Location: Seattle, Washington
EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE, EXCEPTIONAL NURSES
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.
With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center every patient, every life matters. Our dedicated nurses are a driving force making Fred Hutch 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.
Our nurses are vital to the journey of cancer care. We invite you to explore our career opportunities and apply online for more information.
- Relocation -Generous relocation package available
- Time Off -11 paid holidays plus 2 personal days, paid vacation, and paid sick time
- Employee Health Clinic -Onsite employee health clinic services are free for employees enrolled in Fred Hutch's medical plan
- Retirement - 403(b) defined contribution plan with a 7% employer contribution after 1 year
- Back-Up Care and Family Support Program
- Hutch Kids Child Care Center
- Employee Assistance Program
- Tuition Reimbursement Program
- Subsidized ORCA card and tax-advantaged transportation options
The Outpatient Sarcoma Surgery Clinic Nurse provides clinical support and care management to surgical oncology providers and their patient panels within the Sarcoma & Orthopedic Oncology Clinic. As the primary point of contact for surgical oncology patients, the Surgery Clinic Nurse provides continuity of care through nursing assessments, triage, patient education, and care coordination. The nurse is an integral part of a dedicated multidisciplinary team which collaborates to provide the highest level of care for patients. The nurse in this position will be responsible for coordination of care, patient and family education and triage, and in-clinic support for providers.
Coordination of Care
- Establish relationships with patients and families to help them navigate their disease and surgical plan of care
- Coordinate care within the SCCA/UW Medical Center facility as well as with outside healthcare facilities
- Establish competency with surgery specific post-operative DME and equipment needs
- Assist with peri-op coordination of supportive care referrals, anticoagulation management, pre-op medical/cardiac clearance as needed
- Possess an understanding of the surgical scheduling process
- Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary services to provide a continuum of care for the patient.
Education and Triage
- Act as primary point of contact for patients/caregivers to provide education, triage of symptom management, in-person, on the phone, and through electronic communications
- Provide pre-surgery education and assessment for patients seen in specialty clinics.
- Provide telephone triage before and after surgery to assess for surgery specific questions, complications, emergent triage situations needing immediate care
- Assess patients both in person and over the phone for DVT, infection, paralytic ileus, wound/incision status, pain management, nausea/vomiting, swelling, and other possible post-op complications.
- Review medical history to assess for any risk factors/comorbidities with full understanding of surgical procedure.
In-Clinic Provider Support
- Assist providers with minor in clinic procedures as needed per disease specialty (i.e. biopsies, intratumoral injections, joint injections, fine needle aspirations, nasolaryngoscopy)
- Perform dressing changes, drain removal, suture removal, staple removal
- Possess strong working knowledge of SCCA Policies and Procedures
- Demonstrate proper clean/sterile technique for the set-up and breakdown of procedures done in the Surgery clinics
- 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
- Additional certification may be required dependent upon department.
- 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 medical-surgical nursing experience
- Outpatient Oncology experience
- OCN (Oncology Certified Nurse) or BMT RN
This position is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. As such, full COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment, without exception. Booster doses are strongly recommended but not required. If declining a booster, completion of the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Form Questionnaire and COVID-19 Booster Declination Training is required. Because of our immunocompromised patient population, there are no medical or religious accommodations available for any employee who is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. Only employees whose positions are fully remote, who are not patient facing and/or require no access to clinical facilities, may apply for medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment. A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
The hourly pay range for this position is from $38.67 to $73.48 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications. Registered Nurses are paid on a step-scale basis and are also eligible for shift differentials and other pay premiums such as advanced degree, preceptor and certification.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).
This position may be eligible for relocation assistance.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.