Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

RN, General Oncology - Float, Per Diem

RN, General Oncology - Float, Per Diem

Job ID 
8815
Type 
Regular Per-Diem
Company 
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location 
US-WA-Seattle

More information about this job

Overview

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Purpose & Mission:

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.

Every individual at SCCA plays a unique role in supporting our mission. Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of core values:

  • We are patient-centered. Everything we do must be linked to our ability to deliver better, safer outcomes for our patients.
  • We are innovative. We nurture an environment that fosters unconventional thinking, a passion for discovery, and the open-mindedness to invite discovery from unexpected places.
  • We are respectful. We are deeply respectful of our patients, their families, and each of our colleagues who serve them in so many different and important ways.
  • We are collaborative. We understand that asking for and offering help in how to do better is not just a right, but among our most important responsibilities.
  • We are agile. We cannot just be comfortable with change; we must embrace it as proof that we are making progress.
  • We are responsible: Because our work is focused on people's well-being, we approach it with the highest level of ethical, fiduciary, and environmental responsibility

Responsibilities

This RN collaborates with a multidisciplinary care team, including nationally-recognized specialists in Hematology and Oncology, in order to offer patients the highest quality of care as they navigate their illness and treatment. 

 

A. Care Coordination

  • Demonstrates a high level understanding of oncology illnesses and treatment modalities.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess baseline physical, emotional and social needs.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess physical, emotional and social needs on an ongoing basis.
  • Demonstrates ability to assess patient’s adaptation to illness on an ongoing basis.
  • Demonstrates an ability to conduct patient triage and assessment via the telephone.
  • Ability to develop a plan of care to respond to patient symptoms and reactions resulting from the disease or the treatment.
  • Monitors patient response to therapies, including lab values and symptom assessment, in collaboration with the medical, nutrition and pharmacy staff.
  • Uses effective problem solving skills in complex situations.
  • Demonstrates capability to multitask with accuracy and deal effectively with unpredictable situations.

 

B. Documentation

  • Documents initial assessment accurately per assessment policy.
  • Documents ongoing assessment accurately and per assessment policy.
  • Documents patient education per policy.
  • Documents all medications and treatments administered.

 

C. Patient and Family Education

  • Maintains primary responsibility and coordination for provision of education required for patient and family.

 

D. Communication and Teamwork

  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to collaborate effectively with physicians to provide comprehensive care planning for their specific population of patients.
  • Serves as resources in their areas of expertise for other staff.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively intervene with a patient in crisis.
  • Informs Nurse Manager of high-risk patient situations or operational issues.

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • Current Washington State Nursing License.
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider card.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure related to work/time deadline.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a variety of patients and other staff.
  • Ability to be flexible.
  • Competent in telephone triage, assessment and communication.
  • Competent in basic computer skills.

 

Preferred:

Bachelors of Science in Nursing

OCN certification

2-5 years of oncology nursing experience

 

  

We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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 escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.