• Advanced Practice Provider (Palliative Care)

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Advanced Practice Providers
  • Overview

    SCCA “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!


    A Palliative Care ARNP/PA-C is a certified physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner who provides evaluation and medical management to Palliative Care patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.  All clinical responsibilities are performed within the scope of practice, institutional privileges and under the supervision of an attending physician.


    • First line patient and family assessment for palliative care consults.
    • Perform or facilitate follow-up visits for palliative care patients as appropriate to facilitate coordination and continuity of care.
    • Evaluates the physical and psychological state of the palliative care patient. Provides support to patients by participating in patient and/or family teaching, counseling and support as well as referring patients to community agencies to promote optimal adjustment and functioning.
    • Provide services related to palliative care and end of life care. 
    • Prescribe medications including controlled substances to the extent delegated and licensed.
    • Collaborates and consults with a multidisciplinary team to ensure safe, effective, appropriate and timely care. 
    • Facilitate continuity of communication and coordination of care with SCCA, UWMC and community providers.
    • Prioritize timeliness of consults; Maintain a list of current and on-going consults.
    • Arrange palliative care consultation meeting with attending and other palliative care staff in collaboration with treating medical team as appropriate.
    • Attend and actively participate in the palliative care team meetings.
    • Prepare and maintain accurate patient records, charts and documents to support sound medical practice and reimbursement for services provided.
    • Documents patient care data in accordance with the SCCA and UWP policies.
    • Provide education, support and bereavement support for nursing, other clinical staff and palliative care colleagues regarding palliative care.
    • Education of fellows, Attendings, and Advanced Practice Providers through formal didactic methods and informal consults or conversations as requested.
    • Teach and mentor new staff and students (including but not limited to ARNP/PA-C, medical oncology, palliative care, psychology)
    • Participate in research protocols, organizational initiatives and quality improvement projects
    • Rotation on the inpatient University of Washington Medical Center Palliative Care service or seeing SCCA patients when admitted may be required at hire or in the future
    • Evening and/or weekend call may be required at hire or in the future
    • Participate in Code Team coverage; ACLS certified
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Prefer one year experience as an ARNP or PA-C in Hematology, Oncology, Palliative, or Hospice care.
    • Excellent communication and clinical skills necessary to ensure optimum patient care outcomes in a complex care environment. 
    • Ability to effectively and compassionately communicate information about disease processes, prognosis, trajectory and care options as defined by the primary oncology team; clarify patient and family goals and preferences for care; discuss palliative and end of life treatment options; and discussion and management of treatment (both oncology and palliative) toxicities to patients and family caregivers. 
    • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to the ethics of good character, humility, and servant leadership
    • Motivated, self-reflective clinician who participates in self-evaluation and education and responds well to critiques.
    • Must be a graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program.
    • ACLS, Washington state & DEA licensure required.
    • Basic computer skills are essential. 

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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 escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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