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 Supervisor provides Specimen Processing direction and oversight including coordination of training for departmental staff and coordination of departmental operations. This position reports directly to and works closely with the Alliance Lab Senior Manager regarding operational procedures to assure patient care activity is thoroughly and consistently supported in a timely manner. The incumbent is expected to keep abreast of changes in clinical, research and operational issues to assure consistent efficiency in services provided by the laboratory SPS staff.
The supervisor attends meetings and serves as a representative within the SCCA for laboratory clinical care functions and develops and maintains effective working relationships with the other SCCA departmental staff and management
Reviews and updates or delegates the update of the Specimen Collection and Handling Manual as needed
Supervises, coaches and provides feedback and follow up to SPS staff regarding performance and behavior. Performs corrective action and documentation when necessary
Conducts regular staff meetings and documentation of meetings
Performs annual performance evaluation for SPS staff
Performs time approval for SPS staff
Works collaboratively with the Alliance Lab Collection Leadership ensuring sufficient venipuncture phlebotomy resources are available to the blood draw program
Responsible for appropriate training, adequate certification of staff and coverage for all SPS areas
Develops working relationships with procedure suite and floors requiring SPS staff resources for Bone Marrow collections to facilitate process improvement
Maintains expert understanding of centrifuge/aliquot, send outs, bone marrow, phlebotomy, receiving samples, staging and patient check-in process
Initiates and participates in process improvement initiatives and methods in conjunction with other team members and leaders in Alliance Lab
Creates and manages the SPS staff schedule and assures coordination of daily bench rotations to provide adequate coverage for patient care and staff breaks
High School graduation or equivalent
Minimum three years work healthcare/laboratory/phlebotomy experience. Preferred two years experience as a Lead
Provides excellent communication, organizational, and problem solving skills in an intense environment
Demonstrates leadership skills in working with others, responding to concerns, office organization and customer service behaviors
Ability to guide and direct coworkers toward successful departmental operational outcomes
Specimen handling and processing experience including, accessioning, centrifuge, aliquoting, sendouts
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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.