at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States
As a Cytotechnologist at ChristianaCare, you will perform cytologic procedures and microscopic examinations on tissue specimens and body fluids to provide physicians with information to aid in diagnosing and treating patients. This is a day shift position; hours are 7:30 to 4:00.
Principal duties and Responsibilities:
-Examine gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology specimens microscopically according to established protocol
-Assist in acquiring and assessing adequacy of fine needle aspirations
-Prepare non-gynecologic specimens by smear techniques, cytocentrifugation or filtration according to procedure
-Prepare and maintain chemical reagents and stains
-Communicate results of testing to nursing units, physicians, and other authorized individuals
-Actively participate in quality control program
-Perform assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; report to the supervisor, in a timely fashion, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients or visitors
-Perform other related duties as directed
Education and Experience Requirements:
-One year experience preferred
-CT (ASCP) certification
-Experience in clinical cytologic techniques and procedures
-Basic skills for safe and aseptic laboratory research
-Ability to coordinate simultaneous tests and procedures with accuracy
-Experience with quality assurance principles and techniques
-Experience using automated laboratory equipment
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.