UofL Health

Lead Cytotechnologist, 1st shift

Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
Job ID
ULH-Laboratory Services
Job Type


Job Title: Lead Cytotechnologist


We are Hiring at University Hospital

Location: 530 South Jackson St  Louisville KY 40202

Shift Options: 1st Shift  Full Time    Monday-Friday

Sign on bonus available


About Us

UofL Health is a fully integrated regional academic health system with seven hospitals, four medical centers, nearly 200 physician practice locations, more than 700 providers, the Frazier Rehabilitation Institute, and the Brown Cancer Center.


With more than 12,000 team members—physicians, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, and other highly skilled health care professionals—UofL Health is focused on one mission: delivering patient-centered care to each and every patient each and every day.


The cytotechnologist must have extensive knowledge in preparing, staining and evaluating gynecological and non-gynecological material including fine needle aspirations.  Must be competent with assessing all material with a high level of accuracy.  Must show good judgement with attention to details as well as respect for patient confidentiality.  The cytotechnologist must work professionally and courteously with physicians, patients, guests and other employees.


1. Performs processing, staining and coverslipping of various types of cytologic material.
2. Assists with fine needle aspiration immediate evaluation and procurement.
3. Performs clerical duties including entering data into computers, answering phones, and distribution of reports.
4. Maintains cytology schedule and delegates tasks as needed.
5. Works with others in a professional and courteous manner.
6. Assists with training and teaching of students, residents, and others.
7. Completely and correctly screens and interprets cytologic specimens.
8. Assess proficiency of other cytotechnologists, identifies areas which need improvement and provides feedback.
9. Ensures that performance standards are met.
10. Maintains and updates departmental policies.
11. Maintains proficiency testing and regulatory compliance.
12. Maintains department quality data and reports any outliers.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.


Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

Must fulfill one of the following requirements:
1) Must be a graduate of an accredited school of cytotechnology.
2) Prior to 9/1/1992 completed 2 years in an accredited institution and 12 months of formal cytology training from an approved school of cytotechnology.
3) Prior to 9/1/1992 achieved a satisfactory grade in an HHS proficiency test for cytotechnologists.
4) Prior to 9/1/1994 have 2 years’ full time experience or equivalent within the preceding 5 years examining slides under the supervision of a physician certified in pathology. Also 6 months’ cytology training and 2 years of supervised full time experience in cytology.

Graduate of accredited school of cytotechnology and bachelor’s degree preferred.

Cytology certification or eligible by an approved HHS agency (ASCP or IAC).

Individuals who are ASCP certified beginning January 2004 must participate in the BOR Certification Maintenance Program.


Experience (required and preferred):

5 years preferred but not mandatory.





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