Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Clinical Lab Specialist II - Per Diem

Job ID
Regular Per-Diem
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 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.


Under direct supervision of supervisory staff, the Clinical Laboratory Specialist II is responsible for accessioning and processing clinical and research specimens in the SCCA Pathology Laboratory, staining bone marrow aspirate smear slides, and answering phone inquiries.  Additional duties as assigned, could include filing blocks and slides, performing daily and weekly laboratory maintenance, and transcribing patient reports and documents. The successful candidate will work closely with histotechnicians, residents/fellows, and pathologists.


  • Prepare reagents following written instructions
  • Perform maintenance activities on laboratory equipment
  • Record temperatures and other data
  • File tissue blocks and slides. 
  • Review reagent and supply inventories.  Place needed supplies on the department order log. 
  • Receive, accession, and process various specimens according to protocol.
  • Maintain laboratory records, compute data and enter onto computer data
  • Prepare, stain, and QC bone marrow aspirate slides for handout
  • Triage incoming phone calls from providers or other laboratories
  • Actively participate in laboratory meetings and huddles
  • Complete in a timely manner all assigned maintenance duties.



  • High school or equivalent
  • Experience with the MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a high pressure, time-sensitive, and complex health care environment
  • Ability to identify and troubleshoot issues appropriately
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities


  • Some College course work emphasizing laboratory science
  • One to two years of histology laboratory experience


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.

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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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