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Specialty Cytotechnologist

  • Job ID: 934490387
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: M-F 7a-3:30p or 7:30a-4p, no WKND or HOL
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Passavant
  • Department: Cytology Lab
  • Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $27.32 to $40.02 / hour

Description

NEW Sign-On Bonus up to $12,000 with a 3-year commitment!

  • Students of UPMC cyto/histo program will receive ½ paid out in first paycheck then ½ paid in the beginning of year 4
  • External candidates will receive lump sum of bonus

**Hiring at all levels**


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:

 

  • 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.
  • Enter diagnoses on all patient cases in the Pathology Information System and sign out negative Pap tests.
  • 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.
  • Perform final sign out of diagnoses on the majority of Pap tests.
  • Present cytology conferences; assist with clinical administrative functions.
  • Perform quality control re-screening on Pap tests and perform final sign out or turn in to Pathologist for review.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • 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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