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Lancaster General Hospital

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5074 LAB-Cytology

Supervisory Organization

Laboratory - Histology




Job Title: Cytotechnologist

This position is located in Lancaster, PA.

Full-time , 1.0, 80 hours per two weeks working hours between 7:00 am and 4:30 pm no weekend or holidays. Located at Lancaster General Hospital. Experience preferred will consider new grads


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SUMMARY:  Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine is currently seeking a Cytotechnologist. The Cytotechnologist Prepares, processes, evaluates, and renders diagnoses on cytologic material (normal and disease-altereddesquamated or aspirated cells) from various body sites.


1. Evaluates and accesses--both manually and in the lab computer system--incoming specimens. Resolves specimen quality and

documentation problems. Makes critical decisions concerning alternatives of specimen preparation and examination according to type and nature of specimen and patient history.

2. Processes cytologic specimens according to procedure manual. Selects, adapts and performs complex technical manual procedures in the preparation of specimen.

3. Locates and identifies normal and abnormal cells from a variety of body sites: fungal, bacterial and viral changes, drug- and irradiation induced changes; parasites; and hormonal changes in smears.

4. Seeks, secures and correlates clinical information, including further historical and clinical findings from chart, previous and concurrent

examinations, including related Surgical Pathology findings. Discriminates between relevant and superfluous information and observations.

5. Correlates findings of examination, supporting clinical data and documentation, diagnostic possibilities, and specimen quality to develop and write clear, concise reports of differential diagnosis. Enters results into lab computer system to produce final reports.

6. Adapts and utilizes instrumentation to assist in preparation of appropriate low-yield specimen types, on a case-by-case basis..



American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) certification is required within 6 months of hire

B.S. degree and be graduated from a CAHEA-accredited school of cytotechnology.


 One to two (1-2) years of experience in a comparable lab.

This position requires a Professional License/Certification.

LGH Full Time Posted on 06/25/2019