Cytotechnologist, Pathology

Job Description

Location: UC Medical Center
Department: Pathology
Hours: Full-Time, 40 Hours/Weekly
Shift: First Shift

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.

Cytotechnologists are lab professionals who evaluate patients' cell samples and are trained to notice subtle changes to accurately detect precancerous, malignant, and infectious conditions. Cytotechnologists usually work closely with a pathologist as well as members of the clinical team.


  • Responsible for accessioning, processing, staining and mounting of both gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology specimens as needed.
  • Attend 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.
  • Perform customer service as necessary.
  • Adheres to laboratory's quality control policies and documents assurance standards are met.
  • Participate in continuing education programs and maintains a record of continuing education participation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor's Degree required.

Qualifications: Must be registered ASCP Cytotechnologist or eligible to take the ASCP Cytotechnologist Board of Registry Exam. A minimum of three years of prior cytology experience preferred.