Registered Nurse, Sickle Cell and Hematology

Organization
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, located 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.

Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education. Join us and make a difference!

The Clinical Nurse Coordinator provides longitudinal comprehensive nursing care to oncology/hematology patients. Has primary nursing responsibility for the coordination of the care and monitoring the status of a specific population of patients. Has responsibility for the education of patients and family. Acts as primary point of contact for patients, working collaboratively with their physicians

A. Care Coordination
- Demonstrates a high level understanding of oncology illnesses and treatment modalities
-  Demonstrates a high level of understanding and sensitivity of sickle cell disease and chronic pain management
- Demonstrates the ability to assess baseline physical, emotional and social needs
- Demonstrates the ability to assess physical, emotional and social needs on an ongoing basis
- Demonstrates ability to assess patient's adaptation to illness on an ongoing basis
- Demonstrates an ability to conduct patient triage and assessment via the telephone
- Ability to develop a plan of care to respond to patient symptoms and reactions resulting from the disease or the treatment
- Monitors patient response to therapies, including lab values and symptom assessment, in collaboration with the medical, nutrition and - pharmacy staff
- Uses effective problem solving skills in complex situations
- Demonstrates capability to multitask with accuracy and deal effectively with unpredictable situations

B. Documentation
- Documents initial assessment accurately per assessment policy
- Documents ongoing assessment accurately and per assessment policy
- Documents patient education per policy
- Documents all medications and treatments administered

C. Patient and Family Education
- Maintains primary responsibility and coordination for provision of education required for patient and family

D. Communication and Teamwork
- Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills
- Able to collaborate effectively with physicians to provide comprehensive care planning for their specific population of patients
- Serves as resources in their areas of expertise for other staff
- Demonstrates ability to effectively intervene with a patient in crisis
- Informs Nurse Manager of high-risk patient situations or operational issues
- Informs Nurse Manager of high-risk patient situations or operational issues

Required:
- CurrentWashingtonState Nursing License
- Current BLS AHA Health Provider card
- One year of oncology nursing experience
- Strong critical thinking skills
- Ability to work under pressure related to work/time deadlines
- Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a variety of patients and other staff
- Ability to be flexible
- Competent in telephone triage, assessment and communication
- Competent in basic computer skills

Preferred:
- Bachelors of Science in Nursing
- OCN certification
- 2-5 years of oncology nursing experience
- Hematology experience preferred
- Experience with sickle cell patients preferred
- Strong background in pain management is preferred

Other qualifications
- Ability to help develop guidelines and protocols
- Independent
- Self Directed
- Works well under pressure

We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

If interested, please apply online at http://track.tmpservice.com/ApplyClick.aspx?id=2300132-2647-5921

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