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Specialty Cytotechnologist/ Cytotechnologist

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

Job Description:

Description

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is hiring a full-time Specialty Cytotechnologist or Cytotechnologist to join the Cytology Lab team!  This role will be scheduled daylight shifts, Monday through Friday, will rotate to UPMC Mercy and potential to provide coverage at UPMC Presbyterian and Shadyside hospitals as needed.

Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education. The Cytotechnologist salary starts at $23.88/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:

 

  • 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.
  • Assist Manager with the department staff annual performance evaluations by providing objective feedback, concurrently and retrospectively.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of cytologic criteria and keep abreast of current developments in the field of cytotechnology.
  • Correlate pertinent clinical history and obtain it when necessary as well as correlate current case with previous cytologic and/or surgical specimens.
  • Participate in the skills assessment of job applicants.
  • Assist with the collection of fine needle aspirations and other specimens as necessary following established procedures
  • Identify problems with instrumentation, methodology, specimens, supplies, or results and take appropriate action.
  • Enter diagnoses on all patient cases in the Pathology Information System and sign out negative Pap tests.
  • Participate in special research projects as requested; conduct, direct, or assist with procedure development and methodology/equipment evaluation and selection and implementation.
  • Render diagnosis for consideration by Pathologist on all other cell samples and mark diagnostic areas on slide.
  • Perform all responsibilities according to the philosophy of the UPMC Health System such that the needs of our customers are fulfilled.
  • Assume responsibility for first-line supervision of the section/department on a temporary basis as delegated.
  • Perform final sign out of diagnoses on the majority of Pap tests.
  • Present cytology conferences; assist with clinical administrative functions.
  • Perform quality control re-screening on Pap tests and perform final sign out or turn in to Pathologist for review.
  • Oversee and assist with problem solving of staining and cytopreparatory procedures; perform cytopreparation, staining and clerical functions as necessary.
  • Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies in areas of procedures, methods, quality control, quality assurance, safety, compliance and personnel policies.
  • Perform responsibilities as 60% technical bench duties and 40% lead specialist duties.
  • Interact with all laboratory customers courteously and professionally; respond to telephone inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Perform evaluation of cell samples according to established protocols with accuracy in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Train and orient new employees, students and residents, as applicable and as assigned.

 

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.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: UPMC, Warren , Specialty Cytotechnologist/ Cytotechnologist, Other , Pittsburgh, Ohio

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