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Primary Location North Hollywood, California Job Number 1217783 Date posted 11/29/2023
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Job Summary:

A licensed cytotechnologist works under the direction of the Anatomic Pathology Director, Assistant Director, and/or Cytology Operation Manager. Performs all tests and procedures pertaining to cytology, including, but not limited to, microscopic and non-microscopic methodologies, and tests, and procedures that utilize molecular or genetic methodologies, that are performed on cytologic specimens related to infectious disease or cancer diagnosis. Conducts quality assurance tests to produce studies of the highest quality.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepares microscopic slides from any and all body specimens, including Fine Needle Aspirations (FNA).

  • Prepares and stains slide to preserve specimen and enhance visibility of cells under microscope.

  • Examine slides under microscope to identify infections, abnormalities and cell morphology.

  • Reports normal PAP tests evaluations as final diagnosis.

  • Reports preliminary abnormal PAP tests evaluation to pathologist.

  • Reports preliminary findings for all NON-GYN and FNA cytology results to pathologist.

  • Performs and evaluates immunohistochemistry, special stains, and molecular stains.

  • Performs and evaluates digital pathology imaging analysis.

  • Performs non-microscopic methodologies, including but not limited to, molecular HPV and molecular infectious disease tests.

  • Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.

Pay Grade 26


Basic Qualifications:


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License, Certification, Registration

  • Current and valid California Cytotechnologist License


Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and make accurate reports to Pathologist(s).


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience screening both GYN and NON-GYN Cytology.


  •  This is an on call position, days and hours may vary

Primary Location: California,North Hollywood,Sherman Way Central Lab W Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM Working Hours End: 03:30 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B01|SEIU|Local 399 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Sherman Way Central Lab-Bldg A - Pathology/Lab-Cytology - 0806 Pay Range: $68.25 - $75.61 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest