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Cytotechnologist

OSF Healthcare

OSF Healthcare

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Job Description

Overview

**Sign on Bonus Eligible, internal Mission Partners not eligible**

1 year- $5,000

2 year- $10,000

3 year- $20,000

Expected pay for this position is $37.99 - $44.70/hour. Actual pay will be determined by experience, skills and internal equity.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Position is responsible for participating in highly complex, technically specialized tasks involved in screening slides of clinical specimens for evidence of cancer or other pathological conditions. In doing so documents findings and activities according to departmental terminology and protocols including; marking abnormalities, rendering diagnoses and determining cases for quality control or subsequent review by a pathologist. Position will be required to perform routine quality control, participate in cellular evaluations for specimen adequacy, provide procedural support and perform specimen processing as needed. Position will also assist with the technical oversight and direction of routine cytology processing procedures in order to ensure high quality, diagnostic throughput in the department. Position requires technical diagnostic expertise, attention to detail and the analytic skills required to remedy any technical difficulties encountered.


Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Bachelor Degree with successful completion of a NAACLS accredited cytology program.

Experience:

  • One year of Laboratory experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience:

  • Three years of full time experience as a certified CT in a Cytology Laboratory.

Licensure/Certifications

  • CT (ASCP)

Other skills/knowledge

  • Technical expertise necessary in order to interpret tests, recognize abnormal test results, validate and optimize new testing platforms, synthesize complex technical procedures and troubleshoot technical or equipment issues.
  • Analytical skills necessary to interpret and determine appropriate specimen preparation method, and to evaluate suitability of slides and stains produced.
  • Ability to work on several projects at one time with good organizational skills, judgment and technical skills.
  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively and communicate with patients and other health care professionals.
  • High level of professionalism and skillful performance in stressful situations.

OSF HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer.