Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Registered Nurse - Float - 0.75 FTE

Job ID
18007
Type
Regular Part-Time
Company
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location
US-WA-Issaquah

Overview

EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE, EXCEPTIONAL NURSES


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 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. These three organizations have worked together to support their mission of world class adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education. Please join us and be part of making a difference in the lives of our patients, families, and community!

 

At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance every patient, every life matters. Our dedicated nurses are a driving force making SCCA a global leader in the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer. Our nurses rank among leading experts in oncology. Our nurses provide exceptional patient and family-centered care as they coordinate and assist in individualized treatment. They integrate care with support for the research and development of innovative therapies. Embarking with each patient on a journey through cancer treatment and survival, our compassionate nurses walk hand-in-hand with courage and hope with each individual to ensure the best possible patient outcome.


Our nurses are vital to the journey of cancer care. We invite you to explore our career opportunities and apply online for more information.


This position will be part of our community float pool, mainly working at our Eastside clinics. Our community sites on the Eastside include SCCA Issaquah, SCCA at Evergreenhealth, and SCCA at Overlake Medical Center. The position is directly responsible for providing longitudinal comprehensive care to oncology and hematology patients. It has primary responsibility for the coordination of care, patient and caregiver education, plan of care formulation and documentation, and nursing management of patients receiving care in the medical oncology clinic. This care management includes patient assessment, symptom management, administration of fluids, chemotherapy and blood products.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates the ability to assess baseline physical, emotional and social needs
  • Demonstrates ability to assess patient’s adaptation to illness on an ongoing basis
  • Demonstrates ability to conduct patient triage and assessment via the telephone and in person
  • Ability to develop a plan of care to respond to patient symptoms and reactions resulting from the disease or the treatment
  • Monitors patient response to therapies, including lab values and symptom assessment, in collaboration with the medical, nutrition and pharmacy staff
  • Uses effective problem solving skills in complex situations
  • Demonstrates capability to multitask with accuracy and deal effectively with unpredictable situations
  • Documents initial and ongoing assessment accurately per assessment policy
  • Educates patients, families, and caregivers on disease processes, treatment, side effects and symptom management
  • Documents patient education per policy and all medications and treatments administered
  • Refers patients, families and caregivers as appropriate to other clinical resources/professionals such as social work, home health care, clinical nutrition, etc.
  • Perform projects specific to department and other duties as assigned
  • Provides initial education and clinic orientation. Reviews patient resource manual with patient and family at arrival visit.
  • Participate in chemotherapy teaching with patients and caregivers
  • Participates in patient education regarding medications and therapies including home infusions
  • Participates in patient education regarding procedures including bone marrow aspirations and ommaya taps/intrathecal chemotherapy
  • Participates in patient education regarding symptom management
  • Maintains a working knowledge of current protocols related to the patient population with whom they work. Knows research resources and how to access.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Participates in committees and task forces to review and improve current standards
  • Able to collaborate effectively with physician to provide comprehensive care planning for their specific patient populations
  • Serves as resource in their area of expertise for other staff
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a team situation

Qualifications

  • Nursing Degree (Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred)
  • 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
  • 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

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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