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Cytotechnologist

Company: UPMC in Central Pa.
Location: York
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: CytotechnologistShift: Per diem, Variable ShiftSummary of Department/Service Line:The new UPMC Memorial is a 98-bed hospital with all private patient rooms that opened in August 2019. The modern, five-level facility provides acute and emergency medical care, cardiology and vascular services, chronic disease management, surgical services, and treatment for patients in need of long-term acute care. UPMC's focus includes treating acute and chronic illness and delivering first class preventive care to the community. That's why in everything they do, their goal is to meet or exceed the expectations of their patients and their families. As a leading employer in the region, UPMC strives to attract and retain talented, compassionate people who share this same vision. There are many benefits to becoming an employee at UPMC:Collaborative work environmentCompetitive wages and benefitsUPMC Total RewardsJob Summary:The Cytotechnologist will make the final interpretation on the majority of negative Pap tests and render a diagnosis for consideration by the Pathologist on all other cell samples.Responsibilities include but not limited to:The Cytotechnologist will assist with special projects and conferences.Perform all responsibilities according to the philosophy of the UPMC Health System such that the needs of our customers are fulfilled.Oversee and assist with problem solving of staining and cytopreparatory procedures; perform cytopreparation, staining and clerical functions, as necessary.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.Assume responsibility for first-line supervision of the section/department on a temporary basis as delegated.The Cytotechnologist will maintain in-depth knowledge of cytologic criteria and keep abreast of current developments in the field of cytotechnology.Assist with the collection of fine needle aspirations and other specimens as necessary following established procedures.Perform evaluation of cell samples according to established protocols with accuracy in a timely and efficient manner.Render diagnosis for consideration by Pathologist on all other cell samples and mark diagnostic areas on slide.Interact with all laboratory customers courteously and professionally; respond to telephone inquiries in a timely manner.The Cytotechnologist will enter diagnoses on all patient cases in the Pathology Information System and sign out negative Pap tests.Train and orient new employees, students, and residents.Correlate pertinent clinical history and obtain it when necessary as well as correlate current case with previous cytologic and/or surgical specimens.The Cytotechnologist will perform final sign out of diagnoses on the majority of Pap tests.Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies in areas of procedures, methods, quality control, quality assurance, safety, compliance, and personnel policies.Identify problems with instrumentation, methodology, specimens, supplies, or results and take appropriate action.Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university required.Successful completion of a CAHEA accredited Cytotechnology program required, OR equivalent education and experience.One to two years' experience as a Cytotechnologist preferred.Pathology Information System experience preferred.Key Words:Cytotechnology, lab, specimen, surgical, diagnostic, pathology, hospital, health system.About South Central PennsylvaniaFeatures both rural and suburban living and boasts an abundance of sports, arts, cultural events, and entertainment.Close to historically significant areas such as Gettysburg and world-famous Hersheypark and Hershey's Chocolate World.Offers top-rated public schools, blue-ribbon private schools, and some of Pennsylvania's top colleges and universities.Area school districts are consistently ranked in the top 20% of Pennsylvania.With affordable homes - a composite cost of living index of 99.7 as compared to 101.2 in Philadelphia - it's a great place to grow a career and family.Listed among Forbes.com "America's Most Livable Cities," and ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Cities to Live," it's an easy daytrip to New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.About UPMC in Central Pa.UPMC in Central Pa. is a nationally recognized leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered health care services in central Pennsylvania and surrounding rural communities.As part of the UPMC not-for-profit system, UPMC in Central Pa. cares for more than 1.2 million area residents yearly, providing life-saving emergency care, essential primary care, and leading-edge diagnostic services.UPMC in Central Pa. includes seven acute care hospitals with 1,245 licensed beds, over 200 outpatient clinics and ancillary facilities, more than 2,900 physicians and allied health professionals, and approximately 13,400 employees.It is a health care hub serving Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Juniata, Franklin, Adams, and parts of Snyder counties.UPMC was named as one of the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare" for 2022 by Becker's Healthcare. For inclusion on this list, hospitals, health systems, and health care companies must demonstrate initiatives and commitment to promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement, and professional growth.Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/4DVVWPcYwDJqAFmotZJNOPI190470576

Keywords: UPMC in Central Pa., Baltimore , Cytotechnologist, Other , York, Maryland

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