Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Director, Clinical and Business Applications

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 Director of Clinical and Business Applications is responsible for the development, implementation and support of information technology applications supporting clinical and business operations across SCCA, including but not limited to Epic EHR, Ancillary Systems, Finance Systems, HR systems, and Digital Health solutions. 


The Director is a key member of the IT Leadership team and must possess a strong knowledge of IT, applications and project management. Understanding the organization’s needs is a major part of this role and requires a thorough understanding of healthcare operations, both ambulatory and inpatient.


The Director will oversee the integrated governance, strategic direction, operating plans, financial management, talent management, application lifecycle and portfolio management, regulatory compliance and oversight, and customer service and relationship management with key clinical, business and operational leaders for the aligned applications.


  • Key IT Leader responsible for planning, implementing, and managing assigned enterprise applications
  • Work with clinic and physician leadership and governance committees to facilitate strategic use of clinical applications and supporting technologies in alignment with organizational priorities and initiatives
  • Works with IT colleagues and team members to translate strategy into achievable project and operating work plans
  • Provides direction for the development, delivery, and support of the standardization, normalization and delivery of data in clinical or business systems across the enterprise
  • Provides the SCCA community with professional support in matters relating to business and/or clinical process improvements that require application selection/development, acquisition, implementation, support services, and resource utilization
  • Integrates and builds effective and positive working relationships between IT teams and other areas of the organization to ensure needs and expectations of the end-user community are met
  • Oversees the analysis of user needs, identification of application integration requirements, implementation of new applications, upgrades of existing applications, support of application performance and functionality, documentation of procedures, and training of end-user community
  • Knowledge of CMS interoperability and ONC regulatory requirements; implements workflow and technology enhancements; knowledge of and participation in adhering to HIPAA and cybersecurity regulations, participates in audit and compliance activities and events
  • Establishes and monitors KPI performance across the application portfolio and support processes
  • Manages the application portfolio, monitors and mitigates risk of portfolio and projects
  • Manages and monitors the capital and operating budgets for application portfolio and projects along with managing and monitoring vendor and contract performance terms
  • Lead and/or participate in Technology Governance committees spanning the SCCA, UW, Fred Hutch and Seattle Childrens alliance
  • Collaborate with IT Leadership team and HR/Recruiting to recruit, manage, develop and retain talented employees
  • Manage and monitor work processes and systems that are related to retaining and developing a high-performing workforce


  • Bachelors degree in IT or related field
  • Advanced understanding of clinical operations (e.g., ambulatory, pharmacy, laboratory, and radiology services)
  • 10+ years of experience in healthcare information technology, with at least 7 years of direct people management experience
  • 7+ years of experience managing a suite of clinical and business systems across diverse and complex clinical environments
  • Must have 5+ years practical experience implementing and supporting Epic and ancillary clinical applications
  • Demonstrated experience in best practices and leading complex and advanced application solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and concisely to a variety of audiences
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency with standard business software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project (or SmartSheets)

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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