Cytology Lab Assistant
American Esoteric Laboratories - Knoxville, TN

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American Esoteric Laboratories

Job Description

Job Title: Clinical TechnicianCytology

Reports To: Cytology Manager

Purpose of Position and Scope of Responsibility:

Receives, labels and accessions cytology specimens following established laboratory procedures. Performs clerical duties according to established protocols and processes specimens as necessary for laboratory testing. Under the general direction of technical/supervisor or manager responsible for 1 shift, 8 hours/day, 5 evenings/week. This position will rotate between Morristown & Knoxville, TN locations. Incumbents are subject to overtime and callback as required by AEL.

Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities :

  • Receives, identifies and accessions specimens using standardized laboratory protocols to ensure an accurate and complete process. Provides for safe transportation of supplies, laboratory and pathology specimens, reports, patient charts and patient by following established procedures to and from appropriate locations in the Memphis area and the four state region.
  • Distributes specimens efficiently following established procedures for timely test performance. Maintains positive professional relationships with all client's personnel by responding to inquiries regarding service, and responding to changes to accommodate STAT deliveries in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Processes specimens as directed to facilitate timely test performance. Exercises extreme caution through proper specimen handling procedures including containers and specimens, as well as the proper distribution of supplies and records to ensure the viability of lab specimens and the efficient transportation of other supplies.
  • Performs clerical duties and related accountabilities/responsibilities as required or directed.
  • This is an evening shift position 8:00 pm - 3:30 am.
  • Knowledge/Education:

    High School graduate or equivalent, good computer, data entry skills and excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.


    Minimum of six (6) months work experience in a laboratory/medical environment including data entry experience.

    Physical Requirements:

    Work requires light physical exertion (up to 30 pounds) on a frequent basis (up to 50% of time) or continuous walking; or moderate physical exertion (up to 50 pounds) on an intermittent basis (not a routine part of the job).

    Environmental Conditions:

    Work involves frequent exposure to unpleasant working conditions or undesirable elements, may involve exposure to a variety of elements which are potentially hazardous or harmful which require exercise of well defined precautions for protection from injury or illness.

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