Cytotechnologist
Sonic Healthcare USA

Toledo, Ohio


Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:

Position Summary:

To perform technical laboratory diagnostic study of cells of the human body to detect evidence of cancerous and precancerous cellular changes and other abnormal conditions.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Examines prepared slides with the microscope to detect evidence of abnormalities.
  • Using diagnostic codes, report negative cases and refers abnormal cases to the pathologists for review.
  • Keeps records of work performed on daily basis.
  • Responsible for maintaining the microscope in working condition.
  • May read Non-GYN specimens and report findings to the pathologists for final diagnosis.
  • Participates in all continuing education programs. Maintains record of work performed.
  • Responsible for the cytologic studies of specimens and for the initial screening and reporting of normal GYN cases, referring all abnormal cases for pathology review.
  • May read Non-GYN and report the findings to the pathologists for final review and reporting.
  • Promotes quality relations and creates supportive climate by serving as a role model.
  • Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to the laboratory.
  • Adheres to all laboratory policies and regulations.
  • Works with minimal direction.
  • Functions as a liaison between the laboratory and laboratory clients. Performs other related duties

Education and Experience:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of cytology.
  • Eligible for registration as a cytotechnologist with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
  • Candidate must be ASCP certified or eligible for ASCP certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently, be attentive to detail, and provide quality work. Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with employees, physicians, vendors, clients, and external agencies.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology related to blood collection.
  • Ability to operate medical tools and equipment in carrying out phlebotomy procedures. Ability to maintain the confidentiality of employee, patient, client, and company information at all times.
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to compliance with applicable laws: federal and state regulations, including CAP, CLIA, HIPAA, Safety, and OSHA Regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Physical Requirements:

Frequent standing, walking, grasping, carrying, and talking. Occasional sitting, reaching, bending, stooping, and handling objects with hands and/or fingers. Light to medium lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 30 pounds. Requires visual acuity.

Work Conditions:

Environmentally controlled laboratory and medical office environment with constant exposure to biological, sharp instruments, and chemical hazards. Fast-paced environment with occasional high pressure or emergent situations. Ability to adapt easily to changing work schedules and work overtime occasionally, as needed.

Reporting Structure: Reports to the Cytology Supervisor; no direct reports.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:
40

Work Shift:
1st Shift (United States of America)

Company:
Pathology Laboratories, Inc

Sonic Healthcare USA is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace for all employees. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.



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