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 Blue Ridge area. These are day shift positions with rotating weekends and no call.

Even with over 300,000 people, Virginia's Blue Ridge area keeps that cozy small-town vibe while giving you all the perks of a big city. At the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge is Roanoke, which has a laid-back lifestyle and is super walkable. With a low cost of living, awesome public schools, a booming local economy, a growing cultural scene, friendly folks, and stunning natural beauty, it’s no wonder more people are moving here.

For outdoor fun, it’s been voted one of the Best Bike-Friendly Cities in the U.S. and Best Trail Town. And Roanoke doesn't disappoint at night either. Living in Roanoke means you’re just minutes away from great nighttime entertainment, making it a perfect blend of day and night activities.


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

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

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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