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Experience Experience
11/2014 present
Boston, MA
Lead Cytotechnologist
Boston, MA
Lead Cytotechnologist
11/2014 present
Boston, MA
Lead Cytotechnologist
11/2014 present
  • Performs all testing in a timely manner as established by departmental policy and performs all tests with confidence
  • Perform Quality Control and Quality Improvement as necessary
  • Develops and maintains efficient working relationships
  • Applies step-by-step problem solving and thinking patterns
  • Has working knowledge of the theory of laboratory procedures
  • Records all procedures performed
  • Assists with meeting departmental time frame of inspection readiness at all times
09/2009 07/2014
New York, NY
Supervisory Cytotechnologist
New York, NY
Supervisory Cytotechnologist
09/2009 07/2014
New York, NY
Supervisory Cytotechnologist
09/2009 07/2014
  • Assists pathologists and other providers in FNA/core biopsy and EUS procedures in special radiologic procedures and clinics
  • Develops and updates technical policy and procedure manuals
  • Issues final pathologic reports
  • Prepares and microscopically examining prepared cytological specimens and renders diagnoses
  • Performs various supervisory duties that include planning and assigning work, providing advice and counsel, evaluating work of subordinates, assuring orientation, training and competency assessment of staff
  • Prepares FNA specimens on-site, stains and microscopically examines them to determine adequacy of cytological interpretation
  • Screens and evaluates gynecologic cytologic specimens (Pap smears)
04/2007 07/2009
New York, NY
Cytotechnologist
New York, NY
Cytotechnologist
04/2007 07/2009
New York, NY
Cytotechnologist
04/2007 07/2009
  • Assist Cytology Supervisor/Assistant Pathology Manager with special projects
  • Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications
  • Screens both gynecological and non-gynecological specimens within the established workload limits
  • Perform evaluation of cell samples according to established protocols with accuracy in a timely and efficient manner
  • Works cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers and maintains a good rapport with other departments
  • Provides technical assistance and information and serves as a technical consultant to physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel
  • Performs routine screening of cell specimens, reports results and documents daily workload records
Education Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Cytotechnology
Bachelor’s Degree in Cytotechnology
Washington State University
Bachelor’s Degree in Cytotechnology
Skills Skills
  • Knowledgeable and proficient in the use of routine and advanced cytology lab equipment
  • KNOWLEDGE OF QUALITY CONTROL METHODS AND STANDARDS
  • Has a good working knowledge of the computer system for result entry and data entry
  • Working knowledge of HPV is desirable
  • Ability to author reports, documents, and presentations pertaining in the fields of health, medical or allied sciences
  • Ability to decide on alternate processing techniques
  • Strong computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to teach/instruct, communicate and working well with others
  • Ability to process and interpret cytologic material accurately
  • High level of knowledge and understanding of cytology theory and practice
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Examines gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology specimens microscopically according to established protocol
  • Assists in obtaining and assessing adequacy of fine needle aspirations
  • Prepares non-gynecologic specimens by smear techniques, cytocentrifugation or filtration according to standard procedure
  • Prepares and maintains chemical reagents and stains
  • Demonstrates knowledge of location, operation, and maintenance of equipment
  • Communicates results of testing to nursing units, physicians, and other authorized individuals
  • Actively participates in quality control program
  • Follows all CCHS and laboratory safety policies
  • Reviews laboratory safety manual annually
  • Works cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers and maintains a good rapport with other departments
  • Answers the telephone courteously and promptly
  • Attends departmental in-service meetings as required
  • Assists with training of new employees and students
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to the supervisor, in a timely fashion, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients or visitors
  • B.S. Cytotechnologist
  • One year experience preferred
  • CT (ASCP) certification
  • Knowledge of clinical cytologic techniques and procedures
  • Knowledge of basic skills for safe and aseptic laboratory research
  • Knowledge of infection prevention techniques and procedures
  • Ability to coordinate simultaneous tests and procedures with accuracy
  • Knowledge of quality assurance principles and techniques
  • Skill in the use of basic medical and research lab techniques and instruments
  • Skill in the use of automated laboratory equipment
  • Skill in manual dexterity and normal color vision
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelors degree, preferably in medical technology or related science
  • CT (ASCP) or CT (IAC) certified or equivalent required
  • Minimum one year of cytologic experience preferred
  • Requires prolonged sitting at microscope
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Examine cells microscopically and using professional judgment, detect cancer and other conditions on Pap smears and fluids from various body sites. Prepare written diagnostic reports and make recommendation for further evaluation or treatment. Meets minimum screening standard set for department
  • Perform QC procedures and document according to procedure
  • Review retrospective slide QC's as determined by Department Director. Correlate results with findings from pathology
  • Participate in teleconferences, CAP PAP PT'S and multi-level scope sessions and other educational opportunities provided to maintain microscopic skills and screening parameters
  • Document screening time, in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Minimum five (5) years of microscope work as a Cytotechnologist, including Gyn and non-Gyn
