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J167944

Cytotechnologist

Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Natrona Heights, PA
  • Laboratory
  • Part time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Independently performs routine and special procedures on patient specimens.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Microscopically screens gynecologic and non-gynecologic slides containing cells from all body sites. Meets the minimum screening output standard. Microscopically screens gynecologic slides utilizing imager technology. (60%)
  • Prepares and processes specimens and assists pathologists, radiologists and clinician with fine needle aspirates, as needed, following departmental policies and safety guidelines. (15%)
  • Operates, calibrates, checks and maintains instrumentation. Recognizes problems with quality control and test procedures and takes appropriate action to ensure quality clinical information. (10%)
  • Participates in continuing educational programs to keep updated with current and changing technologies. Assists in training of other health care providers. (10%)
  • Maintains the cleanliness of the work area and adequate supplies for efficient departmental operations. Participates and successfully completes annual proficiency testing. (5%)
  • Selects specimens that must be submitted for pathologist review, quality control and quality assurance.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s degree in NCA eligible program or bachelor's degree and one year certificate program trained

Preferred

  • CT (ASCP)
  • Clinical cytotechnologist experience
  • Preferred:  Thin prep training, 3+ years experience, FNA experience, prep experience, non-gyne screening experience

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