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 Infusion Room Nursing Assistant (NAC) assists in the delivery of patient care and activities under the direction and supervision of an assigned registered nurse (RN). Functions within the boundaries of the role and responsibilities of the NAC position. Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities.
Demonstrates proficiency in CPR
Takes and records vital signs in ORCA
Recognizes and immediately reports abnormal vital signs and symptoms
Demonstrates sensitivity to patients/families emotional, social, and mental health needs
Rooms patient into bay at scheduled appointment time and notifies RN of arrival
Performs ECGs and understands proper billing criteria
Orients patients, families and visitors to the Infusion Room
Transports stable patients, at the direction of the RN
Acts as a courier for the RN, e.g. medications from pharmacy
Changes bed linens and cleans patient care areas after each patient visit
Recognizes different types of isolation requirements and uses appropriate precautions
High School diploma or equivalent
Certification as a Nursing Assistant in the state of Washington required
Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
Knowledge of human growth and development to modify care to age and developmental stage of the patient
Physically able to perform the tasks of the role, such as walking, standing, pushing, and bending; lifting patients, equipment and linen supplies; and performing nursing procedures
Ability to multitask, prioritize and problem solve
Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear and concise manner
Ability to follow direction and guidance
Ability to recognize limitations and seek help
Ability to identify learning needs and plan learning opportunities
Ability to appropriately respond to emergencies or disasters per clinic protocol and scope of practice
Experience with Electronic Medical Records
Strong interpersonal and customer services skills
Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment
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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@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.