Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Registered Nurse - General Oncology

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Overview



    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 RN role provides longitudinal comprehensive nursing care to Women’s Center/Specialty Oncology Clinics patients. Has primary nursing responsibility for the coordination of the care and monitoring the status of a specific population of patients. Has responsibility for the education of patients and family. Acts as primary point of contact for patients, working collaboratively with their physicians.

    • Care Coordination

      • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of oncology patients.
      • Demonstrates the ability to assess baseline physical, emotional and social needs.
      • Demonstrates the ability to assess physical, emotional and social needs on an ongoing basis.
      • Demonstrates ability to assess patient’s adaptation to illness on an ongoing basis.
      • Demonstrates an ability to conduct patient triage and assessment via the telephone.
      • 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.
      • Patient and Family Education.
      • Maintains primary responsibility and coordination for provision of education required for patient and family. 

      Communication and Teamwork

      • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills.
      • Able to collaborate effectively with physicians to provide comprehensive care planning for their specific population of patients.
      • Serves as resources in their areas of expertise for other staff.
      • Demonstrates ability to effectively intervene with a patient in crisis.
      • Informs Nurse Manager of high-risk patient situations or operational issues
      • Demonstrated ability to work in a team situation.
      • Communicates in a professional tone and with respect in interactions with patients, colleagues and providers.
      • Able to give feedback directly to colleagues and Providers in a timely manner. Does not use email or voicemail to give feedback. If feedback not well received, notifies manager or supervisor.
      • Communicates concerns or problems to manager or supervisor in professional and timely manner


    Required Qualifications

    • Current Washington State Nursing License 
    • Current BLS AHA Health Provider card
    • Two years of nursing experience.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • OCN certification preferred
    • Outpatient, Med/Surg and/or Oncology experience preferred



    • Relocation - Generous relocation package available
    • Time Off - 10 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
    • Additional compensation for certain RN certifications

    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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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