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Cytotechnologist

Requisition #: 182236
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Laboratory/Pathology
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: March 20, 2019

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POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the general supervision of the Cytopathology Supervisor of Technical Operations, microscopically examines human cellular samples from various body sites in accordance with departmental procedures and policies; considering clinical history of the patient, marks pertinent findings; makes final cytologic interpretation for gynecologic cell samples which are within normal limits; makes the preliminary cytologic interpretation for non-gynecologic samples and abnormal gynecologic samples; performs quality control checks; teaches cytopathologic modalities to cytotechnology students, residents, fellows, visitors; assists in various research projects; performs other related duties.

Full-time, Day Shift

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Work Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, East Baltimore Campus

Pay Grade: CL

COMPETENCIES:

Education:

A bachelors degree and must have graduated from an approved cytotechnology program as outlined in CLIA >88 (Fed. Register Friday, Feb. 28, 1992 Vol. 57 No. 40).
Course work in molecular modalities is highly desirable.

Required Licensure, Certification, etc.

-Must qualify as a cytotechnologist under CLIA 88,
-Must successfully pass the State of Maryland Proficiency Test in Cytology within six months of hire.
- ASCP certification preferred

Work Experience:

Prefer 2 years of cytotechnology experience screening gynecological and non-gynecological specimens including fine needle aspirations.

Knowledge:

Work requires knowledge of biology, anatomy, and physiology, and detailed knowledge of cytology and cytological preparation techniques normally acquired through completion of an accredited one year cytotechnology program.

Skills:

- Visual acuity to microscopically examine cellular material (both gynecologic and non- gynecologic) for the purpose of accurately identifying cellular changes which indicate a health or disease state.

- Capacity to sit, concentrate and perform microscopy for 90% of each day.

- Able to make accurate assessments of diagnostic material within acceptable time limits often under stressful conditions

Working Conditions:

- Requires mental and physical dexterity with extensive use of hands and eyes

- Prolonged periods of sitting

- Must be able to make accurate assessments of diagnostic material under time constraints

- Exposure to hazards due to infectious material and toxic fumes, chemicals, but potential for personal harm or injury is limited if proper safety and health precautions are followed

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