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Amergis Cytotechnologist - $70 per hour! in West Des Moines, Iowa

The Cytotechnologist stains, mounts, and studies cells todetect evidence of cancer, hormonal abnormalities, and other pathologicalconditions following established standards and practices.

The Cytotechnologist coordinates and participates inspecialized and complex technical tasks involved in screening slides ofclinical specimens to detect evidence of abnormalities and pathologicalconcerns.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and participates in specialized and complextechnical tasks involved in screening slides of clinical specimens for evidenceof cancer or other pathological conditions to include marking abnormalities,recording diagnoses and filing cases for subsequent review with pathologist

  • Coordinates technical activities in the cytology preparatorylaboratory and monitor day-to- day activities of the cytology laboratory

  • Reviews patient history for each case; coordinates files ofslides, diagnosis and laboratory reports

  • Maintains files of teaching slides for cytology students

  • Evaluates collected laboratory data and prepares reportssetting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations forconclusions

  • Prepares work assignments ensuring adequate manning forperformance of laboratory tasks

  • Reviews work of lower level employees and assists in thetraining of new personnel

  • Performs additional duties: cytopreparation, computerliaison, daily lab workflow coordination for cytoprep and screening

  • Maintains effective laboratory operations by adhering tostandards of specimen collection, preparation and laboratory safety

  • Adjusts, maintains, or repairs laboratory equipment such asmicroscopes as required

  • Adheres to all Amergis and worksite rules, policies andprocedures

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in biological science or relatedfield preferred.

  • One (1) 1 year of experience as a Cytotechnologistpreferred.

  • Complies with all relevant professional standards ofpractice

  • Participation and completion of Amergis' Competency programwhen applicable

  • Current CPR if applicable

  • TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable

  • Current Health certificate (per contract or stateregulation)

  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements

  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable tojob site

  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAArequirements

  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and fromappropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors,co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in theEnglish language is required

  • Computer proficiency required

  • Must be at least 18 years of age


At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    *Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

    About Amergis

Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.

Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.