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Cytopreparatory Technician - Cytology Lab Job

Job Number: RIH16203

Job Title: Per Diem - Cytopreparatory Technician - Cytology Lab

Department: Cytology Laboratory - 1012946

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Level of knowledge normally obtained through the completion of an Associates Degree in Laboratory Science or college level courses in Biology and Chemistry.

General knowledge of laboratory tests and procedures for handling laboratory specimens for processing within the cytology laboratory, in order to respond to requests for information; to receive, prepare specimens, identify specimens requiring special handling, to be knowledgeable in use of universal precautions.

Ability to perform independently within a broad scope of department policies and practices.

Organizational and clerical skills to maintain a variety of logs and records.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


Six months cytology laboratory experience, additional relevant education may be substituted for experience.

Under the general supervision of Cytology Technologist Specialist and the Pathology Manager, performs a wide variety of duties relative to the preparation and record keeping of cytology specimens for microscopic examination by a Cytologist or Pathologist. Resolves issues within the scope of authority or refers properly after obtaining sufficient background information.