Cytology, Cytologist, Day Shift | Permanent |

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Position & Client Overview:

Our client in Northern New Jersey is in need of a Cytologist for their very busy laboratory. This will be a day shift and an opportunity to join an excellent rapidly growing Health System in the Northern New Jersey and New York areas.

A Bachelor's degree and ASCP is required. SurePath and ThinPrep are preferred but not required.

They offer an extremely competitive pay package which includes excellent benefits.

This location offers the chance to live and work near New York City with no state license required.

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
  • SurePath and ThinPrep preferred

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.

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