Cytology, Bench Technologist, Day Shift, $15,000 Sign-On Bonus | Permanent |

Position & Client Overview:

Our client, a large reference laboratory located across the United States, seeks cytotechnologists to test in their busy anatomic reference laboratory in the St. Louis area. These are day shift positions with rotating weekends and no call.

Why work at this lab? They offer a wide range of benefits designed to help you in and out of work. Some of the many benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage plans, supplemental health plans, 401(k), stock plans, life and disability, FSA, a competitive compensation package, and so much more.

Salary Range: $80,000-95,000/year

St. Louis, Missouri is a historic metro area of 2.2 million with a family-friendly reputation and tight-knit communities. The city’s low cost of living and central U.S. location are draws for many people looking to relocate. St. Louis businesses run the gamut from tech startups to financial asset managers to aircraft manufacturing. The city experiences all four seasons, with average high temperatures of 69°F and lows of 47°F making outdoor activities available all year round.

The Gateway City offers a host of attractions and activities to keep locals busy. Residents can jog, bike, or go in-line skating through the 1,300 acres of picturesque Forest Park. The love of sports is palpable here, with residents often attending Cardinals baseball or Blues hockey games. Fans of the arts can check out the blues music scene in the Soulard neighborhood, take in a performance by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and enjoy live theater at The Muny amphitheater and The Fabulous Fox Theatre. Family-friendly attractions, including the Saint Louis Zoo, abound as well. With its extremely affordable cost of living, high diversity, and loads of entertainment, the St. Louis area has a lot of potential for a good home.

Job Summary:

Analyze fluid and tissue specimens for microscopic cellular abnormalities. Work closely with pathologists and independently.


Skill Requirements:

  • Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot and maintain the equipment
  • Dexterity and good hand-eye coordination are required to collect and prepare specimens
  • Critical thinking skills to recognize problems and develop solutions or alternative approaches
  • Lab safety and infection prevention is of paramount importance
  • Handle pressure responsibility, often performing highly detailed microscopic work for long periods of time


Responsibilities may include but not limited to:

  • Examine cell samples to detect abnormalities in the color, shape, or size of cellular components and patterns
  • Prepare and analyze samples, such as Papanicolaou (PAP) smear body fluids and fine needle aspirations (FNAs), to detect abnormal conditions
  • Provide patient clinical data or microscopic findings to assist pathologists in the preparation of pathology reports
  • Assist pathologists or other physicians to collect cell samples such as by fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies
  • Submit slides with abnormal cell structures to pathologists for further examination

Education, Certification, & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in cytotechnology
  • CT(ASCP) certification
  • Two (2) years of experience

Must be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.


HealthCare Connections, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other protected status pursuant to law. #IND

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