Clinical Nurse Specialist

Organization
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Benefits

- Comprehensive medical and vision insurance plans; dental insurance plan which includes 90% of the dentists in Washington State; subsidized health insurance for families and domestic partners
- Employer-paid life and disability insurance; voluntary group long-term care insurance; employee assistance and wellness programs
- Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care (daycare) expenses
- 403(b) retirement savings plans including 7% employer paid contributions after one year and 1,000 hours of service (no employee contribution is required!)
- 12 paid vacation days accrued during the first year of employment; an additional day per year is added to the accrual rate until the maximum accrual of 22 days per year is reached (pro-rated for part-time employees)
- 12 paid holidays per year
- Accrue 8 sick hours per month after one month employment during first year of employment (until the end of your first calendar year); accrue 12 sick hours per month for second and third calendar years; accrue 14.66 sick hours per month each calendar year thereafter (pro-rated for part-time employees)
- Funding support for continuing education, conferences, specialty certification, and nursing scholarship
- Organizational support for nursing research, including leadership participation, in professional nursing organizations.
- Ongoing professional development opportunities such as Medical Grand Rounds, scientific presentations, and visiting scholar lectures
- Nursing Grand Rounds offered quarterly, featuring national leaders in nursing
- Subsidized annual transportation pass for use on Metro, Community Transit, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit and Metro vanpools; reduced parking costs for vanpools and carpools
- Local merchant discounts including health clubs, retail, and service providers
- On-site childcare through Hutch Kids
- Hometown Home Loan Program through HomeStreet Bank
- Facility amenities including bike racks, shower rooms, on-site coffee bar, and cafeteria
- Paid relocation may be available for certain positions

Job Description

EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE, EXCEPTIONAL NURSES
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.

"Like our world-renowned physicians and researchers, SCCA's nurses set a world-class standard in their field, and a very high bar across an incredibly diverse range of professional skills. Our nurses bring a unique kind of compassion to their work, rooted in a profound understanding of the very human challenge our patients and their families are going through. They provide a depth of knowledge and insight that ensure our patients are well educated about the prevention and care of cancer, and empowered to make the best decisions before, during, and well after recovery from cancer. They strive for nursing excellence because they demand that level of performance from themselves, each other, and the rest of us. SCCA has always known that nurses are the backbone of our patient care, and, because of that, we have had a historic commitment to nurses practicing at the top of their license. That commitment is even stronger today."

- Angelique Richard, R.N., Ph.D., Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Clinical Operations

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 CNS contributes to the advancement of evidence-based nursing practice and continuous improvement of comprehensive quality patient care. The CNS advances oncology nursing practice as an expert clinician, interdisciplinary consultant, educator, researcher, and nursing leader. The CNS achieves this through involvement in clinical support, education, research, organizational support, quality initiatives and professional growth. The CNS is accountable to be responsive to the dynamic needs of the organization, staff and patients within the changing health care environment.

- Uses knowledge of differential illness diagnoses and treatments in comprehensive, holistic assessments of patients within the context of disease and treatments - the outcome being a diagnosis of the etiologies of problems that require nursing interventions to prevent or alleviate symptoms, functional problems and complications.
- Design, implement and evaluate innovative individual and/or population-based programs of care to achieve targeted nursing-sensitive patient outcomes.
- Consults with staff regarding assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. Serves as a role model and provides information and resources to cultivate staff skills and enhance nursing practice.
- Serves as a leader, consultant and change agent in advancing the practice of nursing among other nurses and across organizations.
- Contributes clinical expertise and nursing perspectives to decision-making processes through committees, project development and work groups that align with the organization's mission, goals and values.
- Leads selected projects or programs with focus on fiscal responsibility, quality and patient safety.
- Develops collaborative relationships with staff of various disciplines and draws on these relationships to enhance clinical care and achieve positive outcomes.
- Interprets the multiple dimensions of nursing care that require system-level resources and provides leadership to ensure the system obtains needed resources.
- Advances the practice of nursing through innovative evidence-based professional practice guidelines, standards and organizational policies.
- Communicates information and conducts educational services regarding advancements in nursing practice- within the organization and to the community at large.
- Expands the practice of nursing through ongoing generation and acquisition of scientific knowledge and skills to maintain expert clinical practice and associated best-practice outcomes.
- Fosters collegial relations with CNSs in other hospitals or agencies. Participates in professional organization activities that promote both the nursing profession as well as the profession's relationship with consumers.

The Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an advanced practitioner, prepared at the Master of Nursing level or higher. Expertise in a specified area of oncology clinical practice is strongly preferred. Will also consider strong experience in critical care.

If interested, please apply online at http://track.tmpservice.com/ApplyClick.aspx?id=2325538-2647-1321

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