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Cytotechnologist - 40 hrs - Days - Detroit

Company: Henry Ford Health System
Location: Detroit
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Under general supervision, prepares and stains specimens from any body site and
microscopically examines their cellular structures to detect cancer and other
abnormalities. Responsible for issuing diagnostic reports on normal (negative)
gynecological specimens. Assists clinician at the aspiration biopsy site by preparing
smears, proper collection and processing of the specimen.

  • As per departmental guidelines, processes the specimens and stains the smears.

    Microscopically examines prepared, stained smears to detect structural abnormalities.
    Classifies smears based on cellular knowledge as normal (negative), abnormal and
    diagnostic of cancer. Correlate surgical reports from HFH anatomic pathology with
    cytologic findings. Total number of slides screened not to exceed the limit set by CLIA

    • Rotate on technical processing, cubicle position, and NGYN screening according to

      schedule set by leader/supervisor.

      • For gynecological specimens (Pap smears), determine which cases should be further

        evaluated by the cytopathologist, formulate and issue diagnostic reports on normal
        (negative) cases, and perform follow-up triage on all cases routed to the pathologist
        before finalization of reports.

        • Assist with instructional training of MLT, cytotechnology students, residents, fellows,

          and the orientation of new staff.

          • Maintains competency in the use of information systems used for daily work.


            • A Bachelors Degree with successful completion in CAAHEP accredited program in

              cytotechnology or fulfill CLIA88 requirements for cytotechnologist as stated in Federal
              Register 493.1483, if prior to 1992.

              • Ability to sit for long periods of time at a microscope.


                • Near Acuity: Ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less.

                  Depth Perception: Ability to judge distance and space relationships.
                  Accommodation: Ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus.

                  • Color Vision: Ability to distinguish and identify different colors necessary to perform job


                    • ASCP eligibility or certification in cytotechnology.
                      Additional Details

                      This posting represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described above.
                      Under the leadership of President and CEO Robert G. Riney, Henry Ford Health is a

                      $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

                      including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

                      other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

                      now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

                      of the nation's oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

                      health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region's

                      major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

                      remaining Michigan's fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

                      education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

                      in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

                      pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians.

                      Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

                      making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

                      Ford Health has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

                      Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

                      dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

                      and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

                      employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

                      (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

                      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
                      Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health is

                      committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

                      race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

                      weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

                      or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

Keywords: Henry Ford Health System, Detroit , Cytotechnologist - 40 hrs - Days - Detroit, Human Resources , Detroit, Michigan

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