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 Specialist I is responsible for the evening coverage and closure of the Transfusion Support Services department within the Alliance Lab. The incumbent will promote and maintain effective and professional communication with patients, clients, co-workers and SCCA colleagues, and works efficiently to minimize patient wait times. Primary responsibilities include:
Promotes and maintain effective and professional communication with patients, clients, co-workers and SCCA colleagues
Works efficiently to minimize patient wait times
Performs specimen processing of blood specimens
Performs venipuncture phlebotomy
Attendance & punctuality: is prompt for work and seeks support and guidance if needed regarding absenteeism
May include Patient Service Representative duties
Proficient in the use of email, and data entry in a Windows-based environment
Safe and efficient receipt, allocation, storage and release of blood products, receive and send out transfusion sample, billing, and records management
The incumbent maintains proficiency in TSS process and procedures. TSS may maintain competency in all SPS areas, including Phlebotomy under the direction of their direct supervisor. Incumbent follows all procedures and documentation requirements pertaining to TSS and SPS.
The incumbent acts as TSS liaison between Alliance Lab and BloodworksNW, Courier Services, SCCA Transfusion Office, SCCA Clinical areas, UW Medical Center, TSL, and Seattle Childrens TSL.
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 equivalent
Knowledge of basic medical terminology.
Ability to lift 25 lbs.
Completion of phlebotomy training course
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.
Washington state MA/Phlebotomist certification (or sponsored by SCCA if competency assessment and training are completed)
We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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 email@example.com or by calling 206-667-4700.
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.