Cytotechnologist II - Grade 845
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- Prepares microscopic slides from specimens of blood, scrapings, or other body fluids, including Fine Needle Aspirations.
- Prepares and stains slide to preserve specimen and enhance visibility of cells under microscope.
- Examines slide under microscope to identify abnormalities in cell structure.
- Reports Negative Pap smears evaluations as Final Diagnosis. Reports abnormal Pap smear results to Pathologist as preliminary findings.
- Reports preliminary findings for all Non-GYN cytology results to Pathologist.
- Performs other related duties as necessary.
- This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
- 18 months experience as a Cytotechnologist I plus the demonstrated ability to perform, under minimal supervision, all cytology procedures including staining and screening, in accordance with specifications set by the department head.
- Bachelor-s Degree in science or related fields, or graduated from a committee on allied health education and accreditation (CAHEA) accredited school of cytotechnology or other organization approved by health and human services (HHS); or
- Certified in cytotechnology by a certification agency approved by HHS; (e.g., American Society of Clinical Pathologists);
- before September 1, 1992, have successfully completed 2 years in an accredited institution (12 hours in science, 8 of which are in biology) and have 12 months training in an approved school of cytotechnology; or have received 6 months formal training in an approved school and 6 months full-time experience, or
- before September 1, 1992, have achieved a satisfactory grade in an HHS proficiency test for cytotechnologists;
- before September 1, 1994, have 2 years full-time experience or equivalent within the preceding 5 years examining slides under the supervision of a physician certified in pathology and before January 1, 1969, be a high school graduate with 6 months cytotechnology training in a laboratory directed by a physician and completed 2 years full-time supervised experience in cytotechnology before 1/1/69; or
- On or before September 1, 1994, have 2 years full-time experience or equivalent within preceding 5 years in the U.S. and on or before September 1, 1995, have either graduated from a CAHEA-approved school or be certified as a cytotechnologist.
- Valid/Current California Cytologist license required
- Ability to accurately describe cytologic conditions and provide appropriate differential diagnoses in writing.
- Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
- Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.
- Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.