Overview Apheresis Registered Nurse performs cell collections and therapeutic apheresis procedures for adult and pediatric patients, related donors, and volunteer research subjects in three local inpatient and outpatient settings. This role provides patient centric care and is primarily responsible for nursing assessment and diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Apheresis Unit Profile \u2022 Business hours are M-F, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm, with on-call services 24 hours a day (call duty is minimal and rarely results in a worked assignment: 1 night every 1-2 weeks, 1 weekend every 6-8 weeks, 2 holidays / year). \u2022 Nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:1 \u2022 We are supported by two Medical Directors, a Professional Practice Coordinator, Research Coordinator, Certified Nurse Assistant, Program Coordinators and Assistants and the SCCA Cellular Therapy Division. \u2022 New hires are provided a comprehensive apheresis training program, including in-house bone marrow transplant and oncology courses, and are encourage to attend apheresis-specific conferences. \u2022 SCCA Nurses have a say in our governance and make decisions collaboratively with our clinical partners. \u2022 Our Apheresis Nurses have over 220 years of combined apheresis experience!
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.