Cytotechnologist - #19544495

Cleveland Clinic

Date: Apr 9, 2021
City: Akron, OH
Contract type: Full time
Cleveland Clinic

Job Details Under the direct supervision of the Director, Clinical Laboratory, the Cytotechnologist is responsible for assisting the pathologist with collection of specimens and performing various cytologic procedures.

  • Under the general direction of a pathologist, determines final microscopic diagnosis on gynecologic cell samples which are within normal limits and gives the preliminary microscopic diagnosis on abnormal gynecologic and all nongynecologic cell samples.

  • Receives specimens, verifies accompanying data and assigns unique identification number to be used.

  • Assists the pathologist, radiologist, or physician in collection of cytology specimens and may evaluate adequacy of specimens for testing.

  • Prepares and processes specimens and slides in accordance with established procedures.

  • Validates test results using existing quality control standards and instrumentation function checks.

  • Performs and documents quality control checks.

  • Assists with training of new employees and students.

  • Collects and compiles data for productivity reports.

  • Attends educational activities to keep apprised of current techniques, policies and practices.

  • Performs clerical duties appropriate to the testing; maintains clean and orderly work area.

  • Has a complete understanding of and follows applicable policies, procedures and directives.

  • Always shows an awareness of proper safety procedures

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge and understanding of computer functions.

  • Assists in compiling various data, statistics and reports.

  • Assists others as required/permitted.

  • Assumes responsibility for on-going continuing education and professional development as required by continued certification. Completes all mandatory inservices.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in biologic science or Cytotechnology.


  • Certification/registry from an accredited organization (ASCP).

Complexity of Work:

  • Knowledge of standard specimen collection and processing techniques.

Work Experience:

Physical Requirements:

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required

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