Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

NE - Specimen Processing Specialist I

Job ID
Temporary Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


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 Specimen Processing Services Specialist I will primarily perform phlebotomy in a high volume specimen collection area. In addition may performs lab tests, and processes on patient samples or products which involves operating analytical instruments. 

  • Performs venipuncture phlebotomy on patients where required
  • Performs specimen processing of blood specimens
  • Able to learn computer skills in a timely manner 
  • Processes specimens including centrifugation, aliquoting, and dispensing specimens to proper lab processing and sendout sites
  • Participates in Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance programs and projects
  • Records variances of standard policies and procedures in Patient Safety Net accurately and where required
  • Has the ability to work under pressure and adjust to changing workloads
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Meets attendance and punctuality expectations



  • High school graduation or the equivalent
  • Completion of phlebotomy training course
  • Washington state MA/Phlebotomist certification (or sponsored by SCCA if competency assessment and training are completed)
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs
  • Proficient in the use of email, and data entry in a Windows-based environment


  • Clinical lab experience
  • Specimen handling and processing experience including accessioning, centrifuge, aliquoting, sendouts and blood banking
  • EPIC/Cadence, answering phones/handling phone inquiries from patients and staff


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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