Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.
With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. 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 Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.
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.
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
Direct Patient Care
Education patients and families: chemotherapy, central lines, injections, home care
Telephone and email symptom triage
Dressing changes, medication administration, injections
New patient orientation
Assessment of needs for additional supportive care resources
Indirect Patient Care
Supportive care referrals
FMLA paperwork, disability paperwork, Ferry passes
Coordination of outside clinical care
Ensuring continuity of care with outside providers
Collaboration with research team for patients on trial
Communication and Teamwork
Attend regular team meetings with provider and nursing teams
Coordination of care with ancillary services
Delegation of tasks to appropriate team members
Coordinating patient schedules with clinic team
Collaboration with infusion RN and other members of the care team to assure patient needs are met
Real-time management and escalation of issues in clinic
Professional Development and Clinic Engagement
Document all nursing care activities accurately and in a timely fashion
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights
Active participation in continuing education, departmental projects, committee work, and quality improvement initiatives
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.
BSN prepared nurse.
OCN (Oncology Certified Nurse) or BMT RN.
2 years of oncology nursing experience.
Previous telephone triage experience.
Previous outpatient clinic experience.
Good communication skills.
Skilled at multitasking and organization.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 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.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.