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Registered Nurse - Blood and Marrow Transplant, Seattle, WA


Organization: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Category: Nurse
Location: Seattle, WA
Date Job Posted: May 11, 2022
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Registered Nurse - Blood and Marrow Transplant - 0.95 FTE

Job ID 21898 Type Regular Part-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

Responsibilities

Care Coordination:

  • Performs comprehensive initial assessment of patient, family and caregiver
  • Performs ongoing assessment of patient, family and caregiver as patient progresses through Transplant process
  • Monitors patient response to therapies, including lab values and symptom assessment, in collaboration with the medical, nutrition and pharmacy staff
  • Provides psychosocial support to patients and families
  • Functions as resource for rotating physician staff regarding standard practice and operations in the clinic
  • Reviews all orders written by the medical staff
  • Communicates hospital admissions to the Charge RN
  • Coordinate home infusions provided by outside Home Infusion agencies after initial referral by Transition RNs
  • Provide continuity of nursing care by communicating effectively with Charge, Evening, Weekend, Infusion
  • Room, Procedure, Triage, and Inpatient RN’s
  • Documents all assessments, teaching, response to therapies and plans of care in a timely manner
  • Keeps patient Kardex up to date
  • Functions as primary telephone contact for patients and their caregivers
  • Participates with all disciplines in daily rounds to plan and coordinate patient care

Patient and Caregiver Teaching:

  • Provides initial education and Clinic orientation. Reviews Patient Resource Manual with patient and family at arrival visit
  • Assumes primary responsibility for chemotherapy teaching with patients and caregivers
  • Assumes primary responsibility for patient education regarding medications and therapies, including home infusions
  • Assumes primary responsibility for patient education regarding symptom management
  • Assumes primary responsibility for departure teaching when patient is leaving the Acute Transplant Program

Support for Research:

  • Acts as patient advocate in coordination of research consent forms
  • Assists in obtaining research data in conjunction with patient care data
  • Maintains a working knowledge of current protocols related to the patient population with whom they work. Knows research resources and how to access.

Communication and Teamwork:

  • Participates in Committees and Task Forces to review and improve current standards
  • Serves as a resource to other nurses caring for patients undergoing BMT transplant
  • Flexible in incorporating patient care outside own team assignment to assist with patient care needs in other areas of clinic
  • Informs Nurse Manager of high-risk patient situations or operational issues
  • Communicates in a respectful and effective manner with other staff
  • Demonstrates appropriate problem solving when working with other departments

Maintaining And Developing Own Skills:

  • Participates in continuing education programs
  • Keeps current in area of expertise through journals, books, and conferences
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Nursing degree
  • 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
  • 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

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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