CYTOLOGY LAB TECHNICIAN
The University of Kansas Hospital - Kansas

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Work among the best. Be part of the interdisciplinary team that is the hallmark of an academic medical center. The Department of Clinical Laboratory is a full-service laboratory operating 24 hours a day. The staff performs millions of procedures annually, using some of the most cutting-edge technology and techniques available. In addition to being the best place to work, the hospital offers very competitive wages and an outstanding benefit package.

The Cytology Lab Technician receives, accessions, processes, coverslips and labels all cytology specimens and

prepares them for microscopic evaluation. Performs data entry, tracking and documentation, and filing for all

cytology specimens.

Responsibilities:

* Accessions and processes Gynecologic, Non-Gynecologic, and Fine Needle Aspirations specimens for microscopic evaluation. This includes assigning accession numbers, Thin-prep processing, manual staining, operating automated stainer, changing reagents, cover-slipping and cell block preparation.

* Accurately performs entry of complex data such as patient demographics, insurance information, and diagnostic codes in both hospital and laboratory information systems, according to hospital and laboratory policies and procedures, as well as compliance requirements.

* Disposes of biohazardous materials, chemical waste, sharps, and other potentially hazardous materials according to policy, and strictly to safety and infection control procedures.

* Mails supplies and provides collection information to clinics and public health departments.

* Maintains an adequate inventory of supplies, reagents, solutions, and office supplies to assure uninterrupted work flow. -

* Maintains and operates equipment, while being responsible for completion of all quality control, safety and preventative maintenance logs on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

* Orients and trains new employees and Cytotechnology students to lab procedures they will be expected to perform. -

* Receives, tracks, mails and maintains documentation of outside consultations and slides.

* Recognizes laboratory's quality assurance indicators such as those for specimen collection, specimen handling, and specimen identification.

* Contacts physician offices

to obtain missing information and improper collection and documents appropriately.

* Routinely files gynecologic, non-gynecologic, and fine needle aspiration slides, as well as accompanying requisitions and worksheets.

Requirements:

* High school diploma or GED is required.

* Associate's degree in Laboratory Science is preferred.

* 1 year of specimen processing is desirable.

* Knowledge of hospital/laboratory information systems.

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