Make the final interpretation on the majority of negative Pap tests and render a diagnosis for consideration by the Pathologist on all other cell samples.
Assist with special projects and conferences.
Perform all responsibilities according to the philosophy of the UPMC Health System such that the needs of our customers are fulfilled.
Oversee and assist with problem solving of staining and cytopreparatory procedures; perform cytopreparation, staining and clerical functions as necessary.
Operate and maintain equipment within the scope of training utilizing defined schedules and written instructions to perform quality control checks, preventive maintenance, and calibration. Perform minor repairs.
Assume responsibility for first-line supervision of the section/department on a temporary basis as delegated.
Maintain in-depth knowledge of cytologic criteria and keep abreast of current developments in the field of cytotechnology.
Assist with the collection of fine needle aspirations and other specimens as necessary following established procedures.
Perform evaluation of cell samples according to established protocols with accuracy in a timely and efficient manner.
Render diagnosis for consideration by Pathologist on all other cell samples and mark diagnostic areas on slide.
Interact with all laboratory customers courteously and professionally; respond to telephone inquiries in a timely manner.
Enter diagnoses on all patient cases in the Pathology Information System and sign out negative Pap tests.
Train and orient new employees, students and residents.
Correlate pertinent clinical history and obtain it when necessary as well as correlate current case with previous cytologic and/or surgical specimens.
Perform final sign out of diagnoses on the majority of Pap tests.
Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies in areas of procedures, methods, quality control, quality assurance, safety, compliance and personnel policies.
Identify problems with instrumentation, methodology, specimens, supplies, or results and take appropriate action.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university required. Successful completion of a CAHEA accredited Cytotechnology program required; OR equivalent education and experience.1-2 years experience as a Cytotechnologist preferred. Pathology Information System experience preferred.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Cytotechnologist (CT (ASCP)) certification or registry eligible is required. If registry eligible, successful completion of the ASCP registry exam is required within 18 months from date of hire
Clearances must be dated within 90 days.
American Society for Clinical Pathology Act 33 with renewal Act 34 with renewal Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran