Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Registered Nurse - 1.0 FTE - Issaquah

    Job ID
    11819
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Company
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Location
    US-WA-Issaquah
  • Overview

    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. 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.

     

    This position is based at the new SCCA facility in Issaquah.

    Responsibilities

    The position is directly responsible for providing longitudinal comprehensive care to oncology and hematology patients. It has primary responsibility for the coordination of care, patient and caregiver education, plan of care formulation and documentation, and nursing management of patients receiving care in the medical oncology clinic. This care management includes patient assessment, symptom management, and administration of parenteral fluids, chemotherapy agents, biologic therapy, and supportive care medicaDemonstrates a high level of understanding of oncology illnesses and treatment modalities

    • Demonstrates the ability to assess baseline physical, emotional and social needs
    • Demonstrates ability to assess patient’s adaptation to illness on an ongoing basis
    • Demonstrates ability to conduct patient triage and assessment via the telephone and in person
    • 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
    • Documents initial assessment accurately per assessment policy
    • Documents ongoing assessment accurately and per assessment policy
    • Documents patient education per policy
    • Documents all medications and treatments administered
    • Perform projects specific to department and other duties as assigned
    • Provides initial education and clinic orientation. Reviews patient resource manual with patient and family at arrival visit.
    • Participate in chemotherapy teaching with patients and caregivers
    • Participates in patient education regarding medications and therapies including home infusions
    • Participates in patient education regarding procedures including bone marrow aspirations and ommaya taps/intrathecal chemotherapy
    • Participates in patient education regarding symptom management
    • Maintains a working knowledge of current protocols related to the patient population with whom they work. Knows research resources and how to access.
    • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Participates in committees and task forces to review and improve current standards
    • Able to collaborate effectively with physician to provide comprehensive care planning for their specific patient populations
    • Serves as resource in their area of expertise for other staff
    • Demonstrates ability to work in a team situation 

    Qualifications

    • Nursing Degree (Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred)
    • Current Washington State nursing license
    • Current Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Card from American Heart Association
    • Critical thinking; the ability to practice the cognitive skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge
    • Ability to develop clinical judgment.
    • Time Management skills; the ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
    • Ability to communicate effectively by looking and listening for cues, asking open-ended questions, exploring cues, using pauses, screening responses, and clarifying response.
    • Ability to effectively listen by using reflecting, acknowledging, summarizing, empathizing, and paraphrasing skill.
    • Ability to effectively provide information by checking what information the person knows already, giving small amounts of information at a time, using clear terms and avoiding jargon, avoiding detail unless it is requested, checking for understanding, and pausing and waiting for a response.

    Benefits:

    • Relocation - Generous relocation package available
    • Time Off - 12 paid holidays plus 2 personal days, paid vacation, and paid sick time
    • Employee Health Clinic - Onsite employee health clinic services are free for employees enrolled in a Kaiser or Premera Blue Cross plan
    • Retirement - 403(b) defined contribution plan with a 7% employer contribution after 1 year and 1000 hours of service
    • Bright Horizons Care Advantage  
    • Hutch Kids Child Care Center
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Tuition Reimbursement Program   
    • Subsidized Orca card and tax-advantaged transportation options

    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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