hello, i am new to this site and am happy i found it!! i presently work in icu stepdown for 4 years. there is a position posted at my hospital for an outpatient oncology rn which i have an interest in pursuing. i have had a semester with hospice back in nursing school
which i enjoyed, and i had intentions of going to hospice nursing after graduation. after some thought, i realized i would rather end my career in hospice nursing and took a position at icu stepdown. i have the opportunity to work with cancer patients on our unit and i realize i enjoy caring for them the most. this is the first posting of a nursing position in our hospital's new cancer center in two years and i find that encouraging. i would think that employee turnover is low and employees enjoy the position. i have read the job description provided by our hospital but it is very vague. i wonder if anyone working on outpatient oncology has any information regarding day to day activity, possible certification requirements, turnover rate, stress level, emotional factors or the risks of working around chemo and radiation for the employer. thanks in advance for your information.