Cytotechnologist I - PRN (Path & Lab Medicine)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Cytotechnologist I - PRN (Path & Lab Medicine)

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Allied Health

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 2400000V

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you wont want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Cytotechnologist responsibilities are associated with the microscopic evaluation and diagnosis of cellular material of gynecologic (GYN) and Non-GYN / FNA specimens under the direction of the Cytology Manager, Director, and Medical Director. Work skills include the ability to evaluate cellular material using established morphologic criteria and to enter a diagnosis into the Cytology LIS.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Microscopically screens, examines, and interprets all cytology specimens for the presence of abnormal cellular changes and pathogens

  2. Assists in FNA/ROSE procedures by obtaining, preparing, processing, staining, screening, and diagnosing specimens from various sites of human body

  3. Performs all tests with care and accuracy to provide correct and informative results to both the pathologist and the department

  4. Enters diagnostic interpretation into Cytology LIS. Verifies diagnosis and triage QC, abnormal cases, and all Non-GYN / FNA using department’s protocol.

  5. Maintains workload records of slides screened/hours worked per 24-hour period.

  6. Performs and documents daily microscope maintenance, equipment maintenance, and staining quality check.

  7. Understands all laboratory policies & procedures.

  8. Maintains standards in routine high complexity testing and adhere to all CAP and CLIA requirements

  9. Communicates any reporting or technical problems with supervisor or manager.

  10. Ensures accuracy of reporting by reviewing results before releasing

  11. Participates in on going quality assurance activities and continuing education and provide supporting documentation.

  12. Performs other duties as assigned


Board certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists CT (ASCP).

Minimum Education:

Bachelor of Science including one-year cytology technical training from a CAAHEP accredited school or Cytotechnology.

Minimum Experience:


Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.