Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch's global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
The Clinical Technologist II - Certified (Quality) is an integral member of the Clinical Laboratory Team. The role is supporting management of the SCCA POCT Program.
The Quality Technologist (QT) will be responsible for POCT and associated Quality Processes under the direction of the QA Manager, Clinical Labs. The program provides oversight of all testing performed at the points of patient care throughout the SCCA Clinic. The program is overseen and run by the Lab Quality Department. Testing includes all testing completed at the bed side during patient care. Testing personnel include nurses, physicians, MAs and other clinical care providers.
Clinical Laboratory Quality
Support laboratory quality improvement meetings and special projects as designated and maintains the Lab Quality Dashboard
Performs Document Control Procedures for Clinical Laboratories as needed
May review documents for compliance and appropriateness that are generated by the laboratories such as validations and Standard Operating
Perform other duties as assigned
Handles biological specimens and products; performs clinical assays and lab processes by following the Standard Operating Procedures
Performs regular maintenance and troubleshooting on analytical instruments
Audits accuracy and reporting of results
Participates in orientation, training, and competency assessments for all POCT Staff
Responsible for coordinating inventory needs with materials management
Develops and validates POCT related equipment and processes
Is responsible for quality control processes and data
Performs advanced processes maintenance and troubleshooting
Perform other duties as assigned
Education and Certification:
A Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science, or medical technology from an accredited institution OR An associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution or equivalent education and training that includes 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses or 24 semester hours of science courses that include six semester hours of chemistry, six semester hours of biology and twelve semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in any combination AND have laboratory training that includes completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by an HHS-approved organization, or at least 3 months documented laboratory training is each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing.
Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Technologist or an equivalent certification with certified maintenance of continuing education through ASCP, AMT or AAB.
Minimum of 2 years of clinical lab or research experience required
Ability to interpret applicable regulations (FDA/FACT/CAP/CLIA/DOH/ASHI)
Shares learned information Performs laboratory quality controls measurements
Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
Proficiency with email, spreadsheets, and word processing
Manual computation skills
Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
Attention to detail
Ability to work in a high pressure, time-sensitive, and complex health care environment
Ability to identify and triage issues appropriately
Familiarity with medical terminology
Knowledge and understanding of applicable laboratory regulations preferred
SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.
Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.
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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 HR Operations at HRops@fredhutch.org 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.