The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, (SCCA) located 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.
SCCA is committed to advancing nursing practice and to contributing to the future of the nursing profession. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education. Join us and make a difference!
This position designed for new graduate nurses who have been employed by SCCA and have had continued evidence of commitment to the vision and mission of the care of cancer patients and their families. The individual will provide care adapted to individual patient needs under the close and direct supervision of a preceptor within the SCCA clinical outpatient clinic. With the preceptor the resident nurse will participate patient care, consult with physicians and other nurses, and implement clinical practice according to institutional standards. Clinical care as well as patient education will be paramount to this role. The resident nurse will have engage in formal offerings and educational activities during residency that support the clinical functions and duties pertinent to the clinical area in which residency is occurring.(i.e. infusion suites, transplant clinics, other clinical care delivery sites within the outpatient clinic)
Performs comprehensive nursing assessment of oncology patients; this assessment include review of relevant lab studies, review of systems, assessment of pain, distress and other symptoms. Ability to operate, or learn to operate, unit-specific processes and equipment as outlined in defined clinical practice standards and competencies. Resident nurses will develop breadth of ability to work with a wide range of staff as part of an interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff. Candidates must be able to read, write, understand and communicate in English and have the ability to complete mathematical calculation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, equivalencies). Candidates must have knowledge of human growth and development to modify services to the age and development stage of the patient and awareness of the physical emotional spiritual and social domains of care delivery. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights.