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Cytotechnologist - Per Diem

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
Jul 20, 2022

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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Performs cytopathologic diagnosis of benign and malignant conditions and performs a full range of quantitative and qualitative cytologic tests on a variety of cell samples for the presence or absence of cancer, infectious processes and other cellular abnormalities. Ensures efficiency and effectiveness of laboratory operations enabling ability of the laboratory to meet the needs of patients as determined by the medical staff.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Performs cytodiagnosis of benign and malignant conditions with pathologist.
  • Classifies slides, records classification, and presents slides with abnormal cell structures to pathologist for further examination.
  • Stains and mounts slides and examines human body cells to detect evidence of cancer or other diseased conditions.
  • Compiles listing of patients for follow up analysis of specimens; prepares and analyzes the new specimens for cell changes and reports findings to pathologist.
  • Prepares written cytopathologic diagnostic reports using recognized terminology, and makes recommendations for further evaluation or treatment.
  • Maintains cytotechnologist's screening workload statistics and other related data as required by regulatory agencies and laboratory manager.
  • Develops, maintains and participates in staff educational programs. Provides technical instruction to other departments.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to maintain certification/licensure, and/or keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Bachelor's Degree Or ASCP Certification as a Cytotechnologist, grandfather clause
  • Three to five years in a cytology lab as a certified cytotechnologist. Proven interpretive skill.
  • Graduate of ASCP approved cytotechnologist school

Required Certification/Licensure:
  • California Cytotechnologist license
  • Certification as a Cytotechnologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists - CT(ASCP) is preferred

Additional Information:
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.#LI-AH


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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