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.
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The Wound Ostomy Registered Nurse provides comprehensive wound and ostomy nursing care to general oncology patients. This position supports the Colorectal Cancer Specialty Clinic for ostomy education and care and supports the greater Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patient population for wound and skin integrity needs. This position also serves as a resource for clinical teams regarding wound and ostomy issues.
Provides pre-operative and post-operative care, education, and counseling for surgical patients with planned or potential ostomies and completes stoma marking
Provide care, education, and counseling for patients with complex wounds, fistulas, pressure ulcers, and other skin integrity issues.
Monitors patient outcomes on an ongoing basis
Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to provide a comprehensive plan of care for each patient
Manages ongoing physical, emotional, and social needs of patients through continuous assessments of adaptation to illness and changes in body image
Patient and Family Education
Provides written and hands on education to patients and families regarding ostomy and wound care including self management of ostomies and wounds
Responsible for triaging patients in clinic as well as over the phone and via electronic communication
Communication and Teamwork
Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills
Able to collaborate effectively with the multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care planning and implementation for their specific population of patients
Demonstrates effective documentation skills
Serves as resource for providers, nurses, patients, and caregivers
Demonstrates ability to effectively intervene with a patient in crisis
Current Washington State Nursing License
Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card
Graduate of a WOCN-accredited education program
One year of nursing experience
We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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.