Specimen Processing Specialist - Immunogenetics

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Allied Health


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance every patient, every life matters. Our specimen processing specialists provide exceptional patient and family-centered care as they assist in individualized treatment. They integrate care with support for the research and development of innovative therapies. Embarking with each patient on a journey through cancer treatment and survival, our compassionate specimen processing specialists walk hand-in-hand with courage and hope with each individual to ensure the best possible patient outcome. 

Our specimen processing specialists are vital to the journey of cancer care. We invite you to explore our career opportunities and apply online for more information.

Benefits include:


  • Time Off - 10 paid holidays plus 2 personal days, paid vacation, and paid sick time
  • Employee Health Clinic - Onsite employee health clinic services are free for employees enrolled in a Kaiser or Premera Blue Cross plan 
  • Retirement - 403(b) defined contribution plan with a 7% employer contribution after 1 year and 1000 hours of service
  • Bright Horizons Care Advantage  
  • Hutch Kids Child Care Center 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program   
  • Subsidized ORCA card and tax-advantaged transportation options 


  • Promotes and maintain effective and professional communication with patients, clients, co-workers and SCCA colleagues
  • Works efficiently to minimize patient wait times
  • Performs specimen processing of specimens
  • Attendance & punctuality: is prompt for work and seeks support and guidance if needed regarding absenteeism
  • Meets attendance and punctuality expectations
  • May include Patient Service Representative duties
  • Proficient in the use of email, and data entry in a Windows-based environment
  • Able to learn computer skills in a timely manner 
  • Processes specimens including centrifugation, aliquoting, and dispensing specimens to proper lab processing and sendout sites
  • Participates in Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance programs and projects
  • Records variances of standard policies and procedures in Patient Safety Net accurately and where required
  • Responsible for receiving patients for blood draw appointments and scheduling walk-in appointments
  • May be asked to cover alternative shifts or weekends as needed per staffing 
  • Has the ability to work under pressure and adjust to changing workloads
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Assists with the coordination of daily workflow
  • Troubleshoots and collaborates with other departments to resolve issues
  • May participate in department and/or SCCA process improvement initiative
  • Demonstrates professionalism
  • Will perform either bone marrow assistant duties and/or the Transfusion Service Support function
  • May participate in training and mentoring of new employees



  • High School graduation or the equivalent
  • WA State MA/Phlebotomist/LPN certification Required
  • Competency as Tech I or minimum of one year work experience in a laboratory environment
  • Experience with use of Electronic Medical Records system
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Proficient in the use of email, and data entry in a Windows-based environment
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Demonstrates initiative as evidenced by advancing technical skills, sharing knowledge with others and taking on more responsibility.
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology


  • Specimen handling and processing experience including accessioning, centrifuge, aliquoting, sendouts and blood banking
  • EPIC/Cadence, answering phones/handling phone inquiries from patients and staff
  • Intermediate ability with MS Word and Excel


SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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