Travel Registered Nurse | Asheville, North Carolina | ONC | 2021
BACKFILL TRAVEL RN - ONCOLOGY (632) - 7PM - 7AM
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 North Carolina
If you're hankering for a destination that offers beautiful coastlines, beautiful mountain ranges, wine country and breweries, big bustling cities and quaint small towns; then North Carolina should be on the books for your next travel healthcare job.
Travel nursing jobs in North Carolina can land you in one of those bustling cities and giving you the opportunity to experience the richness this state has to offer in your down time. Head to the coastline and watch the wild mustangs grazing the beach grasses on the Currituck Outer Banks, or visit Cape Lookout Lighthouse for wide-reaching vistas, or rent a kayak and explore the waters at Topsail Beach.
Nature-loving travel nurses in North Carolina can visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh or explore the beautiful Pilot Mountain State Park. Go rock climbing at Ship Rock in High Country or go camping under the starry sky at Grandfather Mountain.
North Carolina's travel nurses won't want to miss the drive of "Blue Ridge Parkway": a long drive that winds around and through the Appalachian Mountains. It boasts gorgeous views through the mountains. Planning stops along the way for hiking, biking, and even concert events (depending on the season) is a great way to get the most out of this great road trip opportunity.
North Carolina travel nurse pay varies depending on your specialty and the community you want to work in. Teaming up with Elite Specialty Staffing to enjoy their great benefits is the way to go in order to maximize your income potential.
Resources for North Carolina Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in North Carolina, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the North Carolina Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of North Carolina.
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