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.
At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.
The Specimen Processing Services Specialist I promotes and maintains effective and professional communication with patients, clients, co-workers and FHCC 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 where required
Able to learn computer skills in a timely manner
Processes specimens including centrifugation, aliquoting, and dispensing specimens to proper lab processing and sendout 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
Responsible for receiving patients at the Alliance Laboratory for blood draw appointments and scheduling walk-in appointments
May be asked to cover alternative shifts or weekends as needed per staffing
Has the ability to work under pressure and adjust to changing workloads
Ability to problem solve
Meets attendance and punctuality expectations
High school graduation or the equivalent.
Knowledge of basic medical terminology
Ability to lift 25 lbs.
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)
Preferred specimen handling and processing experience including accessioning, centrifuge, aliquoting, sendouts and blood banking
Preferred EPIC/Cadence, answering phones/handling phone inquiries from patients and staff
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.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
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.