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The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Cancer Information Service (CIS) Contact Center, located at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, uses innovative technologies to maintain its leadership as a reliable source of non-biased cancer information for the public, including cancer patients and their families, and health professionals. For 40 years the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has served as a contractor to NCI providing CIS services. The Contact Center serves the entire United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and U.S. Associated Pacific Territories. Hours of operation are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST.
The Oncology Nurse Educators are key staff members working for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on its CIS contract with the NCI. Besides the duties listed below, the person applying for this position will bring crucial clinical oncology credentials and experience to enhance the already stellar credibility of the CIS program within and beyond the Contact Center.
The National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service acts as an extension of the NCI and its scientific programs requiring staff to understand NCI programs and deliver core NCI messages to the public. The Oncology Nurse Educator will ensure that the information they deliver is congruent with and represents the Institute and its research results. The Oncology Nurse Educator will play a key role in all components of training and continuing education for NCI CIS Contact Center staff. The Oncology Nurse Educator will assist with the education, training and mentoring of Information Specialists in their mastery of cancer content with an emphasis on clinical trials.
This position is preferred at 100% FTE (40 hours a week) but can be negotiable down to 80% FTE (32 hours a week)
The Oncology Nurse Educator position requires vision and creative skills to support educational growth and development for a diverse staff while working closely with the supervisory team. The Oncology Nurse Educator will provide leadership within the CC and assistance to the NCI. An ability to collaborate with others is key. In addition to being an integral part of the management team, the candidate should demonstrate the ability to form and maintain professional relationships beyond the CC office at Fred Hutch and at NCI in support of the Contact Center’s need for continuous learning on cancer content and clinical trials. Specifically, the Oncology Nurse Educator will: