WHI Program Assistant I

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

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  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid sick time
  • Retirement plan

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.
With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. 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.
At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) in 1991 to address the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women. The WHI is one of the largest U.S. prevention studies of its kind and it is currently in its third extension. The WHI Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC), located at Fred Hutchinson, is responsible for study implementation and coordination of statistical, epidemiologic, nutritional and clinical aspects of the WHI and is responsible for data collection, management and analysis. The WHI Program Assistant I works under general supervision. Uses judgment in carrying-out routine responsibilities within the framework of department/study policies and procedures. This is a part-time position, planned for 10-19 hours per week.

May perform all or some of the following responsibilities:
  • Conduct follow-up participant contacts (phone/mail) to: collect or clarify missing information, request a signed medical release, update contact information, and encourage continued study participation.
  • Request medical records from medical facilities (efax or mail) as directed by the Project Coordinators.
  • Review received medical records for details related to specific health outcomes; re-contact medical facilities for any missing or incomplete records.
  • Monitor adherence to study protocol.
  • Assist supervisor in the daily implementation of department operations and procedures.
  • Serve as a department/study liaison, referring non-routine issues to supervisor.
  • Carry-out routine special assignments or projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • High school graduation or GED.
  • Minimum of one year experience in program specialty or a related field.
  • Skills necessary generally will include: organizational skills, general office skills (i.e. typing, filing, phone skills), word processing/computer skills, and written and oral communication skills
  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate program - juniors and early term seniors preferred.

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.


The hourly pay range for this position is from $21.15 to $30.11, and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees access to a retirement savings plan, an employee assistance program, paid sick leave (1 hour for every 30 hours worked), and prorated paid holidays (up to 11 days per year).
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 Human Resources at hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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