Registered Nurse - Apheresis ($10k Sign on Bonus)

Job ID
23643
Type
Regular Full-Time
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Nursing and Nursing Support

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

 

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. 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 Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.

 

Apheresis Registered Nurse - RN performs cell collections and therapeutic apheresis procedures for adult and pediatric patients, related donors, and volunteer research subjects in three local inpatient and outpatient settings. This role provides patient centric care and is primarily responsible for nursing assessment and diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Responsibilities

  • Assesses physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and evaluates patients’ adaptation to health changes.
  • Develops a plan of care based on patients’ disease, symptoms, and response to treatment.
  • Educates patients, families, and caregivers on disease processes, treatment, side effects and symptom management.
  • Coordinates with inter-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care.
  • Refers patients, families and caregivers as appropriate to other clinical resources/professionals such as social work, home health care, clinical nutrition, etc.
  • Implements, evaluates and modifies plan of care.
  • Integrates research and evidence based knowledge into clinical practice.
  • Assesses patient/donor medical history and clinical condition for procedural concerns, risks and contraindications to apheresis.
  • Performs donor screenings and reviews donor health history questionnaires, justifications and other related documentation before collection, according to SOPs and regulatory guides.
  • Educates patients, families, and caregivers on disease processes, treatment, side effects and symptom management.
  • Monitors the patient / donor response to the procedure and make technical and medication changes appropriately.  
  • Communicates with medical provider teams and Apheresis Medical Directors to address potential and immediate clinical concerns.
  • Coordinates with inter-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care.
  • Processes apheresis products, including labeling and delivery in compliance with regulatory documentation.
  • Adheres to unit policies and procedures compliant with regulatory requirements documentation; follows FDA, FACT, CAP and other regulatory requirements and guidance.
  • Accepts rotating on-call assignment for nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Accepts rotating assignment for Charge Nurse: responsible for daily workflow management, staff assignments, scheduling changes, environmental safety and interfacing with other departments.
  • Ability to work in different clinical care locations are alliance partner locations. This involves the ability to push/pull >100 pound wheeled machines.
  • Assist in policy and procedure development, review, revision and implementation.
  • Integrates research and evidence based knowledge into clinical practice.

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.
  • 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 preferred.

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 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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