Registered Nurse/Clinical Nurse Coordinator - GU and Comprehensive Care and Organ Transplant Clinic

Job ID
21909
Type
Regular Part-Time
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Nursing and Nursing Support

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

  

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.

 

 

Benefits include:

 

  • Relocation -Generous relocation package available
  • Time Off -10 paid holidays plus 2 personal days, paid vacation, and paid sick time
  • Employee Health Clinic -Onsite employee health clinic services are free for employees enrolled in a Kaiser or Premera Blue Cross plan 
  • Retirement -403(b) defined contribution plan with a 7% employer contribution after 1 year and 1000 hours of service
  • Bright Horizons Care Advantage  
  • Hutch Kids Child Care Center 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program   
  • Subsidized ORCA card and tax-advantaged transportation options 

 

This registered nurse position collaborates with the Transplant Manager, Nursing Supervisor(s), and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in:

  • Assisting with initial and ongoing orientation of newly hired RNs
  • Creating and facilitating education, training, and assessment of professional nursing practice
  • Coordinating transplant research requirements into nursing care
  • Implementing activities dictated by quality or compliance initiative
  • Implementing activities dictated by quality or compliance initiative

Responsibilities

Research:

 

  • Assumes primary responsibility for research implementation working closely with Clinical Operations – Research Services (CORS)
  • Point person for extracting and disseminating information regarding newly opening protocols pertinent to nursing practice
  • Point person for chart form file cabinets in 5 team areas, including file organization and coordination with material management staff
  • Resource for FHCRC Research RNs regarding integration of specific research protocol requirements into Transplant clinic nursing practice

 

Quality:

 

  • Conducts audits of Transplant Clinic nursing practice data to evaluate compliance with standards under the direction of the Nurse Manager
  • Supports initiatives related to compliance with regulatory requirements in the Transplant Clinic
  • Assists Nurse Manager in investigation and response to incident reports filed in Patient Safety Net
  • Represents Transplant Clinic in SCCA/FH Standard Practice Committee, Clinical Practice Council (CPC) and other committees/workgroups as appropriate
  • Creates/updates Transplant Clinic policies and procedures as well as patient education material

 

Education:

 

  • Works with new RNs to define current level of practice and determine orientation needs and preferred learning styles
  • Partners with RN preceptors & new RNs in departmental orientation/training process
  • Provides support with initial competence assessment and serves as mentor for new RNs
  • Monitors newly hired RNs’ progression in completing the orientation checklist in collaboration with that orientee’s preceptors
  • Partners with Nurse Manager and APRN to coordinate annual competence assessment for Transplant RNs
  • Identifies areas of educational need amongst Transplant nurses and collaborates with Nurse Manager and APRN to plan education
  • Assists in education of new equipment used by Transplant Clinic RNs

Qualifications

Required:

 

  • Nursing degree
  • 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
  • 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 preferred

 

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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