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JOB REQUIREMENTS: Duties VA offers a comprehension total rewards packages: The cytotechnologist must have advanced knowledge of specialized and complex subject matter extending beyond the duties of test performance. Cytotechnologist often works independently and is given freedom of action under the general guidance of a Pathologist or when working with another Anatomic Pathology staff following a scheduled tour of duty. The duties and responsibilities of the Cytotechnologist include but are not limited to the following: Duties/Tasks: Operates, verifies, and maintains correct instrument operation for all equipment in the cytology laboratory, using established procedures and quality control checks in accordance with College of American Pathologists, Joint Commission and VHA guidelines. Reviews clinical data of patients and evaluates all cytology preparations by light microscopy for the presence or absence of cellular patterns, presence of microorganisms, viral changes, inflammatory reactions, endocrinopathies, benign changes, pre-malignant changes, neoplasia, and cellular responses to therapeutic agents. Knowledge of processes and procedures to prepare all specimens for cytodiagnostic and immunochemistry testing, as well as preparation, fixation and staining of slides. Prioritizes, prepares, and processes all specimens for cytodiagnostic and immunohistochemical testing in compliance with the guidelines of regulatory agencies. Acts as a technical resource, troubleshoots a variety of specialized lab tests, identifies suboptimal issues, and uses independent judgment and resources to resolve concerns. Prepares reagent and control materials. Conducts quality control procedures on equipment, reagents, and products, and maintains proper records for quality control reports. Conveys pertinent information to those professionals of the Anatomic Pathology and Medical Center staff directly responsible for patient care regarding proper collection methods, transportation of specimens, etc. Communicates effectively and courteously and provides excellent service as defined by the customer (healthcare providers, patients, and others). Receives specimen and review accompanying requisitions for completeness and accuracy. Accessions specimens, determining adequacy and quality prior to recording the data in the computer. Processes and prepares all cytology specimens for diagnostic procedures while controlling physical conditions and responding to time factors to ensure that they physiological state of the specimen is maintained. This includes... For full info follow application link. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply Online: ipc.us/t/512B2DFA5CAB45D8