Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
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Registered Nurse Resident
at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
- Job ID
- Regular Full-Time
- Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE, EXCEPTIONAL NURSES
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. These three organizations have worked together to support their mission of world class adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education. Please join us and be part of making a difference in the lives of our patients, families, and community!
At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance every patient, every life matters. Our dedicated nurses are a driving force making SCCA a global leader in the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer. Our nurses rank among leading experts in oncology. Our nurses provide exceptional patient and family-centered care as they coordinate and assist in individualized treatment. They integrate care with support for the research and development of innovative therapies. Embarking with each patient on a journey through cancer treatment and survival, our compassionate nurses walk hand-in-hand with courage and hope with each individual to ensure the best possible patient outcome.
Our nurses are vital to the journey of cancer care. We invite you to explore our career opportunities and apply online for more information.=
This position designed for new graduate nurses who have been employed by SCCA and have had continued evidence of commitment to the vision and mission of the care of cancer patients and their families. The individual will provide care adapted to individual patient needs under the close and direct supervision of a preceptor within the SCCA clinical outpatient clinic. With the preceptor the resident nurse will participate patient care, consult with physicians and other nurses, and implement clinical practice according to institutional standards. Clinical care as well as patient education will be paramount to this role. The resident nurse will have engaged in formal offerings and educational activities during residency that support the clinical functions and duties pertinent to the clinical area in which residency is occurring. (i.e. infusion suites, transplant clinics, other clinical care delivery sites within the outpatient clinic.) Responsibilities include:
- Performs comprehensive nursing assessment of oncology, immunotherapy and bone marrow transplant patients; this assessment includes review of relevant lab studies, review of systems, assessment of pain, distress and other symptoms.
- Ability to operate, or learn to operate, unit-specific processes and equipment as outlined in defined clinical practice standards and competencies.
- Develop breadth of ability to work with a wide range of staff as part of an interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff.
- Provide care adapted to individual patient needs based on SCCA policies/procedures and guidelines, under direct observation of preceptors until competency achieved.
- Participate in patient care, consult and collaborate with physicians and other healthcare team members, and implement clinical practice according to institutional standards.
- Engage in formal offerings and educational activities during residency that support the clinical functions and duties pertinent to the clinical area in which training is occurring. (i.e. infusion suites, transplant clinics, other clinical care delivery sites within the main campus ambulatory clinic and community sites).
- Demonstrate steady progress throughout the residency program and meet milestones and competencies as designed per orientation plan.
- Submit weekly self-reflections and participate in the learning discussions.
- Maintain open communication with supervisor and preceptors regarding challenges or concerns during the residency program.
- BSN or Associate degree in Nursing from an accredited school
- Completed nursing program within 6-12 months
- WA State Nursing License (active)
- Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
- Knowledge of human growth and development to modify services to the age and development stage of the patient and awareness of the physical emotional spiritual and social domains of care delivery
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights
- Experience in Oncology, bone marrow transplant during student practicum preferred