Inova Laboratories is the only locally based, full-service laboratory in Northern Virginia, offering hospital quality and same-day results for many tests. Our connectivity supports the continuum of care for patients in all care settings. Using state of the art automation and equipment, Inova Laboratories seeks every opportunity to meet the unique needs of each person we are privileged to serve – every time, every touch.
Our Inova Central Lab is seeking a Full-Time DAY shift Cytology Program Specialist. Some of the duties include:
Accurately handles, evaluates, and solve problems related to the collection and pre-analytic processing of specimens for cytology analysis.
Responsible for the coordination of cytology operations for the Inova Central Laboratory and Inova Laboratory Services.
Performs a wide range of moderate to high complexity technical activities related to the production of high-quality testing.
Integrates, applies scientific knowledge, troubleshoots, and performs more complex procedures in sample processing and testing methodologies to produce a timely cytologic product for microscopic reviews; and accurate data for diagnostic interpretation.
Perform Quality Control and Assurance activities as directed; identifying quality improvement initiatives to ensure optimum laboratory service operations.
Communicates to promote and maintain team knowledge; and participates in professional growth opportunities to enhance personal, team, and service department goals.
Promotes the services of the Inova Central Laboratory within the mission of the Inova Health System assuring exceptional quality health care services that assure value to patients, employer, clients, and Inova.
Coordinate daily operations of the cytology department with reading and sign out for non-gynecological and gynecological cases.
Also be able to assist with procedures, validations, and CAP preparedness.
Experience: 3-5 years associated experience in all areas of cytotechnology and technical component of the cytopathology service
Education: Baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from a college/university in a biological science, chemistry, or mathematics PLUS one year in an accredited school of cytotechnology; OR Baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) in cytotechnology
Certification: Cytotechnologist (CT) or general Medical Technologist with Specialty in Cytotechnology
Training: Fully oriented in both gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology methodologies including related microscopic evaluation and diagnosis
Special Skills: Requires strong mental and visual concentration. Requires manual dexterity with good eye/hand coordination. Working knowledge of computer, computerized equipment; organizational and time management skills; interpersonal skills; team skills
Our commitment to keeping patients safe means there’s no safer place for you to work. We safeguard our patients, by safeguarding our team members.
Inova is well stocked with the best and latest PPE
Masks are provided to patients entering our buildings and offered free to visitors
Covid-19 patients are isolated in dedicated areas
Inova operates curbside Covid-19 testing sites that are far removed from the main facilities
All team members are trained in the latest screening guidelines
Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. At Inova, more than 16,000 employees demonstrate their commitment every day to providing the community with expert, world-class, compassionate patient care.
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