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Healthcare Accreditation Affairs Manager, Seattle, WA

Organization: Fred Hutch Cancer Center
Category: Manager
Location: Seattle, WA
Date Job Posted: January 6, 2023
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Healthcare Accreditation Affairs Manager

Job ID 23117 Type Regular Full-Time 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 for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

This role is/will:

  • Responsible for the enterprise regulatory and accreditation continuous readiness program, providing survey coordination and facilitation for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health (DOH), The Joint Commission (TJC), Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) and Commission on Cancer (CoC).
  • Serve as an internal organizational consultant related to accreditation and regulatory processes and issues.
  • Manage the Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs (ARA) program and team, collaborating with Quality division as well as various departments and across the organization as a whole.


  • Oversee the coordination of hospital licensing and related healthcare regulatory and accreditation surveys, inspections, and investigations.
  • Maintain enterprise-wide continuous readiness program, including auditing/monitoring activities, and the maintenance of designated accreditation software application programs.
  • Lead clinical department rounding at SCCA sites of care.
  • Coach and mentor interdisciplinary teams in the assessment of and compliance with clinical regulatory and accreditation requirements.
  • Provide and support ongoing communication of applicable local/state/federal clinical regulations and specified accreditation program standards to employees and medical staff with emphasis on functional importance of compliance.
  • Prepare and present information to a variety of audiences and committees regarding aspects of the enterprise's continuous readiness for applicable regulatory and accreditation programs.
  • Consult on regulatory and accreditation requirements to support site expansion and growth strategies, identifying regulatory requirements and risks and partnering to mitigate.
  • Provide guidance and interpretation of clinical scope of practice.
  • Chair Clinical Continuous Readiness Cooperative.
  • Act in a supportive role for surveys and inspections performed by the following agencies, including but not limited to, the Food and Drug Administration, College of American Pathologists, American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, Office of Radiation Protection, Office of the Fire Marshall, Board of Certification and Department of Ecology.



  • BA/BS in Nursing or Medicine
  • Active WA State Nursing or Medicine license
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in healthcare environment to include at least 2-3 years of proven experience in successful coordination of a hospital accreditation survey
  • Experience in outpatient and inpatient healthcare environments
  • Extensive familiarity of healthcare accreditation and regulatory environment
  • Experience in managing an ARA program for a hospital or hospital system
  • Experience as healthcare provider
  • Excellent communication (written & verbal) and presentation skills, expert listening, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to translate complex and technical information
  • Ability to work effectively with personnel at all levels within an organization
  • Ability to excel in a team environment while operating with individual autonomy
  • Ability to prioritize and execute without direction
  • Customer-focused
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office product suite


  • MA/MS in relevant discipline
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)

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.

The annual base salary range for this position is from $ 111,748 to $ 176,634 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months). 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

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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