Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Pharmacy Billing Specialist

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Overview

    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.


    Working under the immediate supervision of a pharmacist, the Pharmacy Billing Specialist interacts with patients and healthcare providers to perform a variety of specialized billing tasks. This position will serve as backup for pharmacy technicians as needed for patient care, and be responsible for other duties as assigned.  

    • Interacting with third party payers to identify and correct ambulatory patient billing issues.
    • Entering prescription orders into pharmacy system, including billing prescriptions appropriately and accurately.
    • Evaluate patterns in denied claims taking corrective action and educating staff as needed.
    • Prepare SCCA Check Requests to address patient billing error refunds.
    • Liaison with Patient Financial Services.
    • Serve as a resource to patients and staff regarding billing questions.
    • Provide patient assistance program information and education to providers, patients and medical center staff.
    • Work closely with the clinical care team in obtaining medication for qualified patients.
    • Clearance of specialty and high cost medications
    • Prepare prescriptions for mail order program




    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Completion of Pharmacy Technician Program
    • Washington state Pharmacy Technician Certification
    • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
    • Familiar with the generic names of drugs along with their basic indication.
    • Able to perform basic pharmaceutical calculations
    • Ability to use a mouse, navigate computer programs, enter data into computer systems in accurately and efficiently
    • Completing and submitting prior authorization forms and patient assistance applications
    • Reprocessing denied or rejected third party claims
    • Review and correct discrepancies identified in daily, weekly and monthly billing reports


    • Experience with Electronic Medical Records preferred
    • Ability to operate a Point of Sale system

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    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.


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