Registered Nurse, Long Term Follow Up

Organization
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.

This position is responsible for the nursing consultation and triage of the more than 5000 patients who underwent blood or marrow transplant or related therapies at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and have returned to their referring physician. This nurse assesses the patient on the phone, reviews previous records and presents the patient to the medical staff at several rounds held during the week. The nurse primarily accomplishes these responsibilities for the provision of patient care via phone consultation, maintaining clinical standards and involvement in education activities. Has an expanded knowledge of the late effects of bone marrow transplantation on children and adults. Works at a high level of independence in communicating, implementing and coordinating patient care issues.

A. Care Coordination:
- Functions as primary telephone contact regarding chronic transplant-related clinical problems (including cGVHD) for patients who underwent BMT or related therapies and their caregivers.
- Monitors patient response to therapies, including lab values and symptom assessment, in collaboration with the medical, nutrition and pharmacy staff.
- Provides psychosocial support to patients and families.
- Functions as resource for rotating physician staff regarding standard practice and operations in Clinical LTFU

- Documents all assessments, teaching, response to therapies and plans of care in a timely manner.

- Participates in three times weekly rounds to plan and coordinate patient care.
- Participate in multi-departmental meetings including LTFU Action Items Meeting.

B. Patient and Caregiver Teaching:
- Provides departure education to all patients leaving the SCCA, primarily as the instructor of the LTFU Departure Class. Reviews Patient Resource Manual with patient and family at departure and provides additional information regarding long-term effects of BMT.
- Provide ongoing patient education regarding symptom management.
- Coordinate with Nursing Education to review and update patient education materials on a regular basis.

C Support for Research
- Assists in obtaining research data in conjunction with patient care data.
- Maintains a working knowledge of current protocols related to the patient population with whom they work. Knows research resources and how to access.

D. Communication and Teamwork
- Serves as a resource to other nurses caring for LTFU patients.
- Communicates in a respectful and effective manner with other staff.
- Demonstrates appropriate problem solving when working with other departments.

E. Maintaining And Developing Own Skills:
- Participates in continuing education programs.
- Keeps current in area of expertise through journals, books, and conferences.

- Current Washington state RN license
- Transplant Nursing experience required
- Allogenic transplant experience required
- Basic computer skills (Outlook, Mindscape)
- Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) or Blood and Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse (BMTCN) preferred
- Telemedicine nursing experience preferred
- BSN preferred

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

We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

If interested, please apply online at http://track.tmpservice.com/ApplyClick.aspx?id=2349666-2647-221

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