Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Clinical Informatics Research Coordinator - Analyst

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.

The SCCA Clinical Informatics Research Coordinator/Analyst is responsible for promoting the understanding, integration and innovation of information technology at the SCCA to improve the clinician and patient experience. This role supports organizational goals and initiatives using the input, analysis, retrieval of data to improve processes and responsible for research protocol build in the EHR. The incumbent participates in research functions and maintains a reporting relationship with operational leadership, IT, Clinical Operational Research (CORS), and Research at Fred Hutch, UW and Seattle Children's.


Patient Experience and Clinician Workflow

  • Serve as an advisor and translator between IT, research, RIO, clinical staff, patients, and leadership collaborating with key stakeholders and advocating for clinicians and patients
  • Apply a user centered design methodology to develop systems that improve the clinicians ability to care for patients, execute safe clinical trials, conduct research, clinic workflows, and the patient experience
  • Improve processes by systematically working through complex problems to develop innovative solutions and standard work that eliminate waste
  • Further provide support to clinicians by providing consultation services, answering questions, build in the EHR for research protocols, as well as supplementing training for projects


Strategic and Leadership

  • Function as a spokesperson, champion, and leader for clinical IT strategy anticipating future technical needs and trends to promote system usability, quality clinical data, regulatory readiness, research, and evidence-based practice
  • Partner to develop goals and a clinical systems strategy that supports clinicians, patients, research and the achievement of organizational goals and strategic initiatives
  • Contribute to clinical informatics research and review journals for clinical best practices for practical applications at the SCCA



  • Active clinical research coordination and experience
  • Experience collecting user requirements, translating to system feature enhancements, and requesting enhancements of a system administrator
  • Demonstrated experience in training clinical end-users of various levels of technical savvy
  • Demonstrated experience working with teams in the development and support of applications, and in implementing production systems in a healthcare organization
  • Ability to evaluate user proficiency in application via direct observation
  • Ability to work exceptionally well independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent ability to communicate expectations clearly and succinctly, both in e-mail and orally.
  • Good follow-up skills
  • Ability to use initiative and sound judgment in carrying out responsibilities
  • Ability to develop, maintain, and report on timelines for projects
  • Experience in building research protocols within an EHR


  • Strong understanding of computer terminology and database design basics
  • Strong understanding of software usability criteria and design
  • Knowledge of oncology patient care services
  • Knowledge of research operations and integration with clinical operations
  • Knowledge of TJC, DOH, and other regulatory requirements
  • Lean processes or CPI knowledge and exposure
  • Epic Certification in Inpatient or Ambulatory, Beacon and/or Willow

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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