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.
This registered nurse position collaborates with the Transplant Manager, Nursing Supervisor(s), and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in:
Assisting with initial and ongoing orientation of newly hired RNs
Creating and facilitating education, training, and assessment of professional nursing practice
Coordinating transplant research requirements into nursing care
Implementing activities dictated by quality or compliance initiative
Assesses physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and evaluates patients’ adaptation to health changes
Develops a plan of care based on patients’ disease, symptoms, and response to treatment
Educates patients, families, and caregivers on disease processes, treatment, side effects and symptom management
Coordinates with inter-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care
Refers patients, families and caregivers as appropriate to other clinical resources/professionals such as social work, home health care, clinical nutrition, etc.
Implements, evaluates and modifies plan of care
Integrates research and evidence based knowledge into clinical practice
In addition to primary responsibilities, the Transplant Professional Practice Coordinator will have the following key responsibilities.
Assumes primary responsibility for research implementation working closely with Clinical Operations – Research Services (CORS)
Point person for extracting and disseminating information regarding newly opening protocols pertinent to nursing practice
Point person for chart form file cabinets in 5 team areas, including file organization and coordination with material management staff
Resource for Fred Hutch Research RNs regarding integration of specific research protocol requirements into Transplant clinic nursing practice
Conducts audits of Transplant Clinic nursing practice data to evaluate compliance with standards under the direction of the Nurse Manager
Supports initiatives related to compliance with regulatory requirements in the Transplant Clinic
Assists Nurse Manager in investigation and response to incident reports filed in Patient Safety Net
Represents Transplant Clinic in SCCA/Fred Hutch Standard Practice Committee, Clinical Practice Council (CPC) and other committees/workgroups as appropriate
Creates/updates Transplant Clinic policies and procedures as well as patient education material
Works with new RNs to define current level of practice and determine orientation needs and preferred learning styles
Partners with RN preceptors & new RNs in departmental orientation/training process
Provides support with initial competence assessment and serves as mentor for new RNs
Monitors newly hired RNs’ progression in completing the orientation checklist in collaboration with that orientee’s preceptors
Partners with Nurse Manager and APRN to coordinate annual competence assessment for Transplant RNs
Identifies areas of educational need amongst Transplant nurses and collaborates with Nurse Manager and APRN to plan education
Assists in education of new equipment used by Transplant Clinic RNs
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
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
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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.