Registered Nurse - Blood and Marrow Transplant - 0.95 FTE
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location: Seattle, Washington
Internal Number: 22390
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutchs global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the worlds leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, 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 worlds deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
The Registered Nurse - Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant is a member of an interdisciplinary care team. This role provides patient centric care and is primarily responsible for nursing assessment and diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Performs comprehensive initial assessment of patient, family and caregiver
Performs ongoing assessment of patient, family and caregiver as patient progresses through Transplant process
Monitors patient response to therapies, including lab values and symptom assessment, in collaboration with the medical, nutrition and pharmacy staff
Provides psychosocial support to patients and families
Functions as resource for rotating physician staff regarding standard practice and operations in the clinic
Reviews all orders written by the medical staff
Communicates hospital admissions to the Charge RN
Coordinate home infusions provided by outside Home Infusion agencies after initial referral by Transition RNs
Provide continuity of nursing care by communicating effectively with Charge, Evening, Weekend, Infusion
Room, Procedure, Triage, and Inpatient RNs
Documents all assessments, teaching, response to therapies and plans of care in a timely manner
Keeps patient Kardex up to date
Functions as primary telephone contact for patients and their caregivers
Participates with all disciplines in daily rounds to plan and coordinate patient care
Patient and Caregiver Teaching:
Provides initial education and Clinic orientation. Reviews Patient Resource Manual with patient and family at arrival visit
Assumes primary responsibility for chemotherapy teaching with patients and caregivers
Assumes primary responsibility for patient education regarding medications and therapies, including home infusions
Assumes primary responsibility for patient education regarding symptom management
Assumes primary responsibility for departure teaching when patient is leaving the Acute Transplant Program
Support for Research:
Acts as patient advocate in coordination of research consent forms
Assists in obtaining research data in conjunction with patient care data
Maintains a working knowledge of current protocols related to the patient population with whom they work. Knows research resources and how to access
Communication and Teamwork:
Participates in Committees and Task Forces to review and improve current standards
Serves as a resource to other nurses caring for patients undergoing BMT transplant
Flexible in incorporating patient care outside own team assignment to assist with patient care needs in other areas of clinic
Informs Nurse Manager of high-risk patient situations or operational issues
Communicates in a respectful and effective manner with other staff
Demonstrates appropriate problem solving when working with other departments
Maintaining And Developing Own Skills:
Participates in continuing education programs
Keeps current in area of expertise through journals, books, and conferences
Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities.
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
Additional certification may be required dependent upon department.
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 skill.
Ability to effectively provide information by checking what information the person knows already, giving small amounts of information at a time, using clear terms and avoiding jargon, avoiding detail unless it is requested, checking for understanding, and pausing and waiting for a response.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Two years of nursing experience
SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.
Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.
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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.