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Cytotechnologist

Company: Sonora Quest
Location: Sun City West
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

Primary City/State: Phoenix, Arizona Department Name: Cytology-Ref Lab Work Shift: Day Job Category: Lab We are seeking knowledgeable, resourceful, and adaptable individuals who enjoy a dynamic work environment, problem solving, and innovative process improvement. Our company values of accountability, collaboration, compassion, integrity and quality combined with a patient centric focus drive our mission for quality outcomes. We are looking for like-minded, patient focused individuals who are excited about Cytology and genuinely care about patient care. $5,000.00 Sign on bonus! Starting salary $36/hr. for new graduates! What makes us excited about our Cytology department? We are a full-service, core facility that services multiple hospitals and commercial work throughout the state of Arizona.
- On-site Cytotechnologists at 7 Banner Health Medical Centers - Academic affiliations with leading institutions in the state of Arizona including Banner M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, AZ.
- EBUS, EUS and ENB procedure assistance including ROSE - CE opportunities including Tumor Board - Peer mentoring - Supportive environment that fosters learning and focuses on patient care - Dynamic team that is constantly learning to remain industry relevant - Career growth opportunities POSITION SUMMARY Responsible for quality and productive microscopic examination and evaluation of gynecological and non-gynecological specimens, primarily for the diagnosis of malignant and pre-malignant conditions. This position may assist with fine needle aspiration collection and NGYN and FNA screening. Proficiency testing and continuing education are required for all cytotechnologists. This position is required to keep daily workload records in accordance with CLIA '88. CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Microscopically screens and evaluates conventional, ThinPrep and SurePath gynecologic specimens, maintaining a high level of quality in accordance with the established performance standards for cytotechnologists. Microscopically screens and evaluates all cytologic specimens with a level of productivity in accordance with the established performance standards for cytotechnologists. 2. Participates in proficiency testing in accordance with the established performance standards for cytotechnologists. 3. Obtains a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education annually, including monthly microscope sessions, in accordance with the established performance standards for cytotechnologists. 4.Appropriately refers abnormal cases to pathologists for sign-out using established cytologic criteria. Maintains TIS Full Screen rate in accordance with the established performance standards for cytotechnologists. 5. Maintains department performance indicators of corrective action, EC Absent rate and ASCUS:SIL ratio in accordance with the established performance standards for cytotechnologists. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - Completion of cytotechnology program from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) school. ASCP certification or eligible required.
- Students may be hired at the job title equivalent of a future Cytotechnologist under the following conditions: Student is enrolled in a cytotechnology program at CAAHEP school with a completion date within six (6) months of hire. Student must pass the ASCP Board Certification at the first opportunity but no later than 3 months after program completion - A Bachelor's degree is required for individuals registered by the ASCP after September 1, 1994.
- Good interpersonal and organizational skills required.
- This position requires attaining 90% on an internal proficiency test at the time of interview.
- This position requires passing annually the required CAP-PT (or approved alternative by CLIA).
- This position requires maintaining 80% proficiency on quarterly GYN CAP mailings as well as 24 continuing education credits each year. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Additional related education and/or experience preferred

Keywords: Sonora Quest, Sun City West , Cytotechnologist, Other , Sun City West, Arizona

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