Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Advanced Practice Provider - Palliative Care

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), 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. SCCA is the primary site of ambulatory cancer care for adults and we are growing. In addition to our primary location at South Lake Union, our patients are also seen at 5 community oncology sites and our Proton Center. Please join us and be part of making a difference in the lives of our patients, families, and community!


A Seattle Cancer Care Alliance ARNP/PA-C is a certified physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner who provides evaluation and medical management of Palliative Care patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and its community sites. This job opening is specifically designed to attract and recruit an ARNP/PA-C who will work across at least two different SCCA sites: our primary South Lake Union location and our Peninsula community site in Poulsbo, WA. All clinical responsibilities are performed within the scope of practice, institutional privileges and under the supervision of the Medical Director for Palliative Care. The ideal candidate will work either 1.0 or 0.8 FTE.



  • Work at SCCA’s South Lake Union site and our community or acquisition sites, likely Peninsula site (schedule to be determined in collaboration with the successful applicant)
  • Perform patient and family initial palliative care consultations, including comprehensive assessment of pain and other symptoms
  • Perform or facilitate follow-up visits for palliative care patients as appropriate to facilitate coordination and continuity of care
  • Evaluates the physical and psychological state of the Palliative patient. Provides support to patients by participating in patient and/or family teaching, counseling and rehabilitation as well as referring patients to other SCCA services and community agencies to promote optimal adjustment and functioning.
  • Provide services related to palliative care and end of life care. 
  • Prescribe medications including controlled substances to the extent delegated and licensed
  • Collaborates and consults with a multidisciplinary team to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of care
  • Facilitate continuity of communication and coordination of care with SCCA and community providers as necessary
  • Arrange and/or attend and actively participate in palliative care consultation meeting with attending and other palliative care staff in collaboration with treating medical team.
  • Participate actively in palliative care service line activities, including but not limited to quality improvement projects and interdisciplinary team rounds
  • Education of Fellows, Attendings, Advanced Practice Providers, nurses and other clinical staff regarding palliative care through informal and formal means (including rotations on the PC service)
  • Obtain ACLS certification within 6 months of hire and maintain this certification. SCCA APPs may be required to participate as a rotating member of the clinic’s Rapid Response/Code Team.
  • Teach and mentor new ARNP or PA-C staff & PA and/or NP students
  • Willingness and desire to participate in palliative care related research
  • While not a component of the current job, willingness to consider weekend or evening call as well as inpatient PC consultations if deemed necessary in the future
  • Desire to practice in an academic environment at a Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will have one or more of the following:

  • Trained in Vital Talk methods and completed the Vital Talk “Train the Trainer” Course
  • Conducted or participated in palliative care research
  • Graduated from a Palliative Care APP fellowship or experience in the training of palliative care APPs
  • Experience with pain and symptom management


  • One year of ARNP or PA-C experience in Palliative Care; Medical Oncology experience desired. 
  • Current certification in Palliative Care required
  • Strong team player with a can-do attitude is a must!  Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and willingness to travel is essential
  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program required
  • Washington state & DEA licensure are required (but are not necessary at the time of application to be considered for this job)
  • ACLS required within 6 months of hire
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required 
  • Prior experience with EPIC preferred

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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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