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.
Under the general direction of the Associate Director, CTP & Clinical Lab Quality:
This role will work in a collaborative fashion across the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Childrens Hospital, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center and The University of Washington to measure, monitor and improve the quality of care and patient experience for SCCAs Blood & Bone Marrow Transplant and Immunotherapy Programs. The specialist manages the portfolio of Quality activity for the BMT and IMTX programs and ensures a cohesive and complete approach by partnering with the following Quality teams: CTP Quality, Patient Safety, Infection Prevention, Patient Experience and Accreditation & Regulatory Affairs (ARA). This role will work very closely with ARA, to ensure continuous compliance with primarily the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), but also the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), College of American Pathologists (CAP) and The Joint Commission (JC) standards/regulations.
Oversee the review and finalization of the BMT & IMTX Quality Plan, including the development and tracking of annual Quality goals
Plan and facilitate BMT/IMTX Quality Committee meetings (at least 4/year)
Plan and facilitate forums to collaborate across Quality domains in service to/support of BMT/IMTX programs
Manage BMT/IMTX Quality metric portfolio and develop plan to communicate metrics in a meaningful and actionable way, ensuring compliance with FACT requirements
Manage/track quality improvement portfolio, ensuring all risks and QI activity are captured and status is known and communicated to relevant stakeholders
Support implementation across BMT/IMTX Alliance partners of new and existing compliance requirements from FACT and other accreditation/regulatory bodies as needed. Help troubleshoot with Alliance partners.
Participate in multidisciplinary teams to address quality/compliance issues
Support inspection preparation activities for FACT and other accreditation/regulatory bodies
May also plan or participate in various Quality activities associated with Corporate commercial or clinical trial products intended for use in BMT/IMTX
Key Skills & Abilities:
Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Office products: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Ability to learn other specialized programs/software packages as required
Excellent communication/presentation skills; expert listening, and interpersonal skills
Discerning assessment and appropriate decision-making skills, including skills in priority setting and multi-tasking
Ability to excel in a team environment while operating with individual autonomy
The ability to work in an environment where regulatory interpretations are subject to change or opinion
3+ years in complex/matrixed regulated environment
3+ years administrative or project management role
Some familiarity with healthcare language
BS/BA Required (preferred in biological or healthcare field)
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.