Summary: Stains, mounts, and studies cells of human body to detect evidence of cancer, hormonal abnormalities, and other pathological conditions by performing the following duties. Consults with pathologists.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Receives “PAP Smears” and other body fluids such as urine, pleural, or ascitic fluid and may assist in the collection of fine needle aspiration biopsies from patients.
Centrifuges fluid specimens and prepares the respective glass slides for cytological examination.
Stains prepared glass slides with the appropriate stains.
Utilizing microscopic technique, screens glass slides according to established procedure for detecting abnormal or cancerous cells.
Records classification on appropriate report and present slides with suspicious or unusual cell structure to pathologist for definitive diagnosis and decision as to whether biospy or further cytologic study is necessary.
Maintains abnormal specimen log and correlates test results with follow up biospies.
Assists the section in meeting the standards set forth by JCAHO, CLIA, CAP and other governing bodies.
Maintains proficiency testing as set forth by governing bodies.
Catalogs and files slides as directed by governing bodies.
Assures that workload recording is accurate and complete.
Maintains inventory and orders supplies for the section.
Prepares chemical reagents and items used in performing tests.
Follows all applicable OSHA guidelines.
Follows all hospital and departmental safety policies.
Performs duties in a timely manner, utilizing effective organization/time management.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's degree (BSc) from four-year college or university specializing in cytotechnology.
Certificates and Licenses:
Cytotechnologist CT(ASCP) or registery eligible (must take and pass registry within six months of hire date).
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the environment is moderate.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; ascend and/or descend stairs; sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 55 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus and identify and distinguish colors.
Internal Number: 27143
About Stormont Vail Health
Stormont Vail is an integrated health care system based in Topeka, Kansas, serving a multicounty region in northeast Kansas. It comprises Stormont Vail Hospital, Cotton O’Neil and Cotton O’Neil Pediatrics with more than 200 employed physicians and a variety of ancillary services. Stormont Vail achieved Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing services in 2009, 2014, and 2018. Stormont Vail Hospital is a 586-bed acute care referral center in northeast Kansas. It is the product of the 1949 merger between Christ’s Hospital (opened in 1884) and the Jane C. Stormont Hospital and Training School for Nurses (1895). Stormont Vail Hospital and Cotton O’Neil joined in 1995 to form Stormont Vail Health. Stormont Vail has the region’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care and only verified trauma center.