The main duties of the Cytotechnologist are performed in Anatomic Pathology in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service. The Cytotechnologist independently reviews clinical data of patients and evaluates all cytology preparations by light microscopy for the presence or absence of cellular patterns, presence of micro-organisms, inflammatory reactions, endocrinopathies, benign changes, pre-malignant changes, neoplasia, and cellular responses to therapeutic agents. The functions of the Cytotechnologist include but are not limited to the following: Accessions, processes, and stains a variety of specimen types, including but not limited to urines, bronchial specimens, body fluids, and pap tests. Attends fine needle aspiration biopsies to assist with processing, staining, and rapid onsite evaluation. - Performs diagnostic work with responsibility for identification, localization and interpretation of cellular abnormalities and for coordinating comprehensive routine and highly specialized cytopathology procedures. - Makes preliminary and final diagnoses independently of the pathologist and releases final negative gynecologic cytopathology reports to the patient medical record. - Makes diagnoses using clinical history provided and/or consults clinician using experience and knowledge in order to collect significant information necessary for an accurate diagnosis. - Analyze results for and anticipate variables, such as time and method of specimen collection, transportation, and procedure-specific preservation methods at all stages of preparation. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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