Infusion Nurse, GI Care Neighborhood

Job ID
22931
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 Infusion Registered Nurse (RN) in the GI Care Neighborhood at Fred Hutch Cancer Center brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine.  This extraordinary group’s sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients.  In support of our mission, FHCC is physically growing the clinic footprint and expanding into Care Neighborhoods.  The Care Neighborhood puts the patient at the center of our work and brings the care team together to more effectively care for the patient.  In preparation for the expansion, the GI Clinic at FHCC will implement the new model of care in two Care Neighborhoods beginning Spring 2020.  The clinicians testing this model will be innovators in their field and will work together to create a better patient and staff experience. 

Responsibilities

 Nursing Care and Assessment 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of standard treatment and potential side effects of medications administered during the patient’s stay. 
  • Perform nursing assessment, review relevant lab results, assess pain and other symptoms as needed.
  • Assure the safety of patients by following all procedures related to verification of orders when administering medications, including chemotherapy, and blood products.
  • Document all nursing care activities accurately and in a timely fashion.

Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs  

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the potentially hazardous nature of many of the agents administered and uses correct precautions when handling them.
  • Follow all procedures regarding safe disposal of any materials used in the administration of chemotherapy or other hazardous agents and blood products.

Patient and Family Education 

  • Provide patient and family education in coordination with treatment and care plan.
  • Conduct learning needs assessment for patient and caregiver(s).
  • Ensure patients have clinic contact information and understand when to call if symptoms arise or persist post infusion therapy. 

Communication and Teamwork 

  • Communicate or escalate patient symptoms and concerns to team provider as needed
  • Collaborate with the greater GI team to provide effective and efficient patient care
  • Request consultation from social work, dietician, or spiritual care staff when patient's situation indicates.

Professional Development and Clinic Engagement 

  • Opportunity to attend educational events: Nursing Rounds, Swartz Rounds, Conferences, etc.
  • Opportunity to participate in committee work, special projects
  • Continuing education benefit (financial and time off support)
  • Tuition reimbursement

Qualifications

Required: 

  • Nursing degree
  • Current WA State Registered Nurse License
  • Current BLS AHA Healthcare Provider Certification
  • 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
  • BSN prepared nurse
  • OCN (Oncology Certified Nurse) or BMT RN
  • ACLS and/or PALS
  • CITI Training – Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Research (required within 6 months of hire)
  • ONS Chemotherapy Provider Card (required within 6 months of hire)
  • 2 years of previous RN Oncology experience
  • Good time management skills
  • Team Player
  • Sense of humor

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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