Tri-City Medical Center


    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/10/2019 4:20 PM)
    FTE Status
    PD .2
    Cost Center/Dept
    7500 - Laboratory
    Work Schedule
    Every Friday – 10 hour day shift plus coverage for days off/vacations
  • Overview


    Position Summary:

    Assists Pathologist(s) by preparing, screening and evaluating all NON – GYN cytology specimens. Maintains the supply of all materials necessary in the Cytology Laboratory; keeps abreast of new developments in the fields of Cytology.


    Major Position Responsibilities:

    • Accessions, grossly describes, prepares, stains, coverslips, and labels all Cytology specimens as needed.
    • Screens and microscopically evaluates all Cytology Specimens; no more than 80 slides per 24 hour period. Includes initial recognition and interpretation of a wide variety of pathologic entities and potentially cancerous changes by cytomorphology. Identifies areas on slides for Pathologist review and records initial interpretations.
    • Locates and correlates previous surgical and cytologic material to the current cytology case for review and/or diagnosis by the Pathologist.
    • Obtains pertinent clinical history when none is given.
    • Assists the Pathologists and Radiologists in the collection, preparation and immediate interpretation of FNAs. This includes the use of rapid Pap and/or other diagnostic stains. Keeps FNA kit and cart stocked at all times.
    • Knows how to use and maintain all cytology equipment.
    • Takes proper personal safety precautions by using the biohazard cabinet and fume hood when dealing with potentially biohazardous materials/specimens.
    • Assists in recording CAP workload statistics as well as compiling necessary quality control data.
    • Participates in appropriate continuing education
    • Performs such additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor. 

    Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities

    • Responsible to maintain a safe and clean work environment, including unit based specific safety and infection control requirements


    • Minimum of 1 year experience, preferred.


    •  Meets education requirements for Cytotechnologist licensure


    • Valid California Cytotechnologist License, required

    Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.


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