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UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

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Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Cytotechnologist

  • Job ID: 537248223
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Mercy
  • Department: Pathology
  • Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $25.44 to $38.96 / hour

Description

UPMC is currently offering a generous sign-on bonus for Cytotechnologists! Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • $15,000 for a 3-year commitment

UPMC is hiring a full-time Cytotechnologist to join the Pathology Lab team!  This role will be scheduled for daylight hours (between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday.  In this role, you will work at the UPMC Mercy lab with rotation to UPMC Magee Women's Hospital. 

Why UPMC?

We don't just take care of our patients - we take care of our team too. In addition to our competitive benefits package, you can expect:

  • A generous sign-on bonus of $15,000 to those who qualify.
  • The opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and collaboration with a group of enthusiastic and collegial Cytopathologists and Cytopathology Fellows.
  • A career ladder that provides growth opportunities for lab associates to enjoy more professional challenges, promotional opportunities, and career enhancement.
  • An AWARD-WINNING workplace with endless opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with special projects and conferences.
  • Perform all responsibilities according to the philosophy of the UPMC Health System such that the needs of our customers are fulfilled.
  • Oversee and assist with problem solving of staining and cytopreparatory procedures; perform cytopreparation, staining and clerical functions as necessary.
  • 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.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of cytologic criteria and keep abreast of current developments in the field of cytotechnology.
  • Assist with the collection of fine needle aspirations and other specimens as necessary following established procedures.
  • Perform evaluation of cell samples according to established protocols with accuracy in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Render diagnosis for consideration by Pathologist on all other cell samples and mark diagnostic areas on slide.
  • Interact with all laboratory customers courteously and professionally; respond to telephone inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Enter diagnoses on all patient cases in the Pathology Information System and sign out negative Pap tests.
  • Train and orient new employees, students and residents.
  • Correlate pertinent clinical history and obtain it when necessary as well as correlate current case with previous cytologic and/or surgical specimens.
  • Perform final sign out of diagnoses on the majority of Pap tests.
  • Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies in areas of procedures, methods, quality control, quality assurance, safety, compliance and personnel policies.
  • Identify problems with instrumentation, methodology, specimens, supplies, or results and take appropriate action.

 

Qualifications

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


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Cytotechnologist (CT (ASCP)) certification or registry eligible is required. If registry eligible, successful completion of the ASCP registry exam is required within 18 months from date of hire
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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