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Cytotechnologist
Ref No.: 18-00351
Category: Biotechnology
Location: Burlington, North Carolina
Responsibilities
- Screens and evaluates any gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimen sent to the laboratory for the determination of possible malignant or related abnormal conditions
- Correctly match the slide number with the appropriate requisition form.
- Use the clinical history and other patient information in arriving at the proper diagnosis for each non-gynecologic and gynecologic cytological specimen.
- Examine urine cytology specimens for the presence of abnormal cellular changes & pathogens
- Evaluate and mark reactive, abnormal or questionable cell(s) for pathologists' review.
- Record cell findings legibly using the provided template for follow-up review and evaluation by a Pathologist.
- Submit all cases to pathologists for evaluation
- In accordance with CLIA regulation for Standard Cytology 493.1274 (d) (2); the maximum number of slides examined by a qualified cytotechnologist \ (CLIA reg. 493.1483) in each 24 hour period cannot exceed 100 slides.
- All slides screened by cytotechnologists must be interpreted and signed-out by a staff pathologist.
- Maintain microscope in working condition by performing routine daily maintenance, to include general cleaning, trouble shooting and reporting irregularities in operations.
- High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted activities
- Ability to look beyond daily functions to implement higher standards through evaluation and education
- Advocate an example of team concept
- Superior interpersonal communication: tactful, mature, flexible and professional
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; resourceful and organized
- Assumes other duties as assigned by management
- Understands and observes all confidentiality and HIPAA provisions
- Recognizes and conveys to management any departmental improvements necessary
- Responsible for all equipment in assigned areas of work
- Must adhere to all safety rules and regulations at all times

Qualifications
- Bachelor's Degree in a science-related field from an accredited university plus one year cytology training from a CAHEA accredited school.
- ASCP certification required.
- Experience reading nongynecologic and gynecologic samples. SurePath and ThinPrep experience preferred.