  • Bachelor's degree in cytology or biological science field
  • Ability to prioritize and organize
  • Evidence of continuing education
  • Willingness to present interesting cases or other areas of expertise in a classroom setting
  • Knowledge and skills sufficient to provide technical instructions on problems and advise others on cytologic techniques
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Prepares microscopic slides from specimens of blood, scrapings, or other body fluids, including Fine Needle Aspirations
  • Reports negative pap smears evaluations as final diagnosis
  • Reports abnormal pap smear results to Pathologist as preliminary finding
  • Coordinates activities in cytology laboratory
  • Thirty six (36) months related experience as a Cytotechnologist plus the demonstrated ability to perform all cytology procedures in accordance with specifications set by the department head
  • Bachelor's degree in science or related fields or graduated from a committee on allied health education and accreditation (CAHEA) accredited school of cytotechnology or other organization approved by health and human services (HHS)
  • Or certified in cytotechnology by a certification agency approved by HHS; (e.g., American Society of Clinical Pathologists)
  • Before September 1, 1992, have successfully completed two (2) years in an accredited institution (twelve (12) hours in science, eight (8) of which are in biology) and have twelve (12) months training in an approved school of cytotechnology; or have received six (6) months formal training in an approved school and six (6) months full-time experience,
  • Or before September 1, 1992, have achieved a satisfactory grade in an HHS proficiency test for cytotechnologists
  • Before September 1, 1994, have two (2) years full-time experience or equivalent within the preceding five (5) years examining slides under the supervision of a physician certified in pathology and before January 1, 1969, be a high school graduate with six (6) months cytotechnology training in a laboratory directed by a physician and completed two (2) years full-time supervised experience in cytotechnology before 1/1/69
  • Or on or before September 1, 1994, have two (2) years full-time experience or equivalent within preceding five (5) years in the U.S. and on or before September 1, 1995, have either graduated from a CAHEA-approved school or be certified as a cytotechnologist
  • Valid/Current California Cytologist license required
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Reports Negative Pap smears evaluations as Final Diagnosis. Reports abnormal Pap smear results to Pathologist as preliminary findings
  • Before September 1, 1992, have successfully completed 2 years in an accredited institution (12 hours in science, 8 of which are in biology) and have 12 months training in an approved school of cytotechnology; or have received 6 months formal training in an approved school and 6 months full-time experience, or
  • Before September 1, 1994, have 2 years full-time experience or equivalent within the preceding 5 years examining slides under the supervision of a physician certified in pathology and before January 1, 1969, be a high school graduate with 6 months cytotechnology training in a laboratory directed by a physician and completed 2 years full-time supervised experience in cytotechnology before 1/1/69; or
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Cytotechnologist, Grade Resume Examples & Samples

  • Prepares and stains slide to preserve specimen and enhance visibility of cells under microscope
  • Examines slide under microscope to identify abnormalities in cell structure
  • Reports preliminary findings for all Non-GYN cytology results to Pathologist
  • Performs other related duties as necessary
  • 18 months experience as a Cytotechnologist I plus the demonstrated ability to perform, under minimal supervision, all cytology procedures including staining and screening, in accordance with specifications set by the department head
  • Bachelor’s Degree in science or related fields, or graduated from a committee on allied health education and accreditation (CAHEA) accredited school of cytotechnology or other organization approved by health and human services (HHS); or
  • Certified in cytotechnology by a certification agency approved by HHS; (e.g., American Society of Clinical Pathologists)
  • Before September 1, 1992, have achieved a satisfactory grade in an HHS proficiency test for cytotechnologists
  • On or before September 1, 1994, have 2 years full-time experience or equivalent within preceding 5 years in the U.S. and on or before September 1, 1995, have either graduated from a CAHEA-approved school or be certified as a cytotechnologist
  • Ability to accurately describe cytologic conditions and provide appropriate differential diagnoses in writing
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Current CT license certified through the state of California
  • Current ASCP membership
  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the physical sciences, plus 12 months training in an accredited school of Cytotechnology and pass a national examination for certification approved by the State Board
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Non-Gyn cytology screening is preferred
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in medical technology, chemistry or biological sciences, or other closely related field
  • Graduation from an accredited one year training program in cytotechnology
  • Master's degree in medical technology, chemistry or biological sciences, or other closely related field
  • One (1) or more years of professional experience as a Cytotechnologist
  • Experience performing microscope examinations of cancerous and/or abnormal cells
  • Experience creating quality control metrics
  • Experience with fine needle aspirate collection and preparation
  • Ability to process and interpret cytologic material accurately
  • Ability to abide by State, Federal, and governing agency (CAP, CLIA, HIPAA) guidelines that pertain to cytology
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound judgments
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clinicians, patients, staff, and physicians and to maintain positive working relationships
  • Knowledge of preparatory and staining techniques
