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Cytotechnologist

Company: Boulder Community Health
Location: Boulder
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Per Diem, Weekdays 7:30am - 4:00pm. Various hours/week. Pay Range is between $34.17-$51.27/hr, depending on years of relevant and like experience. **Range includes per diem differential. +$2.50/hr for evening and weekend shifts. Boulder Community Health is a Certified Level II Trauma Center. In 2022, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of our organization. We are honored to hold the awards of 2021 U.S. News & World 'Best Hospitals for Maternity Care', 2019 Best Medical Facility from Boulder Weekly, and Best Local Employer from Daily Camera. Come be part of an independent, community-focused health system; feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people's lives and positively contribute to the community. POSITION SUMMARY Performs microscopic examination and diagnosis of benign conditions and abnormalities in cell samples from various body sites.
Performs cytopreparation and assists at fine needle aspirations when required.
Is involved in quality assurance program and cytology continuing education.
Assists in maintaining departmental work flow, turn-around time and compliance.
Responsible for customer service and education. JOB QUALIFICATIONS Education or Formal Training Have a Bachelor's of Science from an accredited university.
Per HHS:
Have graduated from a school of Cytotechnology accredited by the committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation or other organization approved by HHS; or
Be certified in Cytotechnology by a certifying agency approved by HHS; or
Before September 1, 1992- (C1) Have successfully completed 2 years in an accredited institution with at least 12 semester hours in science, 8 hours of which are in biology and (Ci) have had 12 months of training in a school of Cytotechnology accredited by an accrediting agency approved by HHS; or
Have received 6 months of formal training in a school of Cytotechnology accredited by an accrediting agency approved by HHS and 6 months of full-time experience in Cytotechnology in a laboratory acceptable to the pathologist who directed the formal 6 months of training; or
Have achieved a satisfactory grade to qualify as a cytotechnologist in a proficiency examination approved by HHS and designed to qualify persons as cytotechnologists
Bachelor's Degree in Cytotechnology, copy of academic degree or transcript required; or certified in Cytotechnology by a certifying agency approved by HHS.
Liquid-based Pap test certification.
Certificate from Board of Certification (ASCP) as a Cytotechnologist (on or after January 1, 2004). Skill and Ability Manual dexterity, visual acuity, and an exceptional ability to sit and concentrate for at least 2 hours
Demonstrate use of the accepted cytological criteria and Bethesda reporting terminology.
Conforms to departmental policy and job requirements
Ability to work accurately and efficiently under pressure
Ability to adjust to changing situations and work assignments
Ability to work without continual and/or direct supervision
Requires exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Ability to communicate with co-workers, clients, the public and other departments
Requires efficient time management
Must be able to recognize and cope with emergencies
Must maintain professional appearance and attitude
Professional discretion with patient information ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Under the general direction of a pathologist, determines final microscopic diagnosis on gynecologic cell samples which are within normal limits and gives the preliminary microscopic diagnosis on abnormal gynecologic and all nongynecologic cell samples.
Maintains current reporting terminology for cytologic diagnoses.
Documents information on HR and 10%QC rescreen specimens on QC log sheet and submits with the worksheets to senior cytotechnologists.
Reviews QC specimens returned by senior cytotechnologist and submits comments within 24 hours.
Process specimens using ThinPrep techniques and provide on-site assessment of adequacy for Non-Gyn fine needle aspirations (FNAs) in the Ultrasound, CT, EUS, Interventional Radiology and ICU departments as requested.
Performs clerical duties when requested.
Maintains microscope and other laboratory equipment in optimal operating condition.
Maintains proficiency in the field.
Maintains clean and orderly work area 90% of the time.
Observes safety regulations and other related hospital policies. WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES Physical demands for the cytotechnologist include manual dexterity to successfully operate a standard light microscope, visual acuity to accurately screen specimen slides, and the ability to sit and concentrate for a duration of at least 2 hours. About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado Uncompromising medical excellence delivered with respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built a strong reputation on these values. As community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinic locations, we remain dedicated to the evolving needs of our citizens and providing access to high-quality care. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Boulder lifestyle is conductive to enjoying the outdoors and brings a fresh perspective to healthcare practice. Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community. Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and equipment along with competitive compensation and benefits, including health/dental/life, tuition reimbursement, on-site fitness center, Employee Wellness, Employee Activities & Discounts, and many more! EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace Location: Boulder Community Health ยท FH Lab - Anatomic Pathology
Schedule: Per Diem - no regular schedule - vacation coverage only, Days - 8 hour shifts, M-F 7:30am - 4:00pm

Keywords: Boulder Community Health, Boulder , Cytotechnologist, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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