Travel Registered Nurse | Bristol, Tennessee | ONC | 2022
TN - 2 West Surgery/Oncology - Nights
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 Tennessee
If you're a country music fan, then you know Tennessee will be a wonderful destination for your next travel healthcare job. Travel nursing jobs in Tennessee can place you in Nashville, city home to the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the awesome downtown neighborhood of Music City. Or, take a post in the more rock-n-roll Memphis where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and other stars jump-started their careers. Both cities are bouncing and bursting with music, live music shows will become a regular part of your nightlife.
History buff travel nurses in Tennessee can learn about the Tennessee Civil Rights Movement and plan a road trip to visit the Volunteer State's historic Civil War landmarks. Tour the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum and visit the Stones River National Battlefield.
Tennessee travel nurses who love the great outdoors will find themselves white water rafting in Chattanooga, exploring the Tuckaleechee Caverns with their astonishing stalagmites and underground waterfall, doing the adrenaline-pumping zip line and ropes course at Treetop Adventure Park, and hiking the trails at the beautiful Bald River Falls.
You will never go hungry in Tennessee, but you may sometimes be tired! Tickle your taste buds with delicious dishes in award-winning restaurants in the big cities, and yummy southern comfort food and barbeque. Nightlife in the big cities range from honky-tonk and dancing to alternative gastropubs and dive bars; whichever scene you're in the mood for to loosen up, you can find it.
Tennessee travel nurse pay combined with the great benefits that come with teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing can make this music-loving culture your everyday life. Get your toes tappin' and your hands snappin' to the beat and choose Tennessee today!
Resources for Tennessee Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Tennessee, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Tennessee Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Tennessee.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative 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