Travel Registered Nurse | New Orleans, Louisiana | ONC | 2021
TRAVEL - RN - ONCOLOGY - CANCER CENTER (Cost Center 715) 7:00AM - 7:00PM (449161)
Oncology Travel Nurses
Are you passionate about continued learning? Specializing as an oncology registered nurse could be right for you. The field of oncology is constantly developing; making advancements in science that provide patients with better treatments and care. Today's battle against cancer is different than it was only 10 years ago. Many cancer patients now survive their treatments and move on to be survivors.
Oncology travel nurses work mostly with patients who are undergoing cancer treatments or are in remission. As you may expect, working with cancer patients is not for the faint of heart. You will be an important person in their lives; serving as a guide of knowledge, a familiar face during treatments, and a consistent presence in their cancer journey. You will have the opportunity to build a rapport and with your patients and likely their families as well.
Oncology travel RNs must have the desire to work in a field that is constantly changing and exploring new treatment options. They must be caring and willing to assess not only their patients' physical health, but also assess their mental health. A cancer diagnosis can be world-shattering, and working with diagnosed patients with the emotional pain, anxiety, and fear on their coping skills is also a part of this specialty.
Travel nurses working in oncology typically find jobs in hospitals, although some positions may be found in outpatient facilities or sometimes home health. In addition to direct care, some oncology nurses can find themselves working more on cancer prevention and cancer screening. Duties you can expect to perform as an oncology nurse include:
- Educate patients and families regarding the cancer treatment expectations
- Provide resource referrals to families and patients
- Develop care plans unique to each patient's diagnosis and needs
- Cooperate and communicate with patients' team of cancer clinicians
- Observe with keen attention to detail patients' progress on a continuum
- Document patient progress and response to treatment
- Administer medications
Oncology nurses can also choose a focus or niche within the specialization of oncology. As you choose a niche, various certifications are also available to keep your knowledge current and give your patients and employers (and you!) confidence in your abilities. A list of areas to focus within oncology include:
- Bone marrow transplantation
- Breast Oncology
- Gynecologic oncology
- Genetic counseling
- Radiation oncology
- Surgical oncology
Job Skills / Requirements
- Valid BLS from the American Heart Association
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) credential is recommended and may be required for specific registered nurses and travel nurse positions
- Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Experience as an oncology RN in a hospital setting
Oncology Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Travel nurses who work in oncology have a unique set of skills that only comes from extensive experience. As such, oncology nurses who travel typically earn a higher wage than entry-level travel nurses.
Oncology travel nurses who work with Elite Specialty Staffing can choose to take free, private, luxurious housing, or a generous housing subsidy. When you work as an oncology travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Louisiana
Mardi Gras! Yea, we’re talking about Louisiana ya’ll. Mardi Gras is not just a day parade; it is a season in Louisiana. New Orleans is the most famous for it, but the entire Bayou state celebrates it. As a travel nurse in Louisiana, you will get to experience all of it (as much as you want anyway): all while earning a paycheck.
In addition to the festival excitement of Mardi Gras, Louisiana travel nurses enjoy experiencing life in the deep south through their taste buds. Cajun and Creole cuisine tickle your tongue with all the rich spices in a gumbo, the finger-lickin crawfish boils, the po-boys (fried-seafood sandwiches), the boudin balls (deep fried sausages), the jambalaya and a cool mint julip on a hot afternoon after work.
Have you ever seen an alligator? Louisiana boasts the biggest alligator population of the South. Travel nurses in Louisiana can take a guided tour by airboat or kayak and glide right by their glowing yellow eyes and massive jaws or go to the Greenwood Gator Farm in Gibson and see alligators from hatchling-size to giant-sized. You can even hold one for a photo!
The music of Louisiana is distinct, you probably already know that they’re famous Blues and Jazz hotspots. But have you heard of Zydeco or Swamp Pop? The Zydeco genre originated from the Black Creole community in southern Louisiana, and the Swamp Pop genre took Blues, Jazz, Zydeco, and Country and mixed them all together. There are lots of festivals and live music opportunities throughout the state, all year long for you to feed your soul with Louisiana music.
Travel healthcare jobs in Louisiana have good pay. That coupled with such a unique cultural experience should have you packing your bags. Travel nursing jobs in Louisiana can be found by teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing. They’ll get you hooked into the Cajun/Creole culture.
Resources for Louisiana Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Louisiana, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Louisiana Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Louisiana.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel Travel Nursing Benefits:
- High Pay and Bonuses
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance from Day One
- Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- 401(k) Plans
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements