Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 12:00 AM

2/26/19: Advanced Practice Provider – Psychiatry. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is an AAPA CHLM Employer of Excellence.  The ARNP/PA-C at the SCCA functions within their scope of practice and collaborates effectively with other disciplines to provide state-of-the-art patient and family-centered mental health care.

Training and experience in the delivery of mental health care including medication management.

  • Excellent communication and clinical skills necessary to ensure optimum patient care outcomes in a complex care environment
  • Respectful and ethical in their interactions with staff and patients alike
  • Skilled clinicians, providing evidence-based diagnosis and management of the acute, symptomatic, and supportive care needs of patients with cancer
  • Educator to patients, clinicians and staff - able to effectively communicate information about mental health processes, treatments, and management.


  • Diagnose patients with mental illnesses; develop and implement patient treatment plans
  • Works closely with psychiatrists and psychologists on the team
  • Collaborates and consults with other disciplines and services to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of patient care. Care will be coordinated in a multidisciplinary fashion with collaborating services which may include surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, nutrition, social work, pain service, hospice, integrative medicine, and palliative care
  • Participates in the conduct of cancer clinical research, including patient, caregiver, and peer education
  • Communicates changes in patient’s health status or urgent patient issues to the patient’s primary oncologist in a timely manner
  • Participates in patient rounds, conferences and committees
  • Actively participates in the development and maintenance of patient management algorithms and standardized orders
  • Documents patient care data in accordance with the SCCA and UWP policies
  • Performs assessments of patients’ and caregivers’ knowledge, attitudes, and actions around the mental health diagnosis and treatment issues
  • Refers patients to community agencies and other resources to promote optimal adjustment and functioning


  • PA requirements: minimum of 2 years of experience in a mental health setting required. Prefer candidates with CAQ in Psychiatry
  • ARNP requirements: minimum of 2 years of experience in a mental health setting and completion of a graduate certificate in Psychiatry/Mental Health NP (or equivalent) required
  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program required
  • Washington state & DEA licensure required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • EMR experience required; prefer experience with CPOE
  • Strong team player with a can-do attitude is a must! Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential

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We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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 [email protected] or by calling 206-667-4700.

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