Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Certified Clinical Lab Technician I

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


This posting is for a Certified Clinical Lab Technician I/II/III depending on applicable qualifications. The CTL I performs lab tests and processes on patient samples or products which involves operating analytical instruments, compiling and verifying the accuracy of clinical data and complying with the laboratory QA/QC program.


The CLT II will do the above and may provide training to others as well as participate in lab inventory and projects.


The CLT III will do the above and includes training to others, leading projects and supporting laboratory operations.


The SCCA clinic at EvergreenHealthcare supports outpatient oncology care in the community. The laboratory within the clinic is a STAT lab supporting real-time decisions for same-day care. The laboratory works in coordination with the clinical laboratory at the South Lake Union campus.



Responsibilities gradually increase from Technician levels 1-3 and may not all apply from the list below depending on the Technician position.

  • Handles biological specimens and products; performs clinical assays and lab processes by following the Standard Operating Procedures
  • Operates analytical instruments, compiles and analyzes clinical data, verifies its accuracy, and reports results
  • Performs laboratory quality controls measurements
  • Prepares reagents and materials for clinical procedures
  • Enters patient and specimen information and results in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Performs regular maintenance and troubleshooting on analytical instruments
  • Complete projects with minimal supervision
  • Perform specialized operational duties
  • May be responsible for inventory
  • May participate in new laboratory staff orientation and training
  • Initiates or leads a project
  • Assist with development and validation of equipment and processes
  • Is responsible for quality control processes and data
  • Performs advanced processes maintenance and troubleshooting


  • Certified Clinical Lab Technician I: AA/AS in Medical Technology or related field. Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or equivalent. Prior training/working experience in a clinical laboratory
  • Certified Clinical Lab Technician II: AA/AS in Medical Technology or related field. Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or equivalent. Prior training/working experience in a clinical laboratory.
  • Certified Clinical Lab Technician III: AA/AS in Medical Technology or related field. Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or equivalent. Prior training/working experience in a clinical laboratory.
  • Proficiency with email, spreadsheets, and word processing
  • Manual computation skills
  • 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 triage issues appropriately
  • Familiarity with medical terminology
  • Shares learned information
  • Performs laboratory quality control measurements
  • Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
  • Knowledge and understand of applicable laboratory regulations
  • Ability to interpret applicable laboratory regulations
  • Proficient with the MS Office Suite
  • Ability to develop and/or present content to senior leaders and other groups
  • Demonstrates initiative as evidenced by advancing skills, sharing knowledge with other and taking on more responsibilities

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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