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Cytology Technologist / Pathology Lab

Company: Dignity Health
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


Marian Regional Medical Center, a 191-bed facility located in Santa Maria, California, is recognized as one of the Top 250 Hospitals in the Nation by Healthgrades and was awarded Best Maternity Care by Newsweek. It ranks among 10% in the nation for safety core measures in cardiac services and has the only comprehensive cancer treatment and resource program from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Marian's beautiful mission-style facility houses the latest technology to support excellent physicians and caregivers who deliver compassionate care each and every day. Marian Regional Medical Center is a part of Dignity Health's Southwest Division and is a member of CommonSpirit Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in the nation, boasting an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety, and service. Marian's offers Santa Maria Valley residents access to the most advanced technologies, an expanded and enhanced Emergency Department, Critical Care Unit, neonatal intensive care unit, and an array of women's services.


Cytology/Pathology Lab performs duties of cytologist under supervision of the pathologists. Cytotechnologist skills and knowledge of requirements for accurate diagnosis are critical to this position. Must be able to perform repetitive duties but recognize the unusual specimen and provide appropriate special handling. Must be able to coordinate workload in response to volume and urgency.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Completion of training requirements for board certification and licensure by Laboratory Field Services (LFS), California Department of Public Health CDPH
  • Bachelor's Degree with specific course requirements: 20 semester or equivalent quarter units of biological science, 8 semester or equivalent quarter units of mathematics
  • Training or experience 12-month cytotechnologicst program accredited by CA AHEP or equivalent
  • -and/or- 5 years of full time clinical laboratory experience in cytology within the last 10 years
  • At least 2 years must be obtaiend after completion of the academic requirements
  • At least 2 years must be under the supervision of a licensed physician who is a board-eligible pathologist
  • Current CA Cytotechnologist License (LIC CT)
  • ASCP certification for cytotechnologist

Special Skills:

  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions exactly.
  • Must demonstrate and promote teamwork.
  • Accuracy in specimen and patient identification procedures is mandatory.
  • Must be able to work in a calm and conscientious manner under high volume and STAT conditions.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with doctors, staff, patients, and co-workers.
  • Must be able to enter tests into computer system for inpatients and outpatients and to be able to properly implement Medicare Compliance and Medical Necessity regulations.
  • Must be able to accurately perform tests, procedures, and operate instruments under direct supervision of pathologist or licensed clinical laboratory scientists.

Keywords: Dignity Health, Santa Maria , Cytology Technologist / Pathology Lab, Other , Santa Maria, California

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