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MD Anderson Cancer Center Cytotechnologist - Cytopathology - 9am-6pm in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


Performs all laboratory testing specific to assigned area

  • Accessions and processes all Cytology specimens according to established procedures, assuring proper identification of specimens at all times; assists in procurement and triage of FNA samples as well as provides on call coverage for after-hour STAT specimens and procedures with immediate assessment

  • Performs advanced technical procedures such as cell block preparations, cell transfer and density gradient preparations for lymphoma marker studies, as well as GMS and Iron staining used for identification of cellular tissues and pathogens

  • Prepares reagents following precise instructions, sets up the stain hood daily, and assists with equipment maintenance

Provides accurate assessment of Cytology specimens in a timely manner

  • Evaluates gyn, non-gyn and FNA preparations microscopically and renders accurate diagnoses; also successfully completes annual proficiency testing for Gyn screening

  • Accurately documents diagnosis in Pathology database system per established guidelines

  • Remains knowledgeable of processes and pre-analytical procedures enabling efficient trouble shooting and problem solving

Generates appropriate QC data per guidelines

  • Participates in inter-laboratory slide review of non-gynecologic cytopathology slides as well as process improvement efforts

  • Evaluates specimen integrity and notifies appropriate personnel of unacceptable specimens in accordance with departmental procedures

  • Performs and documents all required quality control/quality assurance measures, maintaining neat, accurate and complete records according to established policies and procedures; assists in maintaining records for pre-analytical and post-analytical indicators


  • Assists in teaching cytology students in group microscopy seminars or presentations

  • Assists with special projects as assigned

Bachelor's degree in a basic science. Graduation from a school of Exfoliative Cytology approved by the CAHEA (Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation). NOTE: Cytotechnologists registered before August 1988 did not need a Bachelor's degree, only needed two years of college level courses with emphasis in basic sciences. Cytotechnologist (CT) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) Board of Certification within 60 days of hire or job change. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 130711

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 59,600

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 74,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 89,400

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