K.A. Recruiting


Jacksonville, FL 32201

Job ID: NEC0445 Job Type: Laboratory Jobs

Reference Code: NEC0349

Job Title: Cytotechnologist

Reports To: Cytology Supervisor

Department: Cytology

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Job Summary: Responsible for staining, mounting and studying cells of the human body, under a microscope, to detect evidence of cancer, hormonal abnormalities, and other pathological conditions, following established standards and practices.

Essential Key Responsibilities:

Maintains effective laboratory operations by adhering to standards of specimen collection, preparation, or laboratory safety.

Documents specimens by verifying patient and specimen identification.

Prepares microscopic slides from specimens of human cells.

Mounts, stains, and examines smears under a microscope to evaluate specimen quality and recommends acceptance or rejection to Pathologist.

Examines cell samples under the microscope to detect abnormalities in the color, shape, or size of cellular components and patterns.

Classifies and distinguishes abnormal cell structures and reports abnormalities to Pathologists for further examination.

Provides patient clinical data or microscopic findings to assist Pathologists in the preparation of pathology reports.

Maintains roster of patients requiring follow-up analysis and advises Pathology of cell changes in subsequent specimen analysis.

Prepares and analyzes samples, such as Papanicolaou (PAP) smear, body fluids, and fine needle aspirations (FNAs), to detect abnormal conditions.

Enters data from analysis of medical tests and clinical results into the information system for storage.

Utilizes centrifuge to separate cells and sediment from blood serum.

Operates, calibrates and maintains equipment used in quantitative and qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters, flame photometers, and computer-controlled analyzers.

Establishes and monitors quality assurance programs and activities to ensure the accuracy of laboratory results.

Performs quality control checks of instruments, solutions, and test results against established standards.

Adjusts, maintains, or repairs laboratory equipment such as microscopes.

May train, supervise, and coordinate activities of cytology personnel.

Maintains strictest confidentiality.

Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals.

Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree in the field of Laboratory Science or equivalent under the 1988

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines of high complexity testing.

State licensure, if applicable.

Board of Certification (BOC) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).


Completion of a Cytotechnologist program accredited by the Commission on

Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

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Natalie Conklin
Healthcare Recruiting Manager

Thank you for taking the time to look at my current job openings. Natalie has specialized in working with allied healthcare professionals for over 7 years. As the Healthcare Recruiting Manager at K.A. Recruiting, she takes pride in building long-term relationships with both clients and candidates in order to address hiring needs as well as individual career goals for her candidates. She has worked with Physicians, Advanced Level Practitioners, Therapists, Nurses, Nurse Leaders, Laboratory, and other Allied Health candidates to assist them in securing permanent positions nationwide. Natalie has had a successful track record that is founded on the highest standard of quality combined with taking the time to personalize each candidate's job search to help them secure a long-term position. If you are looking for a full-time permanent position anywhere in the country I would love to hear from you! Please connect with me on LinkedIn Here:

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