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 I 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. 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.
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
High school graduate or equivalent
Knowledge of basic medical terminology
Ability to lift 25 lbs.
Ability to work under pressure and adjust to changing workloads
Ability to problem solve
Proficient in the use of email, and data entry in a Windows-based environment
Completion of phlebotomy training course
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
Bachelor's Degree (BA or BS)
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.