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 1,208 matching Oncology Nurse jobs.

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Oncology
Rock Island, Illinois
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$26-46/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Oncology
Brockton, Massachusetts
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$26-46/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Oncology
Des Moines, Iowa
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$26-46/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Oncology
Moline, Illinois
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$26-46/hr
Permanent position
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Staten Island, New York
Stability Healthcare
10 hours ago
$6,639/wk
Travel contract
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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
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Fort Bragg, California
Stability Healthcare
18 days ago
$6,215/wk
Travel contract
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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
Travel contract
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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
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Reno, Nevada
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
6 hours 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 ...
$3,348/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
San Antonio, Texas
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
6 hours 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 ...
$3,168/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Thousand Oaks, California
Host Healthcare
6 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Oncology position in Thousand Oaks, CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #687873 Why choose Host Health ...
$3,061/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Washington, District of Columbia
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
6 hours 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 ...
$2,952/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Santa Monica, California
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
5 hours 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 ...
$2,880/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Seattle, Washington
Host Healthcare
5 hours ago
Why choose Host Healthcare? Because a great Host provides a worry-free travel experience and always puts your needs first. Our passionate and transparent team members have made H ...
$2,585/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Seattle, Washington
Host Healthcare
6 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Oncology position in Seattle, WA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #689108 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
$2,177/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Richland, Washington
Lead Healthstaff
5 hours ago
We need a Med-Surg - Oncology Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $1966.80 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Le ...
$1,966/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Los Angeles, California
TotalMed Staffing
5 hours ago
$1,685/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Williamsville, New York
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
5 hours 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 ...
$1,512/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyAccountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Presbyterian Rust Medical Center
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
6 hours ago
$1,498/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested

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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 (183), and Ardor Health Solutions (157).

How Much Do Oncology Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Tuesday, October 19th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Oncology Nurse is $2,810, but can pay up to $6,639 per week.

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  • min - $468
  • avg - $2,810
  • max - $6,639

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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Focus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Rockport, Maine
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$2,271/wk
Travel contract
Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
San Diego, California
Stability Healthcare
10 days ago
$3,646/wk
Travel contract
Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Stability Healthcare
10 days ago
$2,021/wk
Travel contract
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Santa Monica, California
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 ...
$1,512/wk
Travel contract
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Santa Monica, California
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
Travel contract
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Santa Monica, California
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
a month 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 ...
$1,512/wk
Travel contract
Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Richland, Washington
Ardor Health Solutions
2 months ago
Location: Richland, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Oncology - M/S Onc to join our travel team in Richland, WA! This is a full time travel co ...
$1,745/wk
Travel contract
Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Richland, Washington
Ardor Health Solutions
2 months ago
Location: Richland, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Oncology - M/S Onc to join our travel team in Richland, WA! This is a full time travel co ...
$1,877/wk
Travel contract
Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Richland, Washington
Ardor Health Solutions
2 months ago
Location: Richland, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Oncology - M/S Onc to join our travel team in Richland, WA! This is a full time travel co ...
$1,877/wk
Travel contract
Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Sacramento, California
Host Healthcare
7 days ago
Registered Nurse - Oncology position in Sacramento, CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #635135 Why choose Host Healthcar ...
$2,268/wk
Travel contract