• Clinical Pathway Associate II

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

    Reporting to the Clinical Pathways Manager, the Clinical Pathway Associate (CPA) is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the development of clinical pathways with cross functional teams, the integration of pathways into daily clinical operations and the reporting of pathway concordance. The ideal candidate has a background in healthcare with excellent interpersonal skills, an analytical mindset, and experience managing projects and/or in process improvement.

    The Clinical Pathways Associate is an important member of a multi-departmental team focused on supporting the SCCA’s organizational priorities and achieving the SCCA’s mission.


    • Manage the lifecycle of clinical pathways (development, implementation, maintenance, reporting)
    • Manage a portfolio of 10 or more clinical pathways across various disease groups
    • Develop new pathways for disease types not currently represented in the pathway’s portfolio
    • Ensure the bi-annual maintenance of “in practice” pathways is completed
    • Facilitate the ongoing delivery of reports to medical providers, leadership, and other stakeholders
    • Manage data in the Pathways Abstraction Reporting Tool
    • Work in close collaboration with Clinical Pathway stakeholders such as Service Line Management, Quality and Clinical Analytics
    • Facilitate working group meetings to maintain the integrity of the clinical pathway content
    • Schedule meetings with providers and other allied health team members involved in pathway development, maintenance, and reporting work
    • Build relationships and collaborations with community site partners to ensure the standard of care is happening across all community sites




    • Bachelor's degree and/or a minimum of four (4) years of equivalent healthcare work experience
    • Proficient with Microsoft Project, Excel, Visio, and other Office 2010 & 2013 applications
    • Strong technical writing and process documentation experience required
    • Demonstrated group facilitation and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups
    • Excellent time management, task prioritization and organizational skills with demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects and coordinating the activities of various resource pools
    • Excellent communicator with strong customer focus. Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and concisely to a variety of audiences.
    • Broad expertise and project management knowledge, with skills to achieve goals in creative, innovative and effective ways
    • Ability and experience working in ambiguous and dynamic environments
    • Strong attention to detail in all efforts


    • Master's degree in a related field and/or 5+ years of equivalent work experience. A degree in nursing, health care administration or business preferred
    • Knowledge of hospital and healthcare systems and/or experience in an academic center
    • Strong combination of technical and business skills acumen. Product/Program Managers are good examples
    • Experienced in developing and maintaining documentation templates and creating project specific deliverables
    • Demonstrated ability to determine the key business issues and develop appropriate action plans from multidisciplinary perspectives
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct and interpret quantitative/qualitative analysis
    • Proven leadership skills in leading cross functional project management and consulting initiatives
    • Experience directly working with physicians and other clinicians

    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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