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Cytology Technical Assistant- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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Job ID: 222606
Category: Medical Laboratory/Pathology
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: To Be Determined

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a Cytology Technical Assistant to join their team:

  • Summary:

  • The Cytology Technical Assistant promptly and accurately performs preparation, staining, mounting, scanning, and special procedures in the Cytology lab. Responsibilities include reviewing incoming samples and requisitions before testing for proper patient identification and checking the acceptability of the samples for the requested tests. The Cytology Technical Assistant prepares batches of slides/specimens to send back to cytotechnologist/pathologist/ancillary laboratories for review, diagnosis or additional tests.

Responsibilities:

  • Accurately performs routine staining, mounting, and special procedures on Gyn and Non-Gyn cytology specimens.
  • Operates, troubleshoots, and maintains lab instruments and tools used in the lab, Assists in developing or evaluating new technologies or test procedures in the lab.
  • Accurately reviews patient samples/requisitions to properly capture all requested tests and evaluates the suitability of the sample.
  • Promptly batches and sends slides/specimens back to cytotechnologist, pathologists or ancillary laboratories for review or additional tests.
  • Minimizes the need to re-prepare cytology samples and promptly re-preps the samples, when requested.
  • Accurately checks worksheets and lists in the lab information system to ensure all pending and completed work is promptly captured.
  • Operates and maintains Hologic Thin Prep imager.
  • Performs weekly/daily checks and documentation of temperatures, stainer slide counts, and stain lots.

Credentials:

    Education or Equivalent Experience:

    • H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
    • Enrollment in an accredited school of Cytotechnology, Histotechnology, Medical Technology/Technician program, or other previous related laboratory experience Prior experience with Laboratory Information Systems

    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

    Live Your Life's Work

    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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