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Senior Cytotechnologist

San Jose, CA

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Job Description
Under direction, to organize, plan, and supervise the work of a cytology section; and to perform sex chromatin and chromosomes analysis and skilled laboratory procedures in the processing and screening of material to be analyzed for evidence of abnormal cells.
Submission of a valid Cytotechnologist Certificate issued by the State of California Department of Health Services is required for this recruitment. 
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Typical Tasks
Plans, organizes, and supervises the work of a cytology section of a laboratory;
Assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of subordinates; receives and processes specimen materials submitted for examination to determine presence or absence of abnormal cells;
Prepares slides for microscopic examination by staining and labeling;
Screens prepared slides for presence of abnormal cells, referring all positive slides and suspicious slides to pathologists for final diagnosis;
Prepares and studies slides for sex chromatin analyses;
Performs tissue cultures and analyses for chromosomes;
Participates and assists in a variety of laboratory techniques and methods as directed;
Instructs clinical laboratory technologists trainees in activity related to clinical cytological examinations;
Maintains accurate records and performs statistical analysis of test results for evaluation of examination procedures;
Maintains records and prepares reports of work conducted in the section;
Requisitions and maintain records of supplies;
Performs related work as required.
Employment Standards
Possession of a valid Cytotechnologist Certificate issued by the State of California Department of Health Services.
In addition, sufficient experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and abilities.
A candidate would normally qualify for this class by two years of experience as a cytotechnologist in an approved laboratory.
Knowledge of:
Clinical laboratory principles, procedures, and practices;
Laboratory techniques related to clinical cytological examinations;
Genital and extra-genital cytologic methods and cytogenetic methods;
Use and care of laboratory instruments, equipment, and supplies;
Principles of supervision and training.
Ability to:
Perform clinical laboratory tests and procedures with skill and accuracy;
Make accurate observations and records of test results;
Instruct and supervise others in technical laboratory work;
Perform genital and extra genital cytologic methods and cytogenetic methods;
Maintain records and perform statistical analysis;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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