Provides accurate evaluation of cytologic samples for the diagnosis of cancer and certain other disease processes according to established procedures and standards. Provides results and communicates data to the appropriate persons.
EDUCATION: Bachelors' degree preferred, Associates of Science degree required, along with the completion of an accredited Cytology program.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: CT (ASCP) or equivalent certification
SKILLS:. Must have effective teaching skills, problem solving skills, decision-making skills, communication skills, cytology identification and interpretation skills. Must read and write English.
EXPERIENCE: Prefer one year of cytology experience
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Lab Director
- Bloodborne pathogen -C
(Routine Exposure Risk. Routine exposure in daily duties. Exposed to potentially infectious material on a regular basis and is part of the expected job task.) May be exposed to disagreeable odors and fumes, high noise levels and fluctuations in temperatures. Periods of extreme eye fatigue and postural fatigue. Exposed to carcinogenic, hazardous and flammable chemicals; biohazardous and radioactive materials; sharp needles and blades; infectious diseases; toxic fumes. Mental stress from working with infectious materials and reporting results which directly affect patient care.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.