Full-time 8 hr varied day shifts
Performs microscopic evaluations of cytologic specimens from various organs or organ systems. Evaluations include identifying and describing all pathologic cells and microorganisms, using the cytotechnologists education and experience to make fine distinctions between normal, abnormal and malignant cells that may result from conditions relative to cancer, pre-malignant changes, inflammation, infection, endocrine changes and changes caused by radiation and chemotherapeutic agents. The cytotechnologist is responsible for composing clear, concise, and accurate reports for each case examined and entering the reports in the laboratory information system. Assists physicians with preparation and evaluation of fine needle aspirates. Prepares specimens for microscopic evaluation.
Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university
Experience: Prefer one year of Cytology experience.
Licensure/Certification: ASCP certification and California cytotechnologist license
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability operate and maintain medical equipment and apparatuses
Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and interpret results
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to follow written and oral instructions
Ability to learn new procedures and adapt to technological changes in the laboratory
Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities
Ability to perform tasks according to prescribed procedures
Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
Knowledge and technical proficiency in specialty areas assigned within the laboratory
Knowledge of infection prevention policies and procedures
Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility
Knowledge of mathematics general science and laboratory techniques
Stanford Hospital & Clinics - 20 months ago
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