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.
SCCA is ranked as one of the top five cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our care combines powerful science with devoted collaboration, where boundary-pushing discovery and innovation happen in one location. 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 Director of Performance Excellence will improve the patient experience by developing a culture of continuous performance improvement, and a constant focus on improving outcomes. The Director will connect, collaborate, innovate, and mature all of our change and improvement efforts into an effective and cohesive approach in support of our transformative 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 our Lean transformation through education, innovation, collaboration, and respect for all employees.
The Director will work across the organization, focusing on value as defined by our patients, to establish and document standard work, deploy lean management systems, and create an engine for continuous performance improvement. The work will be firmly rooted in the vision and principles of Lean and the pragmatism of project management.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before ...that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.