Company: Renown Health
Posted on: July 14, 2019
Position Purpose Under the administrative guidance of department
leadership, the incumbents responsibilities include screening for
evidence of cancer or other pathological conditions to include
marking abnormalities, recording diagnoses, and submitting slides
for pathologist review for both gynecologic and non-gynecologic
specimens. Renders a final diagnosis on all atypical gynecologic
material and on all non-gynecologic material and records this
information according to department policy. Submits all gynecologic
slides with abnormal diagnoses to pathologist for final physician
diagnosis. Maintains records of all work performed in the cytology
laboratory. Incumbent remains abreast of changes in the profession
or methodology and maintains a level of expertise through
continuing education and successfully participates in yearly
proficiency testing. Nature and Scope The clinical laboratory is a
24-hour/7 days a week operation, providing laboratory services to
an inpatient and outpatient population of all ages.
The incumbent will perform accurate microscopic screening and
evaluation of gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens for the
detection of cancer and other pathologic conditions. Correlates
findings with patient clinical data according to established
laboratory procedures. Accurately reports findings into the
Laboratory Information System (LIS), bringing unexpected findings
to the attention of the section supervisor and/or pathologist.
Adheres to minimum productivity rates established per individual
and completes Quality Assurance activities related to cytological
Knowledge of proper collection techniques and can perform sample
preparation for all gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens,
including slide production and slide staining.
The incumbent will verify patient identification is correct on the
slide, in the LIS and on the requisition and the demographic data
is complete with age, LMP (for gynecologic specimens), clinical
history, specimen type and site. Will assess the quality of
specimen preparation, fixation and staining quality. Each specimen
will also be assessed for their specimen adequacy.
The incumbent will comply with all CLIA and CAP regulations,
including but not limited to successfully passing annual
CLIA-mandated proficiency testing for gynecologic cytology;
documenting the slide interpretation results of each case examined
or reviewed; recording total number of slides examined/reviewed
within a 24 hour period; recording the number of slides
examined/reviewed per hour within each 24 hour period.
Performs and appropriately documents quality control and quality
assurance programs, instrument function checks and solves problems
as indicated within the appropriate procedure/maintenance manuals.
Assists in the collection and collation of data and statistical and
productivity reports as needed. Requests assistance or/or makes
section supervisor aware of problems when assistance is needed or
non-routine measures are needed or outside service is required;
documents corrective action.
The incumbent is responsible for identifying hazardous waste within
the department and ensuring the proper storage and handling of such
waste. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for working with
the Manager of Environmental Services (or designee) to ensure that
hazardous waste is disposed of in accordance with existing policies
Hospital, Laboratory and work specific competencies are
demonstrated annually and completed within the established time
Must be knowledgeable of, and observe all safety requirements in
the laboratory and hospital. A comprehensive knowledge must be
maintained in all procedures for which performance is required.
Knowledge of the Hospital Information System to collect clinical
and demographic information as required by policies and procedures.
Maintains corporate compliance by observing and enforcing the
related policies and procedures with emphasis on
This position does provide direct patient care.
Disclaimer The foregoing description is not intended and should not
be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities,
skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It
is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and
level of the job. Minimum Qualifications
Requirements - Required and/or Preferred Name Description
Education: Baccalaureate degree (BA/BS) and graduation from an
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools accredited School of
Cytotechnology or other organization approved by Health and Human
Before September 1, 1992, have successfully completed 2 years in an
accredited institution (12 credits in science, 8 of which are in
biology) and have graduated from an accredited School of
Certified in Cytotechnology by a certification agency approved by
Health and Human Services (e.g. American Society of Clinical
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language,
including reading, writing and speaking English. Experience: One
year experience as a screening Cytotechnologist is preferred.
Knowledge of Image Analysis screening preferred. License(s):
Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Cytotechnology
license within one (1) year of hire. (Incumbent may work under a
Provisional certification and can re-apply, but final licensure
must be obtained within one (1) year of hire,) or General
Supervisor licensure with a specialty in Cytology Certification(s):
National certification as CT (ASCP) or equivalent is required
within 6 months of hire. DOT Training, RCRA and Hazardous Waste
Operator First Responder Training required within 2st 90 days of
employment and each year thereafter. Computer / Typing: Must be
proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook,
PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer
to complete online learning requirements for job-specific
competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online
benefits enrollment, etc.
Keywords: Renown Health, Reno , Cytotechnologist, Other , Reno, Nevada
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