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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical CampusSchool of Medicine/Department of Pathology Job Title working: CytotechnologistOfficial job title: Health Care ProfessionalPosition #00703445– Requisition #19058 * Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at * The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds. The Department of Pathology has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Cytotechnologist (Health Care Professional) position. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.  Nature of Work

  • Performs microscopic examination of gynecologic and non-gynecologic samples for the detection of cancer and/or other abnormalities, with accuracy and in timely manner.  
  • Provides direct diagnostic interpretations on normal gynecological specimens.  
  • Provides indirect diagnostic interpretations on abnormal gynecological specimens and non-gynecological specimens, and forwards cases to the pathologist for review.
  • Assists with fine needle aspirate (FNA) collection and preparation, maximizing cellular recovery and preservation.  
  • Provides FNA adequacy statement. 
  • Triages FNA specimens for ancillary studies. 
  • Keeps accurate work records in compliance with regulatory and departmental requirements.
  • Maintains certification by completing appropriate continuing education requirements, and participates in annual proficiency testing.  
  • Evaluates the technical quality of prepared specimens.
  • Performs quality control on 10% of negative prescreened gynecologic specimens.
  • Monitors/orders supplies as needed
  • Maintains staining lines and microscopes in satellite laboratories.
  • Provides training and guidance on cytologic preparations to cytology residents and laboratory assistants.  
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority. Salary and Benefits:The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $51,175 - $65,094.  

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.  Benefits: Compensation Calculator: Diversity and Equity: The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].  The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. 

Minimum Requirements
  • BS/BA or the military equivalent.  
  • Graduation from an accredited cytotechnology training program.  
  • Cytotechnologist certification through The American Society for Clinical Pathology, CT (ASCP). 
  • Current, passing proficiency testing certificate.
Required Skills 
  • Abides by State, Federal, and governing agency (CAP, CLIA, HIPAA, OSHA) guidelines and regulations.
  • Must be able to discern cytologic changes present in a disease process, specifically malignant or pre-malignant changes to a high level of accuracy.
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and work in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to make sound decisions working independently, and in a team setting.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with physicians, patients, and staff. 
Preferred Abilities
  • Demonstrates professional conduct and maintains positive working relationships.
  • Recognizes potential specimen and/or processing errors and takes appropriate corrective action.
  • Demonstrates willingness to accommodate schedule changes in times of staffing shortages.
  • Demonstrates knowledgeable in preparatory and staining techniques, as well as alternate processing techniques.
  • Experience assisting with Fine Needle Aspirations.
  • Experience working in a teaching hospital setting. 

Job Category: Health Care
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Aug 20, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 8/25/2020
Application Due: 5/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time