Physician's Automated Laboratory, Inc.

  • Cytotechnologist

    Job Location US-CA-Santa Fe Springs
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    PRN (less than 20 hrs per week)
    West Pacific Medical Laboratory
  • Responsibilities

    General Description and Essential Functions


    • As dictated by the FDA 2010 Guidelines, CMS, State of California and/or other regulatory agency, may screen up to, but not to exceed, 80 slides in a 24-hour period.
    • Perform initial screen of Non-GYN specimens, fine needle aspirations, and cell blocks.
    • Assist with the Cyto preparation of cytology specimens as needed.
    • Perform any other cytology related task as required by the supervisor or Director of Laboratory.
    • Extensive microscope work
    • Maintains QA/ QC logs, Proficiency testing, and Registry/ Licensing
    • Other duties may apply as necessary
    • Participates in and supports all Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement endeavors for the
    • laboratory, as applicable


    Physical Capabilities


    • Light physical effort (lift/carry up to 25 lbs.)
    • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching
    • Frequent, prolonged standing/sitting/walking
    • Must be able to see, hear, and respond adequately
    • Extensive computer work
    • Occasional use of telephone and fax
    • May interact with Division personnel and/or attend meetings, educational training


    Work Experience and Educational Requirements


    • (B.S.) Bachelor’s of Science degree from accredited four-year college or university.
    • Graduation from an Accrediting Bureau of Health Education School accredited school of cytotechnology or other organization approved by Health and Human Services.
    • Requires valid California Cytotechnology License; A.S.C.P. certification desirable, but not required.
    • Continuing education as dictated by governmental agencies required for license validity.


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