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. SCCA is the primary site of ambulatory cancer care for adults and we are growing. In addition to our primary location at South Lake Union, our patients are also seen at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) and at 5 community locations. Please join us and be part of making a difference in the lives of our patients, families, and community!
A Seattle Cancer Care Alliance ARNP/PA-C is a certified physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner who provides evaluation and medical management of Palliative Care patients at the SCCA and its community sites. This job opening is specifically designed to attract and recruit an ARNP/PA-C who will work across three different SCCA sites: our primary South Lake Union location, UWMC, and our Peninsula community site in Poulsbo, WA. All clinical responsibilities are performed within the scope of practice, institutional privileges and under the supervision of the Medical Director for Palliative Care. The ideal candidate will work either 1.0 or 0.8 FTE.
Perform patient and family initial palliative care consultations, including comprehensive assessment of pain and other symptoms
Perform or facilitate follow-up visits for palliative care patients as appropriate to facilitate coordination and continuity of care
Evaluates the physical and psychological state of the Palliative patient. Provides support to patients by participating in patient and/or family teaching, counseling and rehabilitation as well as referring patients to other SCCA services and community agencies to promote optimal adjustment and functioning.
Provide services related to palliative care and end of life care.
Prescribe medications including controlled substances to the extent delegated and licensed
Collaborates and consults with a multidisciplinary team to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of care
Facilitate continuity of communication and coordination of care with SCCA and community providers as necessary
Arrange and/or attend and actively participate in palliative care consultation meeting with attending and other palliative care staff in collaboration with treating medical team.
Participate actively in palliative care service line activities, including but not limited to quality improvement projects and interdisciplinary team rounds
Education of Fellows, Attendings, Advanced Practice Providers, nurses and other clinical staff regarding palliative care through informal and formal means (including rotations on the PC service)
Obtain ACLS certification within 6 months of hire and maintain this certification. SCCA APPs may be required to participate as a rotating member of the clinics Rapid Response/Code Team.
Teach and mentor new ARNP or PA-C staff & PA and/or NP students
Willingness and desire to participate in palliative care related research
While not a component of the current job, willingness to consider weekend or evening call as well as inpatient PC consultations if deemed necessary in the future
Desire to practice in an academic environment at a Comprehensive Cancer Center
Other duties as assigned
One year of ARNP or PA-C experience in Palliative Care; Medical Oncology experience desired
Current certification in Palliative Care or willingness to become certified within one year of start date
Strong team player with a can-do attitude is a must! Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and willingness to travel is essential
Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program required
Washington state & DEA licensure required
ACLS required within 6 months of hire
Strong oral and written communication skills required
Prior experience with EPIC
Trained in Vital Talk methods and completed the Vital Talk Train the Trainer Course
Conducted or participated in palliative care research
Graduated from a Palliative Care APP fellowship or experience in the training of palliative care APPs
Experience with pain andsymptom management
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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.