Travel Registered Nurse | Cincinnati, Ohio | ONC | 2022
OH - RN Outpatient Oncology - Day Shift
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 Ohio
If you’re considering where to go for your next travel healthcare job, you should consider becoming a Buckeye for a while. And no, I’m not talking about rolling around in peanut butter fudge and dipping yourself in chocolate like the delicious peanut butter and chocolatey confection. I’m talking about going to Ohio, the Buckeye State.
If you have yet to explore the Midwest because you want beaches and warm weather, Ohio is sure to draw you in. Travel nurses in Ohio can experience island life by traveling to Kelley’s Island and South Bass off the Erie Lake coast via ferry in the warmer months to go swimming, boating, and partying.
Ohio travel nurses get their thrills by visiting Cedar Point, where the roller coasters drop their bellies and make their blood race. Get your hiking boots laced up and do the gorgeous trails of the Virginia Kendall Ledges, the Cantwell Cliffs, Glen Helen Nature Preserve, and the Hell Hollow Wilderness Area.
Delight your belly by experiencing the exciting restaurant culture in Columbus and Toledo. Ohio is also home to over 200 breweries, and the cities of Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati all have happening nightlife scenes.
For more artistic pursuits, catch a show of the Cleveland Orchestra, considered one of the best in the world. Visit the Toledo Museum of Art which boasts a collection of over 30,000 pieces. Don’t miss the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden that has white tigers and a special endangered species collection. They put on events throughout the year, including a beautiful festival of lights November through the beginning of January.
Taking a travel nursing job in Ohio can make all this your reality when you team up with Elite Specialty Staffing. Their benefits combined with Ohio travel nurse pay can make this Midwest destination as good for you as for your career.
Resources for Ohio Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Ohio, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Ohio Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Ohio.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel Travel Nursing Benefits:
- High Pay and Bonuses
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements