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 1,166 matching Oncology Nurse jobs.

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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Anchorage, Alaska
Lead Healthstaff
23 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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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Wenatchee, Washington
Lead Healthstaff
8 days ago
We need a Med-Surg - Oncology Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $5538.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Le ...
$5,538/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Wenatchee, Washington
Lead Healthstaff
8 days ago
We need a Med-Surg - Oncology Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $5538.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Le ...
$5,538/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Baltimore, Maryland
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
3 days 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 ...
$5,370/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Charlottesville, Virginia
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
7 days 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 ...
$5,317/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Ardor Health Solutions
12 hours ago
Location: Grand Forks, ND Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Oncology - M/S Onc to join our travel team in Grand Forks, ND! This is a full time tra ...
$4,464/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Charlottesville, Virginia
Focus Staff
15 hours ago
$3,763/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Reno, Nevada
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
12 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 ...
$3,672/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Columbus, Georgia
Ardor Health Solutions
15 hours ago
Location: Columbus, GA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Oncology - M/S Onc to join our travel team in Columbus, GA! This is a full time travel co ...
$3,571/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
New Haven, Connecticut
TotalMed Staffing
15 hours ago
$3,570/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
New Haven, Connecticut
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
14 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 ...
$3,456/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Lafayette, Louisiana
Focus Staff
15 hours ago
$3,144/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Lafayette, Louisiana
Focus Staff
15 hours ago
$2,814/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
San Antonio, Texas
Ardor Health Solutions
14 hours ago
Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Oncology - ONC to join our travel team in SAN ANTONIO, TX! This is a full time travel contract position ...
$2,790/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Stability Healthcare
11 hours ago
$2,758/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Vail, Colorado
Coast Medical Service
8 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$2,004/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Vail, Colorado
Stability Healthcare
14 hours ago
$1,927/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Vail, Colorado
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
14 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 ...
$1,872/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Portland, Oregon
Focus Staff
15 hours ago
$1,792/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Greensboro, North Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
13 hours ago
$1,416/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 (196), MedPro Healthcare Staffing (176), and Ardor Health Solutions (165).

How Much Do Oncology Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, October 28th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Oncology Nurse is $2,821, but can pay up to $5,751 per week.

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  • avg - $2,821
  • max - $5,751

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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Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Lincoln, Nebraska
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
a month ago
Large hospital in Eastern Nebraska is looking for Oncology nurses to help out for the next 13 weeks! Qualified candidates will have BLS, Chemp Certification, and two years of exper ...
$4,221/wk
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Focus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
New Orleans, Louisiana
Focus Staff
15 days ago
$2,257/wk
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Aequor Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Alamance Regional Medical Center
Burlington, North Carolina
Aequor Healthcare
8 hours ago
$3,772/wk
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Focus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Tallahasee, Florida
Focus Staff
6 days ago
$1,710/wk
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Focus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Tallahasee, Florida
Focus Staff
6 days ago
$1,710/wk
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Coast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Lancaster, California
Coast Medical Service
5 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$2,171/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Midland, Texas
Ardor Health Solutions
6 days 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 ...
$3,348/wk
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Albany, New York
Stability Healthcare
15 days ago
$3,035/wk
Travel contract
Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Charlotte, North Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions
21 days ago
Location: Charlotte, NC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Oncology - M/S Onc to join our travel team in Charlotte, NC! This is a full time travel ...
$3,414/wk
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Lead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Midland, Texas
Lead Healthstaff
6 days ago
We need a Med-Surg - Oncology Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $3753.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Le ...
$3,753/wk
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