Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Registered Nurse-Transplant-.95 FTE

    Job ID
    11704
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Company
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
  • Overview

    EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE, EXCEPTIONAL NURSES
     
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), 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

    Like our world-renowned physicians and researchers, SCCA’s nurses set a world-class standard in their field, and a very high bar across an incredibly diverse range of professional skills.  Our nurses bring a unique kind of compassion to their work, rooted in a profound understanding of the very human challenge our patients and their families are going through. They provide a depth of knowledge and insight that ensure our patients are well educated about the prevention and care of cancer, and empowered to make the best decisions before, during, and well after recovery from cancer. They strive for nursing excellence because they demand that level of performance from themselves, each other, and the rest of us.  SCCA has always known that nurses are the backbone of our patient care, and, because of that, we have had a historic commitment to nurses practicing at the top of their license. That commitment is even stronger today.

     

    These positions cover other Pediatric and Adult Transplant Clinic RNs responsible for nursing management of patients undergoing marrow transplant or related therapies.  The nurse accomplishes this through the provision of direct patient care, clinical implementation of research protocols, phone consultation, maintaining clinical standards, patient teaching and involvement in educational activities.  The nurse is part of a team, which consists of an attending physician, primary medical provider (PA, ARNP, Fellow, Visiting MD), a clinical Pharmacist, a social worker, a nutritionist, and a Team Coordinator.

     

    Vacation Relief RNs cover in the subspecialties of Allogeneic, Autologous, Pediatrics, Long Term Follow up, Transition, Charge and Triage.

     

    Care Coordination:

    • Performs comprehensive initial assessment of patient, family and caregiver.
    • Performs ongoing assessment of patient, family and caregiver as patient progresses through Transplant process.
    • Monitors patient response to therapies, including lab values and symptom assessment, in collaboration with the medical, nutrition and pharmacy staff.
    • Provides psychosocial support to patients and families.
    • Functions as resource for rotating physician staff regarding standard practice and operations in the clinic.
    • Reviews all orders written by the medical staff.
    • Communicates hospital admissions to the Charge RN.
    • Coordinate home infusions provided by outside Home Infusion agencies after initial referral by Transition RN’s.
    • Provide continuity of nursing care by communicating effectively with Charge, Evening, Weekend, Infusion
    • Room, Procedure, Triage, and Inpatient RN’s.
    • Documents all assessments, teaching, response to therapies and plans of care in a timely manner.
    • Keeps patient Kardex up to date
    • Functions as primary telephone contact for patients and their caregivers.
    • Participates with all disciplines in daily rounds to plan and coordinate patient care.

    Patient and Caregiver Teaching:

    • Provides initial education and Clinic orientation.  Reviews Patient Resource Manual with patient and family at arrival visit.
    • Assumes primary responsibility for chemotherapy teaching with patients and caregivers.
    • Assumes primary responsibility for patient education regarding medications and therapies, including home infusions.
    • Assumes primary responsibility for patient education regarding symptom management.
    • Assumes primary responsibility for departure teaching when patient is leaving the Acute Transplant Program

    Support for Research:

    • Coordinates consent forms  
    • Assists in obtaining research data in conjunction with patient care data.
    • Maintains a working knowledge of current protocols related to the patient population with whom they work.  Knows research resources and how to access

    Communication and Teamwork:

    • Participates in Committees and Task Forces to review and improve current standards.
    • Serves as a resource to other nurses caring for patients undergoing BMT transplant.
    • Flexible in incorporating patient care outside own team assignment to assist with patient care needs in other areas of clinic.
    • Informs Nurse Manager of high-risk patient situations or operational issues.
    • Communicates in a respectful and effective manner with other staff.
    • Demonstrates appropriate problem solving when working with other departments.

    Maintaining And Developing Own Skills:

    • Participates in continuing education programs.
    • Keeps current in area of expertise through journals, books, and conferences.

    Qualifications

    Required:

    • Washington state nursing license
    • Current BLS healthcare provider card from the American Heart Association
    • 1-2 years of Bone Marrow Transplant Experience required
    • Willing to work flexible schedule, including weekends, and various roles in the transplant clinic

    Preferred:

    • Bachelors of Science in Nursing
    • Pediatric experience preferred
    • OCN or BMTCN certifications 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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