Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Associate Director of Medical Imaging, Procedure Suite & Pulmonary Function

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

    The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), 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.

    This position provides direction and management of the Imaging, Procedure Suite and Pulmonary Function departments in partnership with the Administrative and Medical Directors and, as such, directly supervises the Managers for these departments. This position requires strong leadership and mature judgement to ensure high standards that comply with all regulatory requirements while promoting clinical excellence. Areas of focus vary based on organizational need and prioritization:

    • Assists in integrating strategies of process improvement into maximizing efficiency of resources while assuring patient care is safe, efficient and effective.
    • Oversight for the direction, development and operationalization of business systems and processes that support the operations.
    • Daily Management Systems and other operational duties as assigned.
    • With key partners and managers to develop and implement operational plan to meet patient service levels, quality and patient satisfaction goals.
    • Performs gap analysis of current state.
    • Directs a dynamic team of leaders, both management and line staff; empowering them to become CPI leaders and make service to our priority.


    • Facilitate an annual and ongoing strategic planning process develop annual goals and operational plans.
    • Development of new programs in partnership with Medical Directors & Managers.
    • Provides oversight for the development of budgets in assigned areas.
    • Ensure SCCA has the latest industry standard with regard to quality, technology and workflow processes for patient experience for patient care and delivery.
    • Evaluates and implements new or improved infrastructure to maintain imaging functions, adoption of new technology and/or new diagnostic/therapeutic tests or procedures.
    • Coordinates inter-institutional projects with other departments {UW Medical Center, HMC, Seattle Children's Hospital)
    • Works with managers to mentor supervisors and leads.
    • Develops and fosters a culture that promotes recognition of individual, team and department­ wide accomplishments. Actively recognizes individuals for good performance and uses each opportunity as an example for the staff.
    • Participates as a member of various SCCA committees involved in policy and procedure development, program planning and working processes.
    • Satisfies all requirements for regulatory agencies; federal, state or local, or other regulatory agencies and complies with all TJC guidelines.



    • Previous budget experience, managing revenue and standard budget process
    • Demonstrated project development skills (example of project work ideal).


    • Previous experience in oncology.
    • Previous experience in Imaging and/or Procedures.
    • CPI experience including: LEAN or Six Sigma.
    • 7+ years in a healthcare setting.
    • 5+ years in progressive leadership roles, (lead, supervisor, manager)


    • Bachelor's degree in Healthcare related field - Required
    • Master's degree in relevant field (strongly preferred)

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    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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