Clinical Nurse Specialist- Cancer Care Unit (1.0 FTE, Days)

    • Seattle, WA

External Description

Great opportunity for a CNS to join our World-Class Cancer Care Unit!

Our new Cancer Care Unit was designed with patients, families and caregivers in mind. It has 48 beds in private rooms with natural light and innovative design. In addition, there is a dedicated level with 16 private rooms just for adolescents and young adults with cancer. We treat all childhood blood cancers and blood disorders- including rare and complex diseases. Our doctors, nurses and many other team members are experts at working with children and young adults up to age 21 for all conditions and up to age 30 for select diagnoses. We offer a wide range of diagnostic services and treatments available in our specially designed state-of-the-art facility for cancer patients. Because our doctors take part in national and international research studies, and often lead them, we can offer new treatment options.  


Adheres to the clinical nurse specialist core competencies as defined by the National Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Competency Task Force, and recognized by the American Nurses Association (ANA). The CNS practices through 3 spheres of influence, including the patient, unit/department/department, and the organization.
Provides leadership, clinical expertise, education, program development, and consultation to promote the standards of nursing practice. Works collaboratively with leadership to develop criteria for patient care, assess health needs of patients/populations, and evaluate nursing interventions to achieve optimal nursing practice outcomes. Facilitates problem solving and decision making to influence the development, implementation and evaluation of patient, as well as unit/department goals.


Required Education/Experience:
- Master’s or Doctorate in Nursing.
- A minimum of three (3) years of pediatric nursing experience.

Required Credentials:
- State of Washington Registered Nurse (RN) License.
- Certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist(CNS).
- At time of hire: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is required for all positions. Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will be accepted in lieu of BLS for Healthcare Providers.
- As a condition of employment: Current BLS for Health Care Providers is to be maintained at all times by all nurses unless specifically noted below. Note: current PALS and/or PEARS will be accepted in lieu of BLS, and must be maintained as current at all times. Employees are responsible for any costs (including time away from work) associated with obtaining PALS or PEARS certification if it is not a requirement of the position. (ACLS will not be accepted as a substitute to the requirements listed above.)
- National certification in a clinical specialty area must be obtained within three years of employment.

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