Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Nursing Assistant, Certified

Job ID
20702
Type
Regular Full-Time
Company
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location
US-WA-Seattle

Overview

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 in Infusion Services assists in the delivery of patient care and activities under the direction and supervision of an assigned registered nurse (RN). Functions within the boundaries of the role and responsibilities of the NAC position.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates proficiency in CPR
  • Takes and records vital signs in ORCA
  • Recognizes and immediately reports abnormal vital signs and symptoms
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to patient’s/families emotional, social, and mental health needs
  • Rooms patient into bay at scheduled appointment time and notifies RN of arrival
  • Performs ECGs and understands proper billing criteria
  • Orients patients, families and visitors to the Infusion Room
  • Transports stable patients, at the direction of the RN
  • Acts as a courier for the RN, e.g. medications from pharmacy
  • Changes bed linens and cleans patient care areas after each patient visit
  • Recognizes different types of isolation requirements and uses appropriate precautions
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities

Qualifications

  • 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

 

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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