Performs clinical laboratory procedures and examinations pursuant to established, approved protocols which require limited independent judgment and review.
1.GYN and NON-GYN specimens for the cytotechnologist to screen. Including registration, accessioning, centrifugation, staining, cover slipping and labeling.
2.Performs special stains on Cytological specimens when requested.
3.Maintains logbook for the purpose of identifying which Cytology cases were prepared for cellblocks and which cases had special stains performed.
4.Receives and signs for Histology and Cytology specimens transported to the department.
5.Follows established policies and procedures.
6.Maintains cleanliness of workbench and surrounding area, following established safety and infection control procedure.
7.Completes quality control, safety, and preventative maintenance logs.
8.Identifies and troubleshoots problem specimens.
9.Disposes and labels biohazard waste.
10. Maintains specimen identification and integrity throughout processes.
11. Performs related duties, as required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Occasional pushing, stooping, stretching, pulling, lifting (object 5 to 10 pounds) Constant standing, bending, sitting, walking, carrying of small objects
High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
Licensed by New York State Education Department (NYSED) as a Clinical Laboratory Technician (or as appropriate to area of assignment), required.
Minimum of one (1) year experience.
Knowledge of the type of duties to be performed preferred.
Northern Westchester Hospital