Responsible for microscopic examination of gynecologic and non-gynecologic slides for infectious, pre-malignant, and malignant disease processes.
This position adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.
Provides accurate information and timely updates to patients and customers. Addresses questions and concerns promptly, or identifies appropriate person and resources to do so. Provides directions or help to patients and customers with finding their way.
Uses effective service recovery skills to solve problems or service breakdowns when they occur.
Demonstrates teamwork by helping co-workers within and across departments. Communicates effectively with others, respects diverse opinions and styles, acknowledges the assistance and contributions of others.
Uses organizational and unit/department resources efficiently.
Manages work schedule efficiently, completing tasks and assignments on time.
Contributes to opportunities and processes for continuous improvement.
Participates in efforts to reduce costs, streamline work processes, improve and grow services we provide.
Demonstrates the ability to perform cytology screening on all specimens submitted for cytology using the 2001 Bethesda terminology.
Handles stressful situations in a mature and professional manner.
Has the ability to prioritize and re-prioritize workflow and maintain an organized workspace.
Documentation meets current standards and policies. Provides documentation that is timely, accurate, up to date, complete and legible.
Daily documenting of interpretations to include the total number of slides screened and the total number of hours spent screening.
Participates in professional growth and development activities and shares knowledge from continuing education programs with co-workers
Demonstrates basic keyboard and computer skills to operate industry specific software used in Anatomic Pathology, Outlook (e-mail & calendar) and MS Word.
Proficient in the use of standard office equipment and computer.
Performs miscellaneous typing, filing and copying. Manages and operates office equipment safety and correctly.
Completion of a Baccalaureate Degree and graduate from an U.S. accredited (CAAHEP) program in Cytotechnology required (ASCP or eligible).
Upon hire must provide hard copy of diploma and/or transcripts of a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technologist, Medical Lab Tech, Clinical Lab Science, Chemistry, Biology, or Allied Health qualifying the applicant to take the national ASCP certifying exam. Must provide proof of Education as stated in the CLIA guidelines.
Must obtain Cytotechnologist (CT) (ASCP) or equivalent certification within 1 year of hire date.
Individual must meet requirements for performing high complexity testing as defined by federal licensing guidelines (CLIA) and accreditation agencies (TJC,CAP).
Preferred:Liquid based Cytology training/certification: ThinPrep