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Cytotechnologist - UPMC East

Description

UPMC East is hiring a full-time Cytotechnologist to join our team of excellent lab professionals!  Qualified candidates can receive up to a $12,500.00 sign on bonus!

If you're looking to join a dynamic team where you can find a sense of reward and accomplishment each and every day, then the laboratory team at UPMC East may be the right fit for you.

UPMC East is currently hiring a Cytotechnologist to work a daylight shift (7:00 am to 3:30 pm).  This position will work Monday thru Friday and will also provide coverage at UPMC St. Margaret.

We offer a competitive benefits package that few employers can match, a generous sign-on bonus to those who qualify, and have a career ladder in place that provides growth opportunities for lab associates to enjoy more professional challenges, promotional opportunities, and career enhancement.

Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education.

Apply today to find out where your career can take you!

Purpose:

Render a diagnosis for consideration by the Pathologist on cell samples

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 equivalent education and experience.
  • 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

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