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!
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This position is responsible for the nursing consultation and triage of the more than 5000 patients who underwent blood or marrow transplant or related therapies at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and have returned to their referring physician. This nurse assesses the patient on the phone, reviews previous records and presents the patient to the medical staff at several rounds held during the week. The nurse primarily accomplishes these responsibilities for the provision of patient care via phone consultation, maintaining clinical standards and involvement in education activities. Has an expanded knowledge of the late effects of bone marrow transplantation on children and adults. Works at a high level of independence in communicating, implementing and coordinating patient care issues.
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
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
Documents all assessments, teaching, response to therapies and plans of care in a timely manner.
Participates in three times 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
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
Transplant Nursing experience required
Allogenic transplant experience required
Basic computer skills (Outlook, Mindscape)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Two years of nursing experience
Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) or Blood and Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse (BMTCN)
Telemedicine nursing experience
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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.
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.