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Specialty Cytotechnologist/Cytotechnologist

Company: UPMC
Location: Pittsburgh
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

Description

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is hiring a Specialty Cytotechnologist or  Cytotechnologist to support the Magee and Mercy  Laboratory! This role will be scheduled daylight shift, Monday through Friday.

Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education. The Specialty Cytotechnologist Tech salary starts at $26.21/hr.

 

Why UPMC?

We don't just take care of our patients - we take care of our team too. In addition to our competitive benefits package, you can expect:

  • The opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and collaboration with a group of enthusiastic and collegial Cytopathologists and Cytopathology Fellows.
  • A career ladder that provides growth opportunities for lab associates to enjoy more professional challenges, promotional opportunities, and career enhancement.
  • A generous sign-on bonus of $12,500 to those who qualify.
  • An AWARD-WINNING workplace with endless opportunities.
    • UPMC was ranked #1 for "Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers" by Diversity MBA Magazine’s: 50 Out Front Companies for two years in a row.

Apply today to find out where your career can take you!

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with special projects and conferences.
  • Perform all responsibilities according to the philosophy of the UPMC Health System such that the needs of our customers are fulfilled.
  • Oversee and assist with problem-solving of staining and cut preparatory procedures; perform cut preparation, staining, and clerical functions as necessary.
  • Operate and maintain equipment within the scope of training utilizing defined schedules and written instructions to perform quality control checks, preventive maintenance, and calibration. Perform minor repairs.
  • Assume responsibility for first-line supervision of the section/department on a temporary basis as delegated.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of cytologic criteria and keep abreast of current developments in the field of cytotechnology.
  • Assist with the collection of fine needle aspirations and other specimens as necessary following established procedures.
  • Perform evaluation of cell samples according to established protocols with accuracy in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Render diagnosis for consideration by Pathologist on all other cell samples and mark diagnostic areas on slide.
  • Interact with all laboratory customers courteously and professionally; respond to telephone inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Enter diagnoses on all patient cases in the Pathology Information System and sign out negative Pap tests.
  • Train and orient new employees, students and residents.
  • Correlate pertinent clinical history and obtain it when necessary as well as correlate current case with previous cytologic and/or surgical specimens.
  • Perform final sign-out of diagnoses on the majority of Pap tests.
  • Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies in areas of procedures, methods, quality control, quality assurance, safety, compliance and personnel policies.
  • Identify problems with instrumentation, methodology, specimens, supplies, or results and take appropriate action.

 

Qualifications

Specialty Cytotechnologist:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university required.
  • Successful completion of a CAHEA accredited Cytotechnology program required.
  • 3 years of experience as a Cytotechnologist required.
  • Pathology Information System experience preferred.

Cytotechnologist:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university required.
  • Successful completion of a CAHEA accredited Cytotechnology program required OR;
  • Equivalent education and experience.
  • 1-2 years experience as a Cytotechnologist preferred.
  • Pathology Information System experience preferred.

Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Cytotechnologist (CT (ASCP)) certification or registry eligible is required. If registry eligible, successful completion of the ASCP registry exam is required within 18 months from date of hire
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: UPMC, Pittsburgh , Specialty Cytotechnologist/Cytotechnologist, Other , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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