Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Childrens, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose 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 Nurse Lead directs the nurses, phlebotomists and the Patient Service Representatives (PSRs) in the overall functioning of the clinic and is responsible for the flow of the patients for the assigned providers each day. They may also contribute to the assessment of a patient's care, assist in the development of the plan of care, implement aspects of care as directed, and participate in evaluating care They perform duties and procedures as described in the Primary Responsibilities section
Assists the supervisor/manager in the daily staffing of nurses, phlebotomists and PSRs.
Provides performance-related feedback to nurses, phlebotomists and PSRs.
Facilities orientation, training and competency assessments for the nurses, phlebotomists and PSRs.
Administers medications, injections and vaccines as ordered by licensed providers and within their scope of practice and SCCA policy.
Educates patients, families and caregivers, and answers their questions with clinical supervision.
Performs any procedures as necessary within their scope of practice.
Education enabling a LPN license or RN
Valid Washington State Nursing License (LPN or RN)
Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
Key Skills and Abilities:
Willingness to participate in process improvement initiatives
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
Ability to observe and record patients signs or symptoms of distress and respond appropriately to those symptoms
Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
Ability to practice critical thinking skills such as logical reasoning, analysis, standard application and the transformation of knowledge into action
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.