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 www.cu.edu/cu-careers * 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Posting Date: Aug 20, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing