Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Nursing Practice & Development Program Manager

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


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.


Together, SCCA and UW Medicine's Northwest Hospital & Medical Center offer unrivaled cancer care to people living in north Seattle and beyond. SCCA Medical Oncology and SCCA Radiation Oncology at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center serve adults who need outpatient oncology and hematology treatment. Every day, top UW Medicine cancer specialists deliver SCCA's targeted, breakthrough therapies in the medical center's warm, caring environment. It’s a partnership that brings the region’s leading medical oncologists closer to home for our patients.

The incumbent works under the direction of Director, Clinical Operations, Community Practices and in partnership with Director, Clinical/Nursing Research, Education and Practice at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to build, coordinate and manage a program of clinical nursing development for SCCA community practice sites. This role is responsible for identifying key needs, components, and objectives of a comprehensive clinical nursing development program for community practices, creating the infrastructure to support and deliver desired objectives and achieve positive outcomes.


This role works closely and in collaboration with SCCA Lake Union, and community hospital partners and other key stakeholders.


  • Designs, develops, and evaluates innovative individual and/or population-based models of care to achieve targeted nursing-sensitive patient outcomes at community sites
  • Develops and manages professional practice coordinators who consult with staff regarding assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. Serves as a role model and provides information and resources to cultivate staff skills and enhance nursing practice
  • Serves as a leader, consultant and change agent in advancing the practice of nursing across community sites
  • Leads and evaluates quality improvement, risk management and safe practice initiatives and reports process and outcomes to upper level management
  • Contributes clinical expertise and nursing perspectives to decision-making processes through committees, project development and work groups that align with the organization’s mission, goals and values
  • Develops collaborative inter-professional relationships with community hospitals and resources and draws on these relationships to enhance clinical care and achieve positive outcomes
  • Interprets the multiple dimensions of nursing care that require system-level resources and provides leadership to ensure the system obtains needed resources
  • Advances the practice of nursing through innovative evidence-based professional practice guidelines, standards and organizational policies
  • Serves as the liaison regarding clinical practice and quality improvement between the community sites and the enterprise at large. Works in collaboration and in partnership with the Director of Nursing Education and Research to ensure standardization across all sites
  • Expands the practice of nursing through ongoing generation and acquisition of scientific knowledge and skills to maintain expert clinical practice and associated best-practice outcomes. Leads evidence-based practice and research initiatives at the community sites.
  • Fosters collegial relations with APRNs in other hospitals or agencies. Participates in professional organization activities that promote both the nursing profession as well as the profession's relationship with consumers
  • Develops programs that support the cultivation, dissemination and integration of local, national and international trends and best practices for academic and community cancer programs at each community site



  • MSN
  • Equivalent of 10 years of experience in health care
  • Experience in Clinical Oncology care practice, research and education
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to manage competing demands
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with high attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, collaborating with cross-functional team members, hospital partners
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work and communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated confidence as an engaging and effective public speaker


  • Graduate degree in related field (i.e. Education)
  • Understanding of adult learning concepts
  • Background in staff professional/personal growth and development

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