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.
Relocation - Generous relocation package available
Time Off - 10 paid holidays plus 2 personal days, paid vacation, and paid sick time
Employee Health Clinic - Onsite employee health clinic services are free for employees enrolled in a Kaiser or Premera Blue Cross plan
Retirement - 403(b) defined contribution plan with a 7% employer contribution after 1 year and 1000 hours of service
Bright Horizons Care Advantage
Hutch Kids Child Care Center
Employee Assistance Program
Tuition Reimbursement Program
Subsidized ORCA card and tax-advantaged transportation options
In addition to responsibilities related to the day-to-day operations of the palliative care service, this position serves as a palliative care resource to patients, families, and members of the health care team. Clinical work is performed with general independence and decision-making responsibility in accordance with palliative care clinical practice guidelines and scope of practice, the patient’s attending physician/oncology team, and the medical director for palliative care. Guidelines include general policy procedures and practice guidelines established by the department and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), as well as appropriate professional and technical manuals.
This position is responsible for the nursing management of patients seen in the Palliative Care Clinic. The clinical nurse coordinator (CNC) manages some Palliative Care Service patients’ care independently under the supervision and consultation of the Palliative Care ARNP/PA and MD. The CNC triages phone calls for patient and caregiver concerns, performs patient assessments and teaching, and works with outpatient clinicians to carry out the patient’s palliative care treatment plan. The nurse is knowledgeable in meeting the physical, social, psychological, cultural, and educational needs of patients and caregivers. This position assists with coordinating referrals to outside agencies (e.g. hospice, home health, providers offices).
This position provides palliative care clinical education and support to physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and others as requested. The CNC may also be asked to participate in the development of patient and caregiver educational materials and other activities to support and promote high quality care for patients and families. The CNC will be expected to support quality improvement or research projects in palliative and end of life care conducted by the palliative care or supportive care services.
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
Obtains certification as a hospice and palliative care nurse within two years
Effective interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise in the care of patients with a life-limiting illness
Knowledge of palliative and end of life concepts, best practices, and quality measures
Interest in providing evidence-based palliative care and supporting the conduct of research in this area
Ability to work under pressure, prioritize, and multi-task
Ability to problem solve
Competent in telephone triage and assessment
Competent in basic computer skills
Strong communication skills
Demonstrates behaviors that are consistent with the Clinic’s Mission and Values, and that reflect excellent customer service
Works well with team members toward a common purpose; reinforces the efforts and goals of the work group
Demonstrates flexibility in schedule and assignments in order to meet the needs of the department
BSN or Masters of Nursing
Two years of nursing experience with patients at the end of life
Chemotherapy and/or oncology patient population knowledge
Certification in ELNEC preferred
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located 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. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.