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Cytotechnologist
Ref No.: 20-00389
Category: Biotechnology
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Responsible for staining, mounting and studying cells of the human body, under a microscope, to detect evidence of cancer, hormonal abnormalities, and other pathological conditions, following established standards and practices.
Responsibilities:
  • Maintains effective laboratory operations by adhering to standards of specimen collection, preparation, or laboratory safety.
  • Documents specimens by verifying patient and specimen identification.
  • Prepares microscopic slides from specimens of human cells.
  • Mounts, stains, and examines smears under a microscope to evaluate specimen quality and recommends acceptance or rejection to Pathologist.
  • Examines cell samples under the microscope to detect abnormalities in the color, shape, or size of cellular components and patterns.
  • Classifies and distinguishes abnormal cell structures and reports abnormalities to Pathologists for further examination.
  • Provides patient clinical data or microscopic findings to assist Pathologists in the preparation of pathology reports.
  • Maintains roster of patients requiring follow-up analysis and advises Pathology of cell changes in subsequent specimen analysis.
  • Prepares and analyzes samples, such as Papanicolaou (PAP) smear, body fluids, and fine needle aspirations (FNAs), to detect abnormal conditions.
  • Enters data from analysis of medical tests and clinical results into the information system for storage.
  • Utilizes centrifuge to separate cells and sediment from blood serum.
  • Operates, calibrates and maintains equipment used in quantitative and qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters, flame photometers, and computer controlled analyzers.
  • Establishes and monitors quality assurance programs and activities to ensure the accuracy of laboratory results.
  • Performs quality control checks of instruments, solutions, and test results against established standards.
  • Adjusts, maintains, or repairs laboratory equipment such as microscopes.
  • May train, supervise, and coordinate activities of cytology personnel.
  • Maintains strictest confidentiality.
  • Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals.
  • Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in the field of Laboratory Science or equivalent under the 1988 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines of high complexity testing.
  • Board of Certification (BOC) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
  • Completion of a Cytotechnologist program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
  • Successful completion of an Online Medical Terminology Program upon commencement of employment.
  • Knowledge of CLIA regulations regarding proficiency testing, quality assurance and quality control.