Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Clinical Nurse Coordinator- Bone & Joint Clinic

Job ID
20566
Type
Regular Full-Time
Company
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location
US-WA-Seattle

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.

 

The Outpatient Surgery Clinic Nurse provides clinical support and care management to surgical oncology providers and their patient panels. As the primary point of contact for surgical oncology patients, the Surgery Clinic Nurse provides continuity of care through nursing assessments, triage, patient education, and care coordination. The nurse is an integral part of a dedicated multidisciplinary team which collaborates to provide the highest level of care for patients. The nurse in this position will responsible for coordination of care, patient and family education and triage, and in-clinic support for providers.

Responsibilities

Coordination of Care

  • Establish relationships with patients and families to help them navigate their disease and surgical plan of care
  • Coordinate care within the SCCA/UW Medical Center facility as well as with outside healthcare facilities
  • Establish competency with surgery specific post-operative DME and equipment needs
  • Assist with peri-op coordination of supportive care referrals, anticoagulation management, pre-op medical/cardiac clearance as needed
  • Possess an understanding of the surgical scheduling process
  • Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary services to provide a continuum of care for the patient.

 

Education and Triage

  • Act as primary point of contact for patients/caregivers to provide education, triage of symptom management, in-person, on the phone, and through electronic communications
  • Provide pre-surgery education and assessment for patients seen in specialty clinics.
  • Provide telephone triage before and after surgery to assess for surgery specific questions, complications, emergent triage situations needing immediate care
  • Assess patients both in person and over the phone for DVT, infection, paralytic ileus, wound/incision status, pain management, nausea/vomiting, swelling, and other possible post-op complications.
  • Review medical history to assess for any risk factors/comorbidities with full understanding of surgical procedure.

  

In-Clinic Provider Support

  • Assist providers with minor in clinic procedures as needed per disease specialty (i.e. biopsies, intratumoral injections, joint injections, fine needle aspirations, nasolaryngoscopy)
  • Perform dressing changes, drain removal, suture removal, staple removal
  • Possess strong working knowledge of SCCA Policies and Procedures
  • Demonstrate proper clean/sterile technique for the set-up and breakdown of procedures done in the Surgery clinics

Qualifications

Required:

  • 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
  • Additional certification may be required dependent upon department.
  • 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.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Two years of nursing experience
  • Outpatient Oncology experience
  • Oncology Certification

 

SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

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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