Screens gynecological and non-gynecological cytologic preparations to determine abnormalities and assists Pathologist with diagnosis.
Screens various cytologic preparations with accuracy and competency; identifies abnormal, malignant, or other significant physiologic states while exercising judgment based on classification criteria established by the department. Signs out negative gynecologic specimen reports. and passes yearly Pap Proficiency Testing. Assists in the performance of fine needle aspiration as requested. Includes advising clinician of proper specimen collection, performing rapid staining and providing specimen adequacy assessment. Obtains patient history and clinical information as necessary and requests collection of additional specimen for further studies when indicated. Follows departmental procedures for quality assurance. Ensures that remedial actions are taken whenever test systems and Quality Assurance deviate from established performance specifications. Prepares and processes certain specimens in the Cytopreparatory lab when necessary. Remains familiar with Cytopreparatory techniques. Participates in department record-keeping, including work volumes, safety records, continuing education records, and quality assurance records and activities as requested. Maintains equipment, participates in established preventive maintenance program, and alerts Analytical Specialist of any equipment problems. Assists in proper handling and storage of supplies, notifies Analytical Specialist when inventory is low. Assists in the evaluation and validation of new instruments and new technologies as needed under the supervision of the Analytical Specialist and Doctoral Director. Participation in completion of assigned initial and subsequent competency assessment examinations required and maintains working knowledge of applicable Laboratory Information System programs and system changes. Participates in the training and orientation of new employees. Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Bachelor's Degree- (Required)
Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified ASCP Cytotechnologist - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
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