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Cytology/Specimen Prep Tech



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Birmingham, Alabama
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Prepare cytology slides from Gynecologic and Non Gynecologic Specimens for microscopic examination and diagnosis by Cytopathologists and Pathologists. Perform pre-analytical procedures including labeling, preparing aliquots, specimen processing, laboratory waste disposal and decontamination of laboratory areas.

. Accessions Gynecologic, Non Gynecologic, and Molecular specimens for microscopic evaluation by opening, verifying patient identity and sample integrity, labeling, entering information from the test requisition into the Laboratory Information System and preparation of the manifest.

. Processing cytology specimens including Liquid Based Pap tests, fine needle aspirations, non-gynecologic smears and monolayers.

. Pre-Aliquots and/or Aliquots specimens according to established procedures.

. Grosses and prepares smears, monolayed cytospins and cell blocks.

. Follows established protocols to avoid cross contamination during specimen handling.

. Maintains the quality control of the stains, reagents, and instruments for the laboratory.

. Stains, cover slip, collates and distributes all cases.

. Distributes cases to Cytotechnologist and/or Pathologist.

. Performs Quality Control and Quality Assurance on all slides processed based on established procedures.

. Processes reference test send outs and verifies correctness of order and results.

. Ensures that all inventories are complete and appropriate supplies are ordered.

. Completes all quality control, safety, and preventative maintenance logs on a daily basis.

. Disposes and labels biohazard and chemical waste appropriately.

. Maintains specimen identification and integrity throughout all processes of the department.

. Performs daily and weekly maintenance and/or log sheets on equipment in laboratory to include changing the stainer, basic cleaning of equipment, and recording, monitoring, and calibrating temperatures.

. Troubleshoots equipment failures.

. Answers phones and responds appropriately to client, laboratory staff and Pathologist.

. Files slides, logs, and reports.

. Disinfects laboratory work benches and work surfaces.

. Alerts appropriate laboratory personnel regarding delayed results.

. Maintains strictest confidentiality.

. Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and

departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals.

. Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations.

. Performs other duties as assigned.


High school diploma or equivalent. 1 year of practical laboratory experience preferred.

. Knowledge of CLIA regulations regarding proficiency testing, quality assurance and

quality control.

. Knowledge of laboratory policies and procedures, equipment, and testing to monitor

control checks.

. Knowledge of medical terminology desired

. Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

. Skill in using computer programs and applications.

. Skill in performing a full range of laboratory tests and operating a variety of laboratory

instrumentation and equipment.

. Ability to listen, read, understand, and follow oral, and written instruction.

. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.

. Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with employees, physicians, vendors, clients, and external agencies.

. Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger; handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to focus. Requires visual acuity and normal color perception.

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information

Recruiter: Jean Chambers

Phone: (410) 579-3072


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