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The clinical component of the Survivorship Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) provides comprehensive clinical evaluations for cancer survivors through the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Survivorship Clinic. The overall mission of the Survivorship Program is to advance the science of the field of survivorship in order to improve the lives of survivors, empowering them through education and advocacy, and disseminating knowledge regarding the unique needs of survivors to health care providers and the community.
Cancer and its treatment can result in some potentially long-lasting or late-onset effects. The Survivorship Clinic addresses various problems cancer survivors may face after therapy ends. These include pain, fatigue, fear of recurrence, living with uncertainty, neuropathy, lymphedema, bone loss, sexual dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, memory issues, and future cancer risk. As part of the Survivorship Clinic, patients are given a thorough medical screening and health evaluation to assess late complications from treatment and to develop a plan to support their future health. During their appointment, survivors are provided with a cancer Treatment Summary and Survivorship Care Plan that summarizes all of the cancer treatment they received, outlines possible late and long term effects they may experience as a result of their treamtment, and includes both screening recommendations and instruction in healthy behaviors to aid in maintaining the overall long-term health of the survivor. The Survivorship Clinic staff communicates the information contained in the Survivorship Care Plan with any other healthcare providers involved in the survivors care. The Survivorship Clinic also evaluates current concerns and issues related to the survivors cancer history and which often includes connecting or referring them to specialists or resources in their community. The overall goal is to help survivors optimize their health in the years following their cancer treatment.
The Survivorship Clinic Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will be responsible for provision of clinical care and patient education for adult survivors of pediatric cancers or for survivors diagnosed in adulthood. They will work with a comprehensive team including the program director and co-director, the program nurse coordinator, and the program manager toward the goal of extending survivorship services to all oncology patients, regardless of age, place or type of treatment. S/he will collaborate with other providers within the Survivorship Clinic, within other SCCA oncology discipline clinics, and also with physicians and other health care professionals to define best practices of care, develop comprehensive survivorship care guidelines, and establish referral networks internal and external to the SCCA.
The Survivorship Clinic Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will report to the program director and to the SCCA nurse practitioner/physician assistant supervisor(s) and will work independently in performing daily responsibilities, as appropriate for scope of practice. The Survivorship Clinic Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will work with the program director, co-director and the program manager on other duties as assigned related to overall Survivorship Program growth and development as appropriate.
Comprehensive onsite evaluations for cancer survivors including:
Review of diagnosis, treatment, acute and chronic complications and co-morbidities
Risk-adapted history and physical examination, laboratory and diagnostic studies
Psychosocial and functional needs assessment
Referral to appropriate subspecialties and services
Preparation of treatment summary or review of treatment summary developed by survivorship RN, including guidelines and recommendations for follow-up
Provide written (and oral when necessary) communication of survivors evaluation back to referring provider and/or primary care provider
Other Duties as assigned by program director or program manager:
Participate in program outreach activities (e.g. local or regional presentations regarding survivorship, or the survivorship program survivor education conferences, and other related activities), including off-hours as necessary
Participate in program development activities (e.g. visits to internal or off-site clinics or hospitals, and other related activities, development of standard of care guidelines)
Develop educational materials for survivors (e.g. Survivor notebook, health links, etc.)
Create, review and maintain accuracy and completeness of survivorship database care plan recommendations
Employees within the Survivorship Program are expected to maintain high standards of professionalism in their interactions with patients, referring providers and other team members. Professional conduct includes:
Fosters positive and professional interpersonal relationships with patients, families, staff, referring physicians and other visitors.
Actively promotes positive working relationships within survivorship team and all SCCA, Fred Hutch and UW Medical Center staff to create an affirming work environment.
Is flexible and positive in accepting other duties or projects as assigned by the program director or program manager.
Identifies and reports barriers to clinical and departmental effectiveness and facilitates/ suggests effective problem solving.
Seeks positive resolution of interpersonal conflicts though self-awareness, mutual respect and skillful communication.
Is aware of and follows policy and procedures regarding infection control, health, safety and security.
Adheres to survivorship team and Fred Hutch, SCCA and departmental personnel policies including attendance, punctuality, and timekeeping standards.
Supports Fred Hutch and the SCCA in its efforts to fulfill its mission.
Accreditation and current license as an ARNP, PA or PA-C in the state of Washington
Minimum of two years of nurse practitioner or physician assistant experience
Experience working in a clinic or research setting preferred
Strong oral and written communication skills
Basic computer skills
Must be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Oncology and/or BMT experience preferred
Must be available to work some evening hours
We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.