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Cytotechnologist II - Grade 845

Location Roseville, California Job Number 915398 Date posted 06/04/2021
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Description:
Under the direction of the Pathology Department Manager, performs technological functions to ensure optimal diagnostic quality, utilizing efficient and safe processes. Stains, mounts, and studies cells of human body to detect evidence of cancer and pre-cancerous lesions, hormonal abnormalities, organisms, and other pathological conditions.

Essential Functions:
- 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.

Basic Qualifications:
- 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.
Primary Location: California,Roseville,Roseville Womens & Childrens Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: A01|SEIU|United Healthworkers Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Pathology Travel: No 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.

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.