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Cytotechnologist Job

Job Number: RIH17303

Job Title: Cytotechnologist

Department: Cytology Laboratory - 1012946

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and successful completion of cytotechnology internship from an approved program (ASCP (CT) registry of eligible).
National Certification (or eligible) in Cytology by ASCP or equivalent.

Must possess keen perceptual ability.

Must be able to function as part of a team which includes physicians, surgeons, nurses, therapists and other specialists to assure a high quality of patient care.

Microscopic work requires intense concentration and confinement for long periods of time over which accuracy and productivity must be maintained.

Must maintain a consistent high level of quality specimen processing skill, technical excellence and expertise.

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.
Proficiency in non-gyn/ FNA screening is highly desirable.

Reports to the Cytology Technologist Specialist and the Pathology Manager. Identifies and Interprets detailed morphologic features of normal and abnormal cells from various body sites and is able to correlate these findings with clinical information to formulate a cytopathology diagnosis in consultation with the Pathologist. The performance of this task requires a high degree of responsibility and accuracy of interpretation and judgment because the Cytotechnologist is solely responsible for the determination and interpretation of negative cases.