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Job TitleCytotechnologist/UKHCRequisition NumberRE24939Working TitleCytotechnologist - CytologyDepartment NameH3200:Laboratory ServicesWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level11Salary Range$25.71-42.94/hourType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification

CT at time of hire

Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time in front of a microscope.
Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods.
Repetitive motion.


Monday-Friday, days, (40 hrs/wk).

Job Summary

UK Healthcare is seeking an experienced Cytotechnologist. This position will perform laboratory procedures under the direction of the Cytopathology Supervisor.

Must successfully meet required performance standards of competency and proficiency testing. Perform cytology screening procedures with accuracy. Have similar pick-up rates for abnormalities and error rates do not exceed thresholds. Accurately use CoPath Plus computer system to record all procedures that are performed.

Will record neatly and legibly all documentation that is required to be written as opposed to computer entry. Will be able to remain calm in high-pressure situations and make quick decisions. Change priorities as emergency situations arise. Keep up to date on all new procedures and policy changes in the Cytology procedure manual. Perform or assist with projects or duties as assigned and approved by supervisor and/or director.

Skills / Knowledge / AbilitiesDoes this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

Graduate of accredited school of cytotechnology preferred.
Bachelor’s degree plus one or more years related experience preferred.
ThinPrep and Hologic imaging system preferred.

Deadline to Apply10/20/2020University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare seeks to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent employees, to provide the best experience for every patient, every time. If selected for a position, do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Values of diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a current CT(ASCP)--Cytotechnology American Society for Clinical Pathology certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please choose the answer that best describes your experience providing adequacy for fine needle aspirations under imaging guidance.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than1 year, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  5. * Please choose the answer that best describes your routine experience screening and interpreting fine needle aspirations.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  6. * Please choose the answer that best describes your processing experience using the ThinPrep 2000, Cellient cell block system, and the Hologic Imaging System.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  7. * Do you have a current ThinPrep certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 10/15/2020
    Application Due: 10/22/2020
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