Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - 1.0 FTE - Specimen Collection

    Job ID
    14509
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Company
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
  • 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.


    The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assists in the delivery of patient care under the direction and supervision of the site supervisor/manager. The LPN contributes to the assessment of a patient's care, assists in the development of a plan of care, implements aspects of care as directed, and participates in evaluating care.

    Responsibilities

    • Performs limited assessment of patients
    • Records and reports patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to the RN and/or MD/ARN
    • Administers medications, injections and vaccines as ordered by a licensed provider and within LPN scope of practice and SCCA policy
    • Educates patients, families, and caregivers, answers their questions, and appropriately refers their clinical care questions to the clinical care team
    • Additionally, a LPN may:
      • Perform basic phlebotomy, IV insertion, accessing central venous catheters, and basic management of central venous catheter dressings IAW SCCA Policies and Procedures
      • Perform basic management and accessing port-a-cath (implanted port) in accordance with established SCCA Policies and Procedures
      • Collects, handles, and labels specimens in accordance with established SCCA Policies and Procedures
      • Be a team member in the Code Response Team.

    Qualifications

    Required:

    • Degree or program that provides the eligibility to attain certification and/or licensure
    • Current Washington State nursing license
    • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
    • Ability to observe and record patient’s symptoms or signs of distress and respond appropriately to those symptoms
    • Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
    • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
    • Proficient with email software systems
    • Ability to work in a high pressure, time-sensitive, and complex health care environment
    • Ability to practice the critical thinking skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge


    Preferred:

    • Basic understanding of proper labeling and management of specimens
    • One year or greater of LPN practice in an oncology and/or ambulatory setting
    • Experience with Electronic Medical Records

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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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