Cytotechnologist

  • Mercy Cedar Rapids
  • Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
  • Apr 12, 2021
Full Time Laboratory Technologist

Job Description

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by providing timely, high quality cytological preparation and diagnosis. The Cytotechnologist is responsible for specimen preparation and diagnosis of both gynecological and non-gynecological specimens. The Cytotechnologist assists in a variety of procedures, including FNA, biopsy, EBUS, and others.   Job Duties Ensure that accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families, and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed. Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome Properly identifies patients and samples during the pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of testing Performs specimen accessioning Assists pathologists in patient procedures, including FNA, biopsy, EBUS, and others Maintains, troubleshoots, and resolves issues with protocols and instruments Screens and diagnoses gynecological specimens Screens non-gynecological specimens Instructs physicians, nurses, and patients on proper specimen collection Maintains departmental statistics and workload monitoring as required by CAP Prioritizes workload to ensure timely reporting of results Maintains and improves skills by participating in at least one continuing education activity annually Actively seeks and identifies opportunities for process improvement Assists in procedure writing, updating, and validating Acts as a resource for laboratory medicine information to providers and others Uses laboratory information system access information, enter results, and generate reports Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of laboratory protocols and procedures Knowledge of regulatory requirements, including CAP, COLA, CLIA, TJC, and FDA Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure without sacrificing quality Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work with interruptions Skill to use standard laboratory instrumentation Skill to use the laboratory information system (LIS) Ability to recognize and correct problems with quality control Ability to recognize problems and troubleshoot laboratory equipment Ability to detail-oriented Ability to complete appropriate documentation and paperwork clearly and completely Professional Experience Experience preferred, but not required. Education Appropriate education and/or experience sufficient to obtain licensure. Licensure, Certification, Registration Required: Certification as a CT (American Society of Clinical Pathologists)

Employment Type

Full Time