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Registered Nurse - Apheresis, Seattle, WA


Organization: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Category: Nurse
Location: Seattle, WA
Date Job Posted: May 11, 2022
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Registered Nurse - Apheresis ($10k Sign on Bonus)

Job ID 21732 Type Regular Full-Time Company Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 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 to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

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.

Benefits include:

  • Relocation - Generous relocation package available
  • Time Off - 10 paid holidays plus 2 personal days, paid vacation, and paid sick time
  • Employee Health Clinic - Onsite employee health clinic services are free for employees enrolled in a Kaiser or Premera Blue Cross plan
  • Retirement - 403(b) defined contribution plan with a 7% employer contribution after 1 year and 1000 hours of service
  • Bright Horizons Care Advantage
  • Hutch Kids Child Care Center
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Subsidized ORCA card and tax-advantaged transportation options

Apheresis Registered Nurse - RN performs cell collections and therapeutic apheresis procedures for adult and pediatric patients, related donors, and volunteer research subjects in three local inpatient and outpatient settings. This role provides patient centric care and is primarily responsible for nursing assessment and diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

$10,000 sign on bonus available for full time positions.

Responsibilities

  • Performs all apheresis procedures for all patients and donors in all locations served.
  • Assesses patient/donor medical history and clinical condition for procedural concerns, risks and contraindications to apheresis.
  • Performs donor screenings and reviews donor health history questionnaires, justifications and other related documentation before collection, according to SOPs and regulatory guides.
  • Educates patients, families, and caregivers on disease processes, treatment, side effects and symptom management
  • Monitors the patient / donor response to the procedure and make technical and medication changes appropriately.
  • Communicates with medical provider teams and Apheresis Medical Directors to address potential and immediate clinical concerns.
  • Coordinates with inter-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care
  • Processes apheresis products, including labeling and delivery in compliance with regulatory documentation.
  • Adheres to unit policies and procedures compliant with regulatory requirements documentation; follows FDA, FACT, CAP and other regulatory requirements and guidance.
  • Accepts rotating on-call assignment for nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Accepts rotating assignment for Charge Nurse: responsible for daily workflow management, staff assignments, scheduling changes, environmental safety and interfacing with other departments.
  • Assist in policy and procedure development, review, revision and implementation.
  • Integrates research and evidence based knowledge into clinical practice

Qualifications

Required:

  • Current Washington State nursing license.
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • 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:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Two years of nursing experience
  • Outpatient Oncology experience
  • Oncology Certification

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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