Travel Registered Nurse | Wichita, Kansas | ONC | 2021
LOCAL - RN - ONCOLOGY (608) - Wesley MC - 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 Kansas
Looking for your next travel healthcare job? Has your wanderlust taken you to Kansas yet? The Sunflower state offers Kansas travel nurses city or rural life which can include watching stunning sunsets over endless fields of sunflowers, beautiful outdoor experiences and activities, warm and inviting people, and delicious BBQ.
Kansas is notoriously flat, and that flatness gives way to beautiful sunsets every night, because there is nothing that encombers your view. Your soul will delight in the openness of being able to stand in place and view the red-orange-purple sky, and just being able to see for miles and miles.
Not all of Kansas is flat, however. For the nature-loving travel nurses in Kansas, the warm summer months can be spent biking or horseback riding along the Flint Hills Trail. Located in the northeastern part of the state, these beautiful rolling hills that go on for miles are a popular go-to for residents in their downtime. Kanapolis Lake is also a popular summer spot for people to go boating or jet skiing. Tuttle Creek State Park is a great place to challenge your mountain biking prowess or rent a canoe or kayak and go out on the Kansas River.
If you want big-city life, Kansas travel nurses can have that in Kansas, too. Go shopping at the Legends, eat mouth-watering Kansas City-style BBQ, and catch a live jazz show in Kansas City. Check out the Exploration Place (science museum) in Wichita, or if you’re into space travel, go to the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson and tour their world-renowned space museum and take in a show in their Planetarium. One of the benefits of big-city life in Kansas is that you can hop in your car and escape the hustle and bustle and within an hour be back to rolling waves of wheat and blue skies, no matter where you are.
Travel nursing jobs in Kansas can place you in a city or a more rural zone. No matter what your preference is, Kansas travel nurse pay coupled with a low cost of living in the state is a great economic decision for any travel nurse looking for a new home.
Resources for Kansas Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Kansas, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Kansas Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Kansas.
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