At Stony Brook Medicine, a Cyto Prep Technician is a valuable member of our team, who provides clinical services to our patient population and follows all laboratory procedures and protocols with interpretation of such policies as necessary to ensure proper patient care and safe work equipment. Qualified candidates will demonstrate superior patient care and possess outstanding communication skills while adhering to our high standard of excellence.
Job Duties & Essential Functions:
Duties of a Cyto Prep Tech may include but are not limited to the following:
Preparation of Cytology of Cytology Specimens: Prepare GYN specimens utilizing Thin Prep Processor and prepare non-GYN Specimens utilizing established protocols (cytospin, ThinPrep processor & cell block.)
Stain and coverslip prepared microscope slides: Stain GYN and non-GYN microscope slides on automated stainer utilizing departmental staining protocols and coverslip stained slides.
Equipment maintenance: Perform mandatory QC maintenance checks on equipment and change solutions on automated stainer.
Receipt and acceptance of cytology specimens: Check ID, tracking forms, requisitions and specimen containers and accession and properly label specimen containers/slides using departmental LIS (CoPath) and tracking system (Ventana Vantage)
Maintain safe work practices established by regulatory agencies, Hospital, Environmental Health & Safety, Departmental procedures and policies and utilize proper PPE (personal protective equipment)
Must understand and comply with all JCAHO/CAP/NYSDOH/PESH/EH&S and compliance regulations and standards.
Maintain Inventory control of reagents and supplies and discard medical and chemical waste following established protocols/procedure.
Required Education and Qualifications:
Associates Degree in Biological Science or Laboratory Technology.
In lieu of a degree, prior relevant laboratory experience.
NYS-DOH CLT (Technician or Technologist) or HTL license
Preferred Education and Qualifications:
Two years of laboratory experience in a commercial or hospital laboratory.
Members of the Department of Pathology support of the tripartite missions of the School of Medicine, the Cancer Center, and Stony Brook University, to excel in clinical service, education, and research. Since our founding over forty years ago, our national leaders in academic Pathology have included Dr. Arthur Upton (former Director of the National Cancer Institute), Dr. Marvin Kuschner (the founding chair of the Department of Pathology and a pioneer in research of chemical carcinogenesis and cigarette smoking), Dr. Lauren Ackerman (author and founding editor of Ackerman's Surgical Pathology), Dr. Jorge Benach (discoverer of the etiologic agent of Lyme Disease and current interim Vice Dean for Research), and Dr. Martha Furie (former President of the American Society for Investigative Pathology, current Senior Editor of the American Journal of Pathology, and Director of Stony Brook University’s Graduate Program in Genetics).
Members of our department are authorities in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, innovators in graduate student, medical student, and resident education, and they engage in high impact basic and translational cancer research. The department is both a basic scie...nce and clinical department and provides comprehensive service in all aspects of laboratory medicine, as well as in surgical pathology and cytopathology. Thus, our faculty members are bridging the gap from bench to bedside research with the goal of improving the effectiveness of clinical diagnosis and medical care for the citizens of New York and the broader community.