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Our client, a 622-bed teaching hospital, is currently looking for a Cytotechnologist to test in their busy anatomic pathology laboratory on the day shift.
Analyze fluid and tissue specimens for microscopic cellular abnormalities. Work closely with pathologists and independently.
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 and Certification:
Bachelor's degree in cytotechnology; CT(ASCP) certification
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.