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.
The Registered Nurseprovidesand coordinatesall clinical aspectsof care for patients receiving proton radiation therapy, in collaboration withamultidisciplinary team to achieve predetermined quality outcomes.The RegisteredNurse will be expected to perform clinical research tasks that are interrelated to the daily function of the clinic. It will be the responsibility of the RegisteredNurse to assure all federal regulations regarding research are followed and work in collaboration withResearch.
Educates patients in the proton therapy clinics; responds to consultations made by physicians.
Performs patient histories and physical examinations under physician supervision; evaluates results and monitors treatment plans; maintains medical records.
Oversees patient schedules, appointments, and procedures.
Participates in educational in-services and seminars for health care providers at theSeattleProton Therapy Center as well as the surrounding area; maintains current certification through continuing education.
Accountable for the management of patient care in assigned service(s).
Utilizes critical thinking skills to recognize and solve patient problems.
Identifies the age specific growth and developmental needs of the patients, and utilizes the nursing process and nursing standards to prevent or manage actual/potential problems in the assigned service of the Proton Therapy Clinic.
Identifies patient /family nursing needs and assures that they are met.
Inputs, retrieves, and interprets data from multiple manual and computer information systems.
Maintains patientsrights and demonstrates respect for persons of all ages and diverse cultures.
Utilizes organizational skills to assure continuity of care in collaboration with other disciplines through appropriate planning, education, and coordination of other services.
Collaborates with the medical staff to facilitate and optimize patient care.
Acts on behalf of the patients and family to ensure care that is safe and appropriate with consideration for values, diversity, and human rights.
Participates in nursing and medical research and facilitates transfer of new knowledge to patient care.
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
One yearof experience in patient care required.
Two years of oncology experienceor pediatric OR/Recoverypreferred.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of medical procedures, terminology, and equipment.
Patient assessment skills.
Ability to apply good clinical judgment.
Ability to plan work,establishpriorities, and remain flexible.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Knowledge of general nursing principles and practices.
Knowledge of scientific principles and specialized techniques used in the practice of nursing.
Knowledge of medications and treatments.
Knowledge of current literature in the field of nursing and hospital administration.
Ability to assess the effectiveness of nursing care.
Ability to maintain records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence.
Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, subordinates, superiors, partner hospitals/medical practices, the general public, representatives of public and private organizations and others sufficient to exchange or convey information.
Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution.
Interpersonal Communication Skills.
Graduate of an approved RN program, withbachelorsdegree in nursing preferred; supplemented with twoyears of related clinical nursing experience.
WashingtonStateRN licensure required.
Certificationin Basic Life Support (BLS)required.
Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) preferred.
Exposures to hazardous risks include radiation exposure (under the ALARA principle), potential exposure to infectious and communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, electrical equipment and chemicals. Potential for bodily injury due to lifting. Required tofollow universal precautions.Exposure to cleaning / sterilization agents.Hazards will be minimal if proper safety precautions are utilized.
Seattle Proton Therapy Center utilizes RFID ( Radio-FrequencyIDentification) tags at the centers for the purposes of analysis of produc tivity and patient throughput. This information is not for use as a management tool for employee performance issues.
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.