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 Hutch's global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world's 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 world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
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
The Registered Nurse 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.
Reports to: Nurse Manager, Procedure Suite and Pulmonary Function.
Administers sedating agents:
Performs a nursing assessment prior to each patient's sedation and procedure which includes review of relevant lab studies, review of systems, assessment of sedation related risk factors, prior anesthesia history, assessment of airway and level of consciousness
Follows all procedures related to sedation and demonstrates and understanding of the use of appropriate reversal agents and methods for accessing airways
Successfully initiates intravenous access and safely administers agents
Provides patient and family teaching about sedation and care following the procedure
Assures the safety of patients and other staff:
Whenever possible responds to emergent or urgent medical situations in the Clinic
Documents administration of drugs and other agents properly
Documents all nursing care activities accurately and in a timely fashion
Provides care to patients as part of the overall care team:
Provide psychosocial support to patients and families
Informs charge nurse or nurse supervisor of high-risk situations or operational issues
Participates in continuous performance improvement and quality efforts
Ensures that proper techniques and practices are followed according to approved policies and procedures
Is Responsible For Maintaining And Developing Own Skills:
Participates in continuing education programs
Participates in peer evaluations and keeps current in area of expertise through journals, books, and nursing conferences
Participates in professional organizations
Follows SCCA code of conduct:
Assumes accountability for own work performance
Observes assigned work schedules and hours
Follows time and attendance standards
Adheres to dress code and personal appearance
Follows SCCA code of conduct
Communication must reflect core values of being open, honest, and collaborative
HIPPA - Patient Privacy:
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights
Maintains confidentiality of all medical, financial, or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize the privacy of patients
Accesses and uses the minimum necessary patient identifiable information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes
HIPPA - Employee Privacy:
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of, and maintains confidentiality of employee information and SCCA strategic plans and initiatives, financial information or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize employee rights or organization's operations
Accesses and uses the minimum necessary employee and organization information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes
Education and Experience (Required):
Current Washington State License and must be familiar with nursing conduct and standards of practice as outlined by Washington State
ACLS certification (if not current, then must be obtained within six months of hire), renewal every two years
BLS certification, Healthcare Provider C, renewal every two years
Successful completion of UWMC Sedation Training Program (must be completed within six months of hire)
Recent experience PACU/ICU/ED/Endoscopy RNs with moderate sedation experience
Other Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities To Perform The Job Duties (Preferred):
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Recent ICU, PACU, Interventional Radiology or Emergency Department experience preferred
Oncology or transplant infusion experience preferred
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.
Our Commitment to Diversity
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 [email protected] 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.