Lead Cytotechnologist

Bridgeport, CT
Dec 12, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

Reports to the Manager, Anatomic Pathology. Performs a comprehensive range of cytology analyses on patient specimens in both routine and emergency situations. Such analyses incorporate a thorough knowledge of test principles and techniques permitting the proper evaluation of a specimen for processing, performance of cytology preparation and screening. Interpretation of data, and verification and communication of results. Is responsible for day-to-day supervision or oversight of the laboratory operation and personnel performing testing and reporting test results. Be accessible to provide consultation to resolve technical problems. For each 24-hour period, record the total number of slides he/she examined (screened/rescreened) or reviewed, as well as ensuring the recoding of the total number of slides evaluated by others. Record the number of hours he/she spent examining slides in each 24-hour period. Is responsible for developing and maintaining a quality control and quality assurance program; documenting all such procedures. Reviews cytotechnologist's findings and coordinates all section operations and patient report activities with the technical supervisor who is a pathologist.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Screen and Evaluate Cell Samples
    • 1.1 Screens and evaluate cell samples of gynecological as well as non-gynecological material, considering all diagnostic possibility.
  • 2. Cytology Reporting
    • 2.1 Provides the clinician with a clear, concise report describing microscopic findings and conclusions in accepted cytological terminology.
  • 3. Accuracy and Productivity
    • 3.1 Maintains average productivity of 8 slides per hour, exclusive of non-screening activities.
  • 4. Cytopreparation
    • 4.1 Prepares all non-gynecological specimens.
  • 5. Continued Medical Education
    • 5.1 Maintains current required certification, licenses, and skill level.
  • 6. Cytology Supervision
    • 6.1 Evaluate and approve any changes in test procedures or methodology.
  • 7. Communication, QI, and Customer Service
    • 7.1 Assists in research projects, quality metrics, collection/evaluation of statistical information.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Bachelor of Science Degree or equivalent, ASCP registry as Cytotechnologist.


EXPERIENCE


Registered Cytotechnologist with at least 10 years experience (or Masters Degree)


LICENSURE


Current certification as a Cytotechnologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.


SPECIAL SKILLS


Knowledge of diagnostic cytology and cytopathology laboratory techniques. Knowledge of quality assurance practices and procedures. Knowledge of CLIA ?88 requirements for cytology services. Ability to plan, organize and evaluate work of others. Ability to coordinate work of the unit with other Laboratory components. Ability to direct internal quality control programs for licensure requirements. Ability to comprehend and execute oral and written directions, formulae and charts. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


Extended periods sitting at a microscope is required. Attention to detail, technical skills and communication as essential job requirements.


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Job Info

Job: 14739

Department: Lab Cytology
Category: TECHNOLOGIST/TECH
Sub Category: CLINICAL TECH
Status: Part Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D
Hours: 24.4

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