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.

Clinical LTFU follows 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 the SCCA to be seen for Long Term Follow Up. This position is responsible for the nursing clinical assessment and care of patients with complex chronic medical problems post-Allogeneic Transplant. LTFU is a sub-specialty of BMT requiring an expert and unique clinical knowledge base for both medicine and nursing. These nurses have an expanded knowledge of the late effects of bone marrow transplantation.

A. Care Coordination:
- Primary phone contact for calls to and from patients following LTFU visit regarding test results, medication questions, triage
- Coordinate consent forms - clinical and research
- Coordinate procedures and therapies:
- Central Venous Line placement
- Bone Marry aspiration
- IV medications - in clinic or home infusion
- Psoralin Ultra violet light (PUVA)
- Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP) in Apheresis
- 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.
- Communicates hospital admissions to the Inpatient and Outpatient Charge RNs in a timely manner.
- Documents all assessments, teaching, response to therapies and plans of care in a timely manner.

B. Patient and Caregiver Teaching:
- Routine care - blood tests, oral hygiene, eye exams
- Special tests - pulmonary function, hepititis C, bone density, adrenal function
- Vaccinations (also administration)
- GVHD precautions
- Dry eyes
- Skin and wound care
- Oral care for GVHD
- Infection precautions
- Provide ongoing patient education regarding symptom management.
- Medication review and education
- Procedural education
- ECP
- PUVA
- Coordinate with Nursing Education to review and update patient education materials on a regular basis.

C Support for Research
- 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.
- Participates in professional organizations.

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.

Current Washington state RN license
Transplant Nursing experience required
Basic computer skills (Outlook, Mindscape)
Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) or Blood and Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse (BMTCN) preferred
Telemedicine nursing experience 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=2349682-2647-1821

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