We are looking for a Cytotechnologist (40 hours per week) in our Gaithersburg, MD location.
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
POSITION SUMMARY: Cytotechnologists' responsibilities are associated with the microscopic evaluation of cellular material, gynecologic (GYN) under the direction of the Cytology Supervisor, Manager, Director and Medical Director. Work skills include the ability to evaluate cellular material using established morphologic criteria and to enter a diagnosis into the Cytology LIS.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains standards in routine testing
Communicates any reporting or technical problems with supervisor or manager.
Ensure accuracy of reporting by reviewing results before releasing
Performs & documents required maintenance on equipment.
Review their own pending each day.
Examine cytology specimens for the presence of abnormal cellular changes and pathogens.
Can read and interpret a gynecologic pap smear by examining cytology specimens for the presence of abnormal cellular changes and pathogens.
Performs duties in an independent manner.
Understands all laboratory policies & procedures.
Can identify uses for PPE as required.
Can identify, at least one location of a fire extinguisher.
Documents and communicates changes in workload.
Enter diagnostic interpretation into Cytology LIS verify diagnosis and triage QC and abnormal cases using department protocol.
Maintain workload records of slides screened/hours worked per 24-hour period.
Perform daily microscope maintenance.
Help maintain department facilities in neat and professional order.
Participate in a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education and provide supporting documentation.
Bachelor of Science, plus one-year cytology technical training from a CAAHEP accredited school.
The American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or registry eligible certifies cytotechnologists within the first year of employment with the company.
Present Proficiency Test Scores
Ability to evaluate cellular material using established morphologic criteria.
Medium work of lifting up to 50 pounds and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Responsible for lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects.
BioReference Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer.