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 SCCA ARNP/PA-C is a certified physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner who provides evaluation and medical management to patients with Renal Cancer, Melanoma, and/or are enrolled on a Phase I Clinical trial at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. They follow patients during their therapy and provide medical supportive care, as well as surveillance after completion of treatment. The ARNP/PA-C assesses and manages basic health needs of patients, addresses treatment toxicities, performs procedures, monitors for cancer progression or recurrence, and consults with professional peers as needed. They work collaboratively with the treatment team to coordinate care of their patients. All clinical responsibilities are performed within the scope of practice, institutional privileges and under the supervision of an attending physician.
Performs complex and problem-focused H & Ps and assessments for patients
Evaluates and manages on-treatment and post-treatment side effects, as well as long-term surveillance and survivorship issues. Offers treatment recommendations and prescribes medications to manage symptoms of treatment.
Performs procedures according to licensure, credentialing, and scope of practice
Collaborates and consults with other disciplines and services to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of patient care. Care will be coordinated in a multidisciplinary fashion with collaborating services which may include surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, nutrition, social work, psychology, pain service, hospice, and palliative care.
Participates in the conduct of cancer clinical research, including patient, caregiver, and peer education
Communicates effectively with inpatient and outpatient teams
Participates in patient rounds, conferences and committees
1 year of ARNP or PA-C experience in Medical Oncology preferred
Strong team player with a can-do attitude is a must! Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential
Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program required
Washington state & DEA licensure required
Strong verbal and written communication skills required
EMR experience required; prefer experience with CPOE
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.