Posted Dec 16, 2020
Employee Health Nurse-Full Time
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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose 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.
Every individual at SCCA plays a unique role in supporting our mission. Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of core values:
- We are patient-centered. Everything we do must be linked to our ability to deliver better, safer outcomes for our patients.
- We are innovative. We nurture an environment that fosters unconventional thinking, a passion for discovery, and the open-mindedness to invite discovery from unexpected places.
- We are respectful. We are deeply respectful of our patients, their families, and each of our colleagues who serve them in so many different and important ways.
- We are collaborative. We understand that asking for and offering help in how to do better is not just a right, but among our most important responsibilities.
- We are agile. We cannot just be comfortable with change; we must embrace it as proof that we are making progress.
- We are responsible. Because our work is focused on people's well-being, we approach it with the highest level of ethical, fiduciary, and environmental responsibility.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead disruptive continuous innovations in the fight against cancer.
The Safety & Emergency Preparedness Department manages a comprehensive safety program including: Employee Health, Fire & Life Safety, Environmental Health & Safety, and Emergency Preparedness/Response.
The Employee Health Nurse is part of a program that will provide occupational health services to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) staff members in direct and indirect support of patient care activities. Responsibilities include:
- Support COVID staff response including communications, testing, follow ups, and vaccine planning/administration
- Investigation and root-cause analysis of work-related accident/illness and near-miss/unsafe conditions. Collaborate with Employee Health & Safety team to identify trends, develop measures to prevent future incidents, and implement systems for tracking
- Thorough and accurate documentation of investigations, L&I claims, and immunizations in complex employee records database system
- Participate in the SCCA Employee Health & Safety Committee and various subcommittees (e.g. SCCA Sharps Committee, SCCA Lift Committee, SCCA Lab Quality Improvement/Integrity Committee)
- Maintain Bureau of Labor Statistics and OSHA 300 Logs and ensure timely posting by the required deadlines
- Conduct exposure incident response, treatment, and evaluation (ie. Bloodborne Pathogens, chemicals)
- Write, review, and provide input into occupational health program policy and procedure development, ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations
- Provide other services as requested
- One year of experience as a professional nurse required, at least 5 years of experience preferred
- Licensed RN in the State of Washington.
- Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
- Nursing degree required, Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing preferred
- Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
- Effective and demonstrated written and oral communication skills
- Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN) or Certified Occupational Health Nurse - Specialist (COHN-S) certification from the American Board of Occupational Health Nursing (ABOHN) preferred
- Experience in public speaking and training for group programs
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.