Cytotechnologist Job Description Sample
Cytotechnologist - Cytology Phsw (Per Diem)
Req ID: 150500
PeaceHealth Labs - with 12 testing laboratories serving communities in Alaska, Washington and Oregon, our extensive network of services and facilities in the Pacific Northwest consistently receives national recognition. More than 900 caregivers and 27 patient service centers throughout the Pacific Northwest. One of a select number of laboratories nationwide to earn the Molecular Center of Excellence designation by Roche Diagnostics, indicating its expertise in performing diagnostic testing on a molecular and genomic level.
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center provides comprehensive specialty care for more than 250,000 patients a year in southwest Washington. Our highly trained caregivers are committed to providing safe, compassionate care; every time, every touch. As one of Clark County's largest employers with 2,900 caregivers and 600 active medical staff members, we offer dozens of medical specialty services and programs, including emergency, trauma, comprehensive heart and vascular, interventional stroke care, bone and joint, brain and spine cancer and birthing services. One of only three trauma centers in the Portland/Vancouver area providing life-saving treatment for complex traumatic injuries.
The Cytotechnologist evaluates cytological specimens for acceptability; utilizes established cytomorphologic criteria in conformance with state and federal regulatory guidelines and provides diagnostic interpretation. Works under general guidance of the Cytology Technical Specialist/Supervisor and Pathologist.
- Evaluates specimens from different anatomic sites, utilizing appropriate criteria and upholds established performance standards. Understands and applies established cytomorphologic criteria for Gynecologic and Non-Gynecologic evaluations.
- Assures quality standards are applied for the preparation, processing and evaluation of all specimens. Performs quality control rescreening. Assures accuracy and proper functioning of all equipment by routine inspection, maintenance and quality control procedures.
- Consults with clinicians, supervisor and other caregivers as appropriate on test results, specimen requirements and testing protocols.
- Assists with investigating, updating and implementing new methods in cytology, and developing/testing new protocols.
- Responsible for maintaining appropriate records for specimens, slides and data. Utilizes computer systems in reporting and documenting results.
- Participates in department in-services and continuing education programs, attending lectures, workshops and video presentation as required.
- May perform CAP (College of American Pathologists) compliance duties to include: periodic record reviews; equipment and test validation; development and maintenance of policy, procedure and guidance documents; proficiency testing and competency management; CAP inspection preparation, assessment and follow up; and technical and procedural advisement and referral.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent required.
- Three (3) years related experience preferred.
- Licensed Cytotechnologist, ASCP
- Working knowledge of collection and test requirements and factors affecting test interpretation in responding to inquires
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Working knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office programs
Physical and cognitive ability requirements are not available at this time
Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.
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Location: Vancouver, Southwest Medical Center (150)
Job Category: Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support
Shift Length: 8 Hours
Work Type: Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $31.10, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Cytotechnologist
PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.
The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
Posting Notes: Vancouver || Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support || Lab Services || Per Diem/Relief || TESTING SERVICES
Cytotechnologist Department:Lab-Cytology Schedule:Full-time 30-40 hours Hours:Rotating day shift between 7:00AM - 7:00PM Job ID:41591 Job Code:400342 Job Details: LAB - CYTOLOGY Prepares and analyzes cytologic specimens to detect evidence of cancer &/or other pathologic conditions.
1. Reviews and assures correct specimen identification and fixation.2. Operates cytology processing and screening instrumentation according to established protocols.3.
Microscopically evaluates and diagnoses cytologic material and correlates cytologic findings with pertinent clinical and statistical data.4. Reviews cases as requested by the Pathologist or when significant discrepancies in interpretation exist.5. May perform rescreening of normal GYN cytologies for quality assurance purposes.6.
Documents diagnostic results, normal and abnormal, for patient records. Correlates cytology and pertinent pathology reports. Maintains statistical records on all work performed to include number of slides and hours spent screening in a 24 hour period.7.
Prepares and stains specimens. Determines specimen adequacy.8. Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Cytotechnologist, with a Bachelor's degree.Required Licensure/Certification
CT (ASCP) or equivalent required. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
Perform screening and evaluation of gynecologic (including Thin-Prep and SurePath preparations) and non-gynecologic samples (including fine needle aspiration (FNA) cases. Perform adequacy assessment of fine needle aspiration specimens.
Provide back-up for cytopreparatory functions. Provide instruction for pathology residents and students as needed. Provide backup for evaluation of molecular testing as needed.
ASCP cytotechnology certification (or eligible) and NYS license/registration to practice as a Cytotechnologist (or eligible) required. Two years of cytotechnology experience preferred. Ability to distinguish colors required.
