Cytotechnologist - Laboratory

  • Ridgeview Medical Center
  • Waconia, MN 55387, USA
  • Jan 22, 2021
Laboratory Technologist

Job Description

Job Purpose This position is responsible for serving both internal and external customers by performing a variety of laboratory procedures in accordance with Ridgeview Medical Center philosophy, policies, and procedures and in accordance with all regulatory agencies. Focus areas include: Pathology with emphasis on Cytology techniques.Requirements Job Functions Performs proper specimen collection, testing and reporting of highly complex laboratory tests. Screens and evaluates any gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimen sent to the laboratory for the determination of possible malignant or related abnormal conditions. Participates and assists in cytology preparation, off-site fine needle aspirations and molecular diagnostic testing back-up when applicable including EUS and EBUS specimens. Evaluates and implements test methodology and instrumentation and ensures compliance with the standards of accrediting and regulatory agencies. Designs, monitors and directs staff in quality assurance systems including quality control and proficiency testing. Performs a variety of qualitative and quantitative laboratory test, both manual and automated to be utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of pathological disease. Performs timely and accurate clinical lab reports and quality control measures of laboratory equipment.  Troubleshoots and performs corrective action on instrumentation. Assists with development and maintenance of procedures and workflow and inventories. Assists with the training and orientation of new staff and visiting students. Evaluates new products and instrumentation as directed. Acts as a technical resource for Laboratory/Nursing personnel and Providers: presents technical information to Laboratory personnel; discuss test results with Providers as requested. Other duties as assigned Job Requirements: Minimum Education/Work Experience Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or Cytotechnology ASCP Certification CT (ASCP) Preferred Qualifications 3+ years of full time experience as a cytotechnologist within the preceding 10 years Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Professional presence and effective interpersonal skills Demonstrated ability to supervise and coach a team Excellent communication and influencing skills and ability to build strong working relationships at all levels Knowledge of basic computer functions and Microsoft Office applications Ability to respond appropriately to unpredictable situations and diverse patient populations Capable of making independent decisions with the use of good critical thinking and problem solving skills Ability to maintain technical competence Ability to work autonomously and as a team Ensures excellent service with a high degree of urgency to internal and external customers Ability to communicate in the English language for effective written and verbal correspondence in order to complete job functions as mentioned above Click here to review the physical demands of this position