Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Clinical Informatics Specialist

Job ID
Regular 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 Clinical Informatics Specialist 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, and retrieval of data to improve processes. The Clinical Informatics Specialist participates in patient care and maintains a reporting relationship with operational leadership and IT.


Patient Experience and Clinician Workflow

  • Serve as an adviser and translator between IT, 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, clinic workflows, and the patient experience
  • Improve processes by systematically working through complex problems to develop innovative solutions and standard work that eliminate waste


Strategy 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, 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



  • BA/BS in Computer Science or similar degree
  • 5+ years of demonstrated data warehousing & business intelligence experience
  • Minimum two years development experience using SQL
  • Experience with Cerner and/or Epic healthcare systems, Agile software development, preferably Scrum, Cognos or Business Objects report development
  • Experience collecting user requirements, translating to system feature enhancements, and requesting enhancements
  • 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



  • Active clinical license and current clinical practice hours
  • Strong understanding of computer terminology and database design basics
  • Strong understanding of software usability criteria and design
  • Knowledge oncology patient care services
  • Knowledge of patient care operations in out-patient or acute care and/or research setting
  • Knowledge of TJC, DOH, and other regulatory requirements


SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

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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