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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 management of patients being sedated in association with procedures. The nurse provides direct patient care, consults with physicians and other nurses, and sets clinical standards and is involved in education activities. Serves as a member of the clinic emergency response team.
A. Administers sedating agents:
1. Performs a nursing assessment prior to each patient's sedation and procedure which includes review of relevant lab studies, review of systems, assessment of sedation related risk factors, prior anesthesia history, assessment of airway and level of consciousness.
2. Knows each agent administered including potential drug toxicities and side effects, proper methods of administration, and related interventions.
3. Successfully initiates intravenous access and safely administers agents
4. Monitors patient during the procedure, observing for any untoward effects, changes in breathing and airway status, level of consciousness and overall responsiveness.
5. Provides patient and family teaching about sedation and care following the procedure, including a limitation on driving until the following day
B. Assures the safety of patients and other staff:
1. Follows all procedures related to sedation and demonstrates and understanding of the use of appropriate reversal agents and methods for accessing airways
2. Whenever possible responds to emergent or urgent medical situations in the Clinic.
C. Provides care to patients as part of the overall care team:
3. Able to perform the duties of the Procedure Suite RN.
4. Communicates patient symptoms and any unusual reactions to the sedation or procedure to the team nurse.
5. Provide psychosocial support to patients and families.
6. Informs charge nurse or nurse supervisor of high-risk situations or operational issues
7. Participates in continuous performance improvement and quality efforts
4. WORK REQUIREMENTS
IV.A. Training, Education and Experience (Required)
- Current Washington State License and must be familiar with nursing conduct and standards of practice as outlined by Washington State
- ACLS certification (if not current, then must be obtained within six months of hire), renewal every two years
- BLS certification, Healthcare Provider C, renewal every two years
- Successful completion of UWMC Sedation Training Program (must be completed within six months of hire)
IV.B. Other Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities To Perform The Job Duties (Preferred)
- Recent ICU, PACU, Interventional Radiology or Emergency Department experience preferred
- Oncology or transplant infusion 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
If interested, please apply online at http://track.tmpservice.com/ApplyClick.aspx?id=2346220-2647-9121