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Job Title: CYTOTECHNOLOGIST II
Job Code: 4045
Job Level: F2
Revised Date: 07/01/2016
Supervisory Responsibility: Yes
General Description of the Job Class
Coordinate and participate in specialized and complex technical tasks involved in screening slides of clinical specimens to detect evidence of cancer or other pathological conditions.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
May perform any or all of the following duties: *Coordinate and participate in specialized and complex technical tasks involved in screening slides of clinical specimens for evidence of cancer or other pathological conditions to include marking abnormalities, recording diagnoses and filing cases for subsequent review with pathologist.
*Coordinate technical activities in the cytology preparatory laboratory and monitor and day-to-day activities of the cytology laboratory. *Review patient history for each case; coordinate files of slides, diagnosis and laboratory reports; maintain files of teaching slides for cytology students *Assist in the individual instruction of cytology students; provide technical instruction and guidance to interns, residents and employees. *Evaluate collected laboratory data and prepare reports setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations for conclusions.
*Participate in the development of new procedures; plan and develop workshops.
*Make work assignments ensuring adequate manning for performance of laboratory tasks; review work of lower level employees; assist in the training of new personnel.
*Recommend various personnel actions including hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers and vacation schedules. *Perform additional duties: Cytopreparation, computer liaison, daily lab workflow coordination for cytoprep and screening.
*Perform other related duties incidental to the work described here.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Bachelor of Science degree in biological science or related field or a Bachelor of Arts degree with 20 semester hours of biological science coursework. Successful completion of a 12-month CAHEA accredited Cytotechnology program or five years of full-time related clinical laboratory work under the supervision of a licensed physician; CT (ASCP) or SCT (ASCP) certification, or equivalent, is also required.
Two years of experience as a cytotechnologist.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Successful completion of a 12-month CAHEA accredited Cytotechnology program or five years of full-time related clinical laboratory work under the supervision of a licensed physician.
CT (ASCP) or SCT (ASCP) certification, or equivalent, is also required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
High level of knowledge and understanding of cytology theory and practice.
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Positive role model and mentor to new and less-experience employees. Act as the PIC (person in charge aka General Supervisor in the absence of the Supervisor/Manager) after attaining 3 yrs of full time experience as a cytotechnologist post scientific baccalaureate degree with successful completion of the CAHEA accreditation and CT(ASCP) or SCT (ASCP) certification.
Responsibility for day-to-day supervision and/or oversight of the laboratory operation and personnel performing testing and reporting test results.
- Document the slide interpretation results of each gynecologic and non gynecologic cytology case
- Document each 24 hr period the total number of slides he or she examined or reviewed in the laboratory, or for any other employer.
- Document the number of hours spent examining slides in each 24 hour period.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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