Travel Oncology Nurse Jobs
Make a Difference as an Oncology Travel Nurse
It's no surprise you have a knack for helping those around you. It's likely why you got into nursing in the first place! You’re all about listening to your patients, but are you ready to listen to that inner voice telling you to travel? Travel nursing has its perks. You get to do a job you love, feel fulfilled at each day's end, explore new cities and spaces, and of course, make some pretty great cash. Travel nursing is a job for the kind-hearted, adventure seekers out there who live to care for others around the clock because people do not fall ill on a schedule, as much as that would make things easier.
Live and work in the location of your dreams and get paid to do it. As a travel nurse, you choose your specialty and your next adventure. It's not science (for once).
What is an Oncology Travel Nurse?
An Oncology Nurse is a specialized professional in the nursing field who provides care and support to patients diagnosed with cancer. These nurses play a critical role in the cancer care team, managing the physical symptoms of patients undergoing cancer treatment, offering emotional support, and administering chemotherapy and other treatments. An Oncology Nurse also educates patients and families about the disease, treatment options, potential side effects, and the importance of self-care during and after treatment. Travel oncology nurses travel across the country to fill staffing needs in medical facilities. Their invaluable contribution ensures patients maintain the best quality of life possible throughout their cancer journey.
You can find Travel Oncology Nurse jobs in a variety of healthcare facilities including hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. While many Oncology Nurses work in hospital-based cancer centers, others may choose to work in outpatient care centers. Community clinics and home health are other settings where oncology nurses are often required to provide personalized care in a comfortable environment. Long-term care facilities and hospice care also greatly value the expertise of oncology nurses, ensuring elderly cancer patients or those at the end of their life journey receive the highest quality care. Each setting offers a different perspective on patient care, but all are integral in the journey to cancer recovery and patient well-being.
Typical Oncology Nurse Responsibilities:
- Provide compassionate care and support to patients diagnosed with cancer
- Administer chemotherapy and other cancer treatments under the supervision of an oncologist
- Monitor patient vital signs and report any significant changes to healthcare teams
- Educate oncology patients and their families about the disease, treatment options, and potential side effects
- Coordinate care with other healthcare professionals such as dietitians, social workers, and physical therapists
- Participate in oncology research studies and stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in cancer treatments
- Ensure patient comfort and advocate for their needs and wishes throughout the treatment process
Choose where you go
With opportunities for new graduates all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.
Advantages & Perks for Travel Nursing Jobs
Travel nurses are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what you'll actually get paid before you even apply.
Travel nurses qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem that can help you cover the cost of moving, like your transportation, meals, and other expenses.
Level-up, Nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.
See new spaces. See new faces. Grow and learn in your nursing career as you grow and learn in various cities all over the country.
Travel Nursing Compliance & Licensure
Being a travel nurse is a great way to grow your experience and learn on the job. What if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? Don’t sweat. You’ll get training in nursing and financial assistance for the cost of licensing and certifications!
Degrees and Certifications
Keeping up with the world of licensing and certification can be intimidating. Degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty but getting compliant for your home state and others you want to travel to is easier as a medical professional. Compliance experts work with your recruiter and the facility to ensure that you have all the relevant credentials required for any and all travel jobs.
Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty in nursing.
The three parts of compliance
- Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
- Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
- Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams
Who can become an Oncology Travel Nurse?
An Oncology Nurse career is a rewarding yet demanding path that is open to anyone with the passion and dedication to serve those battling cancer. It's a unique specialty that requires a registered nurse license as a starting point, but beyond the basic qualifications, it's about empathy, resilience, and the drive to make a difference. If you are a compassionate individual who thrives in fast-paced, emotionally charged environments, Oncology Nursing could be the perfect fit.
Experienced Oncology Nurses with 12-18 months of hospital-based RN experience in their field can apply for travel nurse jobs. Depending on the specialty or the specific requirements of the facility, the required job experience could be longer.
How much does an Oncology Travel Nurse make?
As an Oncology Travel Nurse, you play a crucial role in the healthcare system and you're duly compensated for your highly specialized skills and dedicated service. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for all registered nurses in the United States is roughly $77,600 per year. However, this can vary significantly depending on factors such as location, years of experience, and level of education and certification. Additionally, Oncology Travel Nurses are eligible for stipends and per diems to help cover travel costs.
Are there any common Oncology Travel Nursing certifications I should consider?
Yes! As an Oncology Travel Nurse, you may choose to pursue certifications to enhance your knowledge and professional development. The most commonly required certifications are Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) and Basic Life Support (BLS). While not usually required for oncology positions, registered nurses can pursue additional certifications such as Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN) or Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse (CPHON).
What type of Travel Nursing jobs make the most money?
Typically, the most in-demand travel nursing jobs are those that require highly specialized training, knowledge, and experience. This includes positions in the Cardiac Cath Lab, ICUs, Emergency Rooms, and Operating Rooms. Fusion Medical Staffing provides weekly pay estimates for most travel nursing jobs we have available which include the combined hourly pay and available stipend amounts for housing, travel, and per diem.
Will taking an Oncology Nursing job help my nursing career?
Travel nursing jobs are beneficial because it exposes you to different regional nursing procedures and patient populations, provide the opportunity to explore new specialties, and gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly.