Cytotechnologist provides clinical diagnostic study of cells for the purpose of recognizing and classifying malignant and benign inflammatory and irritative conditions.
Serving Galveston Island and the surrounding areas, UTMB has a diverse population that brings much interest to our workload. In addition to gynecological cases, our cytotechnologists evaluate non-gynecological/FNA specimens, and attend a variety of ROSE procedures. These include EBUS, EUS, radiology, and clinics. As a teaching facility, medical residents and fellows add to the learning experience and environment. We are committed to professional development and involve our techs in a myriad of projects from QA and statistical analysis to educational projects for presentation. In addition to these technical varieties, UTMB is a lovely place to work with caring people and great benefits.
Fixes, stains, and prepares microscopic slides to preserve specimen and enhance visibility.
Evaluates cell color, shape, and size to determine abnormalities.
Examines human cell samples to determine the presence of precancerous changes, cancer, or infections.
Performs a variety of laboratory procedures.
Assists clinicians within the hospital for the procurement of material from fine needle aspirations.
Assures specimen labeling requirements are met and all necessary clinical information is available.
Responds to inquiries regarding test results, methodology, and specific factors that can influence test results.
Assists with or performs accessioning, processing, and staining of specimens in accordance with the cytology processing manual.
Records classification and presents unusual characteristics to the pathologist.
Maintains records of assignments performed in cytology section.
Participates in continuing education, quality control procedures and documents accordingly; participates in proficiency testing.
Maintains laboratory area and equipment and performs including proper disposal of all bio-hazardous materials and chemically hazardous materials.
Maintains accurate inventory to complete work, and orders supplies as needed.
Adheres to internal controls established for department.
Adheres to all safety protocols in each laboratory area.
Performs related duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree in related field.
Certification as a Cytotechnologist by an approved accrediting agency.
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) is a component of the University of Texas System located in Galveston, Texas, about 50 miles southeast of downtown Houston. As a major academic medical center, UTMB Health includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; a robust research enterprise that attracts nearly $150 million in funding annually; a comprehensive inpatient care complex and Level 1 trauma center on Galveston Island; and an extensive network of campus- and community-based outpatient clinics. Its 12,000 employees work on the main campus in Galveston and at locations throughout East, Southeast and South Texas.