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Cytotechnologist

Company:
K.A. Recruiting, Inc.
Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Posted:
November 07, 2019

Description:

Full-time Cytotechnologist needed at at a top Laboratory in Las Vegas!

Job Summary: Responsible for staining, mounting and studying cells of the human body, under a microscope, to detect evidence of cancer, hormonal abnormalities, and other pathological conditions, following established standards and practices.

Essential Key Responsibilities:

- Maintains effective laboratory operations by adhering to standards of specimen collection, preparation, or laboratory safety.

- Documents specimens by verifying patient and specimen identification.

- Prepares microscopic slides from specimens of human cells.

- Mounts, stains, and examines smears under a microscope to evaluate specimen quality and recommends acceptance or rejection to Pathologist.

- Examines cell samples under the microscope to detect abnormalities in the color, shape, or size of cellular components and patterns.

- Classifies and distinguishes abnormal cell structures and reports abnormalities to Pathologists for further examination.

- Provides patient clinical data or microscopic findings to assist Pathologists in the preparation of pathology reports.

- Maintains roster of patients requiring follow-up analysis and advises Pathology of cell changes in subsequent specimen analysis.

- Prepares and analyzes samples, such as Papanicolaou (PAP) smear, body fluids, and fine needle aspirations (FNAs), to detect abnormal conditions.

- Enters data from analysis of medical tests and clinical results into the information system for storage.

- Utilizes centrifuge to separate cells and sediment from blood serum.

- Operates, calibrates and maintains equipment used in quantitative and qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters, flame photometers, and computercontrolled analyzers.

- Establishes and monitors quality assurance programs and activities to ensure the accuracy of laboratory results.

- Performs quality control checks of instruments, solutions, and test results against established standards.

- Adjusts, maintains, or repairs laboratory equipment such as microscopes.

- May train, supervise, and coordinate activities of cytology personnel.

- Maintains strictest confidentiality.

- Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals.

- Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations.

- Performs other duties as assigned.

Education/Licensure/Certification:

* Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Laboratory Science or equivalent under the 1988 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines of high complexity testing.

* State licensure, if applicable.

* Board of Certification (BOC) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

Offering competitive compensation and complete benefit!

For more information, please submit your resume for review.