The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is dedicated to helping patients before, during and after treatment. The organization\u2019s goal is simple, to turn cancer patients into cancer survivors. The nonprofit is made up of a union of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children\u2019s, forming a world-class treatment organization that provides advanced therapies and clinical trials. SCCA prides itself on its patient care role in translating scientific discovery into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of cancer.
As a member of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers (ADCC), SCCA is one of only 11 centers in the country solely focused on deepening the understanding of the causes and cures for cancer; developing new treatments for cancer; and disseminating this knowledge to the provider community at large. SCCA is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and is the only National Cancer Institute\u2013designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest.
The primary responsibility of the Director of Performance Excellence is to promote a culture of continuous improvement, by connecting, rationalizing and maturing all of our change and improvement efforts into an effective and cohesive approach in support of our vision and strategy. This role will develop an integrated practice of internal consultants, program/project managers and others who will guide a portfolio of strategic initiatives, as well as further develop our collective skills, knowledge and tools.
SCCA is seeking an experienced leader who will guide the education, engagement and empowerment of all employees by deploying efficient and effective processes, sound change management tools and practices and rigorous project disciplines, firmly rooted in the vision and principles of Lean CPI.
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.