Cytotechnologist

Location
Houston, Texas
Posted
November 20 2021
Ref
8630
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Purpose

Works closely with Pathologists and clinical lab staff to screen cytology cases for abnormalities. Position located off-site at BCM Pathology Histology lab at 2525 W. Bellfort.

Job Duties

  • Accessions and processes all cytology specimens according to established procedures.
  • Screens GYN, FNA and Non-GYN cytology preparations microscopically and renders accurate diagnosis.
  • Performs lab procedures, including staining, cover slipping, Pap processing, HPV testing, and CT/CG testing.
  • Assists in fine-needle aspirations.
  • Maintains QC records of work.
  • Stays informed of current CAP/CLIA requirements and checklists and new developments in cytology.
  • Maintains continuing education requirements.
  • Successfully completes annual proficiency testing for Gyn screening.
  • Accurately documents diagnosis in the LIS system.
  • Performs and documents all required quality control, quality assurance and quality management.
  • Adjusts work schedule to accommodate departmental/organizational needs.
  • Maintains a safe environment within the Laboratory, following all policies and procedures for safety, hazardous materials, security, emergency preparedness and HIPAA.
  • Utilizes digital slide scanning and manage the slide scanning workflow including receipt, accessioning and return of slides.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in biological science or related field.
  • One year of relevant experience.
  • Certified Cytotechnologist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC).


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • Three years of relevant experience.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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