Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Clinical Research Nurse

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.


The Clinical Trials Nurse for Community Sites assumes responsibility for representing SCCA Community Sites in the review and implementation of clinical trials at the SCCA Community Sites. Responsibilities include providing nursing input into research protocol review process for new and active treatment protocols, collaborating with clinical teams (including Site Principal Investigators, providers, nursing, and pharmacy) to identify and resolve issues, and developing educational resources for clinical area staff.


  • Prepares for and participates in clinical research meetings
  • Collaborates with Principal Investigators and Community Site teams to resolve barriers for protocol activation and enrollment
  • Supports development of research orders from drafting through approval (for studies initiated by Community PI) and deployment of all research orders to the Community Sites
  • Serves as a liaison to the Clinical Trial Nurses and Disease Teams at South Lake Union
  • Assesses physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and evaluates patients’ adaptation to health changes
  • Develops a plan of care based on patients’ disease, symptoms, and response to treatment
  • Educates patients, families, and caregivers on disease processes, treatment, side effects and symptom management
  • Coordinates with inter-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care
  • Refers patients, families and caregivers as appropriate to other clinical resources/professionals such as social work, home health care, clinical nutrition, etc.
  • Implements, evaluates and modifies plan of care
  • Integrates research and evidence based knowledge into clinical practice



  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Washington state
  • Certification in Oncology Nursing (OCN) (or to be obtained within 2 years of hire)
  • Minimum 3 years of recent oncology experience or research experience
  • 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


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certification in BMTCN, AOCN, AOCN

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