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Travel Oncology Nurse Jobs Salary Insights
Average Oncology Nurse Salary
The average salary for a Oncology Nurse is $2,272 per week. This is 4% higher than the nursing US average of $2,185.
Last updated on October 3, 2023. Based on 4,880 active jobs on Vivian.com in the last 7 days.
Travel Oncology Nurse Jobs FAQs
What are the best agencies for Travel Oncology Nurse jobs?
The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Travel Oncology Nurse jobs are Trustaff (141), OneStaff Medical (136), and Host Healthcare (123).
Does Vivian have any staff Nursing jobs?
As of Tuesday, October 3rd 2023, Vivian has 674 Staff Nursing jobs listed. These jobs pay $47 per hour on average, with the highest-paying job listed up to $68 per hour.
Does Vivian have any per diem Nursing jobs?
As of Tuesday, October 3rd 2023, Vivian has 3 jobs listed for per diem Nursing jobs. These jobs pay $52 per hour on average and up to $52 per hour for the highest-paying role.
Does Vivian have any local contract Nursing jobs?
As of Tuesday, October 3rd 2023, Vivian has 21 listings for local contract Nursing jobs. These jobs pay $60 per hour on average, and up to $82 per hour for the top-paying job listed.
Where can I learn more about working as a Travel Oncology Nurse?
Take a look at Vivian's Travel Oncology Nurse Career Guide for more information, including required education, responsibilities, pros and cons and more.
What is an Oncology Nurse?
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.
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.
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.