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Registered Nurse - New-to-Specialty-BMT, Seattle, WA


Organization: Fred Hutch Cancer Center
Category: Nurse
Location: Seattle, WA
Date Job Posted: September 7, 2022
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Registered Nurse - New-to-Specialty-BMT

Job ID 23116 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 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.

The New-to-Specialty RN role is specifically designed for experienced nurses with no previous nursing experience in adult ambulatory oncology who demonstrate commitment to the vision and mission of SCCA and to the care of cancer patients and their families. New-to-Specialty RNs receive specialized orientation support through the New-to-Specialty RN Fellowship program to assist in their transition to practice. Training will include understanding of various oncology diagnoses and treatment plans/protocols including immunotherapy and bone marrow transplant, competency in chemotherapy and other prescribed supportive treatments, and evaluation of patient’s response to treatment. The New-to-Specialty RN provides patient-centric care and is primarily responsible for nursing assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation as a member of the interdisciplinary care team.

Responsibilities

  • Assesses physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and evaluates patients’ adaptation to health changes
  • Develops a plan of care based on patients’ disease, symptoms, and response to treatment
  • Educates patients, families, and caregivers on disease processes, treatment, side effects and symptom management
  • Coordinates with inter-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care
  • Refers patients, families and caregivers as appropriate to other clinical resources/professionals such as social work, home health care, clinical nutrition, etc.
  • Implements, evaluates and modifies plan of care
  • Integrates research and evidence based knowledge into clinical practice
  • Performs comprehensive nursing assessment of general oncology, immunotherapy, and/or blood and marrow transplant patients as pertinent to the specific clinical position, which includes review of relevant lab studies, review of systems, and assessment of pain, distress and other symptoms.
  • Operates unit-specific processes and equipment as outlined in defined clinical practice standards and competencies.
  • Works with a wide range of staff as part of an interdisciplinary team including physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, and ancillary staff.
  • Provides care adapted to individual patient needs based on policies/procedures and guidelines.
  • Consults, collaborates with, and participates in patient care with physicians and interdisciplinary healthcare team members, and implements clinical practice according to institutional standards.
  • Engages in New-to-Specialty RN Fellowship clinical curriculum and competency development which support the clinical functions and duties pertinent to the specific clinical department and the organization.
  • Participates in weekly self-reflections and meetings with the New-to-Specialty RN Fellowship team to facilitate reflective practice.
  • Maintains open communication with supervisor, preceptors, and New-to-Specialty RN Fellowship team regarding challenges or concerns during the New-to-Specialty RN Fellowship program.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Critical thinking skills which promote best outcomes of patients and staff in a complex setting
  • Ability to exercise clinical judgment in patient care scenarios
  • Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Communication skills in articulation, listening, and dealing with conflict
  • Ability to organize care with attention to safety and quality, specific to individual patient needs across the care continuum.

Preferred:

  • 2+ years of nursing experience working closely with interdisciplinary team members in the complex care of patients

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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