Apr 29, 2021

Cytotechnologist

  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Kansas City, KS, USA
Full time

Job Description

Position Title

Cytotechnologist

Position Summary / Career Interest:

A Cytotechnologist microscopically examines gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens for cancerous/pre- cancerous cells and other pathologic findings. Assists in obtaining diagnostic quality samples and provides feedback on fine needle aspiration procedures.

Position Description:

  • Assists with data entry and cytopreparation as needed due to staffing. -
  • Assists with fine needle aspiration collection and adequacy, maximizing cellular recovery and preservation.
  • Disposes of biohazardous material, chemical waste, sharps and other potentially hazardous materials according to policy.
  • Evaluates and/or determines proper technical procedure for cytopreparation as needed.
  • Participates in continuing education and maintains CT board certification as required by the ASCP through the Certification Maintenance Program (CMP). (Applies to - cytotechnologists certified January 2004 and after.)
  • Participates in quality assurance and quality improvement activities. -
  • Performs 5-year reviews, 10% re-screens, and other quality assurance procedures given appropriate experience level.​
  • Prepares cytopathology reports using recognized terminology. These reports shall be directly entered into the computer or onto worksheets for review by the pathologist. Prepares tests and lecturers on assigned topics to cytology students as needed. (Serving as a courtesy instructor for the School of Health Professions, Cytotechnology.)
  • Screens all types of cytologic specimens (gynecologic, non-gynecologic and fine needle aspirations) accurately and timely. Provides direct and indirect diagnostic - interpretations and then forwards cases for pathologist review.
  • Uses and wears PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as necessary to perform job duties safely and minimize risk.

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • CT (ASCP) registered or eligible
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Technical/Professional training in Cytotechnology

Preferred:

  • SCT (ASCP) registered
  • Minimum one (1) year working as a cytotechnologist

Time Type:

Full time

Job Requisition ID:

R-590

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