Nurse Educator & Professional Practice Coordinator - Apheresis
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Required Education: RN
Salary: Depends on Experience
Hospital, Public and Private
Outpatient Care Center
Internal Number: 20970
Apheresis Unit Profile
Hours of Business: Monday – Friday 0700-1730; Evening/Holiday on-call shifts
Patient Population: adults at SCCA; mobile procedures for adults at University of Washington and Pediatrics at Seattle Childrens Hospital
Nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:1 up to 2:1
The Apheresis Program is well supported by two Medical Directors, Physician Assistant, a Professional Practice Coordinator, Research Coordinator, Medical Assistant, Program Coordinators and Assistants and the SCCA Cellular Therapy Division
The Professional Practice Coordinator (PPC) is responsible for supporting and implementing unit and systemwide practice standards, onboarding, and orientation processes, and developing training methods to unique learning styles. This role also has the potential to provide direct patient care. This position works collaboratively with Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, frontline staff, multi-disciplinary healthcare team, and organizational leadership.
Responsibilities – In addition to primary responsibilities listed in the job description, the Apheresis Professional Practice Coordinator will have the following key responsibilities:
Assist with orientation of newly hired clinical staff
Create and facilitate education, training, and assessment of professional nursing practice
Evaluate and maintain up-to-date policies and procedures to reflect evidence-based standards
for clinical practice and research
Collaborate with leadership to set unit goals, implement process improvements, and measure outcomes
Participate in shared leadership councils and systemwide committees
Contribute to systemwide initiatives by supporting change management and providing expertise
Support research implementation
Supports and assesses professional nursing activities to ensure established criteria, best practice guidelines and FDA/FACT compliance standards are met
Conducts audits of Apheresis nursing practice data to evaluate compliance with standards under the direction of the Nurse Manager
Supports initiatives related to compliance with regulatory requirements
Assists in investigation and response to incident reports filed in Patient Safety Net
Current Washington State nursing license.
Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
Critical thinking; the ability to practice the cognitive skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge
Ability to develop clinical judgment.
Time Management skills; the ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
Ability to communicate effectively by looking and listening for cues, asking open-ended questions, exploring cues, using pauses, screening responses, and clarifying response.
Ability to effectively listen by using reflecting, acknowledging, summarizing, empathizing, and paraphrasing skill.
Ability to effectively provide information by checking what information the person knows already, giving small amounts of information at a time, using clear terms and avoiding jargon, avoiding detail unless it is requested, checking for understanding, and pausing and waiting for a response.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Two years of nursing experience
Outpatient Oncology experience
SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.
Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), 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.