Cytotechnologist - 40hrs/1st shift

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 160846-1A
Date Posted: Jan 21, 2021
Category: Clinical Professional

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Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job


Position Summary:  Under the direction of the Cytology Supervisor, performs a variety of tasks associated with the microscopic examination of gynecologic cell samples using the thin prep slide preparation technique.  Examines non-gynecologic specimens including bronchial, biliary tract, and other specimens as well as fine needle aspirations (FNA) from various sites.  Assists with onside slide preparation and specimen preparation for radiologic and non-radiologically guided FNAs.  Assists in cyto-specimen preparations as needed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: including but not limited to:


  • Microscopically examines cells from various body sites to render cytologic diagnoses.
  • Screens GYN and non-GYN slides accurately on a daily basis.
  • Records and files diagnostic data into the Department computer system (EPIC) in accordance with regulatory and departmental guidelines.
  • Assists proceduralists in obtaining fine needle aspiration specimens for cytologic review.
  • Processes FNA specimens, provides results for eventual patient treatment.
  • Assists in cytologic preparation of specimens in the absence of the Cytology Preparation Technician. Processes, stains and coverslips material according to established Departmental guidelines.


Minimum Qualifications:


Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.

Licensure, Certification, Registration:  Board Certification C.T. (A.S.C.P.) or eligible.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:  

  • Knowledge of clinical tests and standards necessary to perform complex tests and accurately report result.
  • Analytic ability to perform complex tests, to interpret findings, performs calculations, calibrate instruments, etc.
  • Ability to identify and evaluate clinical testing problems and effect corrective action procedures and modifications.

SHIFT: 40 hour, 1st shift

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.