American Esoteric Laboratories

Cytotechnologist

US-TN-Memphis
Type
Full Time (30 hrs +)
Weekends
Occasional
Start
8:00a
Shift
Day
End
4:30p

Position Summary

American Esoteric Laboratories (AEL), a Sonic Healthcare Company, is a community-based leader in laboratory medicine dedicated to provide quality care, innovative solutions, and personal service.  AEL has serviced the medical community for more than 50 years with a strong community presence throughout the Mid-South encompassing Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.  AEL has a far-reaching infrastructure including a 154-vehicle fleet tracking over 3,500 stops a day.  AEL is embedded within the communities servicing several Patient Service Centers (PSCs). 

 

AEL is the largest independent laboratory network in Tennessee and the Mid-South offering a broad spectrum of clinical laboratory services dedicated to provide accurate and diagnostically meaningful results.  AEL has an extensive test menu including hematology, clinical chemistry, coagulation studies, toxicology, cytology, histology, and comprehensive microbiology services.  AEL is committed to delivering personalized customer service to support clients.  

 

American Esoteric Laboratories Inc, (AEL), is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Cytotechnologist.  

 

Position Summary:

 

Performs pre-and final evaluation of cytological specimens using microscope and clinical standards to correlate test results and assess the need for additional testing and/or referral to pathologist to assure accurate diagnosis.  Under the general direction of Pathology Section Supervisor, responsible for 1 shift, 8 hours/day, 5 days/week.  Incumbents are subject to overtime and call back as required.

 

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Document the number of slides examined during a 24 hour period and the number of hours spent examining slides.
  • Evaluates, interpret patient specimens and document microscopically to determine specimen adequacy and the presence of abnormal cells.
  • Assures all cytology gyn and non-gyn protocols, and qa and qc procedures are followed by utilizing appropriate documentation to reduce chance of error or adverse patient outcome.
  • Communicates with caregivers (nursing units and physicians, etc.) using customer service skills to assure high quality cytology testing processes and optimum patient care outcomes.
  • Performs quality control assessments on stain and routine instrument and microscope maintenance using accrediting agency standards and manufacturer specifications to assure accuracy of laboratory test results and correct basic instrument malfunctions and notify supervision when appropriate.
  • Maintains personal skill competencies and assures section in-service and education needs are met by staying abreast of current trends, regulations, safety, to comply with licensing and accrediting standards and regulations.
  • Utilize the US to accurately and effectively report patient results following established procedures.
  • Performs related accountabilities/responsibilities as required or directed.

 

Knowledge/Education:

 

BS degree from an accredited college or university and completion of an AMA approved program of cytotechnology.

 

Experience: 

 

One year of experience as a cytotechnologist.

 

Licensure, Registration, Certification:

 

American Society for Clinical Pathologists certification or eligible CT (ASCP).

 

Physical Requirements:

 

Work requires the physical demands of standing, bending, lifting, stooping or performing other work requiring light physical exertion (up to 30 pounds) on an occasional basis (up to 15% of time) and frequent walking; or moderate physical exertion (up to 50 pounds) on an intermittent basis (not a routine part of the job).

 

Environmental Conditions:

 

Work involves frequent exposure to unpleasant working conditions or undesirable elements, may involve exposure to a variety of elements which are potentially hazardous or harmful which require exercise of well defined precautions for protection from injury or illness.

 

American Esoteric Laboratories (AEL) is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

 

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