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Lab Manager Pharmacokinetics

Lab Manager Pharmacokinetics

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Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Allied Health

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The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 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.


  • Manage the laboratory quality improvement/quality assurance program. Work with Scientific and Administrative Directors to establish and implement appropriate quality and safety measures to ensure high quality results and patient safety. Ensure consistent monitoring and documentation of quality indicators to identify areas for Continue Performance Improvement (CPI) and report to the laboratory QI/Integrity committee.
  • Oversee daily operation of a clinical/bioanalytical laboratory, which is specialized at Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM). Have a broad oversight into the operation within the laboratory in terms of policy, regulations, and billing procedure compliance, function efficiency, workload balance, budgeting, and personnel training. Play an active role and deliver significant contributions within the QI committee of SCCA.
  • Other responsibilities involves supervising/collaborating with senior staff to monitor daily bench-top operations, includes operating analytical instruments; recovering, compiling and verifying the accuracy of clinical and QC data, procedure manual, and proficiency testing results; performing calculations; clearly reporting results to attending physicians; performing necessary quality controls, and preparing charts, graphs and summaries to complete clinical database. Also responsible for the coordination and monitoring of quality assurance, preventative maintenance of various laboratory instruments. Assist other clinicians in medical community with adequate knowledge and information in Pharmacokinetics.
  • Works independently under the guidance of and in conjunction with the administrators, laboratory director, and protocol Principle Investigators in terms of daily practices and research studies.
  • Oversee maintenance of laboratory procedure manuals and SOPs.
  • Recruit, hire, train and evaluate/re-evaluate Clinical Laboratory Technicians. Ensure and document continued competency and continuing education for laboratory staff. Establish and document a process to educate staff on new or revised APOPs and departmental policies and procedures. Implement safety rules and regulations in compliance with institution, state and federal standards. Ensure laboratory’s continuous compliance of all regulations.
  • Serve as a liaison for the laboratory with other health care and administrative personnel. Also, maintain a communicative relationship with SCCA Administration and other affiliate laboratories.
  • Responsible for developing of laboratory budget and monitoring expenditures of funds. Also responsible for department billing and charge capture as outlined below (using resources available from QA/Integrity Manager and Patient Finance): Monitor billing rule changes specific to Pharmacokinetic services. Perform annual review of departmental CDM for accuracy of services provided. Establish an audit plan for monitoring effectiveness and accuracy of the department’s revenue cycle flow. Ensure timely and accurate charge capture.
  • Establish monitoring mechanisms to ensure that employees adhere to the Integrity at Work Statement of Ethics and Business Conduct as well as SCCA and departmental policies and procedures.


  • 4-year college degree in Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in related scientific fields. At least 5 or more years working experience in a bioanalytical lab; advanced degree may substitute for experience.
  • Senior level position requiring four years of previous experience working in a laboratory required.
  • Solid leadership qualities; excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to closely follow established protocols.
  • Strong knowledge in Chromatography and experience working with analytical equipment, such as GC-MSD, LC-MSD, and/or HPLC.
  • Strong background in using database systems and Excel spreadsheets for data reduction.
  • Experience handling biological specimens and knowledge of chemical extraction methodology.
  • Research and development and assay validation desired.
  • Must hold a current certification - MT, CLS, Clinical Chemist or equivalent.
  • Strong mathematics background is highly preferred.
  • 3 or more years working experience in a supervisory position is preferred.

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