Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Licensed Practical Nurse

Job ID
17901
Type
Regular 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.

Employees must adhere to all SCCA policies and processes, including the SCCA Code of Conduct and all HIPAA privacy requirements.

 

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assists in the delivery of patient care under the direction and supervision of the site supervisor/manager. The LPN contributes to the assessment of a patient's care, assists in the development of a plan of care, implements aspects of care as directed, and participates in evaluating care.

Responsibilities

  • Performs limited assessment of patients
  • Records and reports patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to the RN and/or MD/ARN
  • Administers medications, injections and vaccines as ordered by a licensed provider and within LPN scope of practice and SCCA policy
  • Educates patients, families, and caregivers, answers their questions, and appropriately refers their clinical care questions to the clinical care team
  • Perform basic phlebotomy, IV insertion, accessing central venous catheters, and basic management of central venous catheter dressings IAW SCCA Policies and Procedures
  • Perform basic management and accessing port-a-cath (implanted port) in accordance with established SCCA Policies and Procedures
  • Collects, handles, and labels specimens in accordance with established SCCA Policies and Procedures
  • Be a team member in the Code Response Team.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Degree or program that provides the eligibility to attain certification and/or licensure
  • Current Washington State nursing license
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Ability to observe and record patient’s symptoms or signs of distress and respond appropriately to those symptoms 
  • Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently 
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner 
  • Proficient with email software systems 
  • Ability to work in a high pressure, time-sensitive, and complex health care environment 
  • Ability to practice the critical thinking skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge

 

Preferred:

  • One year or greater of LPN practice in an oncology and/or ambulatory setting 
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records
  • Basic understanding of proper labeling and management of specimens

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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