Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Clinical Courier

    Job ID
    Regular Per-Diem
    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 Unit Attendant is responsible for the pick-up, transportation and delivery of lab specimens, medical records and patient related documentation among various departments within SCCA clinic, on SCCA/Fred Hutch campus and University of Washington Medical Center via shuttle service or by driving an SCCA vehicle

    • Pick up, transport and deliver lab specimens, medical records and patient related documentation among various departments and within the SCCA/Fred Hutch campus and University of Washington shuttles or by driving an SCCA vehicle
    • Complete all scheduled and requested pickups.
    • Monitor courier phone and manage shifting priorities to maintain route schedule.
    • Maintain courier logs in pickup/delivery locations and ensure courier entries are legible, accurate and adhere to standard written procedures.
    • Report and assist with tracking of missing or damaged specimens and charts.
    • Assist with review and revision of routes and training new couriers as needed



    • A High School Degree, GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Ability to professionally and effective communicate in person and in writing.
    • Excellent multi-tasking and interpersonal skills.
    • Knowledge of computerized or automated system operations and record keeping practices.
    • Basic math skills and knowledge of units of measure.
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds using proper techniques.
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment.
    • Ability to consistently walk during most of eight hour shift, an average of 10-12 miles per day.
    • Current Washington State Driver's License
    • Current Abstract of Driving Record (ADR), ADR (due upon hire or 30 days post hire).
    • Ability to Pass the online Defensive Driving Course (upon hire).



    • One year experience. One year experience in a hospital/clinic environment preferred.
    • Basic computer skills.
    • Knowledge and practice of safe blood borne pathogen handling techniques
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals and carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form

    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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