University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a 275-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow's cures and treatments. From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services.
We are looking for medical professionals who are just as passionate as we are about providing the best medical care in the safest environment. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Whether you're a seasoned healthcare professional or just starting out, a career at UMC places you at the center of a dynamic community of providers, learners and staff with a singular focus on patient-centric care. We offer a state-of-the-art facility with breakthrough technology, and professionals committed to helping our community become healthier.
POSITION SUMMARY: Performs highly complex laboratory testing to provide data for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Must have practical knowledge of Cytology Laboratory theory and specimen processing techniques. Familiar with CAP, CLIA, Joint Commission, CMS and OSHA regulatory standards. Ability to retrieve and analyze data to complete statistical reports required by various accreditation agencies.
• Screening and Technical Responsibilities: Provides diagnostic screening and interpretation and processes gynecological, non-gynecological and fine needle aspiration (FNA) specimens. Assists in the collection of FNAs.
• Participates in regulatory activities. Performs routine quality control on gynecological specimens, as CLIA required. Performs all quality controls activities including instrument maintenance in the processing laboratory. Adheres to all the regulatory standards and assists the Lead Cytotechnologist/Manager to ensure the lab is in compliance with regulatory agencies. Updates procedures, retrieves data and completes statistical reports. Adheres to the documentation and specimen screening workload limits. Maintains analytical and processing competency. Retrieves/files slides and reports as needed.
• Contributes to the Performance Improvement (PI) plan of the lab by adhering to the accepted turnaround time targets. Retrieves data to complete various PI reports. Communicates service, testing and safety problems to the lead Cytotechnologist/manager and initiates corrective action, as needed.
Skills: Professional knowledge in gynecological, non-gynecological and fine needle aspiration Cytology and specimen processing techniques. Clear understanding of accreditation requirements. Ability to work independently, prioritize and handle multiple tasks. Good customer relations and communication skills.
UMC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Bachelor's degree in one of the life science fields---as evidence by current Louisiana license as a Cytotechnologist.
3 years experience in a Cytology Laboratory.
Must be licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners as a Cytotechnologist.
Internal Number: 36993
About University Medical Center of New Orleans
University Medical Center New Orleans is continuing a rich legacy dating back nearly 300 years. Since our beginnings at Charity Hospital and University Hospital, continuing with Interim LSU Hospital from public to private management, we have delivered cutting-edge medical care to the Greater New Orleans area. We’re proud to have a team of dedicated professionals working together to provide excellent care in a safe and compassionate environment. Every employee plays a vital role in helping us achieve our vision to become a world-class academic medical center.Whether it’s expert primary and specialty care or advanced emergency care at the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, University Medical Center offers the widest breadth of health care services in the area.