Exciting opportunity for a full time Cytotechnologist to join an industry leading team in Jacksonville, FL. This position offers competitive compensation and full benefits. The schedule is M-F day time hours.
Responsible for staining, mounting and studying cells of the human body, under a microscope, to detect evidence of cancer, hormonal abnormalities, and other pathological conditions, following established standards and practices
• Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Laboratory Science or equivalent under the 1988 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines of high complexity testing. • State licensure, if applicable. • Board of Certification (BOC) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
Completion of a Cytotechnologist program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
• Successful completion of an Online Medical Terminology Program upon commencement of employment. • Successful completion of a pre-employment proficiency screening exam and visual color discrimination test. • Successful completion of annual continuing education units per state licensure and/or ASCP guidelines.
Essential Key Duties:
• Maintains effective laboratory operations by adhering to standards of specimen collection, preparation, or laboratory safety. • Documents specimens by verifying patient and specimen identification. • Prepares microscopic slides from specimens of human cells. • Mounts, stains, and examines smears under a microscope to evaluate specimen quality and recommends acceptance or rejection to Pathologist. • Examines cell samples under the microscope to detect abnormalities in the color, shape, or size of cellular components and patterns. • Classifies and distinguishes abnormal cell structures and reports abnormalities to Pathologists for further examination. • Provides patient clinical data or microscopic findings to assist Pathologists in the preparation of pathology reports. • Maintains roster of patients requiring follow-up analysis and advises Pathology of cell changes in subsequent specimen analysis. • Prepares and analyzes samples, such as Papanicolaou (PAP) smear, body fluids, and fine needle aspirations (FNAs), to detect abnormal conditions. • Enters data from analysis of medical tests and clinical results into the information system for storage. • Utilizes centrifuge to separate cells and sediment from blood serum.• Operates, calibrates and maintains equipment used in quantitative and qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters, flame photometers, and computercontrolled analyzers. • Establishes and monitors quality assurance programs and activities to ensure the accuracy of laboratory results. • Performs quality control checks of instruments, solutions, and test results against established standards. • Adjusts, maintains, or repairs laboratory equipment such as microscopes. • May train, supervise, and coordinate activities of cytology personnel. • Maintains strictest confidentiality. • Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals. • Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations. • Performs other duties as assigned.
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