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Cytotechnologist - Float

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary:
To perform screening tests which aid physicians in diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other disease. These tests are complex, require the use of professional judgement and are performed under the indirect supervision of a pathologist. This is a FLOAT position - Airport Way (AWL) is the home base with 20%-40% travel time to Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center (KSMC) and Kaiser Westside Medical Center (KWMC).
Essential Responsibilities:

  • Examine cells microscopically and using professional judgement, detect cancer and other conditions on Pap smears and fluids from various body sites. Prepare written diagnostic reports and make recommendation for further evaluation or treatment. Meets minimum screening standard set for department.

  • Perform QC procedures and document according to procedure.

  • Review retrospective slide QCs as determined by Department Director. Correlate results with findings from pathology

  • Document screening time, in compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Participate in teleconferences, CAP PAP PTS and multi-level scope sessions and other educational opportunities provided to maintain microscopic skills and screening parameters.

  • Perform duties for FNA adequacy assessment.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • N/A


      • Completion of approved structured program in cytology or equivalent knowledge as defined by Federal/State Regulations.

      • High school diploma or GED.

        License, Certification, Registration

        • Drivers License (in location where applicable)

        • Cytotechnologist Certificate from American Society for Clinical Pathologists

          Additional Requirements:

          • Operation and basic maintenance of microscope.

          • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

          • Demonstrated verbal and written command of the English language.

          • Access to reliable transportation during scheduled shifts for travel to KSMC and KWMC

            Preferred Qualifications:

            • Minimum five (5) years microscope work as a Cytotechnologist, including Gyn and Non-Gyn.

            • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

            • Ability to prioritize and organize.

            • Evidence of continuing education.

            • Willingness to present interesting cases or other areas of expertise in a classroom setting.

            • Knowledge and skills sufficient to provide technical instructions on problems and advise others on cytologic techniques.

            • Data entry skills.

            • Bachelors degree in cytology or biological science field.


              • M-F rotating weekends and holidays

                COMPANY: KAISER
                TITLE: Cytotechnologist - Float
                LOCATION: Portland, Oregon
                REQNUMBER: 1259882
                External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Portland , Cytotechnologist - Float, Other , Portland, Oregon

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