Job Description

Job Title: Specialty Cytotechnologist
Job ID: 682468
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Cytology Lab
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Sign-On Bonus Details
• $12, 500 sign-on bonus available for a 3 year work commitment.


Make the final interpretation on both quality control Pap tests and the initial diagnosis of negative Pap tests and render a diagnosis for consideration by the Pathologist on all other cell samples.

Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies in areas of procedures, methods, quality control, quality assurance, safety, compliance and personnel policies.
  • Assist Manager with the department staff annual performance evaluations by providing objective feedback, concurrently and retrospectively.
  • Assist with the collection of fine needle aspirations and other specimens as necessary following established procedures
  • Assume responsibility for first-line supervision of the section/department on a temporary basis as delegated.
  • Correlate pertinent clinical history and obtain it when necessary as well as correlate current case with previous cytologic and/or surgical specimens.
  • Enter diagnoses on all patient cases in the Pathology Information System and sign out negative Pap tests.
  • Identify problems with instrumentation, methodology, specimens, supplies, or results and take appropriate action.
  • Interact with all laboratory customers courteously and professionally; respond to telephone inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of cytologic criteria and keep abreast of current developments in the field of cytotechnology.
  • 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.
  • Oversee and assist with problem solving of staining and cytopreparatory procedures; perform cytopreparation, staining and clerical functions as necessary.
  • Participate in special research projects as requested; conduct, direct, or assist with procedure development and methodology/equipment evaluation and selection and implementation.
  • Participate in the skills assessment of job applicants.
  • Perform all responsibilities according to the philosophy of the UPMC Health System such that the needs of our customers are fulfilled.
  • 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.
  • Perform quality control re-screening on Pap tests and perform final sign out or turn in to Pathologist for review.
  • Perform responsibilities as 60% technical bench duties and 40% lead specialist duties.
  • Present cytology conferences; assist with clinical administrative functions.
  • Render diagnosis for consideration by Pathologist on all other cell samples and mark diagnostic areas on slide.
  • Train and orient new employees, students and residents, as applicable and as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university required. 
  • Successful completion of a CAHEA accredited Cytotechnology program required 
  • 3 years of experience as a Cytotechnologist required. 
  • Pathology Information System experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • SCT (ASCP)

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $24.64 to $39.11

Union Position: No

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