• Clinical Technologist III Cert

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • 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.

    The Clinical Laboratories at SCCA are dedicated to being an integral part of the realization of the quality vision and values of the organization. The laboratories are committed to performing high quality work in order to provide accurate and timely information to aid clinicians in diagnosis and treatment of patients. Laboratory quality is maintained by collection and evaluation of data that supports managerial decisions.

    The Quality Lead Technologist (QLT) is an integral member of the Clinical Laboratory Team with two primary roles: Collaborating with and supporting the QA Manager of Clinical Labs with all Quality Associated Duties, as well as supported management of the SCCA POCT Program.

    The QLT under the management of the QA Manager, Clinical Laboratories will work in close collaboration with the Clinical Lab Medical Director and the Associate Director, Clinical Laboratories. The Quality/Regulatory role provides oversight and guidance for the Quality Management Program, including quality improvement and quality assurance for SCCA Clinical Laboratories: Alliance Laboratory (including Transfusion Support Services), Point of Care Testing, Clinical Immunogenetics, Cytogenetics, Pathology, Pharmacokinetics, SCCA at Evergreen Lab, the diagnostic testing section of the Cellular Therapy Laboratory, and other SCCA locations where specimen collection and testing may occur.

    All POCT and associated Quality Processes are the responsibility of the Quality Lead Technologist under the direction of the QA Manager, Clinical Labs. 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.


    • Support laboratory quality improvement meetings and special projects as designated and maintains the Lab Quality Dashboard.
    • Participates actively in QA programs and projects for laboratories.
    • Maintenance of Laboratory Administrative Policies and Procedures, the Laboratory Quality Plan and the Specimen Collection & Handling Manual. Coordinates the development of policies and procedures related to quality and compliance. Coordinates annual review, revision and distribution of these documents. Performs Document Control Procedures for Clinical Laboratories as needed.
    • Assists in reviewing of all laboratory test events in Patient Safety Net and identifies and participates in related focused improvement.
    • Collaboration in coordinating and facilitating resources and activities for continuous readiness for on-site regulatory inspections, and coordinates post inspection documentation.
    • 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


    • 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 science courses that includes 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 in each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing.
    • Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Technologist or an equivalent certification is required.
    • Ability to interpret applicable laboratory regulations (CAP/CLIA/DOH).
    • Proficient with the MS Office Suite.
    • Ability to develop and/or present content to senior leaders and other groups.
    • Demonstrates initiative as evidenced by advancing skills, sharing knowledge with others and taking on more responsibility.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • 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.
    • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner.

    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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