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks
  • Must be able to discern the cytologic changes present in a disease process, specifically malignant or pre-malignant changes
  • Must be able to accommodate procedural schedules in times of staffing shortages
  • Ability to decide on alternate processing techniques
  • Strong computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to teach/instruct, communicate and working well with others
  • Knowledgeable and proficient in the use of routine and advanced cytology lab equipment
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Receives, identifies, and accesses all gynecological smears and non-gynecological specimens submitted for cytological evaluation
  • The cytotechnologist is responsible for documenting as outlined by CLIA 88 the slide interpretation results of each gynecologic and nongynecologic cytology case he or she examined or reviewed; for each 24-hour period, the total number of slides examined or reviewed in the laboratory as well as the total number of slides examined or reviewed in any other laboratory or for any other employer; and the number of hours spent examining slides in each 24-hour period
  • Prepares smears from all non-gynecological specimens, such as urine, sputum, and fluids by any or all of following procedures: centrifugation, filtration, placing desired specimen on glass slides using pipette or applicator stick and immersing slide into fixative or spraying slide with aerosol fixative
  • Prepares slides for microscopic evaluation by immersing slides into appropriate stains, rinsing, dehydrating and clearing agents, mounting slides with specific mounting agent and placing blank coverslip over specimen slides
  • Examines all smears for evidence of cancer or other diseased conditions. Classifies slides according to established classifications ranging from negative to positive for malignant cells. Signs-out all normal slides. Refers all abnormal cases to Lead Cytotechnologist for further evaluation or directly to Pathologist or for decision as to whether biopsy or further cytological study is necessary
  • Compiles listings of patients from whom Pathologist has requested follow-up specimens. Maintains followup file on all atypical cases to determine if cell abnormalities have remained same, been eliminated or intensified. Records and compares any surgical findings with cytological findings. Reports findings to Pathologist
  • Maintains records of all work performed in cytology section. Catalogues and files all slides and report forms to be used as part of patient's medical records. Orders and maintains adequate supplies. Prepares reagents and stains
  • Keeps abreast of new cytological methods, advances and trends through periodicals, meetings and seminars
  • Minimum six (6) months of cytology experience
  • Bachelor's degree in cytology
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Performs thorough and accurate microscopic evaluation using recognized cytomorphologic criteria to make cytological interpretations and correlates findings with patient clinical data according to established laboratory procedures
  • Performs thorough and accurate microscopic evaluation of non-gynecologic, fine needle aspiration and consult cellular samples using recognized cytomorphologic criteria to make cytological interpretations and correlates findings with patient clinical data according to established laboratory procedures
  • Accurately records all appropriate specimen and results data for cases screened by self in the laboratory computer system in accordance with established laboratory procedures
  • Provides technical support for the fine needle aspiration service
  • Demonstrates knowledge of laboratory quality assurance, safety and compliance programs and Performs tasks within those guidelines
  • Engages in technical processing, preparation, staining, and cover slipping of cytological specimens as assigned and within appropriate timeframes
  • Performs grossing and cryostat assistance
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Accessions specimens, as assigned by registration, accessioning, order entry, and reporting. Processes non-genital and genital specimens
  • Screens slides for cytologic abnormalities, reviews slides and prepares accurate reports
  • Participates in cytology quality control program
  • Prepares reagents for cytologic procedures
  • Stores specimens and slides in a neat, easily retrievable manner
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Verifies patient name and accession number on slides and requisitions with computer for completeness and accuracy of data entry prior to microscopic evaluation
  • Documents errors on data entry error log
  • Evaluates a minimum of 75 gynecologic full slide and/or computer- assisted gynecologic slide reviews per 8 hour day. Should not exceed a total of 80/160 slides of manual reviews/computer–assisted reviews respectively in a 24 hour period or as determined by the cytology technical supervisor
  • Performs microscopic evaluation of gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology specimens to detect the presence or absence of normal/abnormal cell patterns and microorganisms, identifies significant entities and determines whether a case requires further review by a pathologist
  • Marks all abnormal cytology slides as described in accordance with department polices and procedures, separates slides and corresponding requisitions for cases that need further review, and distributes these cases to the cytology supervisor or pathologist
  • Prepares electronic cytology reports for each case according to established laboratory policies and procedures
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Two years college with at least 12 semester hours in science, 8 of which are biology, plus one year cytology technical training from a Committee on Allied Health education and Accreditation(CAAHEP) accredited school, Before September 1, 1992
  • Bachelor of Science, plus one year cytology technical training from a CAAHEP accredited school
  • Current license as a cytotechnologist issued by the state in which the laboratory is located, if such licensing is required and be certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists(ASCP)
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Microscopic review of Gynecologic cytology
