Cytotechnologist

Mercy Health

Mercy Health

Toledo, OH, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024
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About Us

As a faith-based and patient-focused organization, Mercy Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of all people in mind, body and spirit through exceptional patient care. Success in this goal requires a culture of compassion, collaboration, excellence and respect. Mercy Health seeks people that are committed to our values of compassion, human dignity, integrity, service and stewardship to create an environment where associates want to work and help communities thrive.

Job Summary:

The skilled Cytotechnologist is responsible for staining, mounting, and studying cells of the human body under a microscope to detect evidence of precancerous, malignant, and infectious conditions. The Cytotechnologist is responsible for performing a variety of complex laboratory test and procedures on patients of all ages according to established protocols.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides patient clinical data or microscopic findings to assist pathologists in the preparation of pathology reports
  • Mounts, stains, and examines smears under a microscope to evaluate specimen quality and recommends acceptance or rejection to Pathologist
  • Maintains effective laboratory operations by adhering to standards of specimen collection, preparation, or laboratory safety
  • Classifies and distinguishes abnormal cell structures and reports abnormalities to Pathologists for further examination
  • Documents data from analysis of medical tests and clinical results into the hospital system for patient record
  • Monitors inventory of supplies, equipment, and reagents used, and places orders for replacements as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science: Biology, Chemistry, or Medical Laboratory Sciences, required
  • Completion of Cytotechnology Program, required

Certifications:

  • Cytotechnologist (CT) Certification by a nationally recognized certification agency (preferably ASCP), is required

Experience:

  • Three years of Clinical Lab experience preferred

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently within a team and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to provide quality, error-free work in a fast-pasted environment
  • Engage with staff and patients in a professional manner
Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
Paid time off
Educational Assistance
And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com