Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Support Staff Supervisor

    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.

    The support staff supervisor is primarily responsible for the oversight of daily operational activities within the clinic and the staff teams working in the department. This includes the recruitment, training, and performance management of staff as well as daily operational performance and serving as a liaison with management and staff.


    • Participates in the recruitment process for new staff including the development and oversight of orientation
    • Conducts staff performance management activities which includes evaluating and providing feedback on performance
    • Develops staff training and participates in training delivery
    • Oversees the daily work of the support staff, assists staff in prioritizing workloads when necessary, and ensures appropriate, daily staff coverage
    • Encourages and fosters an environment of continuous performance improvements
    • Serves a primary escalation point for troubleshooting and resolving issues surfaced by front line staff
    • May assist in the onboarding of staff and/or providers
    • Communicates relevant information to both managers and frontline staff
    • Oversees the development of policies and procedure
    • Maintains a working knowledge of all support staff responsibilities and provides coverage as needed



    • High school graduate or equivalent
    • At least three years of relevant experience with a proven track record of increasing responsibility
    • Ability to manage sensitive situations with discretion
    • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and empathy in an emotionally challenging environment
    • Ability to provide effective and timely feedback on staff performance
    • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
    • Ability to apply active listening skills
    • Ability to work in a high pressure, deadline oriented, and complex health care environment
    • Ability to prioritize work assignments and adjust tasks as needed
    • Ability to identify and triage issues appropriately
    • Ability to collect and analyze data for performance and service metric
    • Ability to use a mouse, navigate computer programs, and use email in a business setting



    • Associate or Bachelor's degree
    • Healthcare experience
    • Proficient in utilizing an electronic medical record system
    • Proficient in utilizing an electronic patient scheduling system
    • Familiarity with medical terminology

    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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