Under the direction of the Pathology Department Manager, assists in the diagnosis of cancer, hormonal abnormalities and other pathological conditions by staining, mounting and conducting analyses and tests of cells in the human body. Marks atypia / abnormalities in cell structure for final diagnosis by pathologist . Conducts quality assurance tests to produce studies of the highest quality . Essential
Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
Prepares microscopic slides from specimens of blood, scrapings, or other body fluids, including Fine Needle Aspirations.
Prepares and stains slide to preserve specimen and enhance visibility of cells under microscope.
Examines slides under microscope to identify abnormalities in cell structure.
Reports Negative PAP smear evaluations as Final Diagnosis.
Reports abnormal PAP smear results to Pathologist as preliminary finding.
Reports preliminary findings for all NON-GYN cytology results to Pathologist. Pay Grade: 26
N/A License, Certification, Registration
Current and valid California Cytotechnologist License Additional
Ability to work with minimum supervision, and make accurate reports to Pathologist(s).
Minimum 3 years experience screening both Gyn and non-Gyn Cytology. COMPANY: KAISER TITLE: Cytotechnologist LOCATION: North Hollywood, California REQNUMBER: 631338 External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
PRN Cytotechnologist +
Job ID :68531 +
Job Category: Medical Laboratory/Pathology +
Specialty Area: Medical Laboratory/Pathology +
Primary Shift: Day +
Work Schedule: per diem +
Penn Medicine Entity: Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania +
Location: Philadelphia, PA +
Address: 3400 Spruce St +
Education Required: Per Position Description +
Experience Required: Per Position Description +
Employment Type: Per Diem Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.
Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?
Position Description : Performs processing and microscopic analysis of blood malignancy, bone marrow, surgical biopsy specimens by conventional cytogenetics and Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH). This position is required to meet College of American Pathologists (CAP) turnaround time for leukemic specimens.
Minimum Requirements : Baccalaureate degree in biological science, chemical science or medical technology with 2-3years of cytogenetic experience is required.
Additional Information : We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy.
We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
Penn Medicine http://www.pennmedicine.org/careers/ Live Your Life's Work EOE/AA, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.
DAY SHIFT - 7:30 am- 4pm
FULL TIME BENEFITED
The Cytologist demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant and the commitment to Keeping our Promise of Caring. This individual is responsible for performance and reporting results promptly and proficiently on tests and patient specimens. Perform quality control procedure, instrument checks and maintenance, quality assurance studies and help maintain appropriate records as needed. Help as directed with research, new procedures, training and orientation. Comply with Covenant policies and procedures and help maintain a safe and efficient workplace. Insures assigned service meet CLIA 1988 accreditation standards and OSHA safety standards and provides quality service in an expeditious manner.
• Performs all cytologic tests ordered by a physician using automated and/or manual methods
• Repeats any test necessary, if said test is unsuitable for diagnosis
• Initial evaluation of all non-gyn specimens and abnormal gyn cases
• Renders interpretation on all negative gyn specimens
• Refers abnormal and non-gyn specimens to technical specialist (after initial screen)
• Prepares appropriate reports and records on cytology specimens reviewed
• Correlates present and previous clinical and pathological history for each case as required for quality assurance monitors/logs
• Performs all functions of specimen preparation, screening and collection, when necessary
• Accession specimens
• Prepares non-gyn specimens
• Stain slides
• Label specimens and slides
• Answer telephone calls
• Retrieve reports and slides
• Re-coverslip slides as needed
• Assists clinicians with fine needle aspiration
• Help make aspiration smears
• Determine adequacy of specimens
• Document the slide interpretation results of each gynecologic and non-gyn category case examines or reviewed as specified under Cytology patient test management, quality control, quality assurance and proficiency testing requirements of CLIA-1988
• Each day, document the total number of slides examined/reviewed as well as the total number of slides examined/reviewed in any other laboratory and the same data for other Cytologists
• Assure that all remedial action is taken whenever test systems deviate from laboratory-established performance specifications
• Ensure that patient Cytology test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning
• Research and development of new procedures
• Accept and complete job related projects
• Comply with all Covenant and Laboratory policies, procedures and safety practices
• Demonstrate working knowledge of appropriate safety protocol to include universal precautions, MSDS safety program, use of personal protective equipment in designated areas, and proper hand washing techniques
• Assist in the training of new employees under direct control of the General Supervisor
• Perform other related duties as assigned
• Demonstrate a positive attitude in the workplace showing dependability, cooperation, and desire to produce the most accurate, timely and cost effective results attainable
Baccalaureate degree in laboratory science from an accredited college/university with documentation of one year of training under a CAHEA accredited school of technology OR prior to September 1, 1992, an Associate Degree in laboratory science from an accredited college/university with documentation of one year of training under a CAHEA accredited school of technology
Demonstrates excellent customer service skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to utilize independent judgment and work autonomously
At least two years of full-time experience in high-complexity Cytology testing examining cytology slide preparations
Technical knowledge, skills and abilities as they relate to the various areas of the clinical lab
Knowledge of LIS applications (i.e. Cerner applications and databases)
What makes a career at Covenant HealthCare so extraordinary?
