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Cytology Prep Technician/SEIU-D

Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Pittsburgh, PA - Allegheny General Hospital
  • Laboratory
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 


Performs various technical and support duties for Cytology and Anatomic Pathology.


  • Verifies specimen identification and patient history and prepares and processes specimens according to department procedures and protocols. (30%)
  • Registers patients and performs test order entry accurately and efficiently to ensure proper testing and charges of patient accounts. (30%)
  • Provides support such as answering telephones and faxing reports. Alerts pathologists to FNA procedures(5%)
  • Operates, maintains and troubleshoots highly sophisticated instrumentation, recognizes problems and takes appropriate action such as working with vendor for technical support. (10%)
  • Trains cytotechs, residents and fellows of pathology in cytoprep procedures. Maintains the cleanliness of the work area and adequate supplies for efficient laboratory operations. ( 10%)
  • Acts as a liaison for clinicians, pathologists and reference lab personnel in the submission, preservation and reporting of esoterioc testing. (5%)
  • Aliquots and forward specimens to immunology for HPV testing. (10%)
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.



  • None


  • Laboratory training program, preferred.
  • Experience in a clinical laboratory, preferred.

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