The Cytotechnologist receives, identifies and accesses all gynecological smears and non-gynecological specimens submitted for cytological evaluation. The technologist will work under the direct supervision of the Cytology General Supervisor processing cytologic specimens and render cytological evaluations of specimens in accordance with departmental testing procedures and policies. This role is responsible for preparing diagnostic reports.
Perform microscopic evaluation of cytological specimens per laboratory procedures and workload policies.
Prepare a final diagnosis on negative/normal gynecologic specimens.
Prepare provisional diagnosis on all other cases and refers these for review.
Enter the diagnosis into the LIS system.
Maintain absolute integrity in the accurate performance and reporting of results and observes professional discretion with patient information.
Complete work consistently within acceptable time limits.
Follow all established policies of department Quality Assurance protocol.
Maintain accurate individual workload and other appropriate records as required by the laboratory and various regulatory agencies.
Perform and document routine maintenance on microscopes and other laboratory equipment to ensure optimal instrument operation.
Document the slide interpretation results of each gynecologic and non- gynecologic cytological case examined or reviewed
Document the total number of slides examined in the laboratory for each 24-hour period as well as the number of slides examined in any other laboratory.
Document the number of hours spent examining slides in each 24-hour period.
Adheres to personnel policies including, but not limited to: schedules and attendance, performance evaluations, up to date safety training and continuing education required for competency as well as certification maintenance.
Participates in regulatory agency inspection readiness and onsite inspections
Timely ordering of inventory and maintain working supplies, for work area.
Prepares solutions and reagents in accordance with standard procedures.
Adheres to internal controls established for department.
Adheres to all safety protocols in each laboratory area. Observe strict safety precautions when handling biological specimens and chemicals.
Performs related duties as require and at the discretion of the manager or director.
Participates in the quality assurance and continuous process improvement program including quality monitors, incident reports, corrective actions, and documentation.
Communicates effectively and timely as needed to co-workers, management, medical directors, and other divisions.
Specific job requirement or physical location of some positions allocated to the classification, may render this position security sensitive, and thereby require personnel to adhere to HIPAA guidelines and patient safety measures as defined by regulatory standards.
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of this position as business needs warrant.
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS Demonstrates the ability to understand relationship-orientated aspects of social effectiveness and to operate successfully in a variety of social exchanges
EXPERTISE / COMPETENCE Understands and exhibits exemplary knowledge of their industry / role
RESULTS ORIENTATION Prioritizes results and focuses resources and effort to achieve them
PROBLEM SOLVING Focuses on the ability to accurately assess a situation and arrive at a positive solution
Performs assigned tasks according to prescribed procedures
Ensures departmental production and quality standards are maintained
Delivers quality work during allotted timeframes
Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and proficiency in Laboratory settings
Bachelors Degree in a Biological, Chemical or Clinical Laboratory Science.
Graduate from an accredited School of Cytotechnology AND Certified in Cytotechnology by an HHS approved agency (ASCP)
Must be analyzed for color perception.
TRAVEL AND HOURS
This position is full-time
No travel is required with this position.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
employee is regularly required to talk or hear
employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms
employee is occasionally required to lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
It is the policy of Arbor Diagnostics, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disabilities, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, military status or any other characteristic prohibited by state or federal law.
Internal Number: 503, 519, 520
About Arbor Diagnostics
Arbor Diagnostics, Inc. is a pathology practice focused on women’s healthcare.
Our practice offerings, which include diagnostic and laboratory services, are centered around cutting-edge technology and are structured to drive enhanced cost containment and unsurpassed customer service.
We simplify patient care for better accuracy and ease of access by consolidating results for clinicians.
We are passionate about women’s health, science, evidence-based medicine and ethical delivery of results to our patients.
It is Arbor’s commitment to focus on the quality, accuracy and care of patients, while constantly evaluating new technologies to develop diagnostic capabilities that drive the evolution and progress of the healthcare system.