Registered Nurse, Pediatric Continuing Care

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

This position is responsible for primary nursing care of patients in the Pediatric Continuing Care Clinic. The nurse accomplishes this through the provision of direct patient care, involvement in research protocols, phone consultation, maintaining clinical standards and involvement in education activities. The nurse is part of a team, which consists of a primary medical provider (PA, Fellow, Visiting MD), a Team Coordinator, and attending physician.

A. Care Coordination:
- Performs comprehensive assessment of patient, family and caregiver.
- 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.
- Reviews all orders written by the medical staff.
- Communicates hospital admissions to the Charge RN in a timely manner.
- Coordinate home infusions provided by outside Home Infusion agencies after initial referral by Transition RN's.
- Provide continuity of nursing care by communicating effectively with Charge, Evening, Weekend, Infusion
- Room, Procedure, Triage, and Inpatient RN's.
- Documents all assessments, teaching, response to therapies and plans of care in a timely manner.
- Keeps patient Kardex up to date
- Functions as primary telephone contact for patients and their caregivers.
- Participates with all disciplines to plan and coordinate patient care.

B. Patient and Caregiver Teaching:
- Assumes primary responsibility for teaching with patients and caregivers.
- Assumes primary responsibility for patient education regarding medications and therapies, including home infusions.
- Assumes primary responsibility for patient education regarding symptom management.
- Assumes primary responsibility for departure teaching when patient is leaving the Program.

C Support for Research
- Coordinates consent forms
- Assists in obtaining research data in conjunction with patient care data.
- Maintains a working knowledge of current protocols related to this patient population.
- Maintains strong working relationship with research staff.

D. Communication and Teamwork
- Serves as a resource to other nurses caring for patients in the Immunitherapy program.
- Informs Nurse Manager of high-risk patient situations or operational issues.
- 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.
- Narrative

- WA state RN licnese
- 3-5 years of Bone Marrow Transplant or Oncology Experience required
- BSN preferred

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