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Performs microscopic evaluation of all non-gyn and gyn cytology for the detection of abnormal cells and findings. Provides support for cytopreparation. Assists on all FNA procedures in various areas of the hospital. Participates and cooperates with quality control procedures. Demonstrates interest/concern in improving medical laboratory skills and shares in teaching and training responsibilities. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

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  • 1. Screens all cytology cases.
    • 1.1 Screens all cytology cases accurately as evidenced in monthly review of quality control book.
  • 2. Prepares and processes all cytology specimens.
    • 2.1 Performs cytology testing on all non-gyn specimens according to departmental protocol as observed by the supervisor and staff.
  • 3. Participates and cooperates with quality control procedures as mandated by hospital, state and department policy.
    • 3.1 Cooperates with all quality control programs in accordance with professional standards and departmental procedures as observed by supervisor.
  • 4. Performs and reviews tests as required for assigned patients.
    • 4.1 Completes written diagnostic reporting of cytologic evaluation using current and correct medical nomenclature as noted by random review of the files and supervisory evaluation.
  • 5. Demonstrates interest/concern in improving medical laboratory skills and shares in teaching and training of laboratory personnel.
    • 5.1 Provides instruction in basic theory, technical skills and application of laboratory test procedures to the cytology students and/or new employees with empathy and concern as observed by supervisor.
  • 6. Assists on all FNA procedures in various areas of the hospital.
    • 6.1 Obtains necessary patient information accurately as indicated by feedback from pathologist.
  • 7. Maintains all equipment and area at work station.
    • 7.1 Practices basic understanding and handling of operation of the microscope in order to correct minor mechanical problems as observed by the supervisor.




Bachelors degree required.




Previous experience preferred.




ASCP Registry in Cytology.




While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. They must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. They are frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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