Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Registered Nurse - 1.0 FTE - Kirkland

Registered Nurse - 1.0 FTE - Kirkland

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Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. These three organizations have worked together to support their mission of world class adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.  Please join us and be part of making a difference in the lives of our patients, families, and community!


At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance every patient, every life matters. Our dedicated nurses are a driving force making SCCA a global leader in the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer. Our nurses rank among leading experts in oncology. Our nurses provide exceptional patient and family-centered care as they coordinate and assist in individualized treatment. They integrate care with support for the research and development of innovative therapies.  Embarking with each patient on a journey through cancer treatment and survival, our compassionate nurses walk hand-in-hand with courage and hope with each individual to ensure the best possible patient outcomes.


This position is directly responsible for providing longitudinal comprehensive care to oncology and hematology patients. It has primary responsibility for the coordination of care, patient and caregiver education, plan of care formulation and documentation, and nursing management of patients receiving care in the medical oncology clinic. This care management includes patient assessment, symptom management, and administration of parenteral fluids, chemotherapy agents, biologic therapy, and supportive care medications. Provides longitudinal comprehensive nursing care to oncology/hematology patients. Has primary nursing responsibility for the coordination of the care and monitoring the status of a specific population of patients. Has responsibility for the education of patients and family. Acts as primary point of contact for patients, working collaboratively with their physicians.


  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding of oncology illnesses and treatment modalities
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess baseline physical, emotional and social needs
  • Demonstrates ability to assess patient’s adaptation to illness on an ongoing basis
  • Demonstrates ability to conduct patient triage and assessment via the telephone and in person
  • Ability to develop a plan of care to respond to patient symptoms and reactions resulting from the disease or the treatment
  • Monitors patient response to therapies, including lab values and symptom assessment, in collaboration with the medical, nutrition and pharmacy staff
  • Uses effective problem solving skills in complex situations
  • Demonstrates capability to multitask with accuracy and deal effectively with unpredictable situations
  • Documents initial assessment accurately per assessment policy
  • Documents ongoing assessment accurately and per assessment policy
  • Documents patient education per policy
  • Documents all medications and treatments administered
  • Perform projects specific to department and other duties as assigned
  • Provides initial education and clinic orientation. Reviews patient resource manual with patient and family at arrival visit
  • Participate in chemotherapy teaching with patients and caregivers
  • Participates in patient education regarding medications and therapies including home infusions
  • Participates in patient education regarding procedures including bone marrow aspirations and ommaya taps/intrathecal chemotherapy
  • Participates in patient education regarding symptom management
  • Maintains a working knowledge of current protocols related to the patient population with whom they work. Knows research resources and how to access.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal an written communication skills
  • Participates in committees and task forces to review and improve current standards
  • Able to collaborate effectively with physician to provide comprehensive care planning for their specific patient populations
  • Serves as resource in their area of expertise for other staff
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a team situation
  • Follows organizational and departmental policies and procedures Infection Prevention


  • Current Washington State Registered Nursing License RN
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider card
  • OCN certification prefer
  • Two years of oncology nursing experience preferred
  • Bachelors of Science, Nursing preferred
  • Ability to work under pressure related to work/time deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a variety of patients and other staff
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Competent in telephone triage, assessment and communication
  • Competent in basic computer skills  


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We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.