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.
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This position is responsible for the nursing management of patients seen in the Palliative Care Clinic. As the Clinical Nurse Coordinator (CNC) for the Palliative Care Service, this position is responsible for monitoring the flow of the Palliative Care Patient while in the clinic. CNC manages some Palliative Care Service patients’ care independently (under the supervision and consultation of the Palliative Care ARNP/PA and the Medical Director), performs patient teaching regarding palliative care as needed, and gathers patient information. CNC will assist with the triaging of phone calls for patient and caregiver concerns, referring providers offices and assist team coordinators with scheduling (including the inpatient University of Washington Medical Center as patients transition from inpatient to outpatient), as well as working with outpatient clinicians to carry out the patient’s palliative care treatment plan. The nurse is knowledgeable in meeting the physical, social, psychological, cultural, and educational needs of patients and caregivers. This position assists with coordination and placement of palliative care patients in the outpatient setting (e.g. hospice, adult family homes, etc).
In addition to responsibilities related to the day-to-day operations of the palliative care service, this position serves as a palliative care resource to patients, families, and members of the health care team. Clinical work is performed with general independence and decision-making responsibility in accordance with palliative care clinical practice guidelines and scope of practice, the patient’s attending physician/oncology team, and the medical director for palliative care. Guidelines include general policy procedures and practice guidelines established by the department and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), as well as appropriate professional and technical manuals.
In conjunction with other members of the palliative care team, this position shares responsibility for providing palliative care clinical education and support to physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and others as requested. CNC may also be asked to participate in the development of patient and caregiver educational materials and other activities to support and promote high quality care for patients and families. CNC will be expected to support quality improvement or research projects in palliative and end of life care conducted by the palliative care or supportive care services.
The Clinics are open Monday thru Friday 8:30AM - 5:00 PM, closed weekends and holidays. Some flexible scheduling may be possible. Be part of a team that supports and encourages professional development and fulfillment.
In the Clinical Nurse Coordinator position you will: