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Cytologist

St. Luke's Hospital
Duluth

Job Description

Education and/or related work experience is required
Certification/Licensure/Registration

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the processing and examination of cytology specimens.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Two (2) year degree; 60 semester hours in an accredited college/university; one (1) year successful completion of Cytopathology program or six (6) months training and six (6) months in approved cytology lab; graduation from a school of cytotechnology accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of Certification Cytology by a certifying agency approved by HHS.

Experience: N/A

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Within six (6) months of hire, ASCP certification as Cyto-Technologist.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education: N/A

Experience: N/A

Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to process cytology specimens; ability to screen and evaluate adequacy on cytology specimens; perform clerical duties such as: computer entry, order, filing and reporting; knowledge of histochemical/immunocytochemical procedures; good communication skills; work in close quarters with other people often under stressful conditions. Occasional prolonged standing/walking.

READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.

SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Stand - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

Walk - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

Sit - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours)

Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

Reach with hands and arms - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours)

Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - OccasionallyUnder 1/3(1-2.5 hours)

Bending-repetitive forward - OccasionallyUnder 1/3(1-2.5 hours)

Talk or hear - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

LIFTING REQUIREMENTS

Up to 10 pounds - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

Up to 25 pounds - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours)

Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

WORKING CONDITIONS

Exposed to infection from disease-bearing specimens, occasionally exposed to radiation hazards; exposed to odorous chemicals and specimens.

Employment Type

Unscheduled (Casual)

Schedule

.00, M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm, Req # - 18434

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