Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch's global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
The Alliance Lab Testing Manager will do the following:
Responsible for the daily operations of Alliance Lab & Satellite Labs Testing Services, which includes hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, and coagulation. Responsibilities include the coordination and monitoring of SCCA and departmental policies and procedures, quality control, quality assurance and quality improvement, equipment and supply inventories, troubleshooting, staffing, preventative maintenance, safety, and continuing education.
Maintain responsibility for testing services (7070) including pricing, preparation, monitoring & investigation, and reporting of variances.
Works independently in managing departmental functions within the framework of department and division policies and procedures.
Oversee personnel including training, engagement, development, onboarding and offboarding. Work in conjunction with HR on required personnel action. #ZR
Manage the laboratory quality improvement/quality assurance program. Work with Alliance Lab Sr. Manager and SCCA Medical and Administrative Director to establish and implement appropriate quality and safety measures to ensure high quality results and patient safety. Ensure consistent monitoring and documentation of quality indicators to identify areas for improvement and report to the Laboratory QI/Integrity Committee.
Coordinate proficiency testing as required by CAP. Participate in quality assurance and quality improvement plans. Collect, monitor and evaluate quality indicators to identify areas for improvement.
Maintain a thorough understanding of department purpose and goals. Work with Alliance Lab Sr. Manager in long-term planning of department operation including anticipation of staff and space needs and changes in procedures.
Develop operating and capital budgets, monitor expenses and revenue, investigate and report budget variances.
Manage the maintenance of instrumentation and inventories. Make recommendations for the selection of new laboratory instruments, related equipment, and supplies.
Represent the Alliance Lab & Satellite Labs Testing Services at meetings with other health care personnel at the SCCA or elsewhere in the medical system. Attends assigned committee meetings as required. Communicate information, both technical and administrative, to the appropriate faculty, directors, and staff. Contribute to projects across departments and partner organizations. May include travel to other sites.
Work closely and cooperatively with Alliance Lab department leadership to develop and implement department operating goals and strategic plans.
Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or equivalent field
Certification with ASCP or equivalent
Meets the CLIA requirements for a general supervisor, technical consultant, and technical supervisor.
Knowledge of CLIA and CAP regulations.
Demonstrated direct or indirect leadership of lab projects (new test validation, process improvement, employee engagement, etc.).
Master's Degree in applicable field
Four years of experience at the Clinical Technician III or lead level
Supervisory or lead experience.
Budget preparation and monitoring.
SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.
Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.
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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.