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The clinical component of the Survivorship Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) provides comprehensive clinical evaluations for cancer survivors through the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Survivorship Clinic. The overall mission of the Survivorship Program is to advance the science of the field of survivorship in order to improve the lives of survivors, empowering them through education and advocacy, and disseminating knowledge regarding the unique needs of survivors to health care providers and the community.
Cancer and its treatment can result in some potentially long-lasting or late-onset effects. The Survivorship Clinic addresses various problems cancer survivors may face after therapy ends. These include pain, fatigue, fear of recurrence, living with uncertainty, neuropathy, lymphedema, bone loss, sexual dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, memory issues, and future cancer risk. As part of the Survivorship Clinic, patients are given a thorough medical screening and health evaluation to assess late complications from treatment and to develop a plan to support their future health. During their appointment, survivors are provided with a cancer Treatment Summary and Survivorship Care Plan that summarizes all of the cancer treatment they received, outlines possible late and long term effects they may experience as a result of their treamtment, and includes both screening recommendations and instruction in healthy behaviors to aid in maintaining the overall long-term health of the survivor. The Survivorship Clinic staff communicates the information contained in the Survivorship Care Plan with any other healthcare providers involved in the survivor’s care. The Survivorship Clinic also evaluates current concerns and issues related to the survivor’s cancer history and which often includes connecting or referring them to specialists or resources in their community. The overall goal is to help survivors optimize their health in the years following their cancer treatment.
The Survivorship Clinic Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will be responsible for provision of clinical care and patient education for adult survivors of pediatric cancers or for survivors diagnosed in adulthood. They will work with a comprehensive team including the program director and co-director, the program nurse coordinator, and the program manager toward the goal of extending survivorship services to all oncology patients, regardless of age, place or type of treatment. S/he will collaborate with other providers within the Survivorship Clinic, within other SCCA oncology discipline clinics, and also with physicians and other health care professionals to define best practices of care, develop comprehensive survivorship care guidelines, and establish referral networks internal and external to the SCCA.
The Survivorship Clinic Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will report to the program director and to the SCCA nurse practitioner/physician assistant supervisor(s) and will work independently in performing daily responsibilities, as appropriate for scope of practice. The Survivorship Clinic Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will work with the program director, co-director and the program manager on other duties as assigned related to overall Survivorship Program growth and development as appropriate.
Comprehensive onsite evaluations for cancer survivors including:
Other Duties as assigned by program director or program manager:
Employees within the Survivorship Program are expected to maintain high standards of professionalism in their interactions with patients, referring providers and other team members. Professional conduct includes: