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As a Cytotechnologist at ChristianaCare, you will perform cytologic procedures and microscopic examinations on tissue specimens and body fluids to provide physicians with information to aid in diagnosing and treating patients. This is a day shift position; hours are 7:30 to 4:00.
Principal duties and Responsibilities :
-Examine gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology specimens microscopically according to established protocol -Assist in acquiring and assessing adequacy of fine needle aspirations -Prepare non-gynecologic specimens by smear techniques, cytocentrifugation or filtration according to procedure -Prepare and maintain chemical reagents and stains -Communicate results of testing to nursing units, physicians, and other authorized individuals -Actively participate in quality control program -Perform assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; report to the supervisor, in a timely fashion, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients or visitors -Perform other related duties as directed
Education and Experience Requirements :
-B.S. Cytotechnologist -One year experience preferred -CT (ASCP) certification -Experience in clinical cytologic techniques and procedures -Basic skills for safe and aseptic laboratory research -Ability to coordinate simultaneous tests and procedures with accuracy -Experience with quality assurance principles and techniques -Experience using automated laboratory equipment
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.