Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch's global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.
Our nurses are vital to the journey of cancer care. We invite you to explore our career opportunities and apply online for more information.
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 patient's 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
SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.
Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
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.