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.
SCCA was awarded the “Employer of Excellence” award by the American Academy of PAs and the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management (CHLM) for 2018-19.
A Seattle Cancer Care Alliance ARNP/PA-C is a certified physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner who provides evaluation and medical management of GI Oncology patients at the SCCA. The APP works closely with the multidisciplinary team of surgeons and medical oncologists in developing a comprehensive care plan for patients who are newly diagnosed as well as those that are undergoing treatment. The GI Oncology APP follows patients undergoing chemotherapy and provides medical supportive care, as well as surveillance after completion of treatment. This ARNP/PA-C assesses and manages basic health needs of patients, provides support during the preoperative and postoperative phase, addresses treatment toxicities, performs procedures, monitors for cancer progression or recurrence, and consults with professional peers as needed. They work collaboratively with the treatment team to coordinate care of their patients. All clinical responsibilities are performed within the scope of practice, institutional privileges and under the supervision of an attending physician.