Why be an SCCA nurse?
Nurses are integral members of any health care team, and at SCCA, our nurses are vital to the delivery of individualized, evidence-based and compassionate oncology care. Driven by our belief that we are truly “better together,” SCCA nurses answer the call to action to guide and support patients along the continuum of cancer care in a collaborative and innovative health care environment.
Frequently asked questions
SCCA offers many opportunities for clinical support at both the department and the organizational level. Most clinical departments have one or more professional practice coordinators who help onboard new staff, provide department-specific education, participate in policy review and updates, and champion continuous practice improvement. SCCA’s centralized Nursing Education department provides support and training to clinical staff at all levels throughout the organization using a variety of educational programs designed to support growth in clinical practice.
Yes, we welcome new graduate nurses through our New Graduate RN Residency program. This comprehensive training program provides new graduate RNs with a thorough foundation of oncology principles and an introduction to the organization in addition to a specialized, role-specific orientation.
No. We welcome experienced nurses from other nursing specialties through our New-to-Specialty RN Residency program. This training program provides experienced nurses with a thorough oncology education in addition to a specialized, role-specific orientation designed to support the transition to oncology practice.
Each department tailors their clinical orientation to meet the individual needs of the new-hire nurse. Department-based orientations are guided by one or more preceptors and length is based on department guidelines as well as the new-hire nurse’s experience level, clinical knowledge and nursing skills.
New graduate and new-to-specialty RNs receive specialized orientations through our residency programs.
Some nursing positions that do not provide hands-on patient care may have the option to work remotely. Remote work options are determined by each department.
Please note that safety measures are subject to change based on local and national recommendations in response to the current situation in our community.