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.
The Senior Attorney position is responsible, under the guidance of the General Counsel, for providing general legal services to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (\u201cSCCA\u201d), and for specific projects as assigned. The Senior Attorney exercises independence in performing assigned duties and responsibilities. The Senior Attorney strives to carry out the essential position accountabilities in a timely manner in response to client needs.
The Senior Attorney provides legal advice, consultation, and policy analysis and interpretations of numerous areas of law and policy and conducts research and analysis to provide policy recommendations. The Senior Attorney prepares written opinions and guidance for the executive management teams and other internal clients and drafts and reviews contracts for the organization. The Senior Attorney keeps informed of opinions, orders, decisions and developments relating to hospital and physician legal requirements, and other matters of interest. The Senior Attorney may be assigned responsibility for supervising of non-attorney staff and/or administrative duties within the Department of Legal Affairs.
The Senior Attorney works to foster and maintain a team focused approach to the delivery of legal services for SCCA. The Senior Attorney is supervised by the General Counsel who helps in coordinating, directing and providing legal services. The Senior Attorney regularly interacts with all levels of the organization, developing and maintaining effective working relationships to provide the best legal counsel and advice.
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.