Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Program Assistant III - Transfusion Services

Program Assistant III - Transfusion Services

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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.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead disruptive continuous innovations in the fight against cancer.



  • Serves as the department liaison with center staff and outside organizations, coordinating information flow by triage of incoming phone calls, providing non-clinical data and information that supports clinical care.
  • Prepares Tranfusions Services Office (TSO) patient files of upcoming patient arrivals and patients who arrive for return care or are new patients to the service.
  • Gathers from several data sources all relevant transfusion and demographic patient data assembling it into a TSO file for the RN to plan transfusion related patient care.
  • Process BWNW test reports to HIM, Alliance Lab plus enters the relevant testing results into the TSO patient files for RN review.
  • Obtains the electronic records of all SCCA patient transfusions in the Outpatient Clinic, Seattle Children’s and University Hospital. This data is then processed for data quality and integrity and loaded into the research database.
  • Takes minutes at all TSO staff and committee meetings, prepares agendas and distributes minutes.
  • Manages the TSO staff and departmental calendar, meeting invites and approves time.
  • Orders departmental supplies and equipment.


  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft office 
  • Previous medical office experience and detail oriented strongly desired
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Under minimal supervision, ability to use initiative and sound judgment in carrying out responsibilities
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to use a mouse, navigate computer programs, enter data into computer systems in accurately and efficiently
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment
  • Ability to establish professional relationships with patients, families, staff and providers

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