Travel Registered Nurse | Terre Haute, Indiana | ONC | 2021
TRAVEL - RN ONCOLOGY (605) 7A-7P
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 Indiana
From it’s bustling large cities to it’s quaint small towns, Indiana is a state in the Midwest that has a variety of offerings for travel nurses. If you like the city life, you will appreciate the metro areas that are full of unique shops, elegant galleries, and eclectic cafes. If you are more into the countryside, there is small-town charm in abundance throughout the rural zones in the Hoosier State.
If you are a nurse and have a family, you can still be a traveling nurse. Consider taking a travel healthcare job in the beautiful state of Indiana. Travel nurses in Indiana love this state because it has so much to offer.
Indiana travel nurses get into the NASCAR spirit and prepare for the world-famous Indy 500 by going to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. They can geek-out about dinosaurs and take their families to see real dinosaur fossils at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Delight in the beautiful summer months at one of the state parks by swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding or fishing. At Patoka Lake, Indiana travel nurses can book a sunset wine cruise, visit a winery and spend the night on the lake in a boathouse. At Shakamak State Park you can rent a boat and take it out on one of the three lakes. Or enjoy a day on the beach at the Indiana Dunes State Park. If you’re into mountain biking, the Brown County State Park has tons of hills and ravines to test your prowess.
In the winter months, head to Pokagon State Park for their famous toboggan run, that reaches speeds of up to 30mph. Or see the beautiful waterfalls frozen over at Clifty Falls State Park.
You may not be a Hoosier native but experiencing the beauty and Midwestern charm of Indiana will make you want to be one. The only thing that might take you a bit to adjust to, is their combination of peanut butter on a hamburger!
Travel nursing jobs in Indiana can also be financially beneficial to you and your family, because the Hoosier state boasts a lower-than-US-average cost of living. That added to the Indiana travel nurse pay and Elite Specialty Staffing benefits makes Indiana a clear winner.
Resources for Indiana Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Indiana, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Indiana Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Indiana.
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