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 Clinical Technologist II Certified (Quality) is an integral member of both the Clinical Laboratory Team and the Cellular Therapeutics Quality Team with two primary roles: Supporting management of the SCCA Point of Care Testing (POCT) Program and supporting Cellular Therapeutics compliance to FDA and accreditation body standards. The Quality Technologist (QT) will be responsible for POCT and associated Quality Processes under the direction of the QA Manager, Clinical Labs. The program provides oversight of all testing performed at the points of patient care throughout the SCCA Clinic. The program is overseen and run by the Laboratory Quality Department. Testing includes all testing completed at the bed side during patient care. Testing personnel include nurses, physicians, MAs and other clinical care providers.
The Cellular Therapeutics (CTP) Quality Department is responsible for all therapeutic cellular collection and processing occurring at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). Under the direction of the CTP Quality Regulatory Compliance Manager, the QT will be responsible for ensuring cellular product safety and regulatory compliance within Cellular Therapeutics.
Shift Schedule: M-F; 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Clinical Laboratory Quality
Support laboratory quality improvement meetings and special projects as designated and maintains the Lab Quality Dashboard.
Performs Document Control Procedures for Clinical Laboratories as needed.
May review documents for compliance and appropriateness that are generated by the laboratories such as validations and Standard Operating Procedures.
Handles biological specimens and products; performs clinical assays and lab processes by following the Standard Operating Procedures
Performs regular maintenance and troubleshooting on analytical instruments
Audits accuracy and reporting of results
Participates in orientation, training, and competency assessments for all POCT Staff
Responsible for coordinating inventory needs with materials management
Develops and validates POCT related equipment and processes
Is responsible for quality control processes and data
Performs advanced processes maintenance and troubleshooting
Cellular Therapeutics Quality
Review product processing records to ensure compliance with standard operating procedures and release criteria
Perform product release
Review, evaluate and investigate deviations; coordinate corrective actions with Operational staff. Work with Operational management to properly close variances.
Author, revise and review controlled documents. Able to recommend changes to documents as necessary.
Help monitor the quality of purchased materials and equipment used in manufacturing.
Perform review of product removal process for CTL.
Assist in the tracking and trending of quality indicators.
Assist with Document Control activities.
Perform other assignments as assigned.
A Bachelors degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science, or medical technology from an accredited institution
OR An associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution or equivalent education and training that includes 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses or 24 semester hours of science courses that include six semester hours of chemistry, six semester hours of biology and twelve semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in any combination AND have laboratory training that includes completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by an HHS-approved organization, or at least 3 months documented laboratory training is each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing.
Minimum of 2 years of clinical lab or research experience
Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Technologist or an equivalent certification through ASCP or AMT.
Proficient with the MS Office Suite
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 controls measurements
Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
Knowledge and understanding of applicable laboratory regulations
Familiarity with medical terminology
Ability to interpret applicable regulations (FDA/FACT/CAP/CLIA/DOH/ASHI)
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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.