Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Registered Nurse - Temporary Per-Diem

Registered Nurse - Temporary Per-Diem

Job ID 
10450
Type 
Temporary Per-Diem
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!

 

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 outcome. 

 

 

Our nurses are vital to the journey of cancer care.  We invite you to explore our career opportunities and apply online for more information.

Responsibilities

Provides longitudinal comprehensive nursing care to GI/Sarcoma oncology 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.

Work Environment

Office and clinic environment with direct patient contact.

 

 

 

A. Care Coordination

High level understanding of oncology illnesses and treatment modalities

Ability to assess baseline and ongoing physical, emotional and social needs

Ability to assess patient’s adaptation to illness on an ongoing basis

Ability to conduct patient triage and assessment via the telephone

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

B. Documentation

Documents initial and ongoing assessments accurately

Documents patient education per policy

Documents all medications and treatments administered

C. Patient and Family Education

Maintains primary responsibility and coordination for provision of education required for patient and family

D. Communication and Teamwork

Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills

Able to collaborate effectively with physicians to provide comprehensive care planning for their specific population of patients

Serves as resources in their areas of expertise for other staff

Demonstrates ability to effectively intervene with a patient in crisis

Qualifications

Current Washington State Nursing License (OCN certification preferred)

Current BLS AHA Health Provider card

Two years of nursing experience.

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.