Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Employee Health Nurse - Temp

Job ID
17780
Type
Temporary Full-Time
Company
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location
US-WA-Seattle

Overview

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.


Every individual at SCCA plays a unique role in supporting our mission. Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of core values:

  • We are patient centered. Everything we do must be linked to our ability to deliver better, safer outcomes for our patients.
  • We are innovative. We nurture an environment that fosters unconventional thinking, a passion for discovery, and the open-mindedness to invite discovery from unexpected places.
  • We are respectful. We are deeply respectful of our patients, their families, and each of our colleagues who serve them in so many different and important ways.
  • We are collaborative. We understand that asking for and offering help in how to do better is not just a right, but among our most important responsibilities.
  • We are agile. We cannot just be comfortable with change; we must embrace it as proof that we are making progress.
  • We are responsible. Because our work is focused on people's well-being, we approach it with the highest level of ethical, fiduciary, and environmental responsibility.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead disruptive continuous innovations in the fight against cancer.



The Safety & Emergency Preparedness Department manages a comprehensive health and safety program including: Employee Health & Safety, Fire & Life Safety, Environmental Health & Safety, and Emergency Preparedness.

 

The Employee Health Nurse is an integral part of the Employee Health & Safety team in maintaining a health program that ensures a safe and healthy work environment for SCCA staff and affiliates across all SCCA locations. This includes supporting employee health initiatives, implementation and administration of ongoing employee health programs, and managing employee health department projects. Partner heavily with internal departments including HR, Infection Prevention, Risk, Materials Management, and Facilities.

Responsibilities

  • Management of staff COVID testing site and procedures including scheduling, testing, processing, resulting, and responding to inquiries
  • Assist with planning for flu season and administration of flu vaccination program including scheduling appointments, administering shots, coordinating with multiple clinical operations departments, and ensuring documentation is uploaded into system
  • Administer and track new hire immunizations
  • Investigation and root-cause analysis of work-related accident/illness and near-miss/unsafe conditions. Collaborate with Employee Health & Safety team to identify trends, develop measures to prevent future incidents, and implement systems for tracking
  • Conduct exposure incident response, treatment, and evaluation (ie. Bloodborne Pathogens, chemicals)
  • Management of WA State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I)workers compensation claims. Assist with the Worker’s Compensation Program including: case management of SCCA claims and administering the Return to Work program; review quarterly and monthly
  • Thorough and accurate documentation of investigations and L&I in Occupational Health Management system
  • Familiarity with Retrospective Rating Program, Return to Work program, and Keep On Salary Program
  • Develop, manage and refine logging and tracking of worker’s compensation claims within an occupational health database
  • Sit as a designated member and provide routine and requested reports to the SCCA Health & Safety Committee and various subcommittees (e.g. SCCA Sharps Committee, SCCA Lift Committee, SCCA Lab Quality Improvement/Integrity Committee)
  • Maintain the SCCA OSHA 300 Logs and ensure timely posting by the required deadline
  • Gather data and conduct the annual survey of occupational injuries and illnesses; submit data online to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Assist with individual and group ergonomic evaluations, reporting, and documentation
  • Write, review, and provide input into employee health program policy and procedure development, ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations
  • Provide other services as requested

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Five years of experience as a professional nurse
  • Licensed RN in the State of Washington
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills


Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
  • Master's Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or other related fields
  • Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN) or Certified Occupational Health Nurse - Specialist (COHN-S) certification from the American Board of Occupational Health Nursing (ABOHN)
  • Experience in public speaking and training for group programs
  • One or more years experience in Employee/Occupational Health


Key Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities

 

Collaboration

  • Able to partner successfully with multidisciplinary teams from all areas of SCCA
  • Able to effectively listen to and acknowledge the needs and perspectives of stakeholders
  • Able to accurately represent and respond to these needs in support of Safety and SCCA strategic initiatives
  • Able to collaborate with Fred Hutch, UW Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Northwest Hospital, EvergreenHealth, Northwest Healthcare Response Network, and other affiliates


Communication

  • Excellence in clear, concise communication in a variety of contexts and media, including conversations, email, meetings, formal presentations, emergencies and incidents, and prepared reports
  • Prioritization and Time Management
  • Highly skilled at balancing competing priorities with limited time and resources
  • Evaluate and delegate work assignments appropriately, and escalate if added resources needed


Flexibility

  • Expert at adapting to emergent needs, constraints, and barriers
  • Able to adjust work schedule (including working some evenings and weekends) and location to accommodate emergent needs


Leadership

  • Able to effectively influence the actions and opinions of others
  • Able to work as a partner with the organization’s leadership in achieving solutions

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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