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Float Cytotechnologist - Laboratory/Cytology (Airport Way Regional Laboratory)

Location: Portland, OR Additional Locations:

Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center 10180 SE Sunnyside, 10180 SE Sunnyside Rd., Clackamas,Oregon, 97015
Westside Hospital 2875 NE Stucki Ave., 2875 NE Stucki Ave., Hillsboro,Oregon, 97124
Job Number: 753479 Date posted: 12/08/2018

To perform screening tests which aid physicians in diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other disease. These tests are complex, require the use of professional judgment and are performed under the indirect supervision of a pathologist.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Examine cells microscopically and using professional judgment, detect cancer and other conditions on Pap smears and fluids from various body sites. Prepare written diagnostic reports and make recommendation for further evaluation or treatment. Meets minimum screening standard set for department.

  • Perform QC procedures and document according to procedure.

  • Review retrospective slide QC's as determined by Department Director. Correlate results with findings from pathology.

  • Participate in teleconferences, CAP PAP PT'S and multi-level scope sessions and other educational opportunities provided to maintain microscopic skills and screening parameters.

  • Document screening time, in compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Perform duties for FNA adequacy assessment.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A

  • Education

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • CT (ASCP).

  • Note: Technical staff certified by ASCP after 1/1/04 must recertify every three years. Before 1/1/04 certification was lifetime.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Completion of approved structured program in cytology or equivalent knowledge as defined by Federal/State Regulations.

  • Operation and basic maintenance of microscope.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated verbal and written command of the English language.


    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum five (5) years of microscope work as a Cytotechnologist, including Gyn and non-Gyn.

  • Bachelor's degree in cytology or biological science field.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and organize.

  • Evidence of continuing education.

  • Willingness to present interesting cases or other areas of expertise in a classroom setting.

  • Knowledge and skills sufficient to provide technical instructions on problems and advise others on cytologic techniques.

  • Data entry skills.
  • Primary Location: Oregon,Portland,Airport Way Regional Laboratory 13705 NE Airport W Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 7:30 AM Working Hours End: 4:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OFNHP - Lab Professionals Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Laboratory Department: Laboratory/Cytology Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

    About Laboratory Careers

    Laboratory Careers

    Our clinical laboratory scientists, phlebotomists, and lab techs work in both outpatient clinics and hospital settings and have an opportunity to gain exposure to different areas, including chemistry, coagulation, hematology, urinalysis, and the blood bank. We also operate reference laboratories, which serve as hubs for specimen processing and analysis as well as specialized testing — such as microbiology and molecular biology. Offering modern facilities, advanced equipment, and scheduling options, we provide a dynamic environment in which you'll continue to learn and grow.

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