Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Registered Nurse - 0.95 FTE - Bezos Family Immunotherapy Clinic

Registered Nurse - 0.95 FTE - Bezos Family Immunotherapy Clinic

Job ID 
10404
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Company 
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location 
US-WA-Seattle

More information about this job

Overview

EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE, EXCEPTIONAL NURSES

 

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!

 

Immunotherapy is one of the greatest clinical care advancements of our time. We’ve known that ever since the pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation began more than 40 years ago.

 

Right now, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is changing the way cancer is prevented, treated and cured. Our doctors and nurses are leaders in this revolutionary field. Here, we offer a broader range of immunotherapy options for cancer patients.

 

The promise of immunotherapy is boosting survival rates for patients with leukemia and other cancers. Our patients have access to a greater number of investigational immunotherapy treatments — using T cellsmonoclonal antibodies and gene therapy—in clinical trials that are available at SCCA.

Responsibilities

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assesses physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and evaluates patients’ adaptation to health changes.
  • Develops a plan of care based on patients’ disease, symptoms, and response to treatment.
  • Educates patients, families, and caregivers on disease processes, treatment, side effects and symptom management.
  • Coordinates with inter-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care.
  • Refers patients, families and caregivers as appropriate to other clinical resources/professionals such as social work, home health care, clinical nutrition, etc..
  • Implements, evaluates and modifies plan of care.
  • Integrates research and evidence based knowledge into clinical practice.
  • Administers supportive medications, hydration, chemotherapy, blood and cellular products to patients undergoing immunotherapy treatments.
  • Functions as a resource for rotating physician staff regarding standard practice and operations in the clinic.
  • Maintains knowledge of immunotherapy clinical research protocols.
  • Potential to train to function in Charge RN role.
  • Participates in continuous process improvement activities for the department.

Qualifications

KEY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & ABILITIES:

  • Critical thinking; the ability to practice the cognitive skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge
  • Ability to develop clinical judgment.
  • Time Management skills; the ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively by looking and listening for cues, asking open-ended questions, exploring cues, using pauses, screening responses, and clarifying response.
  • Ability to effectively listen by using reflecting, acknowledging, summarizing, empathizing, and paraphrasing skill.
  • Ability to effectively provide information by checking what information the person knows already, giving small amounts of information at a time, using clear terms and avoiding jargon, avoiding detail unless it is requested, checking for understanding, and pausing and waiting for a response
  • Must be willing to work variable shifts, including evenings and weekends.
  • Communicates in a respectful and effective manner with other staff.

Years of Relevant Experience Required:

Two years of nursing experience preferred

 

 

EDUCATION:

Required: Nursing Degree   Preferred: BSN

 

 

LICENSES/ CERTIFICATIONS/ REGISTRATIONS:

Required:

  • Current Washington State nursing license.
  • Current Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Card from American Heart Association.
  • Additional certification may be required.

Preferred:

  • OCN or BMTCN Certification.
  • Good Clinical Practice & Human Subjects Training.
  • Previous experience as a nurse with Immunotherapy, Clinical Research, Oncology, or stem cell transplantation.

 

Our Commitment to Diversity

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 escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.