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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Specimen Processing Specialist I in Seattle, Washington

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 Specimen Processing Services Specialist I promotes and maintains effective and professional communication with patients, clients, co-workers and SCCA colleagues. The Tech works efficiently to minimize patient wait times, performs specimen processing of blood specimens/venipuncture phlebotomy. Responsibilities may include transfusion support duties. Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities. The specialist may be asked to cover alternative shifts or weekends as needed per staffing.

  • Performs specimen processing of blood specimens

  • Performs venipuncture phlebotomy on patients, donors, research participants and employees when required

  • Processes specimens including centrifugation, aliquoting and dispensing specimens to proper lab processing and send out 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

  • May include Patient Service Representative duties


  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.

  • Ability to work under pressure and adjust to changing workloads

  • Ability to problem solve

  • Proficient in the use of email, and data entry in a Windows-based environment


  • Completion of phlebotomy training course

  • Washington state MA/Phlebotomist certification (or sponsored by SCCA if competency assessment and training are completed).

  • Previous experience in clinical laboratory setting

  • Specimen handling and processing experience including accessioning, centrifuge, aliquoting, send outs and blood banking

  • Experience with EPIC/Cadence, answering phones/handling phone inquiries from patients and staff

  • Bachelor's Degree (BA or BS)

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.

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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Street: 825 Eastlake Ave E