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.
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.
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
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
Current Washington State Nursing License (OCN certification preferred)
Current BLS AHA Health Provider card
Two years of nursing experience.