Clinical Nurse Coordinator-GI Oncology

Job ID
23260
Type
Regular Full-Time
Location
US-WA-Seattle

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 

Care Neighborhood 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine.  This extraordinary group’s sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients.  In support of this mission, SCCA is physically growing the clinic footprint and expanding into Care Neighborhoods.  The Care Neighborhood puts the patient at the center of our work and brings the care team together to more effectively care for the patient.  In preparation for the expansion, the GI Clinic at SCCA will implement the new model of care in two Care Neighborhoods beginning Spring 2020.  The clinicians testing this model will be innovators in their field and will work together to create a better patient and staff experience. 

Responsibilities

The Clinical Nurse Coordinator (CNC) in the GI Care Neighborhood provides direct and indirect care to GI Oncology patients, including those participating in research.  The CNC will work with other members of the GI Care Team including Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Medical Assistants, research coordinators, and non-clinic staff to provide collaborative, patient centered care. The CNC will build rapport and trust with the patient population and will be expected to communicate and work effectively with other members of the team.   

 

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
  • 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
  • Good communication skills
  • Sense of humor 
  • Skilled at multitasking and organization

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.

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists. 

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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