Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Certified Nursing Assistant - Clinical Trials Unit - 1.0 FTE

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 Nursing Assistant (NAC) participates as a team member in the overall functioning of the clinic. The NAC is responsible for the flow of the patients each day and perform duties as described in the Responsibilities section.


  • Rooms patients and families to patient care area
  • Conducts clerical tasks, patient transport, cleaning and restocking of rooms, and other requests to maintain clinic flow
  • Responsible for patient care activities including, but not limited to: vital signs, ECG, patient ADLs, and patient transport
  • Responsible for and trained to use patient lift equipment
  • Recognizes symptoms of common medical illnesses, abnormal vital signs (including pain) and immediately escalates to RN and/or provider
  • Documents vital signs and other patient information per policy
  • Assists with procedures as directed
  • Recognizes different types of isolation requirements and uses appropriate precautions
  • Demonstrates behavior which maintains and respects patient’s rights and privacy, as well as promotes independence
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to patient’s/families emotional, social, and mental health needs
  • Acts as a courteous, polite representative of the SCCA
  • Creates a safe and comfortable environment by demonstrating caring behavior and conveying confidence
  • Promotes and maintains effective communication as evidenced by:
    • Demonstrating respect for the ideas, opinions, and feelings of others
    • Seeking help with problem-solving as needed
    • Giving and receiving appropriate feedback
  • Charges for supplies and equipment appropriately
  • Takes initiative and responsibility for identifying and pursuing learning opportunities


  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • Certification as a Nursing Assistant in the state of Washington required.
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Knowledge of human growth and development to modify care to age and developmental stage of the patient.
  • Physically able to perform the tasks of the role, such as walking, standing, pushing, and bending; lifting patients, equipment and linen supplies; and performing nursing procedures.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and problem solve
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to follow direction and guidance
  • Ability to recognize limitations and seek help
  • Ability to identify learning needs and plan learning opportunities
  • Ability to appropriately respond to emergencies or disasters per clinic protocol and scope of practice
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records
  • Strong interpersonal and customer services skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex health care environment

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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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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