Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI) Associate III

    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.


    • Collaboratively help plan and lead events in a manner that challenges team members and leaders to push outside of their comfort-zones to develop breakthrough ideas and solutions
    • Develop process documentation including value stream maps,  functional analyses, design documents and standard work documents
    • Work independently to plan and lead performance improvement design events and other activities
    • Assist in preparation and turnover of 3d mock up sessions
    • Support design team development through assisting or leading parts of study missions, trainings, and other education activities
    • Develop and track action items to project plans and milestones
    • Document and improve the SCCA's body of knowledge in Integrated Facility Design (IFD) methodology
    • Collaborate in the development of plans to collect, analyze, display, and present data to articulate problems, show improvement, and monitor process outcomes
    • Serve as a role model in professional behavior for SCCA management and staff and demonstrate a commitment to support the SCCA mission and vision



    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in scientific, healthcare, architecture or engineering fields
    • Experience working independently as an internal or external lean consultant
    • Ability to coach and devleop others at different levels in the organziation
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively manage conflict and build strong relationships
    • Results oriented, with excellent analytic skills
    • High degree of professional ethics and integrity – engenders and maintains trust and credibility
    • Excellent project management and organizational skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong competency with Microsoft Office 
    • Access to an automobile, appropriate insurance and a valid driver's license for off-campus meetings


    • Master's degree and/or equivalent education and work experience
    • Experience developing Daily Management Systems
    • Experience designing workflow and space concurrently using Lean design principles in healthcare, architecture, or similar fields

    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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