Travel Hematology/Oncology Nurse Jobs

An oncology nurse is a registered nurse who specializes in the treatment of cancer patients. Oncology nurses, also called hematology/oncology nurses, care for patients of all ages who have been diagnosed with cancer and help them navigate complex treatment protocols and manage cancer symptoms and cancer treatment side effects. Oncology is a challenging, yet rewarding, field that offers career-long learning and professional growth.

Oncology nursing is a top recruited specialty on NurseFly, where you’ll find hundreds of oncology travel nursing jobs at prestigious locations around the country.

Oncology nurse salary

Like RNs in every field, the demand for nurses specially trained to work in oncology continues to rise, along with salaries. According to PayScale, the average annual wage for oncology nurses is $71,349, which breaks down to about $1,372 weekly and $34 hourly, based on a 40-hour work week.

NurseFly data from 2019 showed an average weekly salary of $1,599 for oncology travel nurses. However, travel nurses who claim a permanent tax home may earn more through stipends that are typically tax-free. Extra compensations include housing allowances, meal stipends, and health care.

We currently have 356 matching Hematology/Oncology Nurse jobs.

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SSM Health
Registered Nurse (RN) - Oncology
Saint Louis, Missouri
SSM Health · posted 10 hours ago
Sign On Bonus commitments: $5K bonus = 1 year commitment Lump sum payout upon hire $10K bonus = 2 year commitment. $5k paid upon hire; $5k after 12 months Relocation bonus commitment is 1 year for ...
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$24-38/hour
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SSM Health
Registered Nurse (RN) - Oncology
Saint Louis, Missouri
SSM Health · posted 10 hours ago
Sign On Bonus commitments: $5K bonus = 1 year commitment Lump sum payout upon hire $10K bonus = 2 year commitment. $5k paid upon hire; $5k after 12 months Relocation bonus commitment is 1 year for ...
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$24-38/hour
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Modesto, California
KPG Healthcare · posted 4 hours ago
$3,744/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Carmichael, California
TotalMed Staffing · posted 15 hours ago
$3,202/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Carmichael, California
TotalMed Staffing · posted 15 hours ago
$3,175/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
New Orleans, Louisiana
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 12 hours ago
Location: New Orleans, LA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Oncology - M/S Onc to join our travel team in New Orleans, LA! This is a full time travel contract positio ...
$2,815/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
New Orleans, Louisiana
KPG Healthcare · posted 4 hours ago
$2,691/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Reno, Nevada
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted a day ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Oncology Registered Nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requireme ...
$2,556/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Reno, Nevada
Stability Healthcare · posted a day ago
$2,536/week
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Titan Medical Group
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Boston, Massachusetts
Titan Medical Group · posted 14 hours ago
Health care professional needed for an Oncology position in MA. Must have a minimum of 2 years experience as an Oncology RN. We offer our clients the best in traveling medical professionals. The only ...
$2,500/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Renown Regional Medical Center
Reno, Nevada
TotalMed Staffing · posted 20 hours ago
$2,431/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
North Charleston, South Carolina
Stability Healthcare · posted 13 hours ago
$2,266/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
North Charleston, South Carolina
Stability Healthcare · posted a day ago
$2,266/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Jefferson Health Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Sewell, New Jersey
TotalMed Staffing · posted 18 hours ago
$2,219/week
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Titan Medical Group
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
New London, Connecticut
Titan Medical Group · posted 14 hours ago
Health care professional needed for an Oncology position in CT. Must have a minimum of 2 years experience as an Oncology RN. We offer our clients the best in traveling medical professionals. The only ...
$2,125/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Washington Township, New Jersey
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 18 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Oncology Registered Nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requireme ...
$1,908/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted a day ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Oncology Registered Nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requireme ...
$1,908/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Grand Junction, Colorado
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 15 hours ago
Location: GRAND JUNCTION, CO Setting: HOME HEALTH Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Oncology - M/S Onc to join our travel team in GRAND JUNCTION, CO! This is a full time travel contrac ...
$1,714/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Bronx, New York
Stability Healthcare · posted 10 hours ago
$1,633/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
UP Health System
Hancock, Michigan
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,517/week
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What are the best agencies for Hematology/Oncology Nurse jobs?