  • Evaluates GYN cases with the Hologic Imaging review microscope or light microscope
  • Refers abnormal cases to a Pathologist
  • Performs quality control rescreening as required by law
  • Refers cases for HPV testing to Virology and merges the HPV result when complete
  • Microscopic review of routine Non Gynecologic specimens and Fine Needle Aspirations
  • Evaluates Non-gyn cases and refers all Non-gyn cases to a Pathologist
  • Assists a Pathologist on Fine Needle Aspiration procedures
  • Performs Immediate Assessments on Fine Needle Aspiration procedures in various clinics
  • Miscellaneous responsibilities as required by law or laboratory protocol
  • Workload recording of daily slide review, quality control recording, continuing education and more as required by law
  • Other tasks include: basic specimen preparation, and basic cytopreparatory functions such as slide straining, and cover-slipping
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Lead Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Perform Quality Control and Quality Improvement as necessary
  • Performs all Cytology laboratory functions including, but not limited to, processing, staining, special staining and labeling of cytology specimens in an accurate and timely manner
  • Perform all required Quality Control/Quality Improvement procedures, make any necessary corrections and document results accurately and timely. Report to Supervisor any problems that require intervention
  • Correctly operates and maintains all cytology laboratory equipment
  • Maintains all records in a complete, accurate and legible manner
  • Assists with ongoing compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies including, but not limited to, JCAHO, CAP, OSHA, DPH, HCFA, NCCLS and CLIA by following established hospital guidelines
  • Assists with meeting departmental time frame of inspection readiness at all times
  • Assists with Preventative and Corrective Maintenance programs that are performed on all instruments as needed
  • Is familiar with proper upgrade testing and computer down time procedures
  • Keep current on new technologies, procedures and methodologies that may enhance patient care and/or increase efficiency in the cytology laboratory
  • Follows all organizational, departmental and section policies for safety, Universal Precaution, Hazardous Waste, Infection Control, etc
  • Accountable for maintaining the confidentiality, security and privacy of all hospital related, medical staff related and/or patient related data and information
  • Accountable for accurately labeling slides, for filling out QC forms, as well as daily maintenance reports for cytology lab equipment and for the diagnostic accuracy of all personally signed out cases
  • Verifies accuracy of test specimen before testing
  • Performs all testing in a timely manner as established by departmental policy and performs all tests with confidence
  • Rechecks and reports to the pathologist all questionable results
  • Demonstrates proficiency in performing all computer tasks associated with job responsibilities
  • Records all procedures performed
  • Participates in continuing education opportunities and shares with other cytology department personnel
  • Applies step-by-step problem solving and thinking patterns
  • Is cooperative in interactions, treating customers with courtesy, respect and compassion
  • Performs analytical and decision making cytology functions with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrates an understanding of relative Hospital and all-departmental policies and procedures including safety issues
  • Must possess keen perceptual ability
  • Must be able to function as part of a team which includes physicians, surgeons, nurses, therapists and other specialists to assure a high quality of patient care
  • Microscopic work requires intense concentration and confinement for long periods of time over which accuracy and productivity must be maintained
  • Must maintain a consistent high level of quality specimen processing skill, technical excellence and expertise
  • Baccalaureate degree plus 1 year consisting of and/or followed by one year of supervised clinical internship at an approved/accredited school of cytotechnology culminating in a specialty certification, CT (ASCP) by examination
  • Thin Prep and/or Autocyte training required
  • Experience with pathology LIS i.e. CoPath or similar system
  • Minimum 1 year in hospital or high volume cytology laboratory
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Answer questions pertaining to any Cytology cases including, but not limited to questions about diagnosis, staining, preparedness of specimens asked by doctors, nurses and/or their assistants as needed
  • Help prepare for, and have the Cytology laboratory ready for JCAHO and CAP inspections
  • Assist Radiologists, urologists and other clinicians with Fine Needle Aspirates
  • Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers, and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards
  • Performs all Cytology laboratory functions including, but not limited to, processing, staining, special staining and labeling of cytology, consult and autopsy tissues and fluids in an accurate and timely manner
  • Perform all required Quality Control/Quality Improvement procedures, make any corrections and document results accurately and timely. Report to Supervisor any problems that require intervention
  • Correctly operates and maintains all laboratory equipment
  • Insures ongoing compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies including, but not limited to, JCAHO, CAP, OSHA, DPH, HCFA, NCCLS and CLIA by following established hospital guidelines
  • Is familiar with proper computer down time procedures
  • Keep current on new technologies, procedures and methodologies that may enhance patient care and/or increase efficiency in the laboratory
  • Insure adequate inventory of supplies appropriate for test volume and informs Supervisor when supplies need to be ordered
  • Follows all organizational, departmental and section policies for safety, Universal Precaution, Hazardous Waste, etc
  • Dispose of hazardous waste in safe and proper manner
  • Conduct self in a professional manner at all times (apparel) telephone conversation, staff/peer interaction, etc.)
