Cytotechnologist II in Fort Myers, FL at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 7/30/2022

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Job Description

Cytotechnologist II - Fort Myers, FL - Monday-Friday

Position Summary

Performs microscopic examination of gynecologic and non-gynecologic slides for abnormal cellular changes.  Responsible for referring appropriate cases for hierarchical review.   Performs all duties in accordance with state and federal regulations.  Maintains appropriate workload and quality assurance records.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.         Under general supervision, examine microscopically and interpret gynecologic and non-gynecologic slides for infectious, reactive/reparative and abnormal cells.  Refer appropriate cases for hierarchical review.

2.         Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of results. Refer to supervisor/manager and document corrective action taken.

3.         Fulfill the responsibilities as listed in CLIA  (CFR 493.1485):

•           Document interpretation results of each specimen examined or reviewed.

•           For each 24-hour period, document the total number of slides examined or reviewed in the laboratory as well as the total number of slides examined or reviewed in any other laboratory or for any other employer.

•           Document the number of hours spent examining slides in each 24-hour period.

4.         Maintain and provide evidence of all required qualifications including ASCP, state licenses and liquid-based cytology certification, as applicable. 

5.         Maintain familiarity with CLIA regulations, as applicable to cytology.

6.         Maintain specimen integrity and patient identification of all samples examined.

7.         Enter and/or report results into the laboratory information system, as applicable.

8.         Maintain confidentiality of patient test results in accordance with HIPAA regulations.

9.         Adhere to and document required quality control activities.

10.       Comply with all corporate, safety, quality control and quality assurance standards.

11.       Comply with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP regulations

12.       Participate successfully in required training and competency assessment.

13.       Participate successfully in a CMS approved proficiency-testing program annually, as applicable.

14.       Acquire and document required number of continuing education hours annually.

15.       Screening and preparation of non-gyn slides on a routine basis.

16.       Ability to perform offsite specimen adequacy with or without a pathologist.

17.       Triage of FNA samples appropriately to assist radiologist, clinician, and pathologist for optimal patient care.

18.       Strong non-gyn interpretation skills.

19.       Prior experience with FNA immediate adequacy evaluation is preferred.

20.       To be able to work independently and have good decision making skills.

21.       Demonstrate high level of professionalism and professional rapport with pathologist, radiologist, staff and patient.

22.       Willing to drive to offsite clinics.

23.       Be flexible with hours in order to accommodate offsite clinic FNA scheduling.

24.       Demonstrate Quality, Safety, Efficiency, Situational Awareness mindfulness.

25.       Appropriate attire, including PPE.

26.       Maintain proper documentation of all required logs.

27.       Initial submission of driving record.

28.       Submission of annual Tuberculosis tests and radiation monitoring badges.

29.       Perform other duties as assigned, (e.g., specimen processing, data entry) to include performing and documenting quality control rescreening, if qualified under CFR 493.1469 (Cytology General Supervisor Qualifications).

Minimum Qualifications:

1.         Meet CLIA requirements (CFR.493.1483).

2.         Meet state licensure requirements, if applicable.

3.         Meet ASCP requirements for Cytotechnologist (if not certified prior to employment, must pass ASCP registry within one year of start date).

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

Liquid-based cytology training/certification (ThinPrep and/or Surepath), preferred.