Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Advanced Practice Provider (Sarcoma/Survivorship)

Job ID
17704
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.

 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is an AAPA CHLM Employer of Excellence. We offer great generous benefits, including relocation and tuition reimbursement.


Due to the unique nature of this position, training in the care of sarcoma patients and in providing survivorship focused care will be provided.  Within the Survivorship Clinic the Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will be responsible for provision of clinical care and patient education for a broad range of cancer survivors, including  adult survivors of pediatric cancers.  They will work with a comprehensive team including the program director and co-director, the program nurse coordinator, and the program manager toward the goal of extending survivorship services to all oncology patients, regardless of age, place or type of treatment. They will collaborate with other providers within the Survivorship Clinic, within other SCCA oncology discipline clinics, and also with physicians and other health care professionals to define best practices of care, develop comprehensive survivorship care guidelines, and establish referral networks internal and external to the SCCA.

 

Within the Sarcoma Clinic the Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will provide evaluation and medical management of Sarcoma patients at the SCCA.  They will follow patients during their chemotherapy and provide medical supportive care, as well as surveillance. The ARNP/PA-C assesses and manages basic health needs of patients, addresses treatment toxicities, performs procedures, monitors for cancer progression or recurrence, and consults with professional peers as needed.  They work collaboratively with the treatment team to coordinate care of their patients. The clinician in this role will be expected to see patients along the continuum of care for sarcoma patients, including long term follow-up of sarcoma survivors in the Survivorship clinic conducting survivorship focused visits as described below as well as carrying out surveillance plans following standard treatment pathways in collaboration with the sarcoma medical oncologists. 

Responsibilities

Survivorship Program - comprehensive onsite evaluations for cancer survivors including:

  • Review of diagnosis, treatment, acute and chronic complications and co-morbidities
  • Risk-adapted history and physical examination, laboratory and diagnostic studies
  • Psychosocial and functional needs assessment
  • Referral to appropriate subspecialties and services
  • Preparation of treatment summary or review of treatment summary developed by survivorship RN, including guidelines and recommendations for follow-up
  • Patient education
  • Provide written (and oral when necessary) communication of survivors evaluation back to referring provider and/or primary care provider
  • Other Duties as assigned by program director or program manager:
    • Participate in program outreach activities (e.g. local or regional presentations regarding survivorship, or the survivorship program survivor education conferences, and other related activities), including off-hours as necessary
    • Participate in program development activities (e.g. visits to internal or off-site clinics or hospitals, and other related activities, development of standard of care guidelines)
    • Develop educational materials for survivors (e.g. Survivor notebook, health links, etc.)
    • Create, review and maintain accuracy and completeness of survivorship database care plan recommendations  

Sarcoma Clinic:

  • Performs complex and problem-focused evaluation and management for patients diagnosed with Sarcoma
  • Evaluates and manages on-treatment and post-treatment side effects, as well as long- term surveillance.
  • Performs procedures according to licensure, credentialing, and scope of practice
  • Collaborates and consults with other disciplines and services to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of patient care.
  • Participates in the conduct of cancer clinical research
  • Provides patient, caregiver, and peer education
  • Communicates effectively with inpatient and outpatient teams
  • Participates in patient rounds, conferences and committees
  • Active member of the SCCA Rapid Response/Code Team

Qualifications

  • 1 year of ARNP or PA-C experience in Medical Oncology or BMT preferred
  • Strong team player with a can-do attitude is a must! Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential
  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program required
  • Washington state & DEA licensure required
  • ACLS required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required
  • EMR experience required; prefer experience with CPOE

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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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