Cytology Technologist / 40 Hrs. / Days / Pathology / BWH
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)


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GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: Summarize the nature and level of work performed

Performs complex light microscopic analyses, renders cytodiagnostic interpretations, and performs quality control activities. Primary responsibilities include releasing final interpretations for Pap tests that are negative for an intraepithelial lesion or malignancy and lacking reactive changes. Required by law to keep a record of the number of slides evaluated and the number of hours spent on slide evaluation daily.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Indicate key areas of responsibility, major job duties, special projects and key objectives for this position. These items should be evaluated throughout the year and included in the written annual evaluation.

  • Conducts a systematic, conscientious, and thorough microscopic examination of cytologic samples, consisting of but not limited to "Pap" tests, sputa, bronchoscopy samples, urine and bladder washings, spinal fluids, GI samples, fluids from body cavities, and fine needle aspiration biopsies; indicates representative areas with ink dots, evaluates samples after gathering and comparing clinical data with the microscopic picture to make a cogent cytomorphologic interpretation.
  • Finalizes reports on gynecologic cases interpreted as negative and lacking reactive/reparative changes. Such cases require no further review unless selected for quality control.
  • As needed, assumes cytopreparatory responsibilities and attends fine needle aspiration biopsy procedures for slide preparation and triaging of samples for ancillary testing.
  • Responsible for accurate filing of slides.
  • Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives.
  • Follows all Joint Commission requirements and National Patient Safety Goals.
  • Completes annual mandatory requirements on a scheduled and timely basis (competency assessments, Healthstream quizzes, vaccinations, and declinations.
  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as directed.


  • Qualifications
    QUALIFICATIONS:(MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential functions of the job.)

    Baccalaureate degree and certificate from an approved school of cytotechnology.

    Must pass or be eligible to sit for the ASCP Board of Registry examination. Must pass examination within one year of date of hire.

    EEO Statement
    Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.



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