Sanford Health

Cytotechnologist | SU/SMCF/Broadway

Fargo, North Dakota
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Aug 26, 2020
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Facility: South University Hospital

Location: Fargo, ND

Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Prepares slides of human cell samples and prioritizes specimen preparation, following established standards and practices. Processes and examines various specimens under a microscope to determine possible malignant or related abnormal conditions. Ensures the accuracy of specimen analysis in compliance with established quality assurance policies and procedures. Reports laboratory results, using current cytotechnology terminology, according to institutional protocols and principles. Maintain effective laboratory operations by adhering to standards of specimen collection, preparation, or laboratory safety. Utilizes a microscope to examine specimens collected from the human body to identify abnormal cells and other conditions. Demonstrate skill in use of equipment relative to position. Recognizes and minimize safety risks and complies with all safety practices and protocols.

Department Details

This is a full-time position working Monday-Friday. The main location will be at SU with a rotation amongst staff to float to SMCF and Broadway campuses.


Must meet one of the following qualifications:
(1) Graduated from an Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) accredited school of cytotechnology or other organization by health and Human Services (HHS); or
(2) Certified in cytotechnology by a certification agency approved by HHS (e.g. American Society of Clinical Pathology); or
(3) Before September 1, 1992, have successfully completed two years in an accredited institution (12 semester hours in science, eight of which are in biology) and have 12 months training in an approved school of cytotechnology; or have received six months formal training in an approved school and six months’ full-time experience; or
(4) Before September 1, 1992, have achieved a satisfactory grade in an HHS proficiency test for cytotechnologists; or
(5) Before September 1, 1994, have two years’ full-time experience or equivalent within the preceding five years examining slides under the supervision of a physician certified in pathology and before January 1, 1969, be a high school graduate from six months cytotechnology training in a laboratory directed by a physician and completed two years fulltime supervised experience in cytotechnology before January 1, 1969; or
(6) On or before September 1, 1994, have two years’ full-time experience or equivalent within preceding five years in the United States (US) and on or before September 1, 1995, have either graduated from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education (CAHEA) approved school to be certified as a cytotechnologist.
Must hold or be eligible for certification as a Cytotechnologist from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry. If incumbent is not certified upon hire, the incumbent must complete the certification process within one year of hire. Cytotechnologists certified after January 2004 are required to produce all documentation related to fulfilling the requirements of ASCP's Certification Maintenance Program (CMP).
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Job Function: Allied Health

Req Number: R-28500

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