Job Description

Job Title: Cytotechnologist
Job ID: 170000WX
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Chautauqua WCA
Department: Cytology
Location: 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown NY 14702


UPMC Chautauqua WCA is hiring a full-time Cytotechnologist! This position would work a daylight shift, Monday through Friday. 

You would have the opportunity to make the final interpretation on the majority of negative Pap tests and render a diagnosis for consideration by the Pathologist on nongynecologic cytology samples (all sites). You would also be able to assist with fine needle aspiration collection and adequacy assessment

  • Perform all responsibilities according to the philosophy of the UPMC Health System such that the needs of our customers are fulfilled. 
  • Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies in areas of procedures, methods, quality control, quality assurance, safety, compliance and personnel policies. 
  • Perform evaluation of cell samples according to established protocols with accuracy in a timely and efficient manner. 
  • Perform final sign out of diagnoses on the majority of Pap tests.(Magee Women's Hospital only) 
  • Render diagnosis for consideration by Pathologist on all other cell samples and mark diagnostic areas on slide. 
  • Correlate pertinent clinical history and obtain it when necessary as well as correlate current case with previous cytologic and/or surgical specimens. 
  • Enter screening results on all patient cases in the Pathology Information System. 
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of cytologic criteria and keep abreast of current developments in the field of cytotechnology. 
  • Assist with special projects and conferences. 
  • Assist with the collection of fine needle aspirations and other specimens as necessary following established procedures. 
  • Oversee and assist with problem solving of staining and cytopreparatory procedures; perform cytopreparation, staining and clerical functions as necessary. 
  • Identify problems with instrumentation, methodology, specimens, supplies, or results and take appropriate action. 
  • Operate and maintain equipment within the scope of training utilizing defined schedules and written instructions to perform quality control checks, preventive maintenance, and calibration. Perform minor repairs. 
  • Assume responsibility for first-line supervision of the section/department on a temporary basis as delegated. 
  • Train and orient new employees, students and residents


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university required. 
  • Successful completion of a CAHEA accredited Cytotechnology program required; 
  • OR equivalent education and experience. 
  • 1-2 years experience as a Cytotechnologist preferred. 
  • Pathology Information System experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances

  • Certification by recognized board of registry such as American Society of Clinical Pathology
  • Licensed clinical laboratory technologist 
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $18.24 to $30.23

Union Position: No

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