Clinical Nurse Coordinator, HIPEC Clinic

Job ID
22786
Type
Regular Full-Time
Company
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
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 for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 

The Outpatient Surgery Clinic Nurse provides clinical support and care management to surgical oncology providers and their patient panels. As the primary point of contact for surgical oncology patients, the Surgery Clinic Nurse provides continuity of care through nursing assessments, triage, patient education, and care coordination. The nurse is an integral part of a dedicated multidisciplinary team which collaborates to provide the highest level of care for patients. The nurse in this position will responsible for coordination of care, patient and family education and triage, and in-clinic support for providers.

Responsibilities

 Coordination of Care

  • Establish relationships with patients and families to help them navigate their disease and surgical plan of care
  • Coordinate care within the SCCA/UW Medical Center facility as well as with outside healthcare facilities
  • Establish competency with surgery specific post-operative DME and equipment needs
  • Assist with peri-op coordination of supportive care referrals, anticoagulation management, pre-op medical/cardiac clearance as needed
  • Possess an understanding of the surgical scheduling process
  • Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary services to provide a continuum of care for the patient.

Education and Triage

  • Act as primary point of contact for patients/caregivers to provide education, triage of symptom management, in-person, on the phone, and through electronic communications
  • Provide pre-surgery education and assessment for patients seen in specialty clinics.
  • Provide telephone triage before and after surgery to assess for surgery specific questions, complications, emergent triage situations needing immediate care
  • Assess patients both in person and over the phone for DVT, infection, paralytic ileus, wound/incision status, pain management, nausea/vomiting, swelling, and other possible post-op complications.
  • Review medical history to assess for any risk factors/comorbidities with full understanding of surgical procedure.

 

In-Clinic Provider Support

  • Assist providers with minor in clinic procedures as needed per disease specialty (i.e. biopsies, intratumoral injections, joint injections, fine needle aspirations, nasolaryngoscopy)
  • Perform dressing changes, drain removal, suture removal, staple removal
  • Possess strong working knowledge of SCCA Policies and Procedures
  • Demonstrate proper clean/sterile technique for the set-up and breakdown of procedures done in the Surgery clinics

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 skills; the ability to practice the cognitive skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge
  • Time Management skills; the ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Effective listening and communication skills
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities
  • Ability to develop clinical judgment.
  • 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 medical-surgical nursing experience
  • Outpatient Oncology experience

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.

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists. 

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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