Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania

**Company :**

Allegheny Health Network

**Job Description :**

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Independently performs routine and special procedures on patient specimens.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

+ Microscopically screens gynecologic and non-gynecologic slides containing cells from all body sites. Meets the minimum screening output standard. Microscopically screens gynecologic slides utilizing imager technology. (60%)

+ Prepares and processes specimens and assists pathologists, radiologists and clinician with fine needle aspirates, as needed, following departmental policies and safety guidelines. (15%)

+ Operates, calibrates, checks and maintains instrumentation. Recognizes problems with quality control and test procedures and takes appropriate action to ensure quality clinical information. (10%)

+ Participates in continuing educational programs to keep updated with current and changing technologies. Assists in training of other health care providers. (10%)

+ Maintains the cleanliness of the work area and adequate supplies for efficient departmental operations. Participates and successfully completes annual proficiency testing. (5%)

+ Selects specimens that must be submitted for pathologist review, quality control and quality assurance.

+ Performs all other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

+ Bachelor’s degree in NCA eligible program or bachelor's degree and one year certificate program trained

Preferred

+ CT (ASCP)

+ Clinical cytotechnologist experience

+ Preferred: Thin prep training, 3+ years experience, FNA experience, prep experience, non-gyne screening experience

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Req ID: J167944

Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania

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