This position will work in high volume hospital environment with fine-needle aspirations assist. Heavy non-gynecological screening. This position will interact with pathologists and pathology residents at our laboratory inside BANNER UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER in TUCSON, AZ.
POSITION SUMMARY Responsible for quality and productive microscopic examination and evaluation of gynecological and non-gynecological specimens, primarily for the diagnosis of malignant and pre-malignant conditions. This position is required to keep daily workload records in accordance with CLIA ’88.
Microscopically screens and evaluates all cytologic specimens with a level of productivity in accordance with the established performance standards for cytotechnologists.
Participates in proficiency testing in accordance with the established performance standards for cytotechnologists.
Obtains a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education annually, including monthly microscope sessions, in accordance with the established performance standards for cytotechnologists.
Appropriately refers abnormal cases to pathologists for sign-out using established cytologic criteria. Maintains TIS Full Screen rate in accordance with the established performance standards for cytotechnologists.
Maintains department performance indicators of corrective action, EC Absent rate and ASCUS:SIL ratio in accordance with the established performance standards for cytotechnologists.
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Completion of approved cytologic training program and registered (or eligible) by the ASCP.
A Bachelor’s degree is required for individuals registered by the ASCP after September 1, 1994.
Good interpersonal and organizational skills required.
This position requires attaining 80% on an internal proficiency test at the time of interview. This position requires passing annually the required CAP-PT (or approved alternative by CLIA). This position requires maintaining 80% proficiency on quarterly GYN CAP mailings as well as 24 continuing education credits each year.
Sonora Quest Laboratories, a joint venture between Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics, is the nation’s largest integrated laboratory system with approximately 3,100 employees serving more than 23,000 patients every day throughout Arizona. We are the market share leader in clinical laboratory testing in Arizona, performing more than 60 million diagnostic tests per year. We offer a local comprehens...ive test menu which encompasses routine, molecular, prescription drug monitoring, cytogenetic, and pathology testing services.
Sonora Quest Laboratories is more than a lab – we’re focused on delivering data-driven insights to support our customers in improving health outcomes, which lowers overall healthcare costs, improving quality and delivering an exceptional customer and patient experience. As Arizona’s leading provider of diagnostic testing and information we will do all we can to support the needs of our patients and the entire healthcare community.