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Registered Nurse - Procedure Suite

Company: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

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 worlds 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 worlds 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.The Procedure Suite performs endoscopy, bone marrow, and interventional radiology procedures under various levels of sedation. Procedure Suite RNs administer moderate sedation under direct supervision by a qualified provider, perform intake and recovery for sedated and unsedated procedures, and arrange the coordination of procedural care with the support of our Clinical Nurse Coordinator team. Procedure Suite RNs also respond to medical emergencies throughout the clinic as rotating members of the Rapid Response Team, performing assessment and stabilizing/pre-transport care for patients under the direct supervision of a qualified provider.

  • Safely administers moderate sedation in an outpatient procedural environment
  • Responds to medical emergencies in the clinic when assigned by the charge nurse
  • 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 practiceIn addition to primary responsibilities listed in the job description, the Procedure Suite Professional Practice Coordinator will have the following key responsibilities:
    • Assist with orientation of newly hired clinical staff
    • Create and facilitate education, training, and assessment of professional nursing practice and medical assistant/surgical technologists
    • Partner with unit leadership to coordinate annual competence assessments
    • Evaluate and maintain up-to-date policies and procedures to reflect evidence-based standards for clinical practice and research
    • Collaborate with leadership to set unit goals, implement process improvements, and measure outcomes
    • Participate in shared leadership councils and systemwide committees
    • Participate in and provides educational support to medical emergency rapid response committee
    • Contribute to systemwide initiatives by supporting change management and providing procedure-based expertise
    • Provide occasional patient care to support engagement and maintain awareness of present-state practices
    • Support research implementation
    • Conducts audits of Procedure Suite nursing practice data to evaluate compliance with standards under the direction of the Nurse Manager and Nursing Supervisor
    • Supports initiatives related to compliance with regulatory requirements in the Procedure Suite
    • Assists Nurse Manager and Nursing Supervisor in investigation and response to incident reports filed in Patient Safety Net
    • Collaborates in EMR order set development, validation, and maintenance for review and regulatory standardsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Nursing degree.
      • 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.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
        • Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
        • Two years of nursing experience preferred.
        • Procedural, critical care, and/or sedation experience preferred.This position is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. As such, full COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment, without exception. Booster doses are strongly recommended but not required. If declining a booster, completion of the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Form Questionnaire and COVID-19 Booster Declination Training is required. Because of our immunocompromised patient population, there are no medical or religious accommodations available for any employee who is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. Only employees whose positions are fully remote, who are not patient facing and/or require no access to clinical facilities, may apply for medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees 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.The hourly pay range for this position is from $38.67 to $73.48 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications. Registered Nurses are paid on a step-scale basis and are also eligible for shift differentials and other pay premiums such as advanced degree, preceptor and certification. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months). This position may be eligible for relocation assistance.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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.ID: 24065 External Company URL: http://www.fredhutch.org/careers Street: 825 Eastlake Ave E

Keywords: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle , Registered Nurse - Procedure Suite, Healthcare , Seattle, Washington

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