Advanced Practice Provider: Psychiatry

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Advanced Practice Providers


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.


Position Responsibilities 


Fred Hutch Cancer Center is seeking a certified physician assistant (PA-C) or advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) to provide mental health evaluation and management to Oncology patients. All clinical responsibilities are performed within the scope of practice, institutional privileges and with the collaboration of physician colleagues. The ideal candidate would work full time however, this may be flexible for the right candidate. This is a part time (.6 FTE) position.


Distinguishing Characteristics 


The ARNP/PA-C at FHCC functions within their scope of practice and collaborates effectively with other disciplines to provide state-of-the-art patient and family-centered mental health care.

  • Training and experience in the delivery of mental health care including medication management.  
  • Excellent communication and clinical skills necessary to ensure optimum patient care outcomes in a complex care environment.  
  • Respectful and ethical in their interactions with staff and patients alike   
  • Skilled clinicians, providing evidence-based diagnosis and management of the acute, symptomatic, and supportive care needs of patients with cancer. 
  • Educator to patients, clinicians, and staff - able to effectively communicate information about mental health processes, treatments, and management.   


  • Diagnose patients with mental illnesses; develop and implement patient treatment plans. 
  • Works closely with psychiatrists and psychologists on the team.  
  • Collaborates and consults with other disciplines and services to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of patient care.  Care will be coordinated in a multidisciplinary fashion with collaborating services which may include surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, nutrition, social work, pain service, hospice, integrative medicine, and palliative care.   
  • Participates in the conduct of cancer clinical research, including patient, caregiver, and peer education. 
  • Communicates changes in patient’s health status or urgent patient issues to the patient’s primary oncologist in a timely manner.  
  • Participates in patient rounds, conferences and committees.  
  • Actively participates in the development and maintenance of patient management algorithms and standardized orders. 
  • Documents patient care data in accordance with FHCC and UWP policies 
  • Performs assessments of patients’ and caregivers’ knowledge, attitudes, and actions around the mental health diagnosis and treatment issues.   
  • Refers patients to community agencies and other resources to promote optimal adjustment and functioning. 


  • PA requirements: minimum of 2 years of experience in a mental health setting required. Prefer candidates with CAQ in Psychiatry 
  • ARNP requirements: minimum of 2 years of experience in a mental health setting and completion of a graduate certificate in Psychiatry/Mental Health NP (or equivalent) required. 
  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program required. 
  • Washington state licensure required
  • DEA licensure required within 30 days of privileging
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.   
  • EMR experience required; prefer experience with Epic. 
  • Strong team player with a can-do attitude is a must!  Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential. 

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 annual base salary range for this position is from $111,748 to $176,634 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.


This position may be eligible for relocation assistance.     


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance 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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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