Cytotechnologist

Location
Silver Spring, MD
Posted
Apr 03, 2019
Closes
Jul 27, 2019
Ref
R-4067
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
The Cytotechnologist screens conventional and thin layer gynecologic cytology specimens for abnormal cells using both manual microscopy and automated imaging systems. The Cytotechnologist formulates a diagnosis and reports normal findings directly to ordering providers through the laboratory information system. The Cytotechnologist forwards all cases with abnormal findings and other pre-defined findings to the pathologist for review. The Cytotechnologist screens gynecology specimens at a rate consistent with regulatory requirements and departmental workload expectations. The Cytotechnologist forwards cases flagged for quality control rescreen to the supervisor. The cytotechnologist screens non-gynecologic cytology preparations according at a rate consistent with regulatory requirements and departmental workload expectations and formulates a diagnostic impression for pathologist consideration. He or she follows procedures set forth in the Standard Operating Procedures Manual for Cytology and perform all other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule:

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • CT (ASCP) Certified
  • ThinPrep Certified and CYTYC Imaging System Certified
  • Able to evaluate slides and determine specimen adequacy based on current adequacy guidelines established by the Bethesda System.
  • Able to recognize abnormal cells on the glass slide and be able to formulate a diagnosis that falls within one diagnostic category of the Bethesda System.
  • Basic computer skills to enter cytology interpretation codes/results.


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am - 4:30pm

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Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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