Registered Nurse

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

The Medical Imaging RN provides quality nursing care for patients in the imaging setting. The nurse is knowledgeable in meeting the physical, psychological, cultural, and educational needs of patients.

- Reports to: Nurse Manager - Procedure & Medical Imaging Observation
- Provides patient care in Medical Imaging:
- Identifies patient with two identifiers and reviews Imaging screening forms, if applicable.
- Demonstrates consistent compliance with hand hygiene practice.
- Performs a focused nursing assessment, as appropriate, pre- and post-Imaging scans/procedures.
- Properly reviews patient allergies and consult with Charge RN and/or Radiologist regarding any concerns Successfully initiates peripheral intravenous access according to - SCCA policy and procedure.
- Successfully identifies and manages the care of central lines (including accessing of Implanted Vascular Access Ports) according to SCCA policy and procedure.
- Demonstrates knowledge of patient reparation for various Imaging scans, including MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine, and PET scans.
- Draws blood for laboratory tests according to SCCA policy and procedure.
- Demonstrates knowledge of proper labeling of specimens and management of research specimens.
- Provides patient and family teaching regarding imaging exams, as appropriate.
- Monitors patients for adverse reaction to contrast or other medications.
- Provide psychosocial support to patients and families, as needed.
- Assists in pre-procedure calls to patients to identify special needs or risks, provide needed information, and ensure patient understanding of preparation and follow-up.
- Collaborates with Charge RN, radiologists, radiological technologists, and other team members concerning administration of medications for anxiety, pain control, and symptom management. Monitors for drug interactions and side effects.

Assures the safety of patients and other staff:
- Ensures continuity of care through effective handoff communication to intra- and interdepartmental team members.
- Coordinates effective handling of patient care emergencies arising from contrast media reactions, seizures, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, and other unexpected events.
- Collaborates with clinic staff to problem solve patient care issues and coordinate intradepartmental transfers of care.

Documents all nursing care activities accurately and in a timely fashion:
- Uses approved forms to document assessment and interventions.
- Documents unplanned events and telephone contacts in electronic medical record.
- Updates allergies in the electronic medical record in a timely manner.

Is Responsible For Maintaining And Developing Own Skills:
- Participates in continuing education programs
- Participates in peer evaluations
- 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

HIPPA - 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

HIPPA - 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 organization's operations
Accesses and uses the minimum necessary employee and organization information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes

- Training, Education and Experience (Required):
- Registered Nurse license in Washington State
- 2 years of experience in an acute-care or similar out-patient setting
- Current CPR card
- Recent experience in peripheral venous access

- Education and Experience (Preferred):
- ACLS Certification
- Radiology Nursing experience
- Oncology nursing experience

Other Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities (Preferred):
- Demonstrates behaviors that are consistent with the Clinic's Mission and Values, and that reflect excellent customer service.
- Works well with team members toward a common purpose; reinforces the efforts and goals of the work group.
- Demonstrates flexibility in schedules and assignments in order to meet the needs of the department.

- Flexibility for alternating Thursday and Friday shifts

If interested, please apply online at

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