Courier I (Hourly)

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Accounting and Finance


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 Courier I is responsible for the pick-up, transportation and delivery of lab specimens, medical records, and patient related documentation among various departments within FHCC clinic, on FHCC campus.


  • Complete all scheduled and requested pickups.
  • Monitor courier phone and manage shifting priorities to maintain route schedule.
  • Maintain courier logs in pickup/delivery locations and ensure courier entries are legible, accurate and adhere to standard written procedures.
  • Report and assist with tracking of missing or damaged specimens and charts.
  • Assist with review and revision of routes and training new couriers as needed.



  • A High School Degree, GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to communicate in person professionally and effectively and in writing.
  • Excellent multi-tasking and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of computerized or automated system operations and record keeping practices.
  • Basic math skills and knowledge of units of measure.
  • Ability to lift to 50 pounds using proper techniques.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to consistently walk during most of eight-hour shift, an average of 10-12 miles per day.



  • one year experience in a hospital/clinic environment preferred.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Knowledge and practice of safe blood borne pathogen handling techniques.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals and carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form.


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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