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Social Work Clinical Supervisor, Seattle, WA

Organization: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Category: Supervisor
Location: Seattle, WA
Date Job Posted: May 11, 2022
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Social Work Clinical Supervisor

Job ID 22491 Type Regular Full-Time Company Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Location US-WA-Seattle


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

The Social Work Clinical Supervisor is responsible for providing supervision (administrative and clinical) to department staff at SLU and other campuses, as needed. Supervision encompasses direct observation, routine review of EMR clinical documentation, timely feedback related to work performance (clinical, teamwork, projects, and other special assignments). The incumbent provides clinical leadership and operational oversight to department. The supervisor represents department at SCCA organization and partner meetings.


  • Oversees, in conjunction with the Supportive Care Associate Director and HR, the recruitment of new staff. Responsible for on-boarding and training of new staff to ensure familiarity with SCCA and department policies and procedures, and evidenced based care and effective service to patients and clinic teams.
  • Actively supports and drives evidence based practice. Shares expertise related to clinical practice, including knowledge of resources. Acts as a consultant in the area of practice.
  • Ensures adherence to standard work and processes. Works with the team, and clinics as needed, to refine clinical pathways (with attention to reducing waste and non-value activities).
  • Ensures compliance with SCCA and departmental policies and procedures, and applicable regulatory standards and requirements. Develops and implements policies and procedures as needed. Reviews and updates departmental policies and procedures on an annual basis. Has responsibility for performance management, and works with the Supportive Care Associate Director, and HR as needed.
  • Anticipates and plans for staffing needs to ensure effective day-to-day operations. Models/bases staffing needs on capacity and demand for services, and anticipated changes in clinic volumes or patient flow during the work week. Adjusts staffing accordingly to ensure appropriate service coverage to meet patient, clinic and department needs.
  • Responsible for oversight of the University of Washington Social Work Intern.
  • Responsible for clinical oversight of the Hutch School Social Worker and the Evergreen social workers.
  • Prepares department expense budget in coordination with the Supportive Care Associate Director. Reviews, approves and monitors department operating expenditures to ensure adherence to budget throughout the fiscal year.
  • Conducts routine staff meetings, and other meetings (huddles, rounding, etc.) to support timely communication, support of staff, and to track progress toward short-term and annual department goals. With staff in-put, prioritizes key work and establishes timelines for completion.
  • Attends department, organization and alliance partner meetings, as needed, to ensure service representation.
  • Actively participates in SCCA clinic initiatives which support quality improvement efforts and serves on SCCA committees, as designated.



  • Master's degree in Social Work
  • WA State Department of Health Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical License (LICSW)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems including electronic medical records, word processing, spreadsheets, Email, and the Web.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients/families from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to work effectively with multidisciplinary teams.


  • Background in research
  • Minimum of five years of healthcare experience
  • Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW)

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.

Our Commitment to Diversity

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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