• Laboratory Testing Manager

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Allied Health
  • Overview

    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.


    Job summary and scope of responsibilities:

    This position is a Daily Operations Manager for the Alliance Lab Testing Department at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. The position oversees Hematology and Chemistry testing and Staff of Laboratory Scientists. The position reports to the Alliance Lab Senior Manager.

    • Responsible for the daily operations of Alliance Lab Testing Services, which includes hematology, and chemistry. Responsibilities include the coordination and monitoring of SCCA and departmental policies and procedures, quality control, quality assurance and quality improvement, equipment and supply inventories, troubleshooting, staffing, preventative maintenance, safety, and continuing education.   Maintain responsibility for testing services (7070) and reference lab (7080) budgets, including pricing, preparation, monitoring and investigation and reporting of variances.
    • Responsible for oversight of the Specimen Processing area, which works under the direct supervision of the Specimen Processing Services (SPS) Supervisor.   Responsible for the procedures and processes in the Transfusion Support Services area. 
    • Works independently in managing departmental functions within the framework of department and division policies and procedures.


    • Manage the laboratory quality improvement/quality assurance program. Work with Medical and Administrative Director 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 improvement and report to the Laboratory QI/Integrity Committee
    • Coordinate proficiency testing as required by CAP. Participate in quality assurance and quality improvement plans. Collect, monitor and evaluate quality indicators to identify areas for improvement.
    • Maintain a thorough understanding of department purpose and goals. Work with Alliance Lab Medical Director and Administration in long-term planning of department operation including anticipation of staff and space needs and changes in procedures
    • Develop operating and capital budgets, monitor expenses and revenue, investigate and report budget variances. Evaluate pricing, and make recommendations to Finance. Responsible for lab billing and charge capture, including CPT coding and review of charge description master (CDM)
    • Manage the maintenance of instrumentation and inventories, Make recommendations for the selection of new laboratory instruments, related equipment, and supplies
    • Represent the Alliance Lab Testing Services at meetings with other health care personnel at the SCCA or elsewhere in the medical system. Attend TCOT and GOCOT as appropriate. Communicate information, both technical and administrative, to the appropriate faculty, directors, and staff. Contribute to projects across departments and partner organizations. May include travel to other sites
    • Work closely and cooperatively with the Specimen Collection Manager, PSR Supervisor and SPS Supervisor to develop and implement department operating goals and strategic plans
    • Responsible for the procedures and processes in the Transfusion Support Services area - works in collaboration with Medical Director, TSO Manager, SPS Supervisor, Bloodworks Northwest and UW Transfusion Services Lab to ensure safe and efficient receipt, storage and release of blood products. Represent TSS in Transfusion Committee meetings



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or equivalent field
    • Certification with ASCP or equivalent
    • Four years of experience at the Clinical Technician III or lead level
    • Must have relavent experience in hematology and chemistry
    • Demonstrated strong communication and leadership skills.
    • Knowledge of CLIA and CAP regulations.



    • Master’s Degree in applicable field
    • Supervisory or lead experience
    • Budget preparation and monitoring

    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.


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