Title:  Cytotechnologist

Division:  Pathology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $51,256 - $70,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  8630

Job Purpose

Works closely with Pathologists and clinical lab staff to screen cytology cases for abnormalities.  Position located off-site at BCM Pathology Histology lab at 2525 W. Bellfort.

Job Duties

  • Accessions and processes all cytology specimens according to established procedures.
  • Screens GYN, FNA and Non-GYN cytology preparations microscopically and renders accurate diagnosis.
  • Performs lab procedures, including staining, cover slipping, Pap processing, HPV testing, and CT/CG testing.
  • Assists in fine-needle aspirations.
  • Maintains QC records of work.
  • Stays informed of current CAP/CLIA requirements and checklists and new developments in cytology.
  • Maintains continuing education requirements.
  • Successfully completes annual proficiency testing for Gyn screening.
  • Accurately documents diagnosis in the LIS system.
  • Performs and documents all required quality control, quality assurance and quality management.
  • Adjusts work schedule to accommodate departmental/organizational needs.
  • Maintains a safe environment within the Laboratory, following all policies and procedures for safety, hazardous materials, security, emergency preparedness and HIPAA.
  • Utilizes digital slide scanning and manage the slide scanning workflow including receipt, accessioning and return of slides.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in biological science or related field.
  • One year of relevant experience.
  • Certified Cytotechnologist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • Three years of relevant experience.





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