Cytotechnologist
Job ID: R0029292 | Medical Laboratories | Full time | Charlottesville, VA
Performs highly specialized and complex testing that involves the microscopic screening and evaluation of cytologic specimens for the detection of cancer and other pathologic conditions.
  • Performs thorough and accurate microscopic evaluation of gynecologic Pap tests using recognized cytomorphologic criteria to make cytological interpretations and correlates findings with patient clinical data according to established laboratory procedures.
  • Performs thorough and accurate microscopic evaluation of non-gynecologic, fine needle aspiration and consult cellular samples using recognized cytomorphologic criteria to make cytological interpretations and correlates findings with patient clinical data according to established laboratory procedures.

  • Accurately records all appropriate specimen and results data for cases screened by self in the Beaker computer system in accordance with established laboratory procedures.

  • Provides technical support for the fine needle aspiration service.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of laboratory quality assurance, safety and compliance programs and performs tasks within those guidelines.

  • Engages in technical processing, preparation, staining, and cover slipping of cytological specimens as assigned and within appropriate timeframes.

  • Performs area-specific support/clinical activities.

  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $27.84 - $44.54 Hourly

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education: Bachelor's of Science Degree required.

Experience: No experience required.

Licensure: CT (ASCP) certified or eligible (or equivalent under CLIA).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Job requires sitting, standing for prolonged periods, frequently traveling; Repetitive motion: (microscopic screening). Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull < 20lbs. May be exposed to fumes, chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.


COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.


Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the nation’s most charming and picturesque places to live and work. Our area boasts many excellent restaurants, wineries and craft breweries; historic sites; Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive; and a great selection of homes in welcoming neighborhoods, as well as urban and rural locations. Public transportation is excellent, and you’re just a short drive from the beach or Washington, D.C.