Business Analyst III – Patient Safety Business Analyst

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Regular Full-Time


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. 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 Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


The main function of the Financial Systems Group is to be the liaison between IT and Financial Operations to including data analysis, documenting business requirements, system troubleshooting, audit support, project re-implementation support and conducting file uploads, query and reporting development and training.

The Patient Safety Business Analyst serves as a subject matter expert for patient safety metrics and data, monitors industry trends and best practices, recommends metrics and areas of focus, and inspires and supports improvement initiatives.  This role is responsible for analyzing patient safety data to understand and improve patient safety and quality at Fred Hutch.  The incumbent will be a subject matter expert for the software systems and tools used to capture, track, and report on patient safety incidents.


  • Advocates for processes, tools, and data associated with Fred Hutch incident reporting systems; to include producing reports as requested, coordinating with the other entities to maintain standard processes, and collaborating with stakeholders at all levels of the organization to identify, support, and measure improvement initiatives.
  • Maintains and updates internal organization patient safety education. 
  • Analyzes data and communicates insights to key stakeholders through effective storytelling and data visualization including graphical displays, dashboards, and presentations.  
  • Independently reviews patient charts for specific patient safety concerns and audits. 
  • Ensures data integrity and troubleshoots issues with internal and external stakeholders; partners with vendors to optimize feedback collection methods and effectively utilize vendor-generated reports and resources. 
  • Manages patient safety related data uploads to both internal Tableau and external sources. 
  • Conducts qualitative data analysis, including thematic analysis and coding of Serious Event Classification patient safety events and input from other sources. 
  • Collaborates with other members of the Patient Safety team to deliver customized follow up to leaders, staff and providers based on the individual area's safety event concerns based on internal safety report and Culture of Safety results. 
  • Manages the Action Item database and ensures accurate data capture, reporting of item progress and sustainability, and follow up related to reportable events.  
  • Provides Patient Safety project management support as identified including working with clinical leadership to create project timelines, define deliverables and measurement strategies, communicates with key stakeholders, and report outcomes back to Patient Safety.
  • Coordinates and facilitates Sentinel Event Alert gap analyses, Patient Safety Awareness Week activities and other projects as assigned. 



  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a health care related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in a healthcare setting, preferably using clinical systems to create reports or participating in patient safety initiatives.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Ability to identify and triage issues appropriately.  
  • Ability to organize and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands. 
  • Ability to use initiative and sound judgment in carrying out responsibilities. 
  • Ability to meet timelines for assigned tasks. 
  • Ability to train others in how to use systems. 
  • Computer skills in word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, and database systems. 


  • Master’s degree
  • Continued education in informatics area
  • Licensed Registered RN in the State of Washington 
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) or Certified Professional Patient Safety (CPPS) 

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.

The hourly pay range for this position is from $78,075 to $117,113 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).  

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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