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.
The New to Specialty residency program is designed for experienced nurses who demonstrate commitment to the vision and mission of SCCA and to the care of cancer patients and their families. The primary focus of the new-to-specialty residency is to support experienced nurses in their transition to the specialty of oncology. Training will include understanding of various oncology diagnoses and treatment plans/protocols including immunotherapy and bone marrow transplant, competency in chemotherapy and other prescribed supportive treatments, and evaluation of patients response to treatment. The new-to-specialty registered nurse provides patient-centric care and is primarily responsible for nursing assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation as a member of the interdisciplinary care team.
In addition to the primary responsibilities of the RN Residency role, the New to Specialty Resident will have the following key responsibilities:
Performs comprehensive nursing assessment of general oncology, immunotherapy, and/or bone marrow transplant patients as pertinent to the specific clinical position, which includes review of relevant lab studies, review of systems, and assessment of pain, distress and other symptoms.
Ability to operate unit-specific processes and equipment as outlined in defined clinical practice standards and competencies
Ability to work with a wide range of staff as part of an interdisciplinary team including physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, and ancillary staff.
Provide care adapted to individual patient needs based on SCCA policies/procedures and guidelines.
Consult, collaborate, and participate in patient care with physicians and interdisciplinary healthcare team members, and implement clinical practice according to institutional standards.
Engage in new-to-specialty clinical curriculum and competency development that supports the clinical functions and duties pertinent to the specific clinical department and the organization.
Participate in weekly self-reflections and meetings with the new-to-specialty residency team to facilitate reflective practice.
Maintain open communication with supervisor, preceptors, and new-to-specialty residency team regarding challenges or concerns during the new-to-specialty residency program.
Current Washington State Registered Nurse license
Knowledge of human growth and development to modify services to the age and development stage of the patient and awareness of the physical emotional spiritual and social domains of care delivery.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights.
Current Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support certification
Critical thinking skills that promote best outcomes of patients and staff in a complex setting
Ability to exercise clinical judgment in patient care scenarios
Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
Communication skills in articulation, listening, and dealing with conflict
Ability to organize care with attention to safety and quality, specific to individual patient needs across the care continuum
2+ years of nursing experience working closely with interdisciplinary team members in the complex care of patients preferred
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@example.com 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.