Cytotechnologist- FT- Days - Pathology

Allied Health Edinburg, Texas


Description

Position at DHR Health

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Cytotechnologist is responsible for the screening and reporting of negative gynecological cytology cases, and identifying and referring abnormal cases to the pathologist. The cytotechnologist also maintains accurate quality control and quality assurance records. They will manage all daily operations of the cytology laboratory.

POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of cytotechnology or certified by certification agency approved by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) required or an Associates with one year internship in an accredited school of cytotechnology.
  • Licensure / Registered - CT (ASCP) American Society for Clinical Pathology (preferred).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy, pathology, and medical terminology and be able to screen and render a final diagnosis for normal gynecologic slides and referring abnormal slides to pathologist for final diagnosis.
  • At least three years of experience in a clinical lab setting (preferred).

JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE­:

  • Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices
  • Coordinates and directs all administrative and laboratory procedures within the section. 
  • Ensure the department policies and procedures are in compliance with regulatory agencies, e.g. Joint Commission, College of American Pathologist (CAP) and CLIA
  • Reviews quality of test results and quality control procedures, making judgments concerning results and taking appropriate action to maintain accuracy.
  • Responsible for the prompt, accurate, and efficient screening of gynecological specimens and reporting the diagnostic results.
  • Assists in evaluating new test and operating procedures.
  • Microscopically examines gynecological specimens to properly identify and classify all abnormal, precancerous, and cancerous changes.
  • Identifies infectious agents including viral, fungal and other parasitic organisms.
  • Identifies endocervical components when present; recognizes abnormal cell changes associated with radiation and chemotherapy changes. Enters results into LIS and verifies for report release.
  • Participates in training and orientation of new employees, as required and assigned.
  • Adheres to and participates in quality control procedures and documents accordingly; participates in proficiency testing.
  • May participate in evaluating new instruments and products.
  • Insures compliance with federal and state regulations
  • Maintains policy and procedure manual.
  • Performs related duties as required.

 

LINES OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Chief Operating Officer…..Outreach Administrator….. Outreach Pathology Manager …Cytotechnologist…

 

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

Provide excellent customer service to all DHR customers. All employees are required to attend the DHR C.A.R.E.S program which outlines the Customer Service Principals including: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence through Knowledge and Safety & Social Conscience.

 

AGE SPECIFIC:

Employees must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned unit.  The individual must demonstrate knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirement relative to his or her age.  

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: (ADA)

 

  1. Essential Duties: Indicated by bold print within performance standards, preceding individual numbered criteria.

 

The following table provides physical requirements that will be associated with, but not limited to, this position:          

           

Light/moderate lifting up to 20 lbs, from the floor to shoulder height. 

Yes

Kneeling

Yes

Must be able to assist other employees with lifting more than 20 lbs.

Yes

Walking

Yes

Light/moderate carrying up to 20 lbs.

Yes

Standing/Squatting

Yes

Straight pulling

Yes

Sitting

Yes

Pulling hand over hand

Yes

Pushing

Yes

Repeated bending

Yes

Stooping/Bending

Yes

Reaching above shoulder

Yes

Climbing Stairs

Yes

Simple grasping

Yes

Climbing Ladders

No

Dual simultaneous grasping

Yes

Depth Perceptions needed

Yes

Ability to see

Yes

Identify Colors

Yes

Operating office equipment

Yes

Twisting

Yes

Operating mechanical equipment

Yes

Crawling

No

Ability to read and write

Yes

Ability to Count

Yes

Ability to hear verbal communication without aid

Yes

Operating Personal Vehicle

Yes

Ability to comprehend written/verbal communication

Yes

Other:  Ability to deal with stress

Yes

OSHA Category

III

 

 

 

             

  1. Working Conditions: The individual spends over 95% of his/her time in an air-conditioned environment with varying exposures to noise. There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.  The position does have low exposure to malodorous, infectious body fluids from patients and some minimal exposure to noxious smells from cleansing agents. 

 

  1. Occupational Exposure: This position has minimal to no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues and is an OSHA Category III (although situations can be imagined or hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potential exposure to body fluids).  Person who performs these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency medical care or first aid or to be potentially exposed in some other way.    

             

  1. Aptitudes: HIGH              1          2          3          4          5          6            LOW

 

Intelligence:  General learning ability:  The ability to “catch on” or understand instructions and underlying principles.  Ability to reason and make judgments.  3

 

Verbal:             Ability to understand meanings of words and ideas associated with them, and to use them effectively.  To comprehend language, to understand relationships between words, and to understand meanings of whole sentences and paragraphs. To present information or ideas clearly.        3

 

Numerical:       Ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately.   2

 

Spatial:            Ability to comprehend forms in space and understands relationships of plane and solid objects.  Frequently described as the ability to “visualize” objects or two or three dimensions, or to think visually of geometric forms.  2

 

Form Perception:         Ability to perceive pertinent details and objects or in pictorial or graphic material to make visual comparisons and discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and shadings of figures and widths and lengths of lines.   3

 

Clerical Perception:     Ability to receive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material. To observe differences in copy, to proofread words and numbers, and to avoid perceptual errors in arithmetic computation.  2

 

Motor Coordination:  Ability to coordinate eyes and hands to fingers rapidly and accurately in making precise movements with speed. Ability to make a movement response accurately and quickly.            3

 

Finger Dexterity:         Ability to move hands easily and skillfully.  To work with fingers in placing and turning motions. 3

 

Manual Dexterity:       Ability to move hands easily and skillfully.  To work with hands in placing and turning motions.   3

 

Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination: Ability to move the hand and foot coordinately with each other in accordance with visual stimuli.     3

 

Color Discrimination:  Ability to perceive and respond to similarities or differences in colors, shapes, or other values of the same or different color.  To identify a particular color, or to recognize harmonious or contrasting color combinations, or to match color adequately.       3