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Under general supervision, this position schedules staff, evaluates, prioritizes, organizes, and completes technical, regulatory compliance, and operation functions of Cytology section. Participates in interactions and / or workflow with the Histology section, as needed. Accurately and efficiently reads, reports, and refers cytology testing results including use of Cytology / Histology computer software. Coordinates work activities and workflow, as needed. Interacts with Pathologists and other hospital staff members. Performs GYN, non-GYN, and FNA cytology processes.
Essential Job Outcomes & Functions
Consistently follows all company and Cytology / Histology / Clinical Laboratory departmental procedures / policies.
Meets population specific competencies, job competencies, regulatory and compliance competencies, and required professional licensure.
Performs and completes GYN, Non-GYN, and FNA cytology processes using accurate, precise, and efficient means.
Provides input for evaluation of staff performance; supports all regulatory compliance activities; creates staff work schedules; evaluates, assists, and / or performs pre-analytic sample preparation, analytic activities, and post-analytic activities
Acts as a resource to other cytologists, cytotechnicians, and clerks to evaluate / resolve problems.
Supports and participates in performance improvement projects for the department; involved and participates in activities that impact facility-wide success.
Attends department education / training inservices; attends departmental meetings
Actively participates in the CAP Proficiency Test (PT) Program from beginning to closure including receipt; distribution of samples; coordinating testing events; collection of samples, reports, and documentation; collating data / information for reporting PT results; obtaining appropriate signatures for result reporting; returning all samples and / or documentation to CAP; filing of results; filing of CAP reports in appropriate binders / areas; and maintaining other proficiency requirements, as needed.
May support Histology department, as needed
Knowledge and hands-on experience in Cytotechnology including Gyn, non-Gyn, and FNA activities
Requires at least 4 yrs of experience as cytotechnologist including in the acute care setting.
California State Cytotechnologist license (active) required
American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) certification recommended
Internal Number: LON005580
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