Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Registered Nurse - 1.0 FTE - Procedure Suite

    Job ID
    11851
    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.

     

    This position is responsible for the nursing management of patients being sedated in association with procedures. The nurse provides direct patient care, consults with physicians and other nurses, and sets clinical standards and is involved in education activities. Serves as a member of the clinic emergency response team

     

    Responsibilities

    Administers sedating agents:

    • Performs a nursing assessment prior to each patient’s sedation and procedure which includes review of relevant lab studies, review of systems, assessment of sedation related risk factors, prior anesthesia history, assessment of airway and level of consciousness
    • Follows all procedures related to sedation and demonstrates and understanding of the use of appropriate reversal agents and methods for accessing airways
    • Successfully initiates intravenous access and safely administers agents
    • Provides patient and family teaching about sedation and care following the procedure

     

    Assures the safety of patients and other staff:

    • Whenever possible responds to emergent or urgent medical situations in the Clinic
    • Documents administration of drugs and other agents properly
    • Documents all nursing care activities accurately and in a timely fashion

     

    Provides care to patients as part of the overall care team:

    • Provide psychosocial support to patients and families
    • Informs charge nurse or nurse supervisor of high-risk situations or operational issues
    • Participates in continuous performance improvement and quality efforts
    • Ensures that proper techniques and practices are followed according to approved policies and procedures

     

    Is Responsible For Maintaining And Developing Own Skills:

    • Participates in continuing education programs
    • Participates in peer evaluationsKeeps current in area of expertise through journals, books, and nursing conferences
    • Participates in professional organizations

     

    Follows SCCA code of conduct:

    • Assumes accountability for own work performance
    • Observes assigned work schedules and hours
    • Follows time and attendance standards
    • Adheres to dress code and personal appearance
    • Follows SCCA code of conduct
    • Communication must reflect core values of being open, honest, and collaborative

     

    HIPPA – Patient Privacy:

    • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights
    • Maintains confidentiality of all medical, financial, or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize the privacy of patients
    • Accesses and uses the minimum necessary patient identifiable information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes

     

    HIPPA – Employee Privacy:

    • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of, and maintains confidentiality of employee information and SCCA strategic plans and initiatives, financial information or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize employee rights or organization’s operations

    Qualifications

    Training, Education and Experience (Required):

    • Current Washington State License and must be familiar with nursing conduct and standards of practice as outlined by Washington State
    • ACLS certification (if not current, then must be obtained within six months of hire), renewal every two years
    • BLS certification, Healthcare Provider C, renewal every two years
    • Successful completion of UWMC Sedation Training Program (must be completed within six months of hire)
    • Recent experience PACU/ICU/ED/Endoscopy RNs with moderate sedation experience

     

    Other Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities To Perform The Job Duties (Preferred):

    • Recent ICU, PACU, Interventional Radiology or Emergency Department experience preferred
    • Oncology or transplant infusion experience 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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