Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
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Cytotechnologist I - Sacramento, CA - req7419
at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:30AM to 4:00PM, weekend rotation
Duties and Responsibilities:
1.Under general supervision, examine microscopically and interpret gynecologic and non-gynecologic slides for infectious, reactive/reparative and abnormal cells. Refer appropriate cases for hierarchical review.
2.Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of results. Refer to supervisor/manager and document corrective action taken.
3.Fulfill the responsibilities as listed in CLIA (CFR 493.1485):
>Document interpretation results of each specimen examined or reviewed.
>For each 24-hour period, document the total number of slides examined or reviewed in the laboratory as well as the total number of slides examined or reviewed in any other laboratory or for any other employer.
>Document the number of hours spent examining slides in each 24-hour period.
4.Maintain and provide evidence of all required qualifications including ASCP, state licenses and liquid-based cytology certification, as applicable.
5. Maintain familiarity with CLIA regulations, as applicable to cytology.
1.Maintain specimen integrity and patient identification of all samples examined.
2.Enter and/or report results into the laboratory information system, as applicable.
3.Maintain confidentiality of patient test results in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
4.Adhere to and document required quality control activities.
5.Comply with all corporate, safety, quality control and quality assurance standards.
6.Comply with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP regulations
7.Participate successfully in required training and competency assessment.
8.Participate successfully in a CMS approved proficiency-testing program annually, as applicable.
9.Acquire and document required number of continuing education hours annually.
10.Perform other duties as assigned, (e.g., specimen processing, data entry) to include performing and documenting quality control rescreening, if qualified under CFR 493.1469
1.Meet CLIA requirements (CFR.493.1483).
2.Meet state licensure requirements, if applicable.
3.Meet ASCP requirements for Cytotechnologist (if not certified prior to employment, must pass ASCP registry within one year of start date).
4.Liquid-based cytology training/certification (ThinPrep and/or SurePath), preferred.
5.Liquid-based cytology training/certification (ThinPrep TIS and/or SurePath FPGS), preferred.
Quest Diagnostics offers the most extensive clinical testing network in the U.S., with laboratories in most major metropolitan areas, & in Mexico, the UK & India. The company also operates four esoteric laboratories, 40 outpatient AP laboratories, & 160 smaller, rapid-response laboratories.
Quest Diagnostics has many career opportunities for individuals whose talent, initiative and dedication will complement our belief that the patient comes first and that values do matter. We work to earn our customers’ trust every day by providing the highest quality diagnostic information services in a professional, accessible and informative way. Our workforce is diverse and talented and believes in our vision: "Empowering Better Health with Diagnostic Insights."
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