Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Clinical Nurse Coordinator-Sarcoma Clinics-Full Time

Job ID
20749
Type
Temporary 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.

Responsibilities  

The Registered Nurse for the Sarcoma Clinic provides longitudinal comprehensive nursing care to sarcoma patients. This position serves as a primary point of contact for patients receiving treatment with a medical oncology provider. They will be responsible for coordination of care, education of patients and caregivers, triage, and support of providers.

Responsibilities

The Registered Nurse for the Sarcoma Clinic provides longitudinal comprehensive nursing care to sarcoma patients. This position serves as a primary point of contact for patients receiving treatment with a medical oncology provider. They will be responsible for coordination of care, education of patients and caregivers, triage, and support of providers.

 

Direct Patient Care 

  • Education patients and families: chemotherapy, central lines, injections, home care
  • Telephone and email symptom triage
  • Dressing changes, medication administration, injections
  • New patient orientation
  • Caregiver support
  • Assessment of needs for additional supportive care resources 
  • Prescription refills
  • Result reviews 

Indirect Patient Care 

  • Supportive care referrals
  • FMLA paperwork, disability paperwork, Ferry passes
  • Coordination of outside clinical care
  • Ensuring continuity of care with outside providers
  • Collaboration with research team for patients on trial 

Communication and Teamwork 

  • Attend regular team meetings with provider and nursing teams
  • Coordination of care with ancillary services 
  • Delegation of tasks to appropriate team members 
  • Coordinating patient schedules with clinic team
  • Collaboration with infusion RN to assure patient needs are met 
  • Real-time management and escalation of issues in clinic 

 Professional Development and Clinic Engagement 

  • Opportunity to attend educational events: Nursing Rounds, Swartz Rounds, Conferences, etc.
  • Opportunity to participate in committee work, special projects
  • Continuing education benefit (financial and time off support)
  • Tuition reimbursement

Qualifications

Required: 

  • Current WA State Registered Nurse License
  • Current BLS AHA Healthcare Provider Certification
  • CITI Training – Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Research (required within 6 months of hire)
  • 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: 

  • BSN prepared nurse
  • OCN (Oncology Certified Nurse) or BMT RN
  • 2 years oncology nursing experience 
  • Previous telephone triage experience 
  • Previous outpatient clinic experience 
  • Takes initiative
  • Skilled at multitasking and organization
  • Good communication skills
  • Sense of humor 

 

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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