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This position is responsible for the nursing management of patients being sedated in association with procedures. The nurse provides direct patient care, consults with physicians and other nurses, and sets clinical standards and is involved in education activities. Serves as a member of the clinic emergency response team. This position reports to the Nurse Manager, Procedure Suite and Pulmonary Function.
Administers sedating agents:
Performs a nursing assessment prior to each patients sedation and procedure which includes review of relevant lab studies, review of systems, assessment of sedation related risk factors, prior anesthesia history, assessment of airway and level of consciousness
Follows all procedures related to sedation and demonstrates and understanding of the use of appropriate reversal agents and methods for accessing airways
Successfully initiates intravenous access and safely administers agents
Provides patient and family teaching about sedation and care following the procedure
Assures the safety of patients and other staff:
Whenever possible responds to emergent or urgent medical situations in the Clinic
Documents administration of drugs and other agents properly
Documents all nursing care activities accurately and in a timely fashion
Provides care to patients as part of the overall care team:
Provide psychosocial support to patients and families
Informs charge nurse or nurse supervisor of high-risk situations or operational issues
Participates in continuous performance improvement and quality efforts
Ensures that proper techniques and practices are followed according to approved policies and procedures
Is Responsible For Maintaining And Developing Own Skills:
Participates in continuing education programs
Participates in peer evaluations and keeps current in area of expertise through journals, books, and nursing conferences
Participates in professional organizations
Follows SCCA code of conduct:
Assumes accountability for own work performance
Observes assigned work schedules and hours
Follows time and attendance standards
Adheres to dress code and personal appearance
Follows SCCA code of conduct
Communication must reflect core values of being open, honest, and collaborative
HIPAA Patient Privacy:
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights
Maintains confidentiality of all medical, financial, or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize the privacy of patients
Accesses and uses the minimum necessary patient identifiable information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes
HIPAA Employee Privacy:
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of, and maintains confidentiality of employee information and SCCA strategic plans and initiatives, financial information or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize employee rights or organizations operations
Accesses and uses the minimum necessary employee and organization information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes
Current Washington State License, and must be familiar with nursing conduct and standards of practice as outlined by Washington State
ACLS certification (if not current, then must be obtained within six months of hire), renewal every two years
Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
Successful completion of UW Medical Center Sedation Training Program (must be completed within six months of hire)
Recent experience PACU/ICU/ED/Endoscopy RNs with moderate sedation experience
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Two years of nursing experience
Recent ICU, PACU, Interventional Radiology or Emergency Department experience
Oncology or transplant infusion experience
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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.