Cytotechnologist II

Location: MA - Boston
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Job ID: 9684

$5,000 sign-on bonus and relocation assistance!
Schedule: M-F, Day Shift
Location: Boston Teaching Hospital

Under general supervision, performs Cytology Laboratory functions including but not limited to:

  • Correlates clinical history with specimen by means of the LIS and written specimen requisition.
  • Verifies patient identification information on requisition matches patient information on cytology slides.
  • Performs primary screening of all gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology specimens prepared by the SurePath, ThinPrep and conventional preparation methods.
  • Accurately formulates/enters interpretive results for specimens into laboratory information system (LIS).
  • Refers all non-gynecologic samples screened to Cytopathologist for final interpretation.
  • Refers all abnormal gynecologic samples (Reactive/Repair, ASCUS, ASC-H, LGSIL, HGSIL, AGUS, CARCINOMA) to the Cytopathologist for final interpretation.
  • Utilizes electronic signature to sign out gynecologic samples classified as Negative for Intraepithelial Lesion or Malignancy (NILM).
  • Refers NILM slides chosen for Quality Control by the CoPath system (10% of smears interpreted as NILM) as well as all NILM slides which fit the criteria for High Risk to the Cytology .Supervisor/Secondary Screening Cytotechnologist/Cytopathologist for secondary review before signout for the purpose of Quality Control.
    Acts as a Secondary Screening Cytotechnologist for the purpose of signing out Quality Control slides (10% reviews).
  • Attends and participates in slide preparation during Fine Needle Aspiration procedures in the absence of a resident.
  • Participates in training of new employees, students, and residents.
  • Assists the supervisor in assuring that all functions required for the laboratory to meet the standards specified by accrediting agencies (JCAHO and CAP) are fulfilled.
  • Performs Quality Management tasks as assigned by the Cytology Supervisor.
  • Coordinates Send Out Testing as they relate to Cytology specimens.

Job Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience as a Cytotechnologist.
  • Exposure to Cytology Quality Management Tasks.
  • Must be certified or have passed the examination given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP Board of Registry) or be certified by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Graduation from a school of cytotechnology accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation; OR be certified in cytotechnology by a certifying agency approved by HHS; OR before September 1, 1992 was qualified as a Cytotechnologist by being a high school graduate with six months cytology training in a lab directed by pathologist or ASC certified physician.

All those qualified and interested can contact John Baumann at 978-941-4206, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All communication will be held in strictest confidence

Note: we have 2 other Cytotechnologist openings:

  • Connecticut - $10K sign-on bonus plus yearly bonus plus relocation assistance
  • New Hampshire - $8,000 sign-on bonus and relocation assistance


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