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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 1,259 matching Oncology Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Burlington, Vermont
Cross Country Nurses
2 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 ...
$3,665/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Phoenix, Arizona
Lead Healthstaff
15 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 - OncologySkyline Med Staff Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Rapid City, South Dakota
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
4 days ago
$3,528/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
10 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 ...
$3,456/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Little Rock, Arkansas
Cross Country Nurses
2 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 ...
$3,435/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Focus Staff
14 hours ago
$2,920/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyMarshall Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Walnut Creek, California
Marshall Healthcare Staffing
12 hours ago
No Oncology Cert Required
$2,814/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Salem, Oregon
Focus Staff
14 hours ago
$2,788/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Shreveport, Louisiana
Cross Country Nurses
12 hours 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 ...
$2,605/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
11 hours ago
Location: Lewistown, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Oncology - M/S Onc to join our travel team in Lewistown, PA! This is a full time travel ...
$2,412/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Portland, Maine
Focus Staff
15 hours ago
$2,359/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyDestination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Atlanta, Georgia
Destination Travelcare
15 hours ago
$2,340/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyMarshall Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
La Mesa, California
Marshall Healthcare Staffing
12 hours ago
12 hour night shift
$2,310/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Midland Memorial Hospital
Midland, Texas
Mynela Staffing
10 hours ago
$2,307/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Midland, Texas
Ardor Health Solutions
8 hours ago
Location: Midland, TX Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Oncology - M/S Onc to join our travel team in Midland, TX! This is a full time travel cont ...
$2,291/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Midland, Texas
Lead Healthstaff
10 hours ago
We need a Med-Surg - Oncology Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2257.20 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Le ...
$2,257/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyDestination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Midland, Texas
Destination Travelcare
11 hours ago
$2,223/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Beverly Hills, California
KPG Healthcare
13 hours ago
$1,933/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Rockville, Maryland
Focus Staff
15 hours ago
$1,795/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Oncologytrustaff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Newnan, Georgia
trustaff
15 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 ...
$1,520/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 (164), MedPro Healthcare Staffing (149), and Stability Healthcare (142).

How Much Do Oncology Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Saturday, July 24th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Oncology Nurse is $2,152, but can pay up to $3,665 per week.

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  • min - $546
  • avg - $2,152
  • max - $3,665

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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