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Cell Therapy Lab Coordinator I

Cell Therapy Lab Coordinator I

Job ID 
10795
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Company 
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Category 
Allied Health

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Overview

Introduction

 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is a leading healthcare organization that unites the experts from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children's to form a world-class treatment center that provides advanced therapies and clinical studies for cancers and other blood disorders.

 

The Cellular Therapy Laboratory (CTL) at SCCA is responsible for all cell therapy-based procedures occurring at the SCCA. These range from standard cryopreservations to complex processing such as cell selections, enrichments, and depletions.  The laboratory is regulated by the FDA, cGTP/cGMP standards, maintains CAP certification, and is accredited by the Joint Commission and the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). 

 

Position Description 

 

The CTL Coordinator is a full time (40 hrs per week) position, responsible for administrative activities that support clinical operations. The position collaborates with other coordinators, department supervisors/manager, technical staff within the CTL and other personnel within and outside SCCA.

 

The nature of this work is challenging and we are seeking a highly motivated individual with initiative, tenacity, a positive attitude, team work experience and exemplary communication and organizational skills. Effective cross-functional collaboration with other departments at the SCCA and with external organizations is necessary to the position. This includes being comfortable interacting with medical, research, quality and other administrative staff in multiple departments. While experience specific to this role and environment is desired, many of the key responsibilities can be learned on the job.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities 

  • Respond to incoming phone calls, emails and faxes
  • Communicate daily with providers and nurses regarding cell processing order details and/or timing for Cellular Therapy product delivery to patients.
  • Gather and disseminate information to and from outside entities that interact with CTL, including reporting of clinical results
  • Ensure all incoming physician orders are incorporated into the processing schedule. Identify the resources at SCCA and outside institutions that are able to initiate, complete and/or correct orders
  • Populate daily schedule and post weekly schedule. Initiate real-time updates of daily schedule as current information is received
  • Coordinate specimen transfer to research and clinical staff
  • Data entry for metrics and quality dashboards
  • Scheduling of specialized procedures such as bone marrow harvests
  • Follow, create and revise standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Participate in laboratory improvement projects
  • Communicate and escalate issues appropriately and effectively

Qualifications

Required Qualifications and Skills

 

  • BA/BS or relevant experience in a clinical or laboratory setting in either academics or industry
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Mature judgment with strong decision-making skills
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to take appropriate initiative
  • Ability to collaborate, communicate and be accountable
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex environment
  • Ability to prioritize concurrent responsibilities with excellent time management skills
  • Ability to navigate through, but not avoid, conflict
  • Ability to deal with complex problems and propose creative solutions 

 

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with clinical information systems, specifically Cerner, EPIC and LabWare
  • Experience with MS SharePoint
  • Familiarity with FDA Good Documentation Practice (GDP)
  • Experience with medical terminology and HIPAA guidelines
  • Experience in handling biological specimens
  • Hematology, oncology and/or immunology knowledge
  • Knowledge of FDA, FACT and CAP regulations

Please submit your resume with a cover letter.

 

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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 Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.