Rewarding Careers in Nursing
We are currently seeking nurses and medical assistants to join our teams in our primary care clinics and all areas of the hospital. Read our stories about the day of an Oncology Nurse, Hospice Nurse, and an MA in our series Jefferson Healthcare – Behind the Mask.
Behind the mask of an oncology nurse
0730 Caffeinate! I review my patient assignments to prepare for an interdisciplinary team huddle.
0745 Nursing Team, Support Staff, Social Work, and Pharmacy discuss our patient census for the day. Our priority is patient care, and our focus is patient safety; we use this time to ask questions to be thoroughly prepared to provide the best care possible for each patient.
0815 My first patient is here for an allergy injection. After assessing the patient per physician orders, I administer their injection and monitor for a local or systemic reaction.Read More
Behind the mask of the hospice care team
End-of-life care needs a true concert of different specialties working together to meet the needs of the patient and their family. The team members who make up our hospice team are nurses, nursing aides, social workers, spiritual & bereavement counselors, nurse practitioners, physicians, therapists, volunteers, physicians, dieticians, and pharmacists.
The Hospice Clinical Manager manages the daily operations and every aspect of the patient’s care. Hospice is a delicate and compassionate business that requires mindfulness, compassion, and empathy.Read More
Behind the mask of a medical assistant
“I start my day at 7:30 am, and I go through every room to make sure they are ready when patients walk in. 7:45 is our huddle with nurses and providers. By 8:00 am, patients check in, so then I’m rooming patients, checking vitals, giving them vaccinations and sometimes a blood draw. I offer them a drink, a blanket and a pillow because some of our patients may stay for five hours – I don’t want them to be cold or hungry!
Then we clean and stock rooms to get them ready for the next patients. I also deliver to the lab, so I walk a lot – I probably walk 10 miles a day. We can be quite busy with the fast pace of inpatient oncology, but I like it. I really enjoy working with our patients and my coworkers.
Our department has strong teamwork and good communication. We call each other if we have concerns about patients, and we support each other. I feel support from staff and our providers too.Read More
We recognize the tremendous value of our employees through competitive pay and a unique package of flexible employee benefits. Our generous benefits package is rated in the top 1% in the state of Washington! All regular full-time & part-time employees are eligible to be covered and benefits include:
- Medical Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Prescription Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Short Term Disability & Life/AD&D Insurance
- Retirement Plan
- Employee Assistance Program
It is the policy of Jefferson Healthcare to ensure equal opportunity without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.