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Cytotechnologist

Company: Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc.
Location: Elmwood Park
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

We are looking for a Cytotechnologist (40 hours per week) in our Elmwood Park, NJ location.Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PMThis position is eligible for a $15,000 sign-on bonus.POSITION SUMMARY/PRINCIPLE: To assure that: Cytotechnologists possess the appropriate educational background, cytology laboratory experience and licensure in accordance with applicable state laws and federal regulatory agency requirements. Cytotechnologists' responsibilities and requirements associated with the microscopic evaluation of cellular material (gynecologic) under the direction of the Cytology Supervisor/Cytology Director are specified.QUALIFICATIONS: Licensure: a) Current license as a cytotechnologist issued by the state in which the laboratory is located, if such licensing is required. Experience: a) Cytotechnologists can be hired immediately upon graduation from a CAHEA accredited school of Cytotechnology. They must be eligible for certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP); it is preferred, however, that the registry be taken prior to employment. If failure to pass the registry occurs the cytotechnologist will be expected to retake the exam within the time frame set forth by the ASCP (4 attempts or 2 years; whichever comes first). When state licensure applies employee must comply with these retake guidelines. Education: a) Equivalent per federal regulations (See 42 CFR 493.1483, i.e.: b) Two years college with at least 12 semester hours in science, 8 of which are ' Biology, plus one year cytology technical training (from a CAHEA-Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation accredited school) c) Bachelor of Science, plus one year cytology technical training (from a CAHEA ' accredited school). Certification: Cytotechnologists are certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or registry eligible within the first year of employment with the company. Work Skills: Ability to evaluate cellular material using established morphologic criteria.PROCEDURE: RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for using clinical history and other patient information in arriving at the proper diagnosis for each cytologic specimen. Examine cytology specimens for the presence of abnormal cellular changes and pathogens. Sign out all negative gynecologic cases using Genecys application. Report other cytologic findings, such as the presence of microorganisms endocervical component according to established department reporting procedures. Evaluate and dot GYN (reactive and reparative, abnormal, questionable or negative). Submit reactive and reparative, abnormal and questionable GYN cases cases to a pathologist for final evaluation. Record the results of each GYN slide read on the appropriate data processing/other forms in use in the laboratory in a legible manner. Review follow-up clinical information when available. Submit daily workload of negative GYN cases for a minimum of a 10% quality control review (includes random and high risk cases) by a supervisory qualified Cytotechnologist. This quality control review is completed before reporting patient results.ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintain records of slides, screened/hours worked for BioReference Laboratory and slides screened/hours worked for any other outside employer per each 24 hour period. PROCEDURE NOTE: Cytotechnologists who work for an outside employer performing Cytology screening duties must complete an outside disclosure form and submit to the Cytology Supervisor/Cytology Director of the Laboratory for approval. Maintain microscope in working condition by performing routine daily maintenance (documenting an appropriate form), to include general cleaning, troubleshooting and reporting irregularities in operations with appropriate follow through. Help maintain department facilities in neat and professional order. Participate in continuing education in areas related to Cytology, e.g. keep abreast of the latest literature, changing technology, attend meetings, and consult with the Technical Supervisor/Cytology and or Laboratory Director. Cytotechnologist must meet state requirements as they apply. BioReference Laboratories, Inc. requires 24 hours continuing education by the cytotechnologist every two years. Records and supporting documentation must be maintained by the cytotechnologist. Perform other related duties as assigned or requested, i.e., prepare, accession, stain and coverslip GYN slides. Daily workload screening will be adjusted according when these duties are assigned. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Work Load Limits a) The maximum number of slides that can be screened by a cytotechnologist within a 24 hours period is 100 (gynecologic). These 100 slides can be screened in no less than 8 hours. If less than 8 hours is spent screening, the maximum number of slides that can be screened within a 24 hour period cannot exceed the product of the number of hours screening times 12.5. PROCEDURE NOTE: IMAGE GUIDED SCREENING Image Guided cases are counted at 0.5 slide per hour if only the fields of view (FOV) are reviewed. If the FOVs are screened plus a full manual review of the entire slide is performed the case will be counted as 1.5 slides. b) The above is an absolute maximum number of slides and is not a performance target for every cytotechnologist. The actual workload limit for each cytotechnologist is established by the Cytology Director. c) This number may be different in certain states with respect to automated and/or non-automated (i.e., New York, California) screening. 2. The laboratory and the cytotechnologist are responsible for maintaining their own records and/or documentation of slides/hours screened for each 24 hour period. 3. On Premises Screening BioReference Laboratory/GenPath cytology specimens are screened only on laboratory premises. PROCEDURE NOTE: This job description reflects the essential function of the position and is not to be assumed that the principal functions are the only duties to be performed. Other duties will arise and must be carried out as assigned by the Supervisor/Cytology Director and or Laboratory Director to meet the quality standards expected for patient care. All duties performed will be within the guidelines set forth by regulatory agencies to maintain, manage and assure specimen integrity.BioReference Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity EmployerEqual Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc., New York , Cytotechnologist, Other , Elmwood Park, New York

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