The agencies on NurseFly that currently have the most Hematology/Oncology Nurse jobs are Stability Healthcare (84), MedPro Healthcare Staffing (76), and KPG Healthcare (59).

How Much Do Hematology/Oncology Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Wednesday, January 27th 2021, the average weekly pay for Hematology/Oncology Nurse jobs is $2,151, but can pay up to $4,460 per week. In 2021, Hematology/Oncology Nurses jobs on Nursefly paid a gross average weekly pay of $1,736 per week working an average of 36 hours per week. This includes non-taxable compensation like living stipends, meal stipends, and housing which add up to an average value of $1,243 per week.

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What does an oncology nurse do?

Oncology nurses work within an interdisciplinary team to provide curative and palliative treatments for all types of cancers and blood disorders, along with the appropriate interventions. They devise and implement care plans to reach determined goals and provide the best outcomes. They administer chemotherapy, medications, and IVs through various methods. A primary responsibility is patient monitoring and assessment, including before and after chemotherapy and assessing complications from treatment to manage immediate and long-term side effects. They also educate, counsel, and support patients and their families regarding their ongoing care and emotional states.

Where do oncology nurses work?

Oncology nurses may work at midsize to large hospitals that have oncology departments. They may also work at dedicated cancer treatment centers or ambulatory clinics that provide cancer treatments.

What skills make a good oncology nurse?

Oncology nurses must have in-depth knowledge of all types of cancers and the expected side effects of all types of cancer treatments. They must possess advanced clinical skills to treat various cancers and manage complications that arise from treatment. Top skills for a good oncology nurse often involve interpersonal and other soft skills, which include active listening skills to ensure patients understand their disease, treatment options, and potential outcomes. 

Oncology nurses must also have comprehensive health assessment skills to monitor patients’ physical, mental, and emotional health. Communication skills are also a must to effectively convey information to doctors, other medical staff, patients, and patients’ family members. Compassion and empathy are highly desirable interpersonal skills to form healthy nurse-patient relations, which are especially vital during end of life care.

How to become an Oncology Travel Nurse?

To become an oncology travel nurse, applicants must first earn an ADN or a BSM from an accredited nursing program. Upon graduation, they must take and pass the NCLEX-RN licensing exam and complete Basic Life Support certification. Some facilities may also require Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification. They can also demonstrate advanced knowledge in oncology with Oncology Certified Nurse and Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse designations through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation can expand career opportunities. Transitioning to travel oncology nursing also often requires two years of recent experience.

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Posted on Nov 11, 2020
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Posted on Oct 16, 2020
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Posted on Oct 12, 2020
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Denver, Colorado
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 23 days ago
Location: Denver, CO Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Oncology - ONC to join our travel team in Denver, CO! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirements include, but a ...
$2,081/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Asheville, North Carolina
KPG Healthcare · posted 22 days ago
$2,340/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Asheville, North Carolina
KPG Healthcare · posted 22 days ago
$1,980/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Fairfax, Virginia
Stability Healthcare · posted 11 hours ago
$3,165/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Alexandria, Virginia
Stability Healthcare · posted 11 hours ago
$3,165/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Atlanta, Georgia
Stability Healthcare · posted 15 days ago
$4,153/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology - COVID19
Denver, Colorado
Stability Healthcare · posted 15 days ago
$1,895/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Chicago, Illinois
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 4 days ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Oncology Registered Nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requireme ...
$2,016/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Asheville, North Carolina
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 4 days ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Oncology Registered Nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requireme ...
$2,232/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Atlanta, Georgia
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 5 days ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Oncology Registered Nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requireme ...
$1,620/week
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