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Specialty Cytotechnologist/Cytotechnologist


UPMC is hiring a full-time Specialty Cytotechnologist or Cytotechnologist for the UPMC Presbyterian-Shadyside Cytology Laboratory, which specializes in non-gynecologic cytopathology. We are searching for dedicated, enthusiastic, and technologically savvy Cytotechnologists who will play a key role in developing and implementing next-generation cytopathology. This position will be scheduled varied daylight shifts between 7:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday, with occasional weekend and holiday responsibilities. Additionally, this role will rotate between the UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian locations. 
The UPMC Presbyterian-Shadyside Cytology Laboratory has been charting the course for the future of cytopathology by developing the application of molecular tests, implementing telecytology, and playing active roles in fine-needle aspiration procedures. As a Cytotechnologist at UPMC, you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and collaborate with a group of enthusiastic and collegial Cytopathologists and Cytopathology Fellows. In addition, we offer a supportive, close-knit team environment, a strong career ladder and opportunities for growth, competitive compensation and a robust benefits package, and a $12,500 sign-on bonus to those who qualify. Apply today to find out where your career can take you!
Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education. The Cytotechnologist salary starts at $23.88/hour.
Participates in ROSE (Rapid On Site Evaluation) for fine needle aspiration, renders a diagnosis for consideration by the pathologist on a wide variety of nongynecologic samples and performs cytopreparation.

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


Specialty Cytotechnologist:
  • Bachelor's 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.
  • 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.
Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology required (For Specialty level only).
  • Cytotechnologist [CT (ASCP)] certification or registry eligible is required. (For Cytotechnologist level only).
    • If registry eligible, successful completion of the ASCP registry exam is required within 18 months from the date of hire.
  • Act 34
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