Sr. Manager, Alliance Lab

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 1 week ago

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

The Alliance Laboratory Senior Manager (Senior Manager) provides leadership and oversight of all services provided by the SCCA Alliance Laboratory. This ensures high quality performance, cost effective resource utilization, implementation of standardized, reliable and lean processes plus continuous improvement. This position reports to the Director of Clinical Laboratories, with scientific leadership provided by the SCCA Clinical Laboratories Medical Director.

Responsibilities

  • Direct laboratory operations for specimen collection and processing, diagnostic testing services, specimen sendouts, bone marrow technician assistance and flu injection clinic

  • Oversee transfusion support services to ensure ongoing effective collaboration with UW Medical Center Transfusion Service Laboratory, safe and efficient receipt, storage and distribution of blood products

  • Develop organization structure and management systems to ensure high quality services; identify opportunities for improvement, resolve issues and implement changes

  • Participate in strategic planning to identify departmental goals in support of the overall organizational strategic plan, supporting the mission and vision of the SCCA

  • Develop, monitor and manage operating and capital budgets, including capital acquisitions

  • Establish and maintain a strong laboratory workforce through hiring, effective training, performance management, mentoring, continuing education and ongoing staff development

  • Provide leadership for continuous performance improvement

  • Assure compliance with regulatory standards, including CLIA, CAP, DOH, The Joint Commission, OSHA, CMS and all other applicable requirements

  • Develop and administer departmental policies and procedures; create, revise, implement maintain standard operating procedures; establish and document a process to educate staff on new or revised departmental and organizational policies and procedures (SOP, APOP)

  • Manage the laboratory quality assurance and quality improvement program; work collaboratively with the Laboratory QA Manager, and participate in the Lab QI Committee

  • Represent the Alliance Laboratory at meetings, committees, projects and initiatives across SCCA departments and partner organizations; work collaboratively with providers, researchers, administrators and other professionals at the SCCA to ensure that high quality customer service is provided by all facets of the Alliance Laboratory

Qualifications

Required:

  • B.S. in Medical Technology or related biological science

  • Graduation from an accredited School of Medical Technology or equivalent

  • Certification as Medical Technologist (MT), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), or Clinical Laboratory Technologist (CLT) required

  • Minimum five years experience in a clinical laboratory with demonstration of increasing responsibilities

  • Minimum five years supervisory or management experience

  • Experience with CLIA requirements, CAP standards, and other applicable laboratory regulatory requirements

  • Demonstrated clinical judgment in working with physicians and other health professionals

  • Experience with laboratory information systems

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge Of laboratory billing, including CPT codes and billing compliance

Preferred:

  • Master's Degree

  • Operating and capital budget experience

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 escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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