Posted: Monday, November 6, 2017 11:40 PM
Job DescriptionCovenant HealthCareUS:MI:SAGINAWDAY SHIFT - 7:30 am - 4pm Monday - FridayFULL TIME BENEFITEDSummary:The Cytologist demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant and the commitment to Keeping our Promise of Caring. This individual is responsible for performance and reporting results promptly and proficiently on tests and patient specimens. Perform quality control procedure, instrument checks and maintenance, quality assurance studies and help maintain appropriate records as needed. Help as directed with research, new procedures, training and orientation. Comply with Covenant policies and procedures and help maintain a safe and efficient workplace. Insures assigned service meet CLIA 1988 accreditation standards and OSHA safety standards and provides quality service in an expeditious manner.Responsibilities:Performs all cytologic tests ordered by a physician using automated and/or manual methodsRepeats any test necessary, if said test is unsuitable for diagnosisInitial evaluation of all non-gyn specimens and abnormal gyn casesRenders interpretation on all negative gyn specimensRefers abnormal and non-gyn specimens to technical specialist (after initial screen)Prepares appropriate reports and records on cytology specimens reviewedCorrelates present and previous clinical and pathological history for each case as required for quality assurance monitors/logsPerforms all functions of specimen preparation, screening and collection, when necessaryAccession specimensPrepares non-gyn specimensStain slidesLabel specimens and slidesAnswer telephone callsRetrieve reports and slidesRe-coverslip slides as neededAssists clinicians with fine needle aspirationHelp make aspiration smearsDetermine adequacy of specimensDocument the slide interpretation results of each gynecologic and non-gyn category case examines or reviewed as specified under Cytology patient test management, quality control, quality assurance and proficiency testing requirements of CLIA-1988Each day, document the total number of slides examined/reviewed as well as the total number of slides examined/reviewed in any other laboratory and the same data for other CytologistsAssure that all remedial action is taken whenever test systems deviate from laboratory-established performance specificationsEnsure that patient Cytology test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioningResearch and development of new proceduresAccept and complete job related projectsComply with all Covenant and Laboratory policies, procedures and safety practicesDemonstrate working knowledge of appropriate safety protocol to include universal precautions, MSDS safety program, use of personal protective equipment in designated areas, and proper hand washing techniquesAssist in the training of new employees under direct control of the General SupervisorPerform other related duties as assignedDemonstrate a positive attitude in the workplace showing dependability, cooperation, and desire to produce the most accurate, timely and cost effective results attainableEducation:Baccalaureate degree in laboratory science from an accredited college/university with documentation of one year of training under a CAHEA accredited school of technology OR prior to September 1, 1992, an Associate Degree in laboratory science from an accredited college/university with documentation of one year of training under a CAHEA accredited school of technologySkills:Demonstrates excellent customer service skillsStrong written and verbal communication skillsAbility to utilize independent judgment and work autonomouslyExperience:At least two years of full-time experience in high-complexity Cytology testing examining cytology slide preparationsTechnical knowledge, skills and abilities as they relate to the various areas of the clinical labKnowledge of LIS applications (ie Cerner applications and databases) Company DescriptionCovenant HealthCare is a regional health care leader that offers a dynamic and supportive working atmosphere. Our workforce is comprised of a highly professional, diverse group of more than 4,000 individuals. We hold a high standard of patient care and support in our organization's success, which is why we believe that our staff plays a vital role in making Covenant HealthCare extraordinary.What makes a career at Covenant HealthCare so extraordinary?We are one of the largest, most comprehensive health care facilities north of metropolitan Detroit.We offer a broad spectrum of careers in services including cardiology, critical care, surgery, imaging and diagnostics, laboratory, oncology, orthopaedics, obstetrics, pediatrics, physical therapy, home health care and more.We offer competitive wages, comprehensive benefits, advancement and educational opportunities.We offer a culture rich in our Covenant WE CARE values.
• Location: Saginaw
• Post ID: 42232232 saginaw