The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located 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. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
Working under the general direction of the Physical Therapy Manager and in partnership with the rest of the Physical Therapy team, the Physical Therapist (Per-Diem) is responsible for performing clinical duties as a licensed physical therapist, specializing in the needs of oncology patients and other diagnoses treated at the SCCA. This position's primary purpose is to provide vacation and sick leave coverage for regularly scheduled staff.
Under the general direction of the Physical Therapy Manager, the Physical Therapist (Per-Diem) is responsible for clinical duties in the physical therapy department as follows:
evaluating, planning and administering treatment to SCCA patients with problems related to neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems
administering and interpreting tests and measurements of muscle strength, coordination, range of motion, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency
instructing patients and their families in the care and use of wheelchairs, braces, canes, crutches and other devices
maintaining patient records, including writing initial evaluations, progress notes, discharge summaries, and home programs
devising special tools and treatment for the specific needs of patients
evaluating treatment goals and progress; serving as a clinical resource for all SCCA departments and clinicians.
Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy program
Masters degree from an accredited Physical Therapy program
Licensed as a physical therapist by the WA State Department of Health
Minimum of two years of physical therapy experience required with additional expertise in oncology highly preferred.
Experience in providing physical therapy to general oncology/hematology and bone marrow /stem cell transplant patients
Experience with pediatric patients (>12 years)
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
APTA Certified Clinical Instructor
Clinical PT experience
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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.