Registered Nurse, Breast Imaging

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description


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 Breast 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.

Provides patient care in Breast Imaging:
1. Identifies patient with two identifiers and reviews appropriate medical record information, if applicable.
2. Performs a focused nursing assessment, as appropriate, pre- and post-Imaging exams/procedures.
3. 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.
4. Communicates with the patients, physicians, technologists, nurses, and visitors regarding the patient's condition and requests; notifies all parties when delays occur.
5. Properly reviews patient allergies and consults with Radiologist regarding any concerns.
6. Provides patient and family teaching regarding imaging exams and post procedure care. Completes follow-up call with patient the day after the procedure.
7. Provide psychosocial support to patients and families, as needed.
8. Detailed results reporting for all procedures in RIS and ORCA, ensures all reports have been completed.
9. Tracks pathology results for all interventional procedures with breast program and inputs all pathology results into RIS
10. Communications of pathology:
Communicate pathology results to patients and/or providers within 24 hours of receiving pathology report
Provide support and direction to patients to appropriate clinics and follow-up after biopsy results are given and communicate with appropriate clinics to alert of patient's diagnosis
11. Collaborates with radiologists, radiological technologists, and other team members concerning administration of medications for anxiety, pain control, and symptom management. Monitors patients for adverse reaction to medication. Demonstrates knowledge of management of patients according to SCCA policy and procedure.
12. Recognizes emergency situations, initiates code procedures, and administers first aid/CPR as needed.
13. Adheres to all general, magnet and radiation safety department policies; recognizes safety hazards to staff and/or patients, reports and takes appropriate action immediately in order to maintain a safe working environment including proper body mechanics.
14. Records variances of standard practice and/or policies & procedures in Patient Safety Net accurately where required.
15. Demonstrates consistent compliance with Isolation Plan by isolating patients with contagious symptoms, following procedures as written and participating in patient education.
16. Demonstrates consistent compliance with hand hygiene practice.
17. Demonstrates consistent compliance with Respiratory Virus Plan in managing symptomatic patients and performing self-assessment and not working when ill.

- Registered Nurse license in Washington State
- 2 years experience in an acute-care or similar out-patient setting
- Current CPR card
- Recent experience in peripheral venous access
- ACLS Certification
- Radiology Nursing experience
- Oncology nursing experience
- Bachelors of Science, Nursing 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.

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

If interested, please apply online at

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