Cytotechnologist

  • Denver, CO
  • Full-time

Company Description

American Pathology Partners (AP2) is a premier provider of anatomic pathology and related specialized testing services. We serve physicians and their patients in both outpatient and inpatient settings that include physician offices, surgery centers, and hospitals, operating out of three laboratory facilities in Colorado, Florida, and North Carolina.

We specialize in women's health testing, surgical pathology, dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology, urologic pathology, hematopathology, nephropathology, and molecular testing. What differentiates our laboratories is a sharp focus on the patient, our pathologist independence, definitive diagnoses, and unmatched service levels.

Our passion is the patient, and our mission simple: passionately delivering exceptional patient care and laboratory services through teamwork, innovation, and an intense focus on our customers.

Job Description

The Cytotechnologist screens and reports cytology specimens in a timely and accurate manner. Position maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, conference, and professional affiliation. 

Work Schedule:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday. 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

    · Performs primary screening of Gynecological and Non-gynecological specimens per established    procedures.

    · Performs Quality Control screening as part of regular work; if eligible.

    · Enters results into Laboratory Information System (LIS).

    · Maintains record of slides screened/hours worked at UniPath and slides screened/hours worked for any other outside employer per procedure manual.

    · Maintains open communication with department manager, pathologists and co-workers to ensure optimal operation of the department.

    · Maintains high level of proficiency and current knowledge through continuing education seminars, conferences and professional affiliations. Participates in continuing education program; attends and presents in-service topics as requested.

    · Participates in annual proficiency testing.

    · Complies with requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.

    · Supports corporate policies and objectives, complies with quality assurance, safety and environmental and infection control protocols.

    · Maintains microscope in working condition by performing routine daily maintenance (documenting on appropriate form), to include general cleaning, troubleshooting and reporting irregularities in operations with appropriate follow up.

    - Helps maintain department facilities in neat and professional order. 

    - Provides technical consultation for cyto-processing technicians, assists them as necessary. 

    Hospital Sites: 

    -· Assists with fine needle aspirations and other procedures, including collection, accessioning and ordering, and communicating adequacy to radiologist/clinician and pathologist.

    · Assists in ordering and preparation of non-gynecological specimen.

    · Assists in quality assurance and accreditation programs specific to hospital site.

    · Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

· Ability to evaluate Gyn and Non-Gyn cellular material using established morphologic criteria.

· Intermediate computer skills, excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

· Ability to complete 12 credit hours of continuing education annually.

· Ability to maintain the necessary levels of confidentiality to protect client/patient’s privacy and proprietary organizational information.

Education/Experience

  • Equivalent to, per federal regulations (see 42 CFR 493.1483):

a. 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 accredited school).

Or

b. Bachelor of Science, plus one year cytology technical training (from a CAHEA accredited school).

  • Must be certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry and complete Board of Certification Credential Maintenance Program (if applicable).
  • Successful participation in annual proficiency testing.

· Cytotechnologists may be hired immediately upon graduation from a CAHEA accredited school of Cytotechnology. They must be eligible for certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry. It is preferred 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).

Additional Information

Selected candidates will be required to submit to American Pathology Partners’ pre-employment screening process, including a background check, references, and drug screen. All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of the pre-employment screening process.

American Pathology Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this job.