  • Strive for continuous improvements in service and quality
  • Participate in technical support for physicians and research groups
  • Assist Cytology Supervisor/Assistant Pathology Manager with special projects
  • Must abide by all relevant hospital policies and procedures including Infection control policies
  • Accountable for accurately labeling slides, for filling out QC forms as well as daily maintenance reports for laboratory equipment and for the diagnostic accuracy of all personally signed out cases
  • Must show proof of certification within three months of employment start date
  • Minimum 1 year in hospital or high volume cytology laboratory preferred
  • Ability to read and diagnose cytology slides
  • A.S.C.P. Cytotechnologist required
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Maintain and document quality control and quality assurance activities as required by the department and other regulatory agencies
  • Participate in Cytology continuing education program and ensure a minimum of 24 hours of educational activities each year
  • Maintain workflow and quality of work to assure timely accomplishments of assigned workload
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology, Basic Science or related field, required. Certificate CT(ASCP) or Degree from accredited Cytotechnology Program, required
  • Licensed by New York State Education Department (NYSED) as a Cytotechnologist required
  • Minimum of two (2) year work experience as a Cytotechnologist required
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

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

  • Flexibility – Demonstrates exceptional ability and willingness to take on new and additional responsibilities. Embraces new ideas and cultural differences while managing competing priorities
  • Accountability– Willingly accepts personal responsibility for decisions, actions, attitudes and behaviors that contribute to the overall effectiveness of the organization. Communicates effectively, follows through on assignments, uses resources efficiently, participates in learning opportunities and treats others with respect and dignity
  • Excellence – Serves as a role model and performs job responsibilities to the highest standards in every situation. Delivers “Something More” that ensures a more complete and personally satisfying experience for every customer
  • Focus – Understands and demonstrates behaviors consistent with the mission and values of the organization while contributing to the overall success of the strategic plan. All actions are rooted in providing excellent customer service
  • Performs all cytology testing and procedures
  • Operates all cytology equipment: cytology stainer, microscope, centrifuge and biological safety hood
  • Performs special staining and instrument trouble-shooting
  • Screens pap smears with the Bethesda scoring method
  • Conducts analytical functions as calculating, weighing and correlating of information
  • Able to multi-task under a volume based work environment
  • Able to organize and prioritize work to meet customer needs
  • Must be a team player, able to flex out and help with completing work as soon as possible
  • Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills, to patients, clients, and hospital and laboratory staff
  • Accurately articulates clinical knowledge and experience to assist doctors and nurses in their role
  • Demonstrates good customer service skills
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Cytotechnologist (CT) certification
  • Recent graduates are encouraged to apply
  • Experience with performing Rapid On Site Evaluation (ROSE) FNA of variety of body sites e.g., thyroid, lung, lymph nodes, pancreas, etc
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Completion of a AMA approved School of Cytotechnology
  • New York State Cytotechnologist license from the NY Education Department
  • 2 years clinical laboratory experience
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Evaluates cell samples microscopically to determine the absence or presence of malignant cells, premalignant changes, viral changes or inflammatory processes
  • Provision of appropriate information regarding specimen collection and case results. Provides assistance to physician with special procedures (FNA's and other specimens) to ensure proper specimen collection and fixation
  • Participation in and adherence to quality control program to ensure that cytopathology reports are precise, accurate and timely
  • Receives, identifies, accessions and records receipt of cytological specimens. Prepares specimens by centrifugation, staining and coverslipping according to prescribed procedures in order to ensure optimal cell retrieval and preparation. May instruct and advise Cyto Prep Technician in technique, troubleshooting equipment and instrumentation
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Oversees and performs technical work in the Cytopathology section of the laboratory
  • Assists in the pathology Gross Room with small biopsies
  • Assists pathologists and physicians in the collection of fine needle aspiration cytology samples assuring that adequate supplies are constantly maintained (e.g. measuring and preparing stain solutions, microscope slides, etc.)
