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"Cytotechnologist"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Stain, mount, and study cells to detect evidence of cancer, hormonal abnormalities, and other pathological conditions following established standards and practices.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Cytotechnologist"

1) Examine specimens using microscopes to evaluate specimen quality.

2) Examine specimens to detect abnormal hormone conditions.

 

3) Examine cell samples to detect abnormalities in the color, shape, or size of cellular components and patterns.

4) Prepare and analyze samples, such as Papanicolaou (PAP) smear body fluids and fine needle aspirations (FNAs), to detect abnormal conditions.

5) Provide patient clinical data or microscopic findings to assist pathologists in the preparation of pathology reports.

 

6) Assist pathologists or other physicians to collect cell samples such as by fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies.

7) Document specimens by verifying patients' and specimens' information.

8) Maintain effective laboratory operations by adhering to standards of specimen collection, preparation, or laboratory safety.

9) Prepare cell samples by applying special staining techniques, such as chromosomal staining, to differentiate cells or cell components.

10) Submit slides with abnormal cell structures to pathologists for further examination.

11) Adjust, maintain, or repair laboratory equipment such as microscopes.

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Job Description for "Cytotechnologist" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Cytotechnologist"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  29-2011.02


 

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