Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Program Assistant III - EH&S & Fire/Life Safety

Program Assistant III - EH&S & Fire/Life Safety

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Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

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The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 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 Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is seeking an EH&S, Safety, and Emergency Preparedness Assistant with passion to support the mission of our fast-growing world class ambulatory cancer center and partner with the broader community to maintain a safe environment for patients, their family members, and our staff. The candidate will work collaboratively to support the Environmental Health & Safety, Fire & Life Safety, and Emergency Preparedness programs. We are seeking an operations and systems-minded individual to become an integral member of our safety team. The individual must be able to work independently under general direction, and possess excellent writing, analytical, verbal communication and computer skills.

  • Administrative support for department meetings including (EH&S Safety Committee and the Environment of Care Committee) documenting and distributing meeting minutes
  • Planning, conducting, documenting, and reporting out on fire drills, debriefs, After Action Reviews, and disaster drills
  • Assist with surveying facilities to determine potential safety hazards and documenting corrective actions
  • Conduct regular life safety code inspections, identify and report deficiencies, and track improvement progress
  • Review and edit policies and procedures related to EH&S, Fire & Life Safety, and Emergency Preparedness
  • Respond to and support emergencies as needed
  • Learn building and fire protection codes and regulations to assure compliance
  • Enter and track departmental purchase orders
  • Partner with staff and providers, and engage with external agencies and hospitals


Associates degree or combination of education and experience or professional certification in safety-related programs preferred.

Some experience in fire protection engineering, emergency preparedness, Environmental Health & Safety or related fields in hospital or health care facility, and experience with Joint Commission Environment of Care standards preferred.

Working experience with OSHA requirements, Seattle Fire Code or International Fire Code, NFPA 101: Life Safety Code, NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities, and other NFPA standards and other experience in fire prevention, fire systems, and emergency response procedures would be beneficial.

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