Cytotechnologist, Pathology, First Shift

Job Description

Cytotechnologist, First Shift, Pathology Department

UC Health is hiring a full-time Cytotechnologist for the pathology department for first shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The Cytotechnologist evaluates cellular specimens microscopically to detect malignant, pre-malignant and other pathologic conditions.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.


Job Responsibilities
  • Engages in population appropriate communication.
  • Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.
  • Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms.
  • Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely.
  • Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.
  • Responsible for accessioning, processing, staining and mounting of both gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology specimens as needed.
  • Attends specimen collection procedures, such as FNA's at hospital sites, making cellular preparations during the procedure, performing rapid staining and evaluating the cellular preparation under the microscope for cellular adequacy.
  • Responsible for maintaining the FNA cart, keeping it stocked and informing necessary personnel when more supplies are needed.
  • Maintains quality control documentation of slide stain and technical quality.
  • Maintains equipment and instruments in good operating condition, recognizing any malfunctions and troubleshooting or communicating problems to the cytology manager or other personnel responsible for equipment.
  • Performs customer service as necessary.
  • Adheres to laboratory's quality control policies and documents assurance standards are met.
  • Participates in continuing education programs and maintains a record of continuing education participation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Required: Bachelor's Degree
  • Required: Completion of accredited cytotechnology program
  • Must be registered ASCP Cytotechnologist or eligible to take the ASCP Cytotechnologist Board of Registry Exam
  • Required: A minimum of 1 year experience

Join our team as a Cytotechnologist in our pathology department and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

Join our team to BE UC Health. Be Extraordinary. Be Supported. Be Hope. Apply Today!

About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.