Receptionist - Point of Entry

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Administrative Support


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 for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

  • The Receptionist is responsible for greeting and providing high quality customer assistance to patients, families and visitors to the SCCA Clinic Building. The Receptionist will also answer the general SCCA Clinic Building telephone inquiries and effectively direct callers.
  • Provides continuous monitoring of the building emergency response (Nurse Call System) system; and appropriately alerts and directs building response teams. Assists with all Visitors, Vendors and Interpreters. Assists Supervisor with department/building contact updates as well as continuous updating of policy and procedures.


  • Practices excellent customer service in greeting/screening visitors and telephone inquiries to determine customer needs. Assists customers in a timely manner. Serves as an effective front-line “ambassador” to visitors/callers and represents the SCCA in a professional manner. Practices good judgment in screening visitors and employees. Is alert to potential safety/security problems and appropriately contacts security and/or other key personnel as necessary. Is able to effectively handle emergency calls and /or situations. Continuously monitors the nurse call system and alerts the Code team when necessary.
  • Assists the Program Assistant with any needed back up work on special projects.
  • The role of our Point of Entry Screener is to quickly identify the risk and prevent transmission of COVID-19. The point of entry screener will be positioned at the main point of entry in the clinic. You will be asking a set of pre-arranged questions to each patient and visitor that enter the premises. You will have support from our robust Infection Prevention department and your immediate supervisor. During your shift you could be asked to assist in administrative duties as assigned…not limited to answering incoming calls, wayfinding for patients and visitors.



  • High School graduate, or GED
  • Minimum of one year experience in program specialty or related field
  • Proficiency in the use of multi-line phones; general office skills




  • Previous medical reception experience and/or experience in an ambulatory clinic or health care setting
  • Proficiency with Word and Outlook; familiarity with Medical terminology

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.


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists. 

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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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