Job Posting: Those who work in our Pathology Labs give their intellect, their curiosity, and everything they have in order to keep Cedars-Sinai at the forefront of industry innovation and discovery. This culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it's part of the reason we've been named one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. So if you're interested in becoming part of one of the top teams in the industry, we invite you join us. The Cytotechnologist functions with general direction from supervisory personnel. The Cytotechnologist demonstrates an understanding of and proficiency in screening and interpretation of both gynecology and non-gynecology cytology specimens. Responsibilities include writing a concise description of microscopic finding for each case that is screened based upon established specific cytomorphologic criteria using accepted terminology, and giving the final microscopic diagnosis for negative gynecology specimens. At times the Cytotechnologist performs other elated duties as requested, assists in image-guided FNAs, and teaches interpretation utilizing cytologic diagnostic criteria to pathology residents. Performs all job duties with sensitivity and attention to the developmental issues of the patient populations(s) being served. #LI-JG1 GD-JG15
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Education/Licensure Requirements: A valid California Cytotechnologist license required. ASCP Board of Registry certification as a Cytotechnologist required. Baccalaureate Degree in a biological science or a minimum of two years of college if ASCP exam passed prior to August 1988. Experience: One (1) year experience in gynecologic and/or non gynecologic interpretation, preferred. Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with peers, patients, physicians and other customers of the medical center. Full command (verbal and written) of the English language. Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking) Frequent sitting and standing; occasional walking and bending; occasional lifting of materials up to 25 pounds for distances to 10 feet. Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communication devices including telephones, beepers, fire alarms, mechanical failure alarms. Near visual acuity including color differentiation. Sufficient mobility to access equipment, patients and other customers. Exposure to minimal but constant noise levels. Repetitive hand motions. Microscopic work contributing to eye strain and back fatigue.
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