• Nurse Manager-Specimen Collections

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Nursing and Nursing Support
  • 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 primary responsibility of the Nurse Manager of the Alliance Lab Specimen Collection department is to ensure quality, safety and efficiency of patient care activities. This position supervises the Patient Service Representive and Collections staff to ensure adequate staffing and workflow. The Nurse Manager reports to the Associate Director of Clinical Labs and works collaboratively with Alliance Lab operational leadership. The Nurse Manager will attend meetings and serves as a representative within SCCA for laboratory clinical care functions and develops and maintains effective working relationships with other SCCA clinical and departmental management and staff.


    • Provides direct supervision and oversight of the Alliance Laboratory PSR lead and LPN/RN, phlebotomy staff. Establish and maintain a strong laboratory workflorce through hiring, performance management, mentoring, continuing education and ongoing staff development
    • Participate in strategic planning to identify departmental goals in support of the overall organizational strategic plan, supporting the mission and vision of the SCCA
    • Assure compliance wiht the regulatory standards, including CLIA, CAP, DOH, The Joint Commission, OSHA, CMS and all other applicable requirements.
    • Provides feedback and or counseling to staff as appropriate and initiation of progressive disciplinary process where warranted. Performs annual performance evaluations for PSR and Nursing staff.
    • Troubleshoots questions regarding correct specimen collection and acts as point person for communicating special needs/requirements for blood draw requests. Works collaboratively where warranted with Specimen Processing Supervisor, Testing Manager and Senior Laboratory Manager regarding specimen collection related pre-analytical variables.
    • Acts as point person for questions or concerns from clinical care teams regarding the blood draw program and clinical services performed in the Alliance Lab.
    • Participate in strategic planning to identify departmental goals in support of the overall organizational strategic plan, supporting the mission and vision of the SCCA.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
    • Current Washington State Registered Nurse License
    • Works well with team members toward a common purpose; reinforces the efforts and goals of the work group; supports the team’s decisions regardless of individual viewpoint
    • Demonstrates good customer relations skills
    • Demonstrated leadership skills
    • Proficiency in use of standard office computer software programs, equipment and clinical information systems
    • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years


    • Possesses working knowledge of financial processes, including budget preparation and asset management
    • Experience in implementing Lean principles and Continuous Process Improvement Methodology
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience with Lean Principles
    • Ability to perform phlebotomy via central venous catheter, PICC catheter or access Portacaths

    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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