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Registered Nurse - 0.75 FTE - Kirkland

Company: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

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.
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

Infusion/Lab registered nurse will directly responsible for providing longitudinal comprehensive care to medical oncology and hematology patients. It has primary responsibility for the coordination of care, patient and caregiver education, plan of care formulation and documentation, and nursing management of patients receiving care in the medical oncology infusion clinic. This care management includes patient assessment, symptom management, vascular access mangement, and administration of parenteral fluids, chemotherapy agents, biologic therapy, and supportive care medications. Provides longitudinal comprehensive nursing care to oncology/hematology patients. Has primary nursing responsibility for the coordination of the care and monitoring the status of a specific population of patients. Has responsibility for the education of patients and family. Acts as primary point of contact for patients, working collaboratively with their physicians.
Perform phlebotomy, IV insertion, accessing central venous catheters, and basic management of central venous catheter dressings IAW SCCA Policies and Procedures

Perform basic management and accessing port-a-cath (implanted port) in accordance with established SCCA Policies and Procedures

Collects, handles, and labels specimens in accordance with established SCCA Policies and Procedures

Perform nursing assessment prior to each infusion, review relevant lab results, pain assessment and other symptoms.

Assure the safety of patients by following all procedures related to verification of orders and products when administering chemotherapy and blood products.

Demonstrate an awareness of the potentially hazardous nature of many of the agents administered and uses correct precautions when handling them.

Follow all procedures regarding safe disposal of any materials used in the administration of chemotherapy or other toxic agents and blood products.

Communicate patient symptoms including complaints presented upon arrival to the case manager or team nurse.

Request consultation from social work, dietitian or pastoral care staff when patient's situation indicates.

Document all nursing care activities accurately and in a timely fashion.

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights.

Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities.

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

Two years of nursing experience

Outpatient Oncology experience

OCN (Oncology Certified Nurse) or BMT RN

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.
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 or by calling 206-667-4700.
ID: 20991
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Street: 12040 NE 128th St.

Keywords: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Kirkland , Registered Nurse - 0.75 FTE - Kirkland, Healthcare , Kirkland, Washington

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