Registered Nurse - New to Specialty

Job ID
24802
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.


The New-to-Specialty RN role is specifically designed for experienced nurses with no previous nursing experience in adult ambulatory oncology. New-to-Specialty RNs receive specialized orientation support through the New-to-Specialty RN Fellowship program to assist in their transition to practice.

 

Responsibilities

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

 

In addition to primary responsibilities listed above, the New-to-Specialty RN will have the following key responsibilities: 

  • Performs comprehensive nursing assessment of general oncology, immunotherapy, and/or blood and marrow transplant patients as pertinent to the specific clinical position, which includes review of relevant lab studies, review of systems, and assessment of pain, distress, and other symptoms
  • Operates unit-specific processes and equipment as outlined in defined clinical practice standards and competencies
  • Works with a wide range of staff as part of an interdisciplinary team including physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, and ancillary staff
  • Provides care adapted to individual patient needs based on policies/procedures and guidelines
  • Consults, collaborates with, and participates in patient care with physicians and interdisciplinary healthcare team members, and implements clinical practice according to institutional standards
  • Engages in New-to-Specialty RN Fellowship clinical curriculum and competency development which support the clinical functions and duties pertinent to the specific clinical department and the organization
  • Participates in weekly self-reflections and meetings with the New-to-Specialty RN Fellowship team to facilitate reflective practice
  • Maintains open communication with supervisor, preceptors, and New-to-Specialty RN Fellowship team regarding challenges or concerns during the New-to-Specialty RN Fellowship program

Qualifications

Required:

  • Nursing degree from an accredited program
  • 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 which promote best outcomes of patients and staff in a complex setting
  • Ability to exercise clinical judgment in patient care scenarios
  • Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Communication skills in articulation, listening, and dealing with conflict
  • Ability to organize care with attention to safety and quality, specific to individual patient needs across the care continuum
  • 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

Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • 2+ years of nursing experience working closely with interdisciplinary team members in the complex care of patients

This position is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. As such, full COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment, without exception. Booster doses are strongly recommended but not required. If declining a booster, completion of the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Form Questionnaire and COVID-19 Booster Declination Training is required. Because of our immunocompromised patient population, there are no medical or religious accommodations available for any employee who is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. Only employees whose positions are fully remote, who are not patient facing and/or require no access to clinical facilities, may apply for medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees 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.


The hourly pay range for this position is from $38.67 to $73.48 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  Registered Nurses are paid on a step-scale basis and are also eligible for shift differentials and other pay premiums such as advanced degree, preceptor and certification.  

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).  

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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