Position & Client Overview:
Come join our client in Ohio whose steadfast commitment to delivering high quality, compassionate patient care is recognized throughout the country with numerous awards and accreditations. This state-of-the-art health system is seeking a Cytotechnologist to work in their level 3 trauma center cytology department. This is a Monday through Friday day shift position with no weekends.
The candidate will work directly with three board certified cytopathologists and one other cytotech and should have experience with ThinPrep processors, ThinPrep imager, and Leica stainers.
A very generous compensation package, relocation assistance and sign on bonus are offered. This health system's benefits are excellent and onsite day care is offered.
Analyze fluid and tissue specimens for microscopic cellular abnormalities. Work closely with pathologists and independently. Primary duties will be the microscopic evaluation of pap smears. Additional duties: processing of Non GYN specimens, assisting on final needle aspirates, microscopic evaluation of Non GYN specimens, pap smear registration and accessioning, pap smear processing, pap smear staining, stainer maintenance. The processing, registration, and accessioning is typically done by support staff but the Cytotechs cover for PTO, FMLA, call offs, or when it is needed based on volume.
- 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
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.