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Clinical Lab Scientist Cytology Lead Pathology Full Time Days - SIGN ON BONUS!

Facility Landmark Medical Center
Clinical Professional
Position Type
Full Time


Analytical cytologic evaluation and determination of an initial differential diagnosis of various cellular preparations from all sites of the body and collected by various means including fine needle-aspiration; preparation of cytologic specimens for microscopic evaluation utilizing all the various techniques; assists physician in obtaining cell samples; other duties assigned. Special projects or other assignments may be given with expectations to be completed in a specified timeframe involved in performance improvement program for Pathology and Lab. Produce workload summary and charge pursuant to regulatory requirements.


Each individual performs only those waived, moderate, or highly complex tests authorized by CLIA, Bus. & Prof. Code Section 1204, and must possess a degree of skill commensurate with individual�s education, training or experience and technical abilities. This individual: 1) functions as the department Section Supervisor or Lead, responsible for supervising the daily operation of the section(s), 2) provides consultative services to the medical staff in the capacity of Technical Consultant, 3) oversees the section/department performance improvement program and participates in hospital interdisciplinary performance improvement initiatives, 4) is responsible for the technical and fiscal management of the section(s), 5) oversees the section(s) quality management/assurance program, 6) ensures compliance with all regulatory and accreditation requirements, 7) assesses staff competency and completes performance evaluations in a timely manner,8) ensures the accuracy of patient results prior to releasing or reporting, 9) develops, maintains and updates section policy and procedure manuals, 10) reviews quality control performance ensuring documentation of corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory�s established performance specifications, 11) identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance and either correct the problem or immediately notify the, Director, or Medical Director, 12 ensures the performance and documentation of equipment maintenance � daily, weekly, monthly, or as needed, 12) recognizes age specific differences in expected results for newborns to geriatrics, 14) ensures that the testing of proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples and that collaboration with other laboratories is prohibited prior to the reporting of proficiency testing results to the appropriate agencies, 15) ensures the currency of all laboratory policies and procedures, 16) adheres to all department and hospital policies and procedures related to safety, infection control, emergency preparedness, and human resources, 17) may be assigned responsibilities related to LIS and/or POC. 18) other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned by the department manager/director.


Education and Work Experience


  1. ASCP certification, or equivalent, required
  2. Minimum five years hospital laboratory work experience required
  3. Bachelor's Degree in chemical, physical, biological science, or Medical Laboratory Technology from an accredited institution, or other educational requirements as stated in CLIA (42 CFR 493.1489)
  4. Current and Valid State License if the laboratory is located in a state where required.


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