Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Quality and Patient Safety Program Manager

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


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.

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Quality and Patient Safety, the Quality and Patient Safety Program Manager investigates patient safety events, facilitates improvement projects and oversees ongoing analysis to ensure sustainability of action items and reduce risk of patient harm. The Quality and Patient Safety Program Manager builds and maintains strong relationships with Senior Leadership, Operations Stakeholders, Clinical Risk and Quality Teams to supports clinical excellence and patient outcomes.

This position will work in a collaborative manner across the SCCA’s ambulatory clinics and inpatient hospital to support patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. The incumbent is a team player who works well with minimal supervision to coordinate, implement and manage tasks as assigned. Excellent communication skills are required for work with operations leadership and front-line staff to help support and project manage quality improvement initiatives. Flexibility is required to adapt and manage shifting priorities.


  • Conducting event reviews for safety events as assigned which includes Root Cause Analysis, Apparent Cause Analysis and process reviews to determine appropriate corrective actions  
  • Auditing of action plans for all root cause analysis and apparent cause analysis to ensure sustainability of action items
  • Triaging reported events that reach the patient by facilitating appropriate clinical reviews and assisting in the determination of safety event classification as needed
  • Partnering with assigned clinical service areas to present event reporting trends, conduct analysis, answer safety related questions and socialize various safety information eg. Just Culture case studies, safety tools of the month
  • Assuring integrity of data in safety reporting system for example adjusting harm scores based on case law
  • Project management for various bodies of work, assigned based on regulatory gaps/requirements or system level opportunities
  • Data oversight for specific metrics on Quality, Safety, Value Dashboard which includes ensuring data integrity, analysis of trends and corrective action planning as required
  • Committee leadership and participation in various quality committees as needed
  • Project management and facilitation of quality improvement initiatives using IHI Model for Improvement and Lean tools
  • Assisting in the preparation and presentation of quality and patient safety information to a variety of audiences and committees


Minimum qualifications:

  • Three years clinical experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in health care field
  • Licensed Registered RN in the State of Washington
  • 1-2 years of current knowledge and experience in healthcare quality and/or patient safety

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in health care field
  • Clinical experience in oncology and/or experience in an academic setting
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) or Certified Professional Patient Safety (CPPS)


Please include a cover letter with your application

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