  • Provides essential coordination and summaries for broad review by the Medical Director of Anatomic Pathology
  • Controls specimen accessioning through the computer system to insure accuracy and timeliness of data input and output
  • Tracks abnormal or unusual results and maintains constant contact with the Medical Director for appropriate follow up of these results
  • Provides technical assistance and information and serves as a technical consultant to physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel
  • Maintains all required data for review by accrediting agencies: College of American Pathologist (CAP), and Joint Commission
  • Administers all aspects of theses safety programs to section personnel, other technical personnel, housekeeping personnel, and maintenance personnel, who may enter the duty area
  • Assures all cytology equipment and testing materials are working properly to include daily monitoring and documentation of maintenance procedures
  • KNOWLEDGE OF CYTOLOGY SUFFICIENT TO FUNCTION AS A MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL CYTOTECHNOLOGIST
  • KNOWLEDGE OF ROUTINE AND SPECIALIZED CYTOLOGY PRINCIPLES, THEORIES, PRACTICES, AND METHODOLOGIES TO REVISE, DEVELOP, AND IMPLEMENT PROCEDURES WITHIN THE SECTION
  • KNOWLEDGE OF MEDICAL AND PATHOLOGICAL TERMINOLOGY
  • KNOWLEDGE OF ACCREDITATION AND Safety Standards and Regulations of the various inspecting agencies (e.g. College of American Pathologist (CAP), Joint Commission on the accreditation of healthcare orgnizations (jcaho), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) mandates)
  • KNOWLEDGE OF HISTOPATHOLOGY WORKLOAD RECORDING AND ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES TO ACCESS A LABORATORY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
  • KNOWLEDGE OF QUALITY CONTROL METHODS AND STANDARDS
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Performs routine screening of GYN and non-GYN specimens, i.e. high complexity testing, in a compliant manner
  • Reports results and documents daily workload records
  • Processes specimens for analysis according to specifications and the type of specimen
  • Responsible for documenting slide interpretation results of each gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology case examined or reviewed
  • Responsible for documenting the total number of slides examined or reviewed in the laboratory as well as the total number of slides examined or reviewed in any other laboratory or for any other employer for each 24-hour period,
  • Responsible for documenting the number of hours spent examining slides in each 24-hour period
  • Follows the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results
  • Performs laboratory testing in a compliant manner
  • Maintains regulatory knowledge and awareness as it pertains to specific job duties
  • Adheres to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed
  • Assumes responsibility for and takes action regarding any quality control or quality assurance issues as it pertains to specific job duties
  • Maintains instruments and equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications
  • Assumes responsibility for good documentation practices and maintains clear and legible records
  • Performs proficiency testing in compliance with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations i.e. analyze proficiency survey sample in the same manner as a patient specimens, no communication with other CLIA laboratories, complete record retention and accurate documentation and result reporting
  • Assumes responsibility for participation in continuing education, professional development and required annual competency assessment
  • Follows the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance
  • Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the General Supervisor, Technical Supervisor, Clinical Consultant, or Laboratory Director
  • Exercises good judgment, analytical and problem solving/troubleshooting skills. Recommends solutions and improvements
  • Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications
  • May function in an educator and provides instruction and training in theory, technical skills, safety protocols, and the application of laboratory test protocols to students, employees, residents, etc
  • Assists in the collection and processing of fine needle aspiration specimens
  • Demonstrated knowledge of anatomy, pathology, and medical terminology to be able to render a final diagnosis for gynecologic slides requiring independent medical judgment and initially evaluate non-gynecologic slides prior to pathologist final diagnosis
  • If the required clinical laboratory training and experience occurred at an outside facility, a signed, official letter from the facility or organization is required which details the dates and laboratory discipline experience and training
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Supervisory Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Prepares and microscopically examining prepared cytological specimens and renders diagnoses
  • Recognizes normal and abnormal cytology including malignant neoplasms, precancerous lesions, infectious agents and inflammatory processes in gynecologic, non-gynecologic and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) specimens
  • Screens and evaluates gynecologic cytologic specimens (Pap smears)
  • Issues final pathologic reports
  • Assists pathologists and other providers in FNA/core biopsy and EUS procedures in special radiologic procedures and clinics
  • Prepares FNA specimens on-site, stains and microscopically examines them to determine adequacy of cytological interpretation
  • Performs various supervisory duties that include planning and assigning work, providing advice and counsel, evaluating work of subordinates, assuring orientation, training and competency assessment of staff
  • Develops and updates technical policy and procedure manuals
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline or the equivalent in education and experience
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Certified Cytotechnologist (CT) certification
  • Meets regulatory requirements for performing regulatory quality control (QC) functions
  • 3 years of recent experience as a cytotechnologist
