Company: Staff Icons
Location: Saddle Brook
Posted on: May 27, 2023
Mon-Friday - 8am-4pm
$15k Sign-On Bonus!
POSITION SUMMARY: To assure that: Cytotechnologists possess the appropriate educational background, cytology laboratory experience and licensure in accordance with applicable state laws and federal regulatory agency requirements. Cytotechnologists' responsibilities and requirements associated with the microscopic evaluation of cellular material (gynecologic) under the direction of the Cytology Supervisor/Cytology Director are specified.
QUALIFICATIONS: Cytotechnologists can be hired immediately upon graduation from a CAHEA accredited school of Cytotechnology. They must be eligible for certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP); it is preferred, however, that the registry be taken prior to employment. If failure to pass the registry occurs the cytotechnologist will be expected to retake the exam within the time frame set forth by the ASCP (4 attempts or 2 years; whichever comes first). When state licensure applies employee must comply with these retake guidelines. Equivalent per federal regulations (See 42 CFR 493.1483, i.e.:
Two years college with at least 12 semester hours in science, 8 of which are ' Biology, plus one year cytology technical training (from a CAHEA-Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation accredited school) c) Bachelor of Science, plus one year cytology technical training (from a CAHEA ' accredited school).
Cytotechnologists are certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or registry eligible within the first year of employment with the company.
Ability to evaluate cellular material using established morphologic criteria.
RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for using clinical history and other patient information in arriving at the proper diagnosis for each cytologic specimen.
Examine cytology specimens for the presence of abnormal cellular changes and pathogens.
Sign out all negative gynecologic cases using Genecys application.
Report other cytologic findings, such as the presence of microorganisms endocervical component according to established department reporting procedures.
Evaluate and dot GYN (reactive and reparative, abnormal, questionable or negative).
Submit reactive and reparative, abnormal and questionable GYN cases cases to a pathologist for final evaluation.
Record the results of each GYN slide read on the appropriate data processing/other forms in use in the laboratory in a legible manner.
Review follow-up clinical information when available.
Submit daily workload of negative GYN cases for a minimum of a 10% quality control review (includes random and high risk cases) by a supervisory qualified Cytotechnologist. This quality control review is completed before reporting patient results.
Cytotechnologists who work for an outside employer performing Cytology screening duties must complete an outside disclosure form and submit to the Cytology Supervisor/Cytology Director of the Laboratory for approval.
Maintain microscope in working condition by performing routine daily maintenance (documenting an appropriate form), to include general cleaning, troubleshooting and reporting irregularities in operations with appropriate follow through.
Help maintain department facilities in neat and professional order.
Participate in continuing education in areas related to Cytology, e.g. keep abreast of the latest literature, changing technology, attend meetings, and consult with the Technical Supervisor/Cytology and or Laboratory Director. Cytotechnologist must meet state requirements as they apply.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested, i.e., prepare, accession, stain and coverslip GYN slides. Daily workload screening will be adjusted according when these duties are assigned.
Mon-Friday - 8am-4pm
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