Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Registered Nurse - 1.0 FTE - Procedure Suite

Registered Nurse - 1.0 FTE - Procedure Suite

Job ID 
9835
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Company 
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location 
US-WA-Seattle

More information about this job

Overview

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 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.

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is ranked among the top ten cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our care combines powerful science with devoted collaboration.

Above all, we exist to move patients forward, past boundaries and toward hope.

This position is responsible for the nursing management of patients being sedated in association with procedures. The nurse provides direct patient care, consults with physicians and other nurses, and sets clinical standards and is involved in education activities. Serves as a member of the clinic emergency response team.

Reports to: Nurse Manager, Procedure Suite, Imaging Observation and Pulmonary Function.

Responsibilities


Administers sedating agents:
Performs a nursing assessment prior to each patient’s sedation and procedure which includes review of relevant lab studies, review of systems, assessment of sedation related risk factors, prior anesthesia history, assessment of airway and level of consciousness
Follows all procedures related to sedation and demonstrates and understanding of the use of appropriate reversal agents and methods for accessing airways
Successfully initiates intravenous access and safely administers agents
Provides patient and family teaching about sedation and care following the procedure

Assures the safety of patients and other staff:
Whenever possible responds to emergent or urgent medical situations in the Clinic
Documents administration of drugs and other agents properly
Documents all nursing care activities accurately and in a timely fashion

Provides care to patients as part of the overall care team:
Provide psychosocial support to patients and families
Informs charge nurse or nurse supervisor of high-risk situations or operational issues
Participates in continuous performance improvement and quality efforts
Ensures that proper techniques and practices are followed according to approved policies and procedures

Is Responsible For Maintaining And Developing Own Skills:
Participates in continuing education programs
Participates in peer evaluations and keeps current in area of expertise through journals, books, and nursing conferences
Participates in professional organizations

Follows SCCA code of conduct:
Assumes accountability for own work performance
Observes assigned work schedules and hours
Follows time and attendance standards
Adheres to dress code and personal appearance
Follows SCCA code of conduct
Communication must reflect core values of being open, honest, and collaborative

HIPPA – Patient Privacy:
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights
Maintains confidentiality of all medical, financial, or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize the privacy of patients
Accesses and uses the minimum necessary patient identifiable information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes

HIPPA – Employee Privacy:
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of, and maintains confidentiality of employee information and SCCA strategic plans and initiatives, financial information or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize employee rights or organization’s operations
Accesses and uses the minimum necessary employee and organization information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes

Qualifications


Training, Education and Experience (Required):
Current Washington State License and must be familiar with nursing conduct and standards of practice as outlined by Washington State
ACLS certification (if not current, then must be obtained within six months of hire), renewal every two years
BLS certification, Healthcare Provider C, renewal every two years
Successful completion of UWMC Sedation Training Program (must be completed within six months of hire)
Recent experience PACU/ICU/ED/Endoscopy RNs with moderate sedation experience

Other Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities To Perform The Job Duties (Preferred):
Recent ICU, PACU, Interventional Radiology or Emergency Department experience preferred
Oncology or transplant infusion experience preferred