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.
The Prevention Center Research Clinic is seeking a Physician Assistant (PA-C) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) to fill the role of Research Clinic APP and Administrator. This position will work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team.
This position is a part-time (0.5 FTE), regular, onsite position at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. The Prevention Center provides staffing and implementation support to investigators across the Fred Hutch, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's Cancer Consortium. We work with a variety of dynamic, mission-oriented research teams, with wide-ranging study questions. Studies can be focused on nutrition, exercise, and quality-of-life interventions for those living with cancer, other chronic diseases, as well as the community. Research projects may also involve testing preventive vaccines. Faculty from the Fred Hutch's Public Health Sciences, Clinical Research, and Vaccine and Infectious Disease Divisions regularly collaborate with the Prevention Center in the conduct of research. Under the direction of the Prevention Center Medical Director and Administrative Manager, the Research Clinic APP and Administrator is responsible for maintaining strict adherence to Washington State and institutional standards and practices while performing requested activities within the Prevention Center for client study protocols.
Serve as the clinical lead to the Research Clinic, working daily with Medical Assistants in the conduct of research studies.
Perform in accordance with study protocols medically indicated tasks which are at an advanced practitioner level. This may include determining the medical fitness of study participants according to the research protocol, physical exams, tissue biopsies (fat or muscle), IV line placements, blood draws from peripheral sites, endometrial or breast aspirates, and proper documentation of and timing of research-related procedures in source files (electronic and paper). Biopsy and peripheral line placement training is available.
Supervise and assist medical assistants as required, and assist the Prevention Center's exercise specialists with study VO2 max/submax procedures when needed.
Maintain current knowledge of and adherence to research protocols, standard operating procedures, and any protocol deviation documentation. May update concomitant medications and adverse events documentation in research files.
Maintain open communication with research coordinators and investigators to provide and accept feedback, concerns, and status updates as needed.
Maintain open communication with the Prevention Center's Administrative Manager to assure the coordination of resource services and representation of Research Clinic activities in all Prevention Center reporting.
Support the Medical Assistants with daily operating procedures and study appointment scheduling, ensuring the smooth operating of the clinic.
Minimum of two years experience in clinical practice.
Prior experience working in a research setting encouraged but not required.
Maintain continuing education credits, ACLS certification and credentialing requirements to perform in accordance with Washington state Department of Health quality assurance, Center and IRB standards.
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and MS Outlook).
Experience with charting or data collection in EMR or CRF.
Demonstrated ability to form respectful, productive working relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
Flexible and adaptable
Solutions-oriented and a creative problem solver
Excellent communication skills and bedside manner
In addition to job duties at Fred Hutch, this position also requires access to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which requires COVID-19 vaccination without exceptions.Accordingly, as a condition of employment for this Fred Hutch position, newly hired employees 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.
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.