• Registered Nurse-Wound Ostomy-Per Diem

    Job ID
    13638
    Type
    Regular Per-Diem
    Company
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Nursing and Nursing Support
  • Overview

    EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE, EXCEPTIONAL NURSES

     

    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 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. These three organizations have worked together to support their mission of world class adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education. Please join us and be part of making a difference in the lives of our patients, families, and community!

     

    At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance every patient, every life matters. Our dedicated nurses are a driving force making SCCA 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.

    Responsibilities

    The Wound Ostomy Registered Nurse provides comprehensive wound and ostomy nursing care to general oncology patients. This position supports the Colorectal Cancer Specialty Clinic for ostomy education and care and supports the greater Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patient population for wound and skin integrity needs.  This position also serves as a resource for clinical teams regarding wound and ostomy issues. 

     

    Responsibilities

    • Provides pre-operative and post-operative care, education, and counseling for surgical patients with planned or potential ostomies and completes stoma marking
    • Provide care, education, and counseling for patients with complex wounds, fistulas, pressure ulcers, and other skin integrity issues.
    • Monitors patient outcomes on an ongoing basis
    • Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to provide a comprehensive plan of care for each patient
    • Manages ongoing physical, emotional, and social needs of patients through continuous assessments of adaptation to illness and changes in body image

    Patient and Family Education

    • Provides written and hands on education to patients and families regarding ostomy and wound care including self management of ostomies and wounds

    Triage

    • Responsible for triaging patients in clinic as well as over the phone and via electronic communication

    Communication and Teamwork

    • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Able to collaborate effectively with the multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care planning and implementation for their specific population of patients
    • Demonstrates effective documentation skills
    • Serves as resource for providers, nurses, patients, and caregivers
    • Demonstrates ability to effectively intervene with a patient in crisis

    Qualifications

    Required:

    • Nursing Degree
    • Current Washington State Nursing License
    • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card
    • Flexible schedule

     

    Preferred:

    • Graduate of a WOCN-accredited education program
    • One year of nursing experience
    • Oncology experience
    • Surgical experience
    • Outpatient experience

    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 escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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