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Cytotechnologist, Pathology

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

We are so glad you are interested in joining Sutter Health! Organization: PAMF-Palo Alto Medical Foundation PAD Position Overview: Integrates knowledge, theory and practice to properly execute procedures in assigned areas of the laboratory and deliver accurate results in a timely manner. With advanced training, maintains competence in all Cytology practices, to perform pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic procedures on biological specimens to aid health care providers in the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and prevention of disease. May be responsible for specimen/material receipt, preparation, interpretation, and archival/retrieval, according to department policies and procedures. Works cooperatively with physicians, clients, and staff to facilitate superior patient care and to represent the laboratory positively by acting with courtesy, dignity, respect, and professionalism. May also be responsible for performing specific procedures and/or orient other staff to the department. Job Description: EDUCATION Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university or equivalent education/experience CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE Certified Cytotechnologist - CN-CYTO (CA CLM/CT AS) EXPERIENCE 2 years relevant experience in a cytology laboratory including screening of at least gynecologic specimens. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE Demonstrated advanced knowledge and technical competence in specimen collection and preparation, laboratory operations, interpretation, and quality assurance in cytology. Ability to organize and prioritize job duties and assigned tasks for completion within expected time-frames. Ability to accurately, precisely, and reliably perform job duties and assigned tasks. Demonstrate sound judgment and problem solving relevant to assigned duties. Ability to appropriately respond to fluctuations in volume, unexpected situations or problems such as equipment or information system failures, shift-to-shift hand-offs, priority test orders, and specimen integrity issues. Ability to follow standard practices, processes, and procedures in sequence. Knowledge of applicable local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies, and procedures aimed at ensuring the privacy and safety of patients and staff. Ability to compassionately and effectively interact individuals and groups of diverse ages, backgrounds, values, beliefs and behaviors. Successful completion of a CAAHEP accredited Cytotechnology program within the last five years License/Certifications: ASCP-American Society for Clinical Pathologist - American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification, CN-CYTO Certified Cytotechnologist - CA CLM/CT Education: Bachelor's (Required) Job Shift: Days Schedule: Short Hour Shift Hours: 8 Days of the Week: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday Weekend Requirements: None Benefits: No Unions: No Position Status: Non-Exempt Weekly Hours: 8 Employee Status: Short Hour Number of Openings: 0 Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

Keywords: Sutter Health, Palo Alto , Cytotechnologist, Pathology, Other , Palo Alto, California

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