  • Experience and expertise with with rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) of fine needle aspiriations (FNA) of variety of body sites e.g., thyroid, lung, lymph nodes, pancreas, etc
  • Ability to make high quality direct smear on site
  • Knowledge and experience in triaging specimens for ancillary testing
  • Ability to travel to multiple site for ROSE FNA assists
  • 1 to 2 years of recent experience as a cytotechnologist
  • Telecytology experience
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Cytotechnologist, Senior Resume Examples & Samples

  • California Cytotechnologist License issued by CDPH
  • Certification as Cytotechnologist from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Registry (A.S.C.P) or equivalent
  • Must have Lead experience
  • Three (3) years of experience as a Cytotechnologist
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Minimum of two (2) years University and above course work
  • Completion of Cytology curriculum in an ASCP approved School of Cytotechnology
  • Valid State of California license for cytotechnologists
  • Five (5) years experience as a cytotechnologist
  • Successful completion of CLIA '88 Proficiency Testing
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Experience with ThinPrep Imager
  • CT(ASCP) – Cytotechnologist
  • ThinPrep Pap Test Certification within 90 days of hire
  • Knowledge of appropriate lab and regulatory guidelines including, but not limited to: CLIA, CAP, CLSI (NCCLS), Texas Department of Health, EPA regulations regarding regulated waste disposal
  • Ability to work in data entry, processing, testing and reporting
  • Has a good working knowledge of the computer system for result entry and data entry
  • Screens both gynecological and non-gynecological specimens within the established workload limits
  • Participates in quality control of the gynecological specimens with the appropriate level of experience
  • Documents the number of cases screened and hours spent screening daily
  • Participates in CAP continuing education slide reviews and complete the required number of continuing education hours with acceptable performance
  • Maintains microscopes
  • Communicates on the phone with clinics and resolves problems in a professional manner
  • Generates Monthly QA reports as instructed by Pathology Manager
  • Performs other duties a required
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Follows the NWH and Laboratory CareFirst Standards of Performance
  • Plans, organizes, and prioritizes work duties to accomplish daily objectives according to established schedules
  • Fully complies with established hospital and department policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control, and requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies
  • Screens slides from both gynecologic and non-gynecologic sources using a microscope to detect evidence of malignant or pathologic conditions
  • Reports findings according to established guidelines and using the approved Bethesda system for gynecologic specimens
  • Identifies and submits slides for quality control review according to protocol
  • Performs and documents quality control review of slides according to protocol
  • Attends non-gynecologic procedures and assists in the preparation of slides and specimens
  • Maintains positive patient identification during the labeling, preparation and screening of all specimens, using two patient identifiers for each step of all processes
  • Refers slides with unusual/suspicious findings to pathologist, according to protocol
  • Correlates cytologic and histologic findings, whenever possible
  • Participates in intradepartmental rotations including gyn and non-gyn screening, assisting a pathologist on rapid interpretations, and various clerical assignments
  • Ability to screen both gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology slides in an efficient and productive manner
  • Ability to use both manual and Cytyc/Hologic review microscopes
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Perform all duties as required by CLIA, including but not limited to daily documenting of interpretations, tally of number of slides read and time spent reading slides
  • Maintain specimen integrity and patient identification of all samples examined
  • Record laboratory results into the laboratory information system as well as record them on cytology worksheets
  • Maintain confidentiality of patient test results in accordance with HIPAA regulations
  • Adhere to and document required quality control activities
  • Comply with all corporate, safety, quality control and quality assurance policies and procedures
  • Comply with all local, federal, CLIA, NYSDOH, CAP and OSHA regulations and requirements
  • Participate successfully in required training and competency assessment
  • Participate successfully in a CMS approved proficiency-testing program annually, as applicable
  • Acquire and document required number of annual continuing medical education hours
  • Perform and document quality control rescreening, if qualified under CFR 493.1469
  • Meet CLIA and state licensure requirements
  • Meet ASCP requirements for cytotechnologists. (If the employee is not ASCP certified prior to employment, they must be at least ASCP eligible and pass the ASCP-CT registry exam within one year of his/her employment date
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus to accurately read pap preparations and non- gynecological slides
  • Familiarity with imprints and standard slide preparations
  • Working knowledge of HPV is desirable
  • Familiarity with Shiel Laboratory platforms is preferable
  • Liquid-based cytology training certification (ThinPrep and SurePath) preferred
  • ThinPrep Imager System (location- guidance) Training is preferred
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • License to practice as a Cytotechnologist in the State of New York; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in Cytotechnology and eligibility for licensure as a Cytotechnologist in the State of New York; or
  • Bachelor’s degree with a one (1) year course of study at an accredited school of Cytotechnology and eligibility for licensure as a Cytotechnologist in the State of New York
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Licensure/Certification/Registration: LA state license and ASCP or NCA certification required
  • Education: Bachelors degree or appropriate documentation of ASCP or NCA certification as a Cytotechnologist
