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Cytology Program Specialist

at INOVA Geo

Posted: 9/8/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 4055444
Keywords: professional

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Inova System Offices

Job Description
Cytology Program Specialist
Inova Laboratories is the only locally based, full-service laboratory in Northern Virginia, offering hospital quality and same-day results for many tests. Our connectivity supports the continuum of care for patients in all care settings. Using state of the art automation and equipment, Inova Laboratories seeks every opportunity to meet the unique needs of each person we are privileged to serve – every time, every touch.

Our Inova Central Lab is seeking a Full-Time DAY shift Cytology Program Specialist. Some of the duties include:
  • Accurately handles, evaluates, and solve problems related to the collection and pre-analytic processing of specimens for cytology analysis.  
  • Responsible for the coordination of cytology operations for the Inova Central Laboratory and Inova Laboratory Services.
  • Performs a wide range of moderate to high complexity technical activities related to the production of high-quality testing.
  • Integrates, applies scientific knowledge, troubleshoots, and performs more complex procedures in sample processing and testing methodologies to produce a timely cytologic product for microscopic reviews; and accurate data for diagnostic interpretation.  
  • Perform Quality Control and Assurance activities as directed; identifying quality improvement initiatives to ensure optimum laboratory service operations.  
  • Develops tests, evaluates, and implements new techniques, procedures, instrumentation, and methodologies in terms of usefulness and practicality to cytology service personnel, equipment, space, and budgetary resources. 
  • Communicates to promote and maintain team knowledge; and participates in professional growth opportunities to enhance personal, team, and service department goals.
  • Promotes the services of the Inova Central Laboratory within the mission of the Inova Health System assuring exceptional quality health care services that assure value to patients, employer, clients, and Inova.
Additional information:
  • Coordinate daily operations of the cytology department with reading and sign out for non-gynecological and gynecological cases. 
  • Also be able to assist with procedures, validations, and CAP preparedness.
Our commitment to keeping patients safe means there’s no safer place for you to work.  We safeguard our patients, by safeguarding our team members. 
  • Inova is well stocked with the best and latest PPE
  • Masks are provided to patients entering our buildings and offered free to visitors
  • Covid-19 patients are isolated in dedicated areas
  • Inova operates curbside Covid-19 testing sites that are far removed from the main facilities
  • All team members are trained in the latest screening guidelines


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Cytology Program Specialist

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3-5 years associated experience in all areas of cytotechnology and technical component of the cytopathology service

Baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from a college/university in a biological science, chemistry, or mathematics PLUS one year in an accredited school of cytotechnology; OR Baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) in cytotechnology

Cytotechnologist (CT) or general Medical Technologist with Specialty in Cytotechnology

Fully oriented in both gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology methodologies including related microscopic evaluation and diagnosis

Special Skills:
Requires strong mental and visual concentration. Requires manual dexterity with good eye/hand coordination.
Working knowledge of computer, computerized equipment; organizational and time management skills; interpersonal skills; team skills


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