Group Lead Cytology - West Hills, CA req40193 in Los Angeles, CA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 7/18/2020

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Group Lead Cytology- West Hills, California - MONDAY - FRIDAY

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a Lab Technician you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, Lab Technicians play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. We are tech driven, and we’re creating the lab of the future – an environment where you can deliver cutting edge diagnostics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Meet CLIA requirements for cytotechnologist (CFR 493.1483) and cytotechnologist general supervisor
(CFR 493.1469), which include at least 3 years experience within the previous 10 years.
Meet state licensure requirements, if applicable.
ASCP certified as CT (ASCP)
Liquid based training/certification (ThinPrep and/or Surepath)
Requires strong organizational skills, the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and heavy volume of work.

Duties and Responsibilities:

As delegated by the general supervisor or manager, assist with the scheduling, support and QA/QC activities of the Cytotechnology staff in a single department or a group of cytotechnologists within the department.
Perform all duties and responsibilities of a cytotechnologist, including documenting interpretation results of each specimen examined or reviewed, documenting 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, and documenting the number of hours spent examining slides in each 24-hour period. (CFR 493.1485)
Perform and document quality control rescreen of cytology cases.
Provide and document feedback to cytotechnologists for rescreened cases.
Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met.
Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP regulations.
Assist supervisor/manager in implementing all local, business unit, and corporate policies and procedures within established timeframes, i.e. TAT goals, SOP implementation deadlines.

Other Duties (may be assigned by supervisor/manager):

Perform and document rescreen of selected cytology cases, including new hire monitoring, retrospective review of prior negatives, and other additional QC monitoring.
Perform and document orientation/training process for newly hired cytotechnologists.
Assist in documentation and submission of all required laboratory, departmental, and staff statistics/reports.
Assist supervisor/manager in evaluating and documenting employee performance.Coach and counsel employees providing feedback, support or corrective action, as needed.
Coordinate follow-up of abnormal cytology cases.
Coordinate cytology/histology correlation process.
Take leadership role in problem solving/troubleshooting in the department, as needed.
Ensure all continuing education requirements are met.Present or coordinate internal or external continuing education programs.
Provide guidance and feedback to support staff for preanalytic and post-analytic phases of testing.
Perform other duties, as assigned.

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