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The position will provide care to post-treatment patients in the SCCA Survivorship Clinic and provide care across the continuum from diagnosis to survivorship focused follow-up for patients in the SCCA Sarcoma Clinic.
Allocation of FTE: 50% survivorship, 25% sarcoma survivorship, 25% general sarcoma care.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Within the Survivorship Clinic the Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will be responsible for provision of clinical care and patient education for a broad range of cancer survivors, including adult survivors of pediatric cancers. S/he will work with a comprehensive team including the program director and co-director, the program nurse coordinator, and the program manager toward the goal of extending survivorship services to all oncology patients, regardless of age, place or type of treatment. S/he will collaborate with other providers within the Survivorship Clinic, within other SCCA oncology discipline clinics, and also with physicians and other health care professionals to define best practices of care, develop comprehensive survivorship care guidelines, and establish referral networks internal and external to the SCCA.
Within the Sarcoma Clinic the Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will provide evaluation and medical management of Sarcoma patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. They will follow patients during their chemotherapy and provide medical supportive care, as well as surveillance. The ARNP/PA-C assesses and manages basic health needs of patients, addresses treatment toxicities, performs procedures, monitors for cancer progression or recurrence, and consults with professional peers as needed. They work collaboratively with the treatment team to coordinate care of their patients. The clinician in this role will be expected to see patients along the continuum of care for sarcoma patients, including long term follow-up of sarcoma survivors in the Survivorship clinic conducting survivorship focused visits as described below as well as carrying out surveillance plans following standard treatment pathways in collaboration with the sarcoma medical oncologists.
Survivorship Program: Comprehensive onsite evaluations for cancer survivors including:
Review of diagnosis, treatment, acute and chronic complications and co-morbidities
Risk-adapted history and physical examination, laboratory and diagnostic studies
Psychosocial and functional needs assessment
Referral to appropriate subspecialties and services
Preparation of treatment summary or review of treatment summary developed by survivorship RN, including guidelines and recommendations for follow-up
Provide written (and oral when necessary) communication of survivors evaluation back to referring provider and/or primary care provider
Other Duties as assigned by program director or program manager:
Participate in program outreach activities (e.g. local or regional presentations regarding survivorship, or the survivorship program survivor education conferences, and other related activities), including off-hours as necessary
Participate in program development activities (e.g. visits to internal or off-site clinics or hospitals, and other related activities, development of standard of care guidelines)
Develop educational materials for survivors (e.g. Survivor notebook, health links, etc.)
Create, review and maintain accuracy and completeness of survivorship database care plan recommendations
Performs complex and problem-focused evaluation and management for patients diagnosed with Sarcoma
Evaluates and manages on-treatment and post-treatment side effects, as well as long- term surveillance.
Performs procedures according to licensure, credentialing, and scope of practice
Collaborates and consults with other disciplines and services to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of patient care.
Participates in the conduct of cancer clinical research
Provides patient, caregiver, and peer education
Communicates effectively with inpatient and outpatient teams
Participates in patient rounds, conferences and committees
Active member of the SCCA Rapid Response/Code Team
Employees within the Survivorship Program are expected to maintain high standards of professionalism in their interactions with patients, referring providers and other team members. Professional conduct includes:
Fosters positive and professional interpersonal relationships with patients, families, staff, referring physicians and other visitors.
Actively promotes positive working relationships within survivorship team and all SCCA, FHCRC and UWMC staff to create an affirming work environment.
Is flexible and positive in accepting other duties or projects as assigned by the program director or program manager.
Identifies and reports barriers to clinical and departmental effectiveness and facilitates/ suggests effective problem solving.
Seeks positive resolution of interpersonal conflicts though self-awareness, mutual respect and skillful communication.
Is aware of and follows policy and procedures regarding infection control, health, safety and security.
Adheres to survivorship team and FHCRC, SCCA and departmental personnel policies including attendance, punctuality, and timekeeping standards.
Supports FHCRC and the SCCA in its efforts to fulfill its mission.
1 year of ARNP or PA-C experience in Medical Oncology or BMT required
Strong team player with a can-do attitude is a must! Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.
Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program required.
Washington state & DEA licensure required.
Strong oral and written communication skills required.
EMR experience required; prefer experience with CPOE
PAY, BENEFITS & WORK SCHEDULE
Salary DOE + excellent benefits; 1.0 FTE position. Will require some evening hours.
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The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.