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 oversight of the Strategy Division, the Strategic Outreach and Affiliate Network Office oversees an array of responsibilities in the service of Seattle Cancer Care Alliances goal of improving cancer care, regionally and beyond. We strive to further the reach of the SCCAs expertise and knowledge by developing new relationships through local, regional and national events and conferences as well as maintain and cultivate deeper relationships with our existing partners. As the external ambassadors of the organization we manage a diverse body of work including overseeing the Affiliate Network Program, managing the physician targeted outreach for the organization as well as community outreach for our satellite cancer centers in the area and the Continuing Medical Education program of the organization.
The Medical Education Event Specialist serves a key role in developing and implementing the SCCAs educational strategies in support of the business development goals and academic obligations of the organization. This role is responsible for planning and executing multiple CME activities and conferences per calendar year. This position requires a highly organized individual with program planning and/or project management experience. Under the general direction of the department director and in partnership with Service Line teams and physician course chairs, the Medical Education Specialist will support the coordination and execution of education plans that impact multiple organizations and departments with differing levels of complexity. The Medical Education Specialist exercises independent judgment and discretion in the planning, organizing, execution, and post-course follow-through of medical education activities.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.