Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. These three organizations have worked together to support their mission of world class adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education. Please join us and be part of making a difference in the lives of our patients, families, and community!
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.
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
This position is responsible for the nursing consultation and triage of the more than 5,000 patients who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplant or related therapies at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and have returned to their referring physician. The nurse primarily accomplishes this through the provision of patient care via phone consultation, maintaining clinical standards and involvement in education activities. The ideal candidate has an expanded knowledge of the late effects of bone marrow transplantation on children and adults. Works at a high level independence in communicating, implementing and coordinating patient care issues.
Functions as primary telephone contact regarding chronic transplant-related clinical problems (including cGVHD) for patients who underwent BMT or related therapies and their caregivers.
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 Clinical LTFU.
Communicates hospital admissions to the Inpatient and Outpatient Charge RNs in a timely manner.
Documents all assessments, teaching, response to therapies and plans of care in a timely manner.
Participates in twice weekly rounds to plan and coordinate patient care.
Participate in multi-departmental meetings including LTFU Action Items Meeting.
Patient and Caregiver Teaching:
Provides departure education to all patients leaving the SCCA, primarily as the instructor of the LTFU Departure Class. Reviews Patient Resource Manual with patient and family at departure and provides additional information regarding long-term effects of BMT.
Provide ongoing patient education regarding symptom management.
Coordinate with Nursing Education to review and update patient education materials on a regular basis.
Support for Research
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
Serves as a resource to other nurses caring for LTFU patients.
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.
Participates in professional organizations.
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.
Current Washington State RN license
Current Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Card from American Heart Association
At least 2 years of Bone Marrow Transplant Experience required
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
OCN or BMTCN certifications
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
Internal Number: 13223
About Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.