon
Lead Healthstaff
9 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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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Anchorage, Alaska
Lead Healthstaff
17 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 - OncologyAequor Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Asante Three Rivers Medical Center
Grants Pass, Oregon
Aequor Healthcare
5 hours ago
$5,715/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Atrium Health - LCH
Charlotte, North Carolina
BSI Solutions
8 days ago
$5,577/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Charlotte, North Carolina
BSI Solutions
8 days ago
$5,562/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
$4,678/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Atlanta, Georgia
Travel Nurses, Inc.
5 hours ago
$3,917/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Atlanta, Georgia
Travel Nurses, Inc.
5 hours ago
$3,917/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Atlanta, Georgia
Travel Nurses, Inc.
5 hours ago
$3,686/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Atlanta, Georgia
Travel Nurses, Inc.
5 hours ago
$3,686/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Indianapolis, Indiana
Travel Nurses, Inc.
5 hours ago
$3,456/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Greenville, South Carolina
Travel Nurses, Inc.
5 hours ago
$3,341/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
New Hyde Park, New York
Travel Nurses, Inc.
5 hours ago
$3,341/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Columbia, South Carolina
Travel Nurses, Inc.
5 hours ago
$3,341/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Lafayette, Louisiana
Travel Nurses, Inc.
5 hours ago
$2,949/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Wichita Falls, Texas
Travel Nurses, Inc.
5 hours ago
$2,650/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Orange, California
Stability Healthcare
3 hours ago
$2,546/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Houston, Texas
Travel Nurses, Inc.
5 hours ago
$2,442/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Columbus, Ohio
Travel Nurses, Inc.
5 hours ago
$1,590/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Grapevine, Texas
Travel Nurses, Inc.
5 hours ago
$1,198/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 trustaff (208), Aequor Healthcare (197), and Stability Healthcare (192).

How Much Do Oncology Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Friday, October 22nd 2021, the average weekly salary for a Oncology Nurse is $2,861, but can pay up to $6,390 per week.

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  • min - $468
  • avg - $2,861
  • 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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trustaff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
trustaff
5 hours ago
Oncology Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Oncology Registered Nurse will provide and supervise nursing care for cancer patients. The Oncology RN will monitor pati ...
$2,960/wk
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Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Medford, Oregon
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
8 days 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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trustaff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Brooklyn, New York
trustaff
5 hours ago
Oncology Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Oncology Registered Nurse will provide and supervise nursing care for cancer patients. The Oncology RN will monitor pati ...
$4,000/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Greensboro, North Carolina
trustaff
5 hours ago
Oncology Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Oncology Registered Nurse will provide and supervise nursing care for cancer patients. The Oncology RN will monitor pati ...
$3,420/wk
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Springfield, Missouri
Stability Healthcare
10 days ago
$5,237/wk
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Santa Clara, California
Stability Healthcare
2 days ago
$2,306/wk
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Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Baltimore, Maryland
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
7 days ago
This large, well-respected hospital is located in Baltimore, MD is looking for an Oncology RN for a 13 week travel assignment. BLS is required. This hospital's services include a c ...
$4,342/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Wenatchee, Washington
Ardor Health Solutions
15 hours ago
Location: Wenatchee, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Oncology - M/S Onc to join our travel team in Wenatchee, WA! This is a full time travel ...
$4,352/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Wenatchee, Washington
Ardor Health Solutions
a day ago
Location: Wenatchee, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Oncology - M/S Onc to join our travel team in Wenatchee, WA! This is a full time travel ...
$4,352/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Wenatchee, Washington
Ardor Health Solutions
2 months ago
Location: Wenatchee, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Oncology - M/S Onc to join our travel team in Wenatchee, WA! This is a full time travel ...
$4,352/wk
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