Specimen Collection Manager

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

This position is responsible for management of the Alliance Lab Specimen Collection area, including supervision of the Patient Service Representative (PSR) and LPN staff to ensure the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care activity. The Specimen collection Manager reports to the Associate Director of Clinical Laboratories and works closely with the Alliance Lab Specimen Processing and Testing Manager.

- This role supports and establishes processes, services, functions and communication that promote and sustain customer service and health care delivery based on the model and values of "Patient and Family Centered Care."
- The Specimen Collection Manager attends meetings and serves as representative within the SCCA for laboratory clinical care functions and develops and maintains effective working relationships with other SCCA clinic and departmental management and staff.
- The incumbent is expected to keep abreast of changes in clinical, research and operational issues to assure consistent quality, safety and efficiency in services provided by the laboratory LPN and PSR staff.
- Models Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI) and applies principles to the Specimen Collection area to ensure efficiency, quality and safety. Mentors employees in CPI, and empowers them to do their best work.
- This position develops and assures departmental standards are maintained by regularly coordinating Quality Improvement projects in conjunction with other operations both within and outside of the Alliance Lab.
- This position provides direct oversight of the PSR Supervisor and laboratory LPN staff, including hiring and discharge authority, staff training and orientation, annual staff performance evaluations, and coordination of staff continuing education and in-services.
- Responsible for development of Specimen Collection operational budget and monitoring the expenditure of funds.
- This position provides program direction and oversight for the annual flu vaccination clinic and SCCA wide infection control triage program and Port Access clinic based in the lab.
- This position provides coverage for the lab LPN staff when needed.
- Participates and assists as needed with SCCA Emergent Care Response teams.
- Promotes and maintains an environment which supports the right to privacy for patients and staff and maintains patient information, patient records, and SCCA strategic plans in a confidential manner.

The incumbent works with high degree of autonomy in performing daily work responsibilities.

- Licensure in the State of Washington as a Registered Nurse
- Ability to perform phlebotomy via central venous catheter, PICC catheter or access Portacaths.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
- Demonstrated leadership skills.
- BLS Certification

- Oncology experience preferred
- Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
- Previous management/supervisory experience preferred.
- Budget experience preferred.

If interested, please apply online at http://track.tmpservice.com/ApplyClick.aspx?id=2235742-2647-621

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