Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Registered Nurse-General Oncology-Float

Registered Nurse-General Oncology-Float

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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 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.


1. 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


2. Documentation

Documents initial and ongoing assessments accurately

Documents patient education per policy

Documents all medications and treatments administered


3.Patient and Family Education

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


4.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 required
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider card required

  • Two years of nursing experience strongly preferred
  • Past experience in a clincal setting preferred

  • Past experience in oncology preferred

  • OCN certification 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


Benefits at a Glance

  • Comprehensive medical and vision insurance plans; dental insurance plan which includes 90% of the dentists in Washington State; subsidized health insurance for families and domestic partners
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance; voluntary group long-term care insurance; employee assistance and wellness programs
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care (daycare) expenses
  • 403(b) retirement savings plans including 7% employer paid contributions after one year and 1,000 hours of service (no employee contribution is required!)
  • 12 paid vacation days accrued during the first year of employment; an additional day per year is added to the accrual rate until the maximum accrual of 22 days per year is reached (pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Accrue 8 sick hours per month after one month employment during first year of employment (until the end of your first calendar year); accrue 12 sick hours per month for second and third calendar years; accrue 14.66 sick hours per month each calendar year thereafter (pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Funding support for continuing education, conferences, specialty certification, and nursing scholarship
  • Organizational support for nursing research, including leadership participation, in professional nursing organizations.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities such as Medical Grand Rounds, scientific presentations, and visiting scholar lectures
  • Nursing Grand Rounds offered quarterly, featuring national leaders in nursing
  • Subsidized annual transportation pass for use on Metro, Community Transit, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit and Metro vanpools; reduced parking costs for vanpools and carpools
  • Local merchant discounts including health clubs, retail, and service providers
  • On-site childcare through Hutch Kids
  • Hometown Home Loan Program through HomeStreet Bank
  • Facility amenities including bike racks, shower rooms, on-site coffee bar, and cafeteria
  • Paid relocation may be available for certain positions


We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor


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 or by calling 206-667-4700.