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
The Clinic Nurse - Registered Nursefor Gastrointestinal and Sarcoma Surgical Services provides longitudinal comprehensive nursing care to GI and Sarcoma patients. This position serves as a primary point of contact for patients undergoing surgery with one of our gastrointestinal or retroperitoneal surgeons. They will be responsible for coordination of care, education of patients and caregivers, triage, and support of providers.
The Clinic Nurse for the surgical population should be able to effectively coordinate patient care through:
A high-level understanding of sarcomas and treatment modalities
Development of a plan of care
Management of prescription refills, prior authorizations, and home health
Monitoring of patient response to therapies in collaboration with medical, nutrition, and pharmacy staff
Management of ongoing physical, emotional, and social needs of patients through continuous assessments of adaptation to illness
Patient and Family Education
Maintains primary responsibility and coordination for provision of education required for patient and family
Will be expected to develop good knowledge base of surgical procedures conducted both within the clinic and in the operating room
Provides patient education about procedures including preparation for and care after
Responsible for triaging patients in clinic as well as over the phone and via electronic communication
Communication and Teamwork
Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills
Able to collaborate effectively with physicians to provide comprehensive care planning for their specific population of patients
Serves as resources in their areas of expertise for other staff
Demonstrates ability to effectively intervene with a patient in crisis
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
Critical thinking skills; 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
Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Two years of nursing experience
Outpatient Oncology experience
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
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.