Job Description

Job Title: Cytotechnologist
Job ID: 735294
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Chautauqua WCA
Department: Cytology
Location: 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown NY 14702

Description

UPMC Chautauqua WCA is hiring a full-time Cytotechnologist! This position would work 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

*Must possess NYS License at time of hire

For a limited, time this position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! If you are a Cytotechnologist, now is the time to find your place at UPMC!

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

In this role, you will 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).. Assist with fine needle aspiration collection and adequacy assessment

Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies in areas of procedures, methods, quality control, quality assurance, safety, compliance and personnel policies.
  • Assist with special projects and conferences.
  • 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 screening results on all patient cases in the Pathology Information System.
  • Identify problems with instrumentation, methodology, specimens, supplies, or results and take appropriate action.
  • 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.
  • 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.(Magee Women's Hospital only)
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors 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
  • Licensed cytotechnologist with the state of New York at hire.

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

Salary Range: $18.79 to $31.14

Union Position: No

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