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.
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assists in the delivery of patient care under the direction and supervision of the site supervisor/manager. The LPN contributes to the assessment of a patient's care, assists in the development of a plan of care, implements aspects of care as directed, and participates in evaluating care.
Performs limited assessment of patients
Records and reports patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to the RN and/or MD/ARN
Administers medications, injections and vaccines as ordered by a licensed provider and within LPN scope of practice and SCCA policy
Educates patients, families, and caregivers, answers their questions, and appropriately refers their clinical care questions to the clinical care team
Additionally, a LPN may:
Perform basic phlebotomy, IV insertion, accessing central venous catheters, and basic management of central venous catheter dressings IAW SCCA Policies and Procedures
Perform basic management and accessing port-a-cath (implanted port) in accordance with established SCCA Policies and Procedures
Collects, handles, and labels specimens in accordance with established SCCA Policies and Procedures
Be a team member in the Code Response Team
Degree or program that provides the eligibility to attain certification and/or licensure
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
Ability to observe and record patients symptoms or signs of distress and respond appropriately to those symptoms
Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
Proficient with email software systems
Ability to work in a high pressure, time-sensitive, and complex health care environment
Ability to practice the critical thinking skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge
One year or greater of LPN practice in an oncology and/or ambulatory setting
Experience with Electronic Medical Records
Basic understanding of proper labeling and management of specimens
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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.