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 Infection Prevention Program Manager functions under the direction of the Associate Director, Quality & Regulatory and the Medical Director for Infection Prevention (IP). Responsibility is for the development and ongoing oversight of a comprehensive infection prevention program that is evidence-based, forward-thinking, and patient centered. The goal of this program is to optimize the clinical care and services provided to our patients such that the chances of inadvertent infection are minimized.
This position provides oversight of all infection prevention related activities at all sites of care, both in and outpatient, including community sites. The role partners with others within the Quality, Value and Patient Safety team to ensure regulatory requirements are met and internal and external data metrics are reported, and provides leadership and mentorship in the management of the programs professional and support staff (management of 3.0 FTEs). Responsible for the development and monitoring of the operational program budget.
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.