Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Nurse Manager, Apheresis

    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.

    The Apheresis Nurse Manager is responsible for the organization, development and management of nursing and technical practice within the Apheresis Program. This position manages all administrative and technical activities of the unit, participates in nursing leadership committees and accesses technical, medical and nursing specialists. Provides direction to assure the Apheresis Unit complies with standards of all the accrediting and licensing agencies or other regulatory bodies. The role ensures that Apheresis operations meet all established criteria of safety, quality, efficiency and appropriate patient care.


    Management of Apheresis Unit Specific

    • Provides direction to assure the Apheresis Unit complies with standards established by the hospital, and those of various accrediting and licensing agencies or other regulatory bodies.
    • Identifies and establishes the role, directions and goals of nursing and technical practice with Apheresis.
    • Provides direction to assure the Apheresis Unit complies with standards established by the hospital, and those of various accrediting and licensing agencies or other regulatory bodies.
    • Is responsible for standards of patient/donor care for Apheresis. Is responsible for development and maintenance of Standard Operating Policy Manual.
    • Develops a mechanism to improve and maintain documentation of patient/donor care.
    • Develops and administers Apheresis personnel policies and procedures in conjunction with the institution policies.
    • Establish monitoring mechanisms to ensure that employees adhere to the Integrity at Work Statement of Ethics and Business Conduct as well as SCCA and departmental policies and procedures.
    • Initiates, promotes and participates in research studies.
    • Responsible for insuring that all division equipment and instrumentation is maintained in proper operating condition. Recommends the addition or modification of equipment as necessary.
    • Acts as liaison between Apheresis and other departments, facilities and referring physicians
    • Is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of division records as well as special or recurring reports and analyses.

    Fiscal Management

    • Establishes fiscal performance level of the Apheresis Unit, monitors performance against budget, making modifications as necessary to meet division goals and objectives.

    Interdisciplinary Teamwork

    • Serves as clinical resource and content expert for other departments as needed.

    Quality Improvement

    • Designs, conducts, analyzes and takes appropriate action on internal quality assurance audits such as billing accuracy and timeliness, medical equipment checks, exam room supply and cleanliness, procedure check list, staff performance, documentation etc.


    • Works with Administrator, Medical Director, Clinical Managers and Apheresis personnel in the development of clinical and/or administrative goals, objectives, plans and budgets


    Minimum Requirements:

    • Proven progressively responsible apheresis clinical experience with demonstrated supervisory responsibility
    • Strong apheresis and/or cellular therapeutics operations background/knowledge
    • Background in clinical research and GMPs or GTPs
    • Detail-oriented and able to collect and display audit data
    • Competent computer skills
    • Ability to maintain regular attendance M-F, evening or weekend hours when necessary
    • BSN
    • RN with the ability to obtain WA State Nursing License immediately upon employment

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Strong apheresis and/or cellular therapeutics operations background/knowledge
    • Progressively responsible administrative experience
    • Possesses working knowledge of financial processes, including budget preparation and asset management
    • Experience in implementing Lean principles and Continuous Process Improvement Methodology
    • Detail-oriented and able to collect and display audit data
    • Willing and able to provide leadership and direction to staff
    • Effective decision making, priority setting and delegation skills
    • Effective teaching, training, planning and problem solving ability
    • Ability to be flexible and work under pressure in a fast-paced patient care environment


    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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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