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.
TheClinical NurseManager functions as a first-line administrative and clinical supervisor of a complex work area coordinating and directing nursing activities of subordinate, licensed, professional, Registered Nurses and ancillary staff to assure the needs of radiation oncology patients are met.The role includes coordinating staff to assure that effective nursing services are provided to radiation oncology patientsand quality standards are met.
TheClinical NurseManager coordinates and conducts educational programs and opportunities for staff, develops and conducts QA studies,andattends organizational meetings.
TheClinical NurseManagerserves astheliaisonbetweenthe nursing department and other departments, andbuilds and maintains collaborative relationships with outside organizations,promoting seamless coordination of care for patients between organizations.
TheClinical NurseManagerprepares nursing staffforand assists in preparing for surveys by accrediting agencies and other necessary licensure inspections.
TheClinical NurseManager is responsible for maintaining good communication with physicians, ensuring efficient patient flow,and making system changes when necessary to ensure effectiveness and maximum use.
Developing and maintaining written objectives, policies, procedural manuals,organizational plansandquality assurance programsfor the nursing service. All nursing policies and procedures should be reviewed at least annually.
Ensures quality of care to patients and families representingbest in class.
Develops and maintainsstandardsof practice for the department, as evidenced in written standards and evaluation of compliance.Contributes to the professional development of staff, students, and colleagues in an environment of mutual respect and understanding.
Coordinates with clinical research assuring all regulations and Good Clinical Practice guidelines are followed.
Responsible for reporting toresearch coordinatorsany discovered protocol violations and/or breaches in human subject protection.
Responsible for interviewing,hiring,and retention ofnursing staff.
Responsible for job descriptions, performance appraisals and professional development opportunities for staff.
Responsible for operating within approved budget.
Ensures availability and operation of necessary equipment and supplies for patient care.
Coordinates activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing the work of subordinate employees.
Supervises and provides leadership toancillarystaff and assists team members withpatientcare as needed in accordance with their scope of practice and organizationalstandards.Evaluates and verifies employee performance through the review of completed work assignments and work techniques.
Maintains records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence relative to the work.
Supervises and participates in the provision of general nursing care services.
Assures staff evaluates and documents patient progressandtoxicities,and helps manage those toxicities.
Serves as liaison between staff and other areas within the facility at large, and as an advisor to other disciplines.
Assesses needs for personnel, supplies, equipment, and physical facilities for budget planning.
Participates in clinical conferences, workshops, seminars, and related forums.
Performs related work as assigned.
Will coverClinicalNurse, Intake and RecoveryRoomNurse as needed.
Participation in staff orientation and staff education services.
Ensuresthat the nursing staffing patterns are implemented.
Coordinatesand integratesthe nursing service with other patient care services to provide a continuum of care for the patient.
Ensures all RN electronic medical documentation is compliant with center policies and procedures.
Demonstratesthe ability to use all channels of communication to address interdepartmental and intradepartmental concerns, solves problems, and addresses conflict.
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
7+ yearsRN experiencerequired, with 3-5 years oncology experience preferred
5+ yearssupervisory experience
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of nursing processes used in the practice of radiation oncology nursing.
Knowledge of training and supervisory techniques.
Ability to instruct, direct, and evaluate employees.
Ability to maintain records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence.
Ability to communicate effectively withpatients,co-workers, subordinates, superiors, partner hospitals/medical practices, the general public, representatives of public and private organizations and others sufficient to exchange or convey information.
Basic knowledge of principles in the conduct of Clinical Research and Human Research Subject Protection
Creativity and Innovation
Interpersonal Communication Skills
Communicates budget thresholds to nursing staff, and works to ensure nursing staff remain within budget on both operational and capital expenditures.
Monitors budget performance during the fiscal year, recommends adjustments to spending and corrects discrepancies.
Prepares visual reports as a management tool for leadership on a monthly basis.
Bachelors degree in Nursing
Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Certification as Clinical Research Professionalpreferred
Certified in Infection Control (CIC) by the National Board of Infection Control or completed an APIC Basic Training Course or has received at least 25 hours of training in infection control, and receives an additional six hours of training annually.(preferred)
Exposures to hazardous risks include radiation exposure (under the ALARA principle), potential exposure to infectious and communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, electrical equipment and chemicals. Potential for bodily injury due to lifting. Required to follow universal precautions. Exposure to cleaning / sterilization agents. Hazards will be minimal if proper safety precautions are utilized.
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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 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.