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Lead Cytotechnologist

Company: UPMC in Central Pa.
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Lead CytotechnologistShift: FULL TIMESummary of Department/Service Line:UPMC Harrisburg, located in downtown Harrisburg, is a full-service acute care hospital with 409 beds. The hospital serves as the hub for the UPMC network, providing the most advanced care to the residents throughout southcentral Pennsylvania. UPMC's focus includes treating acute and chronic illness and delivering first class preventive care to the community. That's why in everything UPMC does, their goal is to meet or exceed the expectations of their patients and their families. As a leading employer in the region, UPMC strives to attract and retain talented, compassionate people who share this same vision. There are many benefits to becoming an employee at UPMC:Collaborative work environmentCompetitive wages and benefitsUPMC Total RewardsJob Summary:Make the final interpretation on both quality control Pap tests and the initial diagnosis of negative Pap tests and render a diagnosis for consideration by the Pathologist on all other cell samples. Lead the Cytotechnologists and Specialty Cytotechnologists.Responsibilities include but not limited to:Perform final sign out of diagnoses on the majority of Pap tests.Render diagnosis for consideration by Pathologist on all other cell samples and mark diagnostic areas on slide.Correlate pertinent clinical history and obtain it when necessary as well as correlate current case with previous cytologic and/or surgical specimens.Enter diagnoses on all patient cases in the Pathology Information System and sign out negative Pap tests.Maintain in-depth knowledge of cytologic criteria and keep abreast of current developments in the field of cytotechnology.Perform all responsibilities according to the philosophy of the UPMC Health System such that the needs of our customers are fulfilled.Interact with all laboratory customers courteously and professionally; respond to telephone inquiries in a timely manner.Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies in areas of procedures, methods, quality control, quality assurance, safety, compliance, and personnel policies.Perform evaluation of cell samples according to established protocols with accuracy in a timely and efficient manner.The Lead Cytotechnologist will assure staff compliance with required instrument maintenance protocols to maximize instrument operation and assure consistent specimen quality outcomes.Responsible for overseeing lab supplies and ordering supplies.Performs lab send outs for patient testing.Responsible for ensuring and maintaining quality control and quality assurance measures in the laboratory.Identify problems with instrumentation, methodology, specimens, supplies, or results and take appropriate action.Operate and maintain equipment within the scope of training utilizing defined schedules and written instructions to perform quality control checks, preventive maintenance, and calibration.Perform minor repairs.Perform responsibilities as 60% technical bench duties and 40% lead specialist duties.Assist Manager with the department staff annual performance evaluations by providing objective feedback, concurrently, retrospectively, and completing a peer review written evaluation as part of the annual performance management review process.Interview and participate in the skills assessment of job applicants.Assume responsibility for first-line supervision of the section/department in the absence of the manager.Train and orient new employees, students, and residents, as applicable and as assigned.Assist with being inspection ready according to standards set by the College of American Pathologists.Review and update policies/procedures and compose new policies/procedures as assigned by manager.Responsible for creating amended reports for both cytotechnologists and pathologists.Perform quality control re-screening on Pap tests and perform final sign out or turn in to Pathologist for review.Present cytology conferences; assist with clinical administrative functions.Participate in special research projects as requested; conduct, direct, or assist with procedure development and methodology/equipment evaluation and selection and implementation.Assist with the collection of fine needle aspirations and other specimens as necessary following established procedures.Oversee and assist with problem solving of staining and cytopreparatory procedures; perform cytopreparation, staining and clerical functions, as necessary.Assists pathologists with problem solving various types of issues related to patient testing.Performs various administrative functions including but not limited to cytohistologic correlations, statistics, and related laboratory records.Participate in various hospital committees representing pathology.Uses independent judgement and discretion in making decisions regarding the laboratory.Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university required.Successful completion of a CAHEA accredited Cytotechnology program required three years of experience as a Cytotechnologist required.Pathology Information System experience preferred.Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:Maintenance of SCT(ASCP) certification is required through continuing education credits. Analytical skills necessary to make decisions related to patient testing. The interpersonal ability to interact with hospital staff, students, and outside laboratories.Clearances must be within five years.American Society for Clinical PathologyAct 33 with renewalAct 34 with renewalAct 73 FBI Clearance with renewalKey Words:Cytotechnology, lab, specimen, surgical, diagnostic, pathology, hospital, health system.About South Central PennsylvaniaFeatures both rural and suburban living and boasts an abundance of sports, arts, cultural events, and entertainment.Close to historically significant areas such as Gettysburg and world-famous Hersheypark and Hershey's Chocolate World.Offers top-rated public schools, blue-ribbon private schools, and some of Pennsylvania's top colleges and universities.Area school districts are consistently ranked in the top 20% of Pennsylvania.With affordable homes - a composite cost of living index of 99.7 as compared to 101.2 in Philadelphia - it's a great place to grow a career and family.Listed among Forbes.com "America's Most Livable Cities," and ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Cities to Live," it's an easy daytrip to New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.About UPMC in Central Pa.UPMC in Central Pa. is a nationally recognized leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered health care services in central Pennsylvania and surrounding rural communities.As part of the UPMC not-for-profit system, UPMC in Central Pa. cares for more than 1.2 million area residents yearly, providing life-saving emergency care, essential primary care, and leading-edge diagnostic services.UPMC in Central Pa. includes seven acute care hospitals with 1,245 licensed beds, over 200 outpatient clinics and ancillary facilities, more than 2,900 physicians and allied health professionals, and approximately 13,400 employees.It is a health care hub serving Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Juniata, Franklin, Adams, and parts of Snyder counties.UPMC was named as one of the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare" for 2022 by Becker's Healthcare. For inclusion on this list, hospitals, health systems, and health care companies must demonstrate initiatives and commitment to promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement, and professional growthApply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/yybXA5UwjZnOkHbkHWnRbPI190545585

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