Registered Nurse - Procedure Suite

Job ID
20551
Type
Regular Full-Time
Company
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Nursing and Nursing Support

Overview

EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE, EXCEPTIONAL NURSES

  

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), 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.

 

This position is responsible for the nursing management of patients being sedated in association with procedures. The nurse provides direct patient care, consults with physicians and other nurses, and sets clinical standards and is involved in education activities. Serves as a member of the clinic emergency response team.

 

Reports to: Nurse Manager, Procedure Suite and Pulmonary Function.

Responsibilities

Administers sedating agents:

  • Performs a nursing assessment prior to each patient’s sedation and procedure which includes review of relevant lab studies, review of systems, assessment of sedation related risk factors, prior anesthesia history, assessment of airway and level of consciousness
  • Follows all procedures related to sedation and demonstrates and understanding of the use of appropriate reversal agents and methods for accessing airways
  • Successfully initiates intravenous access and safely administers agents
  • Provides patient and family teaching about sedation and care following the procedure

 

Assures the safety of patients and other staff:

  • Whenever possible responds to emergent or urgent medical situations in the Clinic
  • Documents administration of drugs and other agents properly
  • Documents all nursing care activities accurately and in a timely fashion

 

Provides care to patients as part of the overall care team:

  • Provide psychosocial support to patients and families
  • Informs charge nurse or nurse supervisor of high-risk situations or operational issues
  • Participates in continuous performance improvement and quality efforts
  • Ensures that proper techniques and practices are followed according to approved policies and procedures

 

Is Responsible For Maintaining And Developing Own Skills:

  • Participates in continuing education programs
  • Participates in peer evaluations and keeps current in area of expertise through journals, books, and nursing conferences
  • Participates in professional organizations

 

Follows SCCA code of conduct:

  • Assumes accountability for own work performance
  • Observes assigned work schedules and hours
  • Follows time and attendance standards
  • Adheres to dress code and personal appearance
  • Follows SCCA code of conduct
  • Communication must reflect core values of being open, honest, and collaborative

HIPPA – Patient Privacy:

  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights
  • Maintains confidentiality of all medical, financial, or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize the privacy of patients
  • Accesses and uses the minimum necessary patient identifiable information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes

 

HIPPA – Employee Privacy:

  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of, and maintains confidentiality of employee information and SCCA strategic plans and initiatives, financial information or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize employee rights or organization’s operations
  • Accesses and uses the minimum necessary employee and organization information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes

Qualifications

Required:

  • Current Washington State nursing license.
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Additional certification may be required dependent upon department.
  • Critical thinking; the ability to practice the cognitive skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge
  • Ability to develop clinical judgment.
  • Time Management skills; the ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively by looking and listening for cues, asking open-ended questions, exploring cues, using pauses, screening responses, and clarifying response.
  •  Ability to effectively listen by using reflecting, acknowledging, summarizing, empathizing, and paraphrasing skill.
  • Ability to effectively provide information by checking what information the person knows already, giving small amounts of information at a time, using clear terms and avoiding jargon, avoiding detail unless it is requested, checking for understanding, and pausing and waiting for a response.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Two years of nursing experience
  • Outpatient Oncology experience
  • Oncology Certification

 

SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

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

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