We are one of the largest, most comprehensive health care facilities north of metropolitan Detroit.
We offer a broad spectrum of careers in services including cardiology, critical care, surgery, imaging and diagnostics, laboratory, oncology, orthopaedics, obstetrics, pediatrics, physical therapy, home health care and more.
We offer competitive wages, comprehensive benefits, advancement and educational opportunities.
We offer a culture rich in our Covenant WE CARE values.
Cytotechnologist - Teterboro, NJ
The Journey Begins with you. There's quite a distance between wondering and knowing.
And for patients waiting for answers to important health questions, it's a road they want to travel as quickly as possible. At Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, we understand urgency. But more than speed, we focus our energies on accuracy.
Currently, we seek a Cytotechnologist in our Teterboro, NJ location. Schedule: (Monday – Friday
- 1st shift) Salary dependent upon experience REQ # 3785250 Responsibilities
1. Meet CLIA requirements (CFR.493.1483). 2.
Meet state licensure requirements, if applicable. 3. Meet ASCP requirements for Cytotechnologist (if not certified prior to employment, must pass ASCP registry within one year of start date). 4. Liquid-based cytology training/certification (ThinPrep and/or Surepath), preferred.
1. Under general supervision, examine microscopically and interpret gynecologic and non-gynecologic slides for infectious, reactive/reparative and abnormal cells. Refer appropriate cases for hierarchical review. 2.
Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of results. Refer to supervisor/manager and document corrective action taken. 3. Fulfill the responsibilities as listed in CLIA (CFR 493.1485): * Document interpretation results of each specimen examined or reviewed.
For each 24-hour period, document the total number of slides examined or reviewed in the laboratory as well as the total number of slides examined or reviewed in any other laboratory or for any other employer.
Document the number of hours spent examining slides in each 24-hour period. 4. Maintain and provide evidence of all required qualifications including ASCP, state licenses and liquid-based cytology certification, as applicable. 5.
Maintain familiarity with CLIA regulations, as applicable to cytology. Other Duties: 1. Maintain specimen integrity and patient identification of all samples examined. 2.
Enter and/or report results into the laboratory information system, as applicable. 3. Maintain confidentiality of patient test results in accordance with HIPAA regulations. 4. Adhere to and document required quality control activities. 5.
Comply with all corporate, safety, quality control and quality assurance standards. 6. Comply with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP regulations 7. Participate successfully in required training and competency assessment. 8.
Participate successfully in a CMS approved proficiency-testing program annually, as applicable. 9. Acquire and document required number of continuing education hours annually. 10. Perform other duties as assigned, (e.g., specimen processing, data entry) to include performing and documenting quality control rescreening, if qualified under CFR 493.1469 Key Word Search:
Cytology, Oncology, Cytotechnologist, ThinPrep, ThinPrep Imaging System, SurePath, Hologic, FocalPoint Guided System Screening How To Apply Please Log In or Register to Upload a Resume and complete the online Application. Because of the large number of applicants to job openings, Quest Diagnostics will only contact candidates to be interviewed Closing Statement Quest Diagnostics has many career opportunities for individuals whose talent, initiative and dedication will complement our belief that the patient comes first and that values do matter. We work to earn our customers’ trust every day by providing the highest quality diagnostic information services in a professional, accessible and informative way.
Our workforce is diverse and talented and believes in our vision: "Empowering Better Health with Diagnostic Insights." [All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.] Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity. Quest Diagnostics does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance in completing an employment application please email QDJobs@questdiagnostics.com or call 262-439-1939 for assistance or an accommodation. Job Title: Cytotechnologist
- Teterboro, NJ
Job ID:* 3785250 Location: One Malcolm Ave
Full/Part Time:* Full-Time
In business for over 40 years, Sunrise Medical Laboratories is a full service clinical laboratory servicing the New York City metropolitan area and its surrounding communities. Our service area covers Long Island, the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam Counties, and New Jersey. Per Diem Cytotechnologist $5,000 Sign On Bonus Responsible for the cytological examination of gyn specimens which includes initial screening and reporting of normal and abnormal cases. Retrieves previous histories to refer cases for QC review. Refers all abnormal cases for final pathology review and diagnosis. May screen non-gyn breast cases for the pathologists. Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to include departmental programs, quality control, quality assurance and safety.
Utilizes technical skills and abilities to perform cytological screening and review slides
Performs routine screening consistent with the department’s quality and productivity metrics
Examines prepared slides with the microscope to detect evidence of abnormalities in GYN cases.
