Registered Nurse, Apheresis

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

Perform apheresis procedures (cell therapy product collections, research collections and therapeutic patient procedures) for Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) patients and related donors, other oncology/hematology patients and various unrelated research subjects

- Perform apheresis procedures on inpatients and outpatients, adult and pediatric, at the SCCA Clinic and mobile locations
- Assess patient's/donor's history and physical (and current condition) for procedural concerns, risks and contraindications (example, heparin intolerance) before procedure
- Reviews allogeneic donor questionnaires, justifications and other related documentation before collection, according to SOPs and regulatory guides
- Monitor the patient response to the procedure and make technical and medication changes appropriately.
- Process apheresis products appropriately including labeling, delivery and compliance with regulatory documentation.
- Adhere to unit policies and procedures. Compliant with regulatory requirements for procedures, documentation. Follows FDA, FACT and other regulatory guidance.
- Draw and process laboratory work. Knows process for reporting critical lab results, keeping Team & community Providers informed of the patient's lab values/ response to treatment
- Work with APH support staff to assure safe, comprehensive care delivery and proper billing. Keeps all staff informed of schedule changes, equipment and supply issues.
- Takes On-Call / Weekend/Holiday duty and Charge RN duty on a rotating basis. Includes daily workflow management, patient assignments, scheduling changes, environmental safety and interfacing with other departments.
- Assist in chart review, data collection or entry for apheresis procedure database or research projects

- Graduate of accredited School of Nursing
- Bachelors of Science, Nursing preferred
- Current Washington State RN license
- Experienced in venipuncture and use of vascular access devices
- Certification of BLS, Health Care Provider C, with renewal every 2 years
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, basic computer skills
- Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
- Willingness to give and accept constructive criticism with team members
- Able to move (push/pull) required equipment- apheresis machines, Dynamap, IV pumps, equipment carts; utilize shuttle or taxi for travel to mobile procedures
- Available for evening/weekend on-call coverage - for emergency and urgent procedures

Benefits at a Glance
- 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

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