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.
The Specimen Processing Services Specialist II promotes and maintains effective and professional communication with patients, clients, co-workers and SCCA colleagues. The Tech works efficiently to minimize patient wait times, performs specimen processing of blood specimens/venipuncture phlebotomy. Responsibilities may include transfusion support duties and/or bone marrow assistant duties. Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities. The specialist may be asked to cover alternative shifts or weekends as needed per staffing.
Shift Schedule: Sat-Sun, 10 hr shift starting at 5am.
Performs specimen processing of blood specimens
Performs venipuncture phlebotomy on patients, donors, research participants and employees when required
Processes specimens including centrifugation, aliquoting and dispensing specimens to proper lab processing and send out sites
Participates in Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance programs and projects
Records variances of standard policies and procedures in Patient Safety Net accurately and where required
May include Patient Service Representative duties
Assists with the coordination of daily workflow
Troubleshoots and collaborates with other departments to resolve issues
May participate in department and/or SCCA process improvement initiative
Perform bone marrow assistant duties and/or the Transfusion Service Support function
May participate in training and mentoring of new employees
Has the ability to work under pressure and adjust to changing workloads
Ability to problem solve
Meets attendance and punctuality expectations
High school graduate or equivalent
Competency as Tech I or minimum of one year work experience in a laboratory environment
Experience with use of Electronic Medical Records system
Knowledge of basic medical terminology
Ability to lift 25 lbs.
Proficient in the use of email, and data entry in a Windows-based environment
Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
Demonstrates initiative as evidenced by advancing technical skills, sharing knowledge with others and taking on more responsibility
Bachelor's Degree (BA or BS)
Completion of phlebotomy training course
WA State Surgical Tech registration
Washington state MA/Phlebotomist certification (or sponsored by SCCA if competency assessment and training are completed).
Previous experience in clinical laboratory setting
Specimen handling and processing experience including accessioning, centrifuge, aliquoting, send outs and blood banking
Experience with EPIC/Cadence, answering phones/handling phone inquiries from patients and staff
Ability to work under pressure and adjust to changing workloads
Ability to problem solve
Intermediate ability with Microsoft Word and Excel
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The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.