Provide high quality and efficient service to patients through timely and efficient processing of cytology specimens and other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required, Associates Degree in Science preferred.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Not applicable.
SKILLS: Ability to obtain and process cytology specimens and dispense critical information in accordance with section, laboratory, and hospital procedures and policies. Must be organized and detail oriented. Must be able to operate laboratory equipment and computer system. Must read and write English and be able to communicate effectively. Excellent telephone skills required. Keyboard skills preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two years in the laboratory.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Laboratory Manager
- Bloodborne pathogens - C
(Routine Exposure Risk. Routine exposure in daily duties. Exposed to potentially infectious material on a regular basis and is part of the expected job task.) High risk position in a clinical laboratory with exposure to carcinogenic, hazardous and flammable chemicals; biohazardous materials; sharp needles and blades; infectious diseases and toxic fumes. Subject to mental stress from working directly with infectious materials and reporting results which directly affect patient care.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: May be required to work more than a standard shift as dictated by workload, staffing and equipment failure. Operate and handle various types of equipment. Requires hearing, sight, standing, sitting, ambulation, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.