Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

PFS Coordinator

PFS Coordinator

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Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.


Every individual at SCCA plays a unique role in supporting our mission. Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of core values:

  • We are patient-centered. Everything we do must be linked to our ability to deliver better, safer outcomes for our patients.
  • We are innovative. We nurture an environment that fosters unconventional thinking, a passion for discovery, and the open-mindedness to invite discovery from unexpected places.
  • We are respectful. We are deeply respectful of our patients, their families, and each of our colleagues who serve them in so many different and important ways.
  • We are collaborative. We understand that asking for and offering help in how to do better is not just a right, but among our most important responsibilities.
  • We are agile. We cannot just be comfortable with change; we must embrace it as proof that we are making progress.
  • We are responsible:  Because our work is focused on people's well-being, we approach it with the highest level of ethical, fiduciary, and environmental responsibility.



The Financial Coordinator ensures that all authorizations/certifications requirements are completed in accordance with the payer's criteria, in a timely manner, prior to services being rendered.  Works with insurance companies on behalf of patients to determine coverage and benefit limits.

  • Obtains benefits and secures insurance approvals.
  • Coordinates the resolution of insurance issues with other departments.
  • Notifies and documents approvals for other departments and partner organizations.
  • Answers insurance related questions from patients, schedulers, providers, and partner organizations.
  • Address patient complaints and escalate as needed.
  • Identifies potential risk issues and notifies supervisor or manager


  • Ability to summarize and explain complex concepts.
  • Ability to empathize with patients and their families and have difficult conversations regarding financial matters.
  • Proficient with email software systems.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex environment.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve.
  • Prior Authorization experience preferred.

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We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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.