EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE, EXCEPTIONAL NURSES
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), 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
The Transition Registered Nurse provides transition and discharge teaching/planning for patients along the continuum of care. Care planning includes assessment, evaluation and integration of care with a multi-disciplinary team, focusing on continuity of care throughout the system. The nurse also interfaces with home infusion/homecare agencies and SNFS.
- 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
- Able to provide Transition Planning services at the UW Medical Center and the SCCA Clinic
- Participate in assessment and evaluations of patient/family care throughout transitions.
- Participate in the nursing coordination for individual patient/families transitioning to various areas of care.
- Coordinate patient care plans with home infusion agencies, home care agencies and skilled facilities.
- Document assessments, interventions, plan in the Medical Record after each patient encounter.
- Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of patient/family care throughout transition.
- Teach classes for patients and families both on a 1-on-1 basis and in a classroom setting.
- Function as liaison with insurance company case managers throughout treatment process including providing outpatient utilization review updates as needed.
- Communicates in a respectful and effective manner with other staff.
- Act as Clinic ambassador to Inpatient Units, infusion companies, and referring offices when appropriate.
- Facilitates as smooth a transition as realistically possible.
- Support a patient and family centered philosophy
- Listen to concerns of patient /families and/ caregivers in an objective manner.
- Review complicated discharges with Transition Supervisor to develop an overall plan and promote a consistent message.
- Informs Transition Supervisor of high-risk patient situations or operational issues.
- Discuss discharges briefly at beginning of each day with other Transition RN’s and assume appropriate workloads.
- Follows report guidelines for transition.
- Serves as a resource regarding transition to all team members caring for patients.
- Flexible in incorporating patient care outside own assignment to assist with patient care needs within the Transition Team.
- Demonstrates appropriate problem solving when working with other departments.
- Follows and implements policies and standards of the Transition Program.
- Participates in continuing education programs.
- Keeps current in area of expertise through journals, books, and conferences.
- Participates in professional organizations
- 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.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Outpatient Oncology experience
- Oncology Certification
- 2 years of nursing experience, 3 years of experience in Bone Marrow Transplant, Immunotherapy or oncology strongly preferred
- Excellent teaching skills
- Basic computer skills (Outlook, EPIC, etc)
- Experience in following areas:
- Health Insurance Industry
- Home health care
- Discharge planning
- Patient/family education
- Ambulatory care
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 email@example.com or by calling 206-667-4700.