Travel Registered Nurse | San Antonio, Texas | ONC | 2021
Travel-RN-Oncology (740) / 7A-6P / 13 weeks
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 Texas
If all your exes don't live in Texas, then head over to the Lone Star State for your next travel healthcare job assignment. Even if they all live in Texas, go anyway. Texas is huge and you can get lost in all its wonderful, diverse, weird, big, hot, cowboy-ness.
Big city life in Texas doesn't mean tiny cramped spaces like it does in some of the nation's other big cities. There's plenty of wide-open spaces even in cities. Cities such as Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, and the ever-more-popular Austin are major draws for people moving to Texas.
Texas travel nurses who are music buffs will be endlessly entertained, be it whether they settle in the Live Music Capital, Austin, or any other large city. Texans love their music and they love it out loud. Across the state year-round, live music festivals can be found of all types of genres.
Travel nurses in Texas aren't just feeding their souls with the good music, but they are also feeding their tummies. Tex-Mex cuisine and its imitations can be found worldwide, but here you will find the most authentic and memorable dishes, and you will find them everywhere.
Much like cowboy boots and hats, football is a thing in Texas, very common and very important. If you move to Texas knowing nothing about football, be assured you will leave knowing everything. Football knowledge is like osmosis. Texas football games are a big deal for communities, starting at the school level, passing on into university level, and of course to the big leagues, NFL. So, don't resist too hard, buy a pair of cowboy boots and a football jersey and you're ready to watch the game, be it live, in a bar, or at a friend’s house.
Resources for Texas Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Texas, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Texas Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Texas.
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