RN Oncology - Travel Nurse

Location
Norfolk, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 15, 2020
Closes
Feb 02, 2020
Contract Type
Travel
Hours
Full Time
We're looking for Oncology RNs for an immediate travel nurse opening in Norfolk, VA. The right RN should have 1-2 years recent acute care experience. Read below for more requirements.

As an Oncology RN, you'll provide top-level care for critically or chronically ill cancer patients. Under direction from a physician, you may administer chemotherapy, implement new methods of symptom treatment, and monitor patients' progress. Oncology Travel Nurses are crucial in creating a supportive care environment. A large portion of this important job is educating cancer patients about treatment options and procedures.

As an Oncology Travel Nurse, you should be prepared to perform the following tasks:
  • Coordinate treatment plans.
  • Provide patient education and treatment tracking.
  • Be a reliable source of comfort and support for cancer patients and their families.
  • Attend to a great number of details while working under pressure.
  • Implement best practice treatment protocols in a variety of settings.

Oncology Travel Nurses should be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, as well as bend, lean and stoop without difficulty. RNs should be able to easily lift 20 pounds. Moving or lifting of patients may require lifting of up to 50 pounds at times. Oncology RNs may face hazards from exposure to chemicals and infectious diseases.

Hem/Onc-He/She should have at least 3 years' experience in an acute and chronic care setting. We need someone with HemOnc experience who has Chemotherapy/Biotherapy provider status. The qualified candidate should have CPHON,APON,or CPON certification. He/She should also have PALS and BLS certification. He/she will work in the infusion clinic. This nurse must be proficient in infusion on hem/oc patients. Typical schedule is 4 - 10hr shifts per week, but could be flexible with 5 - 8's. Will also need to make sure the contract states the flexibility of using traveler inpatient as well, in the event we fill the positions quickly or help is needed in the inpatient area. which would be 12 hr shift

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