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Cytotechnologist

Robbinsdale, MN

About this position

Microscopically evaluates (screens and interprets) gynecological and nongynecological cytologic preparations according to laboratory procedures and workload policies. Communicates abnormal or significant findings to the pathologist for review and reporting of cytologic results to meet the needs of adolescent, adult, and geriatric customers.

 

What we’ll expect from you

• Follows established policies and procedures in carrying out job responsibilities.
• Microscopically evaluates (screens and interprets) gynecological and nongynecological cytologic preparations according to laboratory procedures and workload policies.
• Communicates abnormal or significant findings to the pathologist for review and reporting of cytologic results to meet the needs of adolescent, adult, and geriatric customers.
• Demonstrates technical skills as required to maintain competency.
• Participates in the evaluation of new techniques and procedures in the laboratory.
• Gives direction and guidance to technical support personnel as needed.
• Accepts other duties as assigned to promote the accomplishment of organizational goals.
• The team member is accountable to demonstrate proficiency for the skills outlined in the appropriate position skills list.
• The team member is accountable to maintain skill proficiency, including improvement where deemed necessary, and upgrading any additional or new skills on the appropriate position skills list. • Recognizes and complies with legal, regulatory, accrediting and procedural requirements related to area of responsibility.
• Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in North Memorial's Corporate Code of Conduct.
• Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
• Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.

• Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in North Memorial's Corporate Code of Conduct.
• Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
• Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.
• Recognizes and complies with legal, regulatory, accrediting and procedural requirements related to area of responsibility.
• Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in North Memorial's Corporate Code of Conduct.
• Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
• Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.

Interested? Here are our requirements

Education

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university required.
• Successful completion of a 12 month CAAHEP accredited Cytotechnology program required.   

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 

• Minimum of one year current cytology experience required. • Able to microscopically evaluate (screens and interprets) gynecological and nongynecological cytologic preparations according to laboratory procedures and workload policies.
• Able to make diagnostic decisions about normal versus benign, atypical, and abnormal cellular changes, inflammation, infection, and hormonal changes as well as decisions about specimen adequacy.
• Able to accurately screen an average o60-80 slides per day.
• Ability to operate laboratory computer system as appropriate.
• Able to assist pathologists and radiologists during fine needle aspiration procedures as needed, Includes smear preparation, fixation and staining.
• Demonstrated leadership, organization, and communication skills.      

Licensure/Certification(s) Mandatory

CT (ASCP) certification required within 6 months of hire and maintained as a condition of continued employment - NMHC Standard

Licensure/Certification(s) Mandatory where Applicable

    

Licensure/Certification(s) Preferred

    

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EEO/AA STATEMENT

North Memorial Health is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. North Memorial Health does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, creed, status with respect to public assistance, or other protected class status. North Memorial Health provides reasonable accommodation to disabled applicants and employees and takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to protected class status. If you believe that you have been treated in a way that does not conform to these statements, please contact Allison Gibbons, Manager, Talent Acquisition at 763-581-2993. If you need a reasonable accommodation, due to a disability, or to assist with the application process, please contact Human Resources at 763-581-2963.


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