Cytotechnologist

Requisition ID
2020-146996
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Anatomic Pathology
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (9:00am - 5:30pm)
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location
IA-DES MOINES

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Visually evaluates and assists with collection of cell samples from patients of diverse ages.

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs both routine and special diagnostic procedures related to cancer detection requiring application of principles and theories of cytology to produce a reliable diagnostic result.
  • Prepare cytological slides on specimens including but not limited to pap smears, body fluids, BAL, brushings, washings, fine needle aspirations, cyst fluids, CSF and urine. Examine and diagnose non-gynecologic and gynecologic slides for infectious, pre-malignant, and malignant disease processes using automated and manual screening methods.
  • Troubleshoot various equipment failures and resolving technical issues.
  • Monitor and resolve all cytology cases in outstanding status to maintain efficient turn-around time.
  • Follows established quality control measures and procedures.
  • Shows commitment to providing quality service to all laboratory clients, both internal and external.
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge and understanding of laboratory computer system as it is used in cytology.
  • Trains new employees.
  • Utilizes LEAN principles/productivity standards.

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Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Completion of a 12-month accredited cytotechnology program.
  • Board of Registry certification in cytology, CT (ASCP). A person may be hired into this position if he/she has completed the requirements for registration but has not successfully completed the exam. However, the exam must be successfully completed within six months subsequent to hiring.
  • Thin Prep Certification preferred.

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