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.
The SCCA Advance Practice Provider (APP) is an advanced registered nurse practitioner or physician assistant who works in an interdisciplinary Team providing Screening, Surveillance, and Early Detection Plan (SSEDP) implementation to patients with hereditary cancer syndromes at the High-Risk Surveillance Clinic. They will organize screening and surveillance and arrange transfer of care to the disease specific oncology team when appropriate. The person in this position will also interpret significance & implications of SSEDP test results and provide counseling & support for this patient population. They work collaboratively with the treatment team to coordinate care of their patients. All clinical responsibilities are performed within the scope of practice, institutional privileges and under the supervision of an attending physician.
Collaborates and consults with multiple attending physicians & other disciplines/services to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of patient care.
Performs complex and problem-focused H & Ps
Participates in the conduct of cancer clinical research
Provides patient, caregiver, and peer education
Communicates effectively with the interdisciplinary care teams
Participates in patient rounds, conferences, committees, and program development
One year of professional experience strongly preferred
Experience managing oncologic or complex patients preferred
Cancer Genetics focused training not required but curiosity and willingness to learn are necessary attributes with the steep learning curve for this position
Strong flexible 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 Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant program required
Washington state PA or ARNP & DEA licensure required
Strong oral and written communication skills required.
EPIC EMR experience preferred
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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.