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 for the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
The Specimen Processing Supervisor is responsible for keeping abreast of changes in clinical, research and operational issues to assure consistent efficiency in services provided by the laboratory SPS staff. This position reports directly to and works closely with the Alliance Laboratory Processing Manager regarding operational procedures to assure patient care activity is thoroughly and consistently supported in a timely manner. The incumbent provides Specimen Processing direction and oversight including training of departmental staff and coordination of departmental operations.
The SPS Supervisor attends meetings and serves as representative within the SCCA for laboratory clinical care functions and develops and maintain effective working relationships with the other SCCA departmental staff and management.
Reviews and updates Specimen Collection and Handing 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 evaluations for Phlebotomist/SPS Technician I, II, III and Supervisor Assistant.
Performs Time Approval for SPS staff
Works collaboratively with the LPN & PSR Supervisors ensuring sufficient venipuncture phlebotomy resources are available to the blood draw program.
Maintains expert understanding of, Centrifuge/Aliquot, Sendouts, bone Marrow, phlebotomy
High School graduation or equivalent
Minimum three years' work experience with Alliance Laboratory, with two years 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.
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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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.