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Cytotechnologist

Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital

Work Days: Mon - Fri 07- 15:30 with rotating wknd, hol, on-call

Category: Allied Health

Department: Cytology/Histology

Job Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day

Hours/Week: 40.00

Union: Yes

Union Name: CH Laborers 380 Lab

The CHA laboratory provides everything from routine blood and urine tests to special tissue evaluation.

Job Purpose: Through the utilization of applied theories, principles, and practices of clinical laboratory technology, performs and reports tests in a manner to promote the efficient operation of the laboratory and provide effective patient care.

Responsibilities: --- Demonstrates thorough understanding of quality control protocol. --- Performs all quality control tests as per department guidelines adhering to frequency requirements and standards for quality control performance. --- Reports all outlier quality control results to the supervisor (or designee) and records the data and corrective action according to department protocol. --- Correctly performs all required daily and monthly instrument procedures according to department specific schedules and protocols. --- Effectively troubleshoots and resolves QC failures and instrument failures. Appropriately utilizes manufacturer's operator manuals and resource material to identify probable cause of failure. Independently contacts technical service representatives when required to resolve problems in a timely manner. --- Is familiar with various methods of cyto-preparation, staining, and cover slipping for all cytologic specimens and troubleshoots the same. --- Screens and diagnoses gynecologic cytology smears (PAP smears) according to established criteria, Is responsible for final diagnosis of negative cases. --- Screens and diagnoses, and refers to the supervisor and the pathologist, non-gynecologic and atypical gynecologic cytology smears according to established criteria. --- Understands the overall system and workflow of the Cytology laboratory, and can assist with problem solving as needed. --- Readily performs other tasks as assigned or directed by the supervisor.

Qualifications/Requirements: Have a BS/BA in a biological science. Have CT (ASCP) certification

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.

Keywords: Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge , Cytotechnologist, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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