This position is allocated to the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service (P&LMS) within the Temple Texas Healthcare System. The Cytotechnologist are certified laboratory professionals who perform highly complex laboratory diagnostic testing on human specimens for diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease in the laboratory specialty of cytopathology. The duties include, but are not limited to the following: Responsible for screening gynecologic cytology specimens for premalignant and malignant conditions; Reviews clinical data of patients and evaluates all cytology preparation by light microscopy; Prioritizes, prepares and processes all specimens for cytodiagnostic and immunohistochemical testing; Assists pathologist and physicians with small biopsies and collection of fine needle aspiration cytology samples; Assists in performing cytoprepatory procedures in the cytology lab to include in processing specimens; processing and packaging specimens for shipment to reference laboratories and tracking results to patients' medical records; Tracks abnormal and/or unusual results; Responsible for issuing and verifying the final diagnosis of negative gynecologist specimens; Verifies patient identification and specimen type, marks surgical margins, takes and records precise measurements, prepares tissue imprint slides and special stains as well as other procedures involved in the gross processing of specimens; Performs routine maintenance of equipment; Maintains all required data for review by accrediting agencies and; Utilizes laboratory computer systems to record and document all work performed within the department. Controls specimen accessioning through the computer system to ensure accuracy and timeliness of data throughput. Responsible for timely completion and presentation of requested reports pertaining to cytology. These reports may be recurring in nature such as those for CAP or other proficiency surveys. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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