Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • RN or LPN - 1.0 FTE - Specimen Collection

    Job ID
    11656
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Company
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
  • 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

    • Performs limited assessment of patients
    • Records and reports patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to MD/ARN
    • Administers medications, injections and vaccines as ordered by a licensed provider and within LPN scope of practice and SCCA policy
    • Educates patients, families, and caregivers, answers their questions, and appropriately refers their clinical care questions to the clinical care team                                                                                      
    • Additionally, a Nurse may:
      • Perform basic phlebotomy, IV insertion, accessing central venous catheters, and basic management of central venous catheter dressings IAW SCCA Policies and Procedures
      • Perform basic management and accessing port-a-cath (implanted port) in accordance with established SCCA Policies and Procedures
      • Collects, handles, and labels specimens in accordance with established SCCA Policies and Procedures
      • Be a team member in the Code Response Team

    Qualifications

    • Current Washington State nursing license      
    • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card
    • Ability to observe and record patient’s symptoms or signs of distress and respond appropriately to those symptoms
    • Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
    • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
    • Proficient with email software systems
    • Ability to work in a high pressure, time-sensitive, and complex health care environment
    • Ability to practice the critical thinking skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge
    • Basic understanding of proper labeling and management of specimens preferred
    • One year or greater of LPN practice in an oncology and/or ambulatory setting preferred
    • Experience with Electronic Medical Records preferred

    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.

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