Your Role: Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is seeking to hire a Cytotechnologist PRN in the Diagnostic Anatomic Surgical Cytopathology Laboratories, whom will report to the (Team Leader of Cytology Laboratories), and whom will have responsibilities for screening GYN slides for the purpose of microscopic detection and diagnosis of cancer, premalignant changes, and other non-neoplastic diseases. Responsible for the accurate performance in a manner that complies with all approved protocols. Utilizes critical thinking and problem solving skills to assure accurate and reliable clinical outcomes. Position Qualifications Required:
- Cytotechnology CT (ASCP) Certification
- Tennessee Cytotechnology Licensure Required, CAHEA and CAAHEP, allowed 120 days to obtain State of Tennessee license, considered 'in training' prior to license approval
- Provides patient-focused care in a clinical setting through the accurate microscopic evaluation of cell samples from gynecologic.
- Actively participates in compliance and quality management activities on a daily basis.
- Effectively use laboratory computer programs and medical center applications according to laboratory policies and procedures.
- The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
DIAGNOSTIC TESTING - (NOVICE):- Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate diagnostic testing in practical applications of moderate difficulty.
SPECIMEN COLLECTION - (NOVICE):- Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate specimen collection in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
QUALITY ASSURANCE - (NOVICE):- Has provided continuous analysis and evaluation of assignment work processes, constantly striving for improvement in the way tasks and activities are accomplished by questioning their value to the process and contributing creative solutions. Has participated in the process of establishing, communicating and monitoring standards for quality and excellence. Demonstrates the ability to actually work on and improve a current business process, product or service.
PATIENT EVALUATION (NOVICE):- Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate the ability to conduct a patient evaluation in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Capable of effectively assessing the relative merits of alternative products or services.
MENTORING & COACHING - (NOVICE):- Constructively trains and mentors others by providing positive direction and feedback. Has provided constructive suggestions to improve a situation. Knows how to remove roadblocks to success and avoids judgments at all times. Makes a concerted effort to pass on experiences and job information that can be learned easily.
- Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance.
- Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.
- Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area.
- Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.
- - Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.
- - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
- - Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.
- - Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.
- - Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.
- - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.
- - Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.
- - Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
- - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.
- - Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
- - Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.
- - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.
- - Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.
- - Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.
- - Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
- US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
- Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
- Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
- The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
- National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
- American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
- Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
- Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
- American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Physical Requirements/Strengths Needed
- "Light Work" category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects
- Occasional :Walking: Moving about on foot.
- Occasional :Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
- Occasional :Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
- Occasional :Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
- Occasional :Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
- Occasional :Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
- Occasional :Kneeling: Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
- Occasional :Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
- Occasional :Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
- Frequent :Sitting: Remaining in seated position
- Frequent :Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
- Frequent :Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
- Frequent :Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
- Frequent :Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
- Frequent :Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
- Frequent :Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
- Frequent :Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
- Continuous :Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
- Continuous :Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
- Continuous :Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
- Continuous :Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
- Frequent :Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
- Frequent :Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
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