Uses diagnostic codes to report negative cases and refers abnormal cases to the pathologists for review
Follows laboratory procedures for slide handling, reviewing, reporting and maintaining records of patient results.
Understands and operates instrumentation systems proficiently. #CB BS Degree in Cytotechnology, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science or completion of a one year course of study at an accredited school of Cytotechnology
NYS Department of Education License as a Cytotechnologist
ThinPrep and SurePath certified
Certified in the area of Cytotechnology by the American Society of
Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or ASCP eligible preferred All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Sunrise Medical Laboratories takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. External Company Name: Sunrise Medical Laboratories, Inc. External Company URL: www.sunriselab.com
Description Full Time - Day with Rotation Posted: 6/9/2017 Purpose:Is responsible for the safe efficient operation of the Cytology Section of the Laboratory; makes a medical decision as to whether or not materials screened represent cancer and forms team approach for the fine needle aspiration procedure.
Documentation of the slide interpretation results of each case examined or reviewed.Documentation for each 24 hour period, the total number of slides examined or reviewed in all laboratories.
Documentation of the number of hours spent examining slides in each 24 hour period. Employee must have the ability to discern colors or have color vision. Not Met in this category limits employee from tasks that require color discrimination and does not reflect negatively on this employee.
Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of results and either corrects the problem or immediately notifies the section supervisor. At all times takes care not to compromise patient care with excessive rejections, recollections or delays. Adheres to all departmental policies and procedures.
Is able to prepare equipment needed for fine needle aspiration procedure; informs pathologist of procedure, is able to prepare smears with the pathologist and physician; is able to stain and coverslip smeared slides on site as aspiration is being performed; sends aspiration specimen to other departments in the laboratory according to tests ordered. Is able to work after hours, if necessary, to perform the preparation of smears or cell blocks for the next day. Is able to coverslip the slides for other departments such as touch preparations and sperm counts.
Is able to prepare additional smears from fluids for H&E stains as well as Diff Quik stains. Monitors reports for all procedures; brings to attention of the pathologist those that are out of predetermined limits. Responsible for participating in a quality control program to monitor the reliability of methods and techniques used in the department.
Reviews all pertinent results to ensure all quality control and assurance mechanisms have been adhered to. Ensures cohesiveness of testing based on known clinical history. Screens slides microscopically to determine if the cell types present cancer.
Exercises professional judgement in evaluation, specimen integrity, result accuracy, and inter-result validity and takes corrective action as necessary. Such corrective action includes specimen rejection, recollection, and/or retesting using the same or alternate methods and/or utilizes other skills associated with the practice of clinical laboratory science to ensure validity and accuracy of testing. When assigned, assumes overall responsibility for the section in the absence of supervisory personnel.
Qualifications Completion of certified cytology training program and eligible to sit for CAP certification examination. Must have thorough knowledge of cell structures and cell types, method of preparing and staining slides, function and use of laboratory equipment, medical terminology as required in the work, practices and procedures for processing slides and for preparation and maintenance of laboratory records. Must be able to exercise a great deal of independent judgement in determining which cell types represent cancer, give close attention to detail for long sustained periods during all phases or work and effectively teach and instruct others.Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Act 34 Criminal Clearance American Society for Clinical PathologyUPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities REQNUMBER: 592615
Cytotechnologist PRN Days ST Joseph's
POSITION SUMMARY: To perform microscopic examination providing test findings to pathologists and other physicians for use in the diagnoses and treatment of malignancy and other microbiological changes in the body.
Perform routine and emergency test on inpatients and outpatients within the Carondelet Health Network System and from other hospitals, clinics and agencies. Accountable for performing and providing quality customer service in Cytology. Responsible for ongoing interface and frequent communication with patients, customers, employees and management.
Effectively supports efforts to manage change and innovation and foster teambuilding. Understands and contributes to the vision/mission and goals of the department.
Education Required : BS or BA in related field, including internship in an accredited program or Graduate of an approved AMA School of Cytology. Preferred: Additional training in CQI Process related health care standards and practices. Licensure Required:
Certificates Required: ASCP or equivalent that meets CLIA requirements for position. Preferred: 1 year hospital related experience, Skills Required:
Team building, problem solving, critical thinking, coaching and mentoring, understanding of systems thinking and business development, and interpersonal communication Preferred: Knowledge Required: Regulatory and accreditation requirements Preferred:
Continuous Quality Improvement Process related health care standards and practices. Technology Required: Basic computer skills, personal computer applications, and awareness of current use of technology in related field Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience that fulfills the requirements of the position will be considered.
Job:Laboratory and Clinical Technicians
Organization:Shared Services Center at Forbes
Title:CYTOTECHNOLOGIST PRN DAYS ST JOSEPH'S
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