Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch\u2019s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation\u2019s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women\u2019s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.
In coordination with the overall efforts of the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Department, the Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) works as a member of a team that manages a comprehensive program to provide occupational health services to Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) staff members in support of research and patient care activities.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES Responsibilities include: initial treatment and triage of work-related injuries and accidents; investigation and root-cause analysis of work-related accident/illness and near-miss reports; management of WA State Department of Labor and Industries workers compensation claims ; review of medical screening forms for laboratory animal users and respirator users; post-exposure evaluation and treatment of incidents involving etiologic agents, chemicals, and bloodborne pathogens; ergonomic evaluations of staff workstations and work processes; administration of immunizations for healthcare workers and laboratory staff; Health and Safety Committee support; review and development of policies and procedures that ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and mandates.
The Occupational Health Nurse follows Fred Hutch, SCCA and departmental policies and procedures in the development and implementation of programs. This position reports to and works in collaboration with the Occupational Health Program Manager.
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.
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