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!
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The Transition Registered Nurse provides transition and discharge teaching/planning for patients along the continuum of care. Care planning includes assessment, evaluation and integration of care with a multi-disciplinary team, focusing on continuity of care throughout the system. The nurse also interfaces with home infusion/homecare agencies and SNFS.
Able to provide Transition Planning services at the UW Medical Center and the SCCA Clinic
Participate in assessment and evaluations of patient/family care throughout transitions
Participate in the nursing coordination for individual patient/families transitioning to various areas of care
Coordinate patient care plans with home infusion agencies, home care agencies and skilled facilities
Document assessments, interventions, plan in the Medical Record after each patient encounter
Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of patient/family care throughout transition
Teach classes for patients and families both on a 1-on-1 basis and in a classroom setting
Function as liaison with insurance company case managers throughout treatment process including providing outpatient utilization review updates as needed
Communicates in a respectful and effective manner with other staff
Act as Clinic ambassador to Inpatient Units, infusion companies, and referring offices when appropriate
Facilitates as smooth a transition as realistically possible
Support a patient and family centered philosophy
Listen to concerns of patient /families and/ caregivers in an objective manner
Review complicated discharges with Transition Supervisor to develop an overall plan and promote a consistent message
Informs Transition Supervisor of high-risk patient situations or operational issues
Discuss discharges briefly at beginning of each day with other Transition RN’s and assume appropriate workloads
Follows report guidelines for transition
Serves as a resource regarding transition to all team members caring for patients
Flexible in incorporating patient care outside own assignment to assist with patient care needs within the Transition Team
Demonstrates appropriate problem solving when working with other departments
Follows and implements policies and standards of the Transition Program
Participates in continuing education programs
Keeps current in area of expertise through journals, books, and conferences
Participates in professional organizations
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
Excellent teaching skills
Basic computer skills (Outlook, EPIC, etc.)
Experience in following areas:
Health Insurance Industry
Home health care
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Two years of nursing experience
Three years of experience in Bone Marrow Transplant, Immunotherapy or oncology
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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.