Women's Care USA

  • Cytotechnologist

    Job Locations US-FL-Tampa
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/31/2018 4:24 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1141
    # of Openings
    2
    Category
    Clinical Support Staff
  • Overview

    Responsible for screening microscopic cytology slides for diagnostic purposes within the Cytopathology Department. Established protocols and procedures must be followed to ensure quality patient care.  The laboratory staff member is under supervision of the Cytology Department Supervisor and will report to this person. 

    Responsibilities

    Perform microscopic evaluation of cytologic specimens: verify the identification of the specimen; thoroughly examine the cell sample microscopically; determine and record the adequacy and quality of the specimen; consider diagnostic possibilities, taking into account normal cellular patterns, premalignant changes, benign and malignant neoplasia, and cellular responses to therapeutic agents; review patient clinical data and use to compare microscopic findings

    Prepare a final diagnosis using Bethesda terminology, enter data into the LIS system, report and sign out negative/normal gynecological specimens

    Prepare a provisional diagnosis on specimens deemed abnormal upon review and refer those cases to the pathologist

    Maintain absolute integrity in the accurate performance and reporting of results and observes professional discretion with patient information

    Complete assigned work consistently within acceptable time limits

    Perform the required maintenance for their assigned Hologic Review Scope

    Monitor worksheet for pending cases to ensure the timely reporting of cytology specimens

    Sort slides in the appropriate bin based on case status

    Adhere to established screening workload limits

    Participate in continuing education activities

    Perform data entry as required

    Assist with preparations for CAP and other inspections

    Perform required compliance tasks

    Participate in other projects and perform other duties as needed

    Qualifications

    Cytotechnology ASCP certification.

    Florida state licensure.

    Hologic ThinPrep certification.

    Three years relevant cytology experience preferred. Applicants with QC Cytotechnologist and/or Supervisor experience are desirable.

    Demonstrates knowledge of all aspects of a cytopathology department including the collection, processing, and interpretation of cytopathology samples.

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