Registered Nurse - Transfusion Services

Job ID
22881
Type
Regular Full-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 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 Transfusion Services RN provides collaborative support for the transfusion planning and management of the SCCA Transplant, Immunotherapy, Hematology, and Heme-Malignancy patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings.  The RN operates in a multidisciplinary environment and across multiple institutions. 

Responsibilities

  • Review patient records for individual patient clinical issues related to transfusion.
  • Gather and review transfusion and transplant history to establish the patient transfusion profile.
  • Prepare reports to communicate individual patient transfusion profiles to the blood bank serving the patient and patient care teams.
  • Gather clinical data regarding transfusion reactions and facilitate appropriate changes to transfusion profile.
  • Evaluate, track and process blood bank laboratory reports.
  • Review reports to verify transfusion profile across multi-institutional systems.
  • Consult and collaborate with inpatient and outpatient care teams.
  • Facilitate consultation with the SCCA Transfusion Medicine Attending.
  • Help develop and communicate a transfusion plan of care to patient care teams.
  • Facilitates and tracks the response of HLA-selected platelets and granulocyte transfusions.
  • Provide transfusion educate members to care team and patients with mismatched transplants.
  • Serve as a liaison between partner patient-care areas for transfusion issues.

Qualifications

Required:

  • BLS is a required and must be obtained within 30-days from the hire date, from an approved entity as outlined in the Basic and Advanced Life Support Training Verification Policy
  • Nursing degree
  • Current Washington State nursing license.
  • 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

 

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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