  • Experience: Graduation from a Bachelors degree program or 1 year on the job experience
  • Special qualifications: Must be able to successfully complete established competencies for the position within designated probationary period. Demonstrated knowledge of cytology techniques and practices; ability to interact and communicate with pathologists
  • Hours: 11am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Performs routine screening of cell specimens, reports results and documents daily workload records
  • Processes specimens for analysis according to specifications related to the type of specimen
  • Performs quality control assessment, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting
  • May assist in the collection and processing of fine needle aspiration specimens
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Education required for California State Cytotechnologist Board examination
  • Current Cytotechnologist (CT-ASCP)
  • Current California Cytotechnologist License
  • One year recent experience in a cytology laboratory
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Screens an average minimum 60 slides/day prepared from both gynecological and non-gynecological sources and sign out results of the highest possible quality
  • Responsible for documenting
  • 1) The slide interpretation results of each case examined or reviewed,
  • 2) For each 24 hour period, the total number of slides examined or reviewed in all laboratories
  • 3) The number of hours spent examining slides in each 24 hour period
  • Prepares monthly work statistics
  • Serves as technical reference for physicians and other health care professionals
  • Performs all facets of cyto-preparation and post-cyto preparation
  • Assists in preparation of material obtained from fine needle aspirations
  • Performs and documents troubleshooting and preventive maintenance on equipment
  • Responsible to review and revise section manuals as assigned in compliance with CAP and NCCLS standards as necessary and at least annually
  • Assists Anatomic Pathology Supervisor and pathologists in maintaining the Quality Assurance/Quality Control Program. Designs and implement Quality Assurance projects, collects data, summarizes results and makes recommendations
  • Assists in retrospective quality assurance reviews
  • Participates in the preparation of cytology-histology problem case sets
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise. Documentation of the completion of at least 6.0 CEUS as approved by the ASCP and/or ASCT
  • Teaches practical and theoretical principles of test procedures, presents in-services and assists in the preparation of in-service and continuing education programs
  • Read, write and communicate in English
  • An Associates or Bachelors Degree (copy of degree or transcript required) plus or including one (1) full year in an accredited School of Cytotechnology
  • CT (ASCP) registered
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • May update policies and procedures to meet accreditation requirements
  • Performs other duties as required or directed
  • Requires minimum of 6 months on the job experience
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • ThinPrep certification and CT (ASCP) certification required
  • OBGYN/Pap Smear exposure a plus!
  • Screening GYN, NGYN specimens, FNA adequacy determinations, QC re-screening, LIS result entry, specimen preparation and teaching Cytotechnology students
  • This position hours would be Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:00pm
  • Training hours will be from 7:30am to 4:00pm
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Enter screening results on all patient cases in the Pathology Information System
  • Perform final sign out of diagnoses on the majority of Pap tests.(Magee Women's Hospital only)
  • Successful completion of a CAHEA accredited Cytotechnology program required
  • OR equivalent education and experience
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Knowledge of principle, concepts and techniques in the health, medical, or allied science fields (e.g., work in the field of health research administration requiring knowledge of research methodology common to a number of different scientific fields) to develop, implement and evaluate programs
  • Knowledge of scientific principles, practices, and procedures in order to design, plan and conduct research
  • Skill in designing and conducting comprehensive studies, and preparing solutions
  • Ability to author reports, documents, and presentations pertaining in the fields of health, medical or allied sciences
  • Knowledge of common diseases, prognosis, medication, treatment methods, and medical terminology to apply to the health and medical programs
  • Ability to plan, organize, and lead others in projects or studies
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Senior Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Provides technical supervision to assigned area, monitors and responds as needed to fluctuating workflow, trains/instructs new employees, students or fellows, and assists in competency testing of personnel
  • Remains current and knowledgeable in regards to assigned area, writes new procedures as needed, updates manuals and equipment maintenance records
  • Acts as database coordinator/liaison with LIS and trouble shoots all issues related to PowerPath and PathStation
  • Evaluates gyn, non-gyn and FNA preparations microscopically and renders accurate diagnoses; accurately documents diagnosis in Pathology database system per established guidelines; and successfully completes annual proficiency testing for Gyn screening
  • Accessions and processes all Cytology samples by established procedures and assists in the procurement, triage and immediate assessment of FNA samples
  • Participates in developmental projects and assists in new equipment/test validation
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Cytotechnologist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Provides time management/organizational skills
  • Adheres to regulatory agency compliance
  • Stress management skills
  • Great judgment skills to identify and solve problems and handle difficult situations
  • Prioritize work flow and shift focus as needed
  • Multi-tasking and strong analytical skills
  • Lab equipment, computer and printer skills