Travel Registered Nurse | Richmond, Virginia | ONC | 2021
TRAVEL - RN ONCOLOGY (632) DAYS
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 Virginia
If you're looking at all the great travel nursing jobs in Virginia, but wondering if Virginia would be a good fit for you, consider this: "Virginia is for lovers". At least that's what their official state tourism website says. And after taking a look around, I am sure you will agree. It's for all sorts of lovers, not just the romantic kind.
Are you a travel nurse who loves fall foliage? Virginia travel nurses can explore the beautiful outdoors of Virginia on their days off and become inspired, especially in the autumn months. Shenandoah National Park and Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains offer breathtaking sites and the Commonwealth State even has a foliage hotline to call to see if conditions and colors are right.
Are you a lover of sunny beaches and water sports? Virginia offers residents beautiful beaches that spill into the Atlantic. Travel nurses in Virginia enjoy sunning, surfing, swimming, and seafood all along Virginia's coastline.
Are you a lover of locally grown and produced adult beverages? Virginia has wineries, breweries, distilleries, and cideries (hard cider) that you can taste, explore, learn and discover favorites all year long.
Are you a lover of history? You're next travel healthcare job could land you within driving distance of the Virginia Battlefield, or any of the estates of Virginia's eight former U.S. Presidents. Or have you following the Crooked Road, a musical history trail that passes mostly throughout Southwest Virginia.
As you can see, Virginia IS for lovers. What do you love? Do you love traveling the country, exploring new places, meeting new people, tasting new foods, and making memories? Make your next travel nursing job assignment happen in Virginia and discover what else you are a lover of!
Virginia is a great place for those of us in the healthcare field. It is known for having a quality healthcare system and being very accessible to its residents. Virginia has a high number of hospitals and medical facilities, and a high physician to patient ratio. Virginia travel nurse pay are comparable to the national average. Add that to the many benefits that come when you team up with Elite Specialty Staffing and you've surely got an assignment you will love!
Resources for Virginia Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Virginia, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Virginia Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Virginia.
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