May 08, 2020
University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
An SCCA ARNP/PA-C is a certified physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner who provides evaluation and medical management to oncology patients at SCCA. They follow patients during their chemotherapy and radiation, provide medical supportive care, postoperative care, as well as surveillance after completion of treatment. The ARNP/PA-C assesses and manages basic health needs of patients, addresses treatment toxicities, performs procedures, monitors for cancer progression or recurrence, and consults with professional peers as needed. They work collaboratively with the treatment team to coordinate care for their patients. All clinical responsibilities are performed within the scope of practice, institutional privileges and under the supervision of an attending physician.
Our mission is to improve the quality of care for patients with cancer by supporting critical issues in educational, clinical, and professional development for advanced practitioners in hematology and oncology.
Advanced Practice Provider fellows at SCCA are PA and Nurse Practitioners (NP) representing the clinicians who will care for patients with cancer and blood disorders in the future. Each fellow has completed a PA or NP training program and passed their initial board certification. Through intense clinical subspecialty training at SCCA, fellows build expertise in hematology, oncology and stem cell transplant. The APP fellows at SCCA are an integral part of a patient’s multidisciplinary team, working hand-in-hand with medical and support staff to provide patient-centered care and critical insights to the patient’s treatment.