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 general direction of the Physical Therapy Manager, the Lead Physical Therapist is responsible for clinical and administrative duties in the physical therapy department. The role is divided as 75% clinical and 25% administrative
The Lead Physical Therapist is responsible for treating a wide variety of oncology diagnoses as well as other types of patients treated at the SCCA. Besides clinical duties, the Lead Physical Therapist is involved in overseeing day to day operations, assisting in the training and orientation of new staff, serving on SCCA committees as assigned, providing consultation to Physical Therapy Manager on department related topics, and performing other leadership projects specific to the department.
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.