Specimen Processing Services Specialist II

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Allied Health


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 Specimen Processing Services Specialist II applies the knowledge of specialty testing in performing venipuncture phlebotomy, processing specimens and staffing transfusion support.
  • This role is primarily responsible for assisting with the coordination of daily workflow in the lab, participating in cross-department projects, troubleshooting and resolving issue and may participate in training staff.


  • Performs all of the primary responsibilities of the Specimen Processing Services Specialist I
  • Assists with the coordination of daily workflow
  • Troubleshoots and collaborates with other departments to resolve issues
  • May participate in department and/or Fred Hutch 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
  • Has the ability to work under pressure and adjust to changing workloads
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Meets attendance and punctuality expectations



  • High school graduation or the equivalent
  • WA State MA/Phlebotomist certification for Phlebotomist role

  • WA State Surgical Tech registration required if assisting with bone marrow collection

  • Competency as Tech I or minimum of one year work experience in a laboratory environment
  • Experience with use of Electronic Medical Records system
  • 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
  • Proficient in the use of email, and data entry in a Windows-based environment
  • Demonstrates initiative as evidenced by advancing technical skills, sharing knowledge with others and taking on more responsibility
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs


  • Intermediate ability with MS Word and Excel
  • Completion of phlebotomy training course


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 $21.56 to $30.69 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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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