Cytotechnologist - Anatomic Pathology

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 61275

Position Summary:

General Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Team Leader-Cytopathology, performs microscopic analysis of cellular samples from all body sites following established standards and practices.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Performs thorough and accurate microscopic evaluations for gynecologic and non-gynecologic cell samples using recognized cytomorphologic criteria while correlating findings with available clinical data and patient history.

2  Classifies slides, records classification, and presents gynecologic slides with unusual or abnormal cell structures as well as all non-gynecologic slides to a pathologist for further examination.

3  Records or enters all test results into the laboratory information system, as applicable.

4 Participates successfully in an annual CMS-approved proficiency testing program for gynecologic cytology

5  Assists with onsite FNA procedures; prepares and stains slides onsite for immediate assessment by cytopathologist

6  Properly operates and maintains microscopes and other equipment; uses an automated slide imaging microscope for initial review of all gynecologic cytology slides.

7 Maintains confidentiality of patient test results in accordance with HIPAA regulations.

8  Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control

   standards. Follows all standard operating procedures as applicable to the required job duties; complies with all corporate, safety, quality control and quality assurance standards.

9  Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature,

   inservice meetings, and workshops.

10  Maintains required records, reports, and statistics as necessary.

11  Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement

      and innovation using LEAN and 5S principles.



Required Skills



Minimum Education      

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience 

6 - 12 months Cytotechnologist

Preferred Experience

ThinPrep Imaging experience

Min Field Of Expertise


Req Cert/Registration          Certified as a cytotechnologist per CLIA standards. License if required



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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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WellSpan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued, while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)