Cytologist, Geisinger Medical Center (Full Time) (Days) Job at Geisinger, Danville, PA

  • Geisinger
  • Danville, PA

Job Description

Job Title: Cytologist, Geisinger Medical Center (Full Time) (Days)
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Diagnostic Services
Schedule: Days
Work Type: Full time
Department: Laboratory Surgical Pathology Team
Date Posted: 01/25/2024
Job ID: R-57665

Job Summary

Must have CT ASCP cytologist credential. Screens gynecological and non-gynecological cytologic preparations to determine abnormalities and assists Pathologist with diagnosis.

Job Duties

  • Screens various cytologic preparations with accuracy and competency; identifies abnormal, malignant, or other significant physiologic states while exercising judgment based on classification criteria established by the department.
  • Signs out negative gynecologic specimen reports.
  • and passes yearly Pap Proficiency Testing.
  • Assists in the performance of fine needle aspiration as requested.
  • Includes advising clinician of proper specimen collection, performing rapid staining and providing specimen adequacy assessment.
  • Obtains patient history and clinical information as necessary and requests collection of additional specimen for further studies when indicated.
  • Follows departmental procedures for quality assurance.
  • Ensures that remedial actions are taken whenever test systems and Quality Assurance deviate from established performance specifications.
  • Prepares and processes certain specimens in the Cytopreparatory lab when necessary.
  • Remains familiar with Cytopreparatory techniques.
  • Participates in department record-keeping, including work volumes, safety records, continuing education records, and quality assurance records and activities as requested.
  • Maintains equipment, participates in established preventive maintenance program, and alerts Analytical Specialist of any equipment problems.
  • Assists in proper handling and storage of supplies, notifies Analytical Specialist when inventory is low.
  • Assists in the evaluation and validation of new instruments and new technologies as needed under the supervision of the Analytical Specialist and Doctoral Director.
  • Participation in completion of assigned initial and subsequent competency assessment examinations required and maintains working knowledge of applicable Laboratory Information System programs and system changes.
  • Participates in the training and orientation of new employees.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures.

The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details


This position is anticipated to work 8:30A - 5P, Monday-Friday.

Join our team at Geisinger Medical Center! Our cytopathology services are headed by Dr. Sara Monaco and processes more than 35,000 cytology cases per year, of which approximately 12,000 are non-gynecologic cases. 

This position offers the chance to be part of a large system with a collaborative and vibrant atmosphere. You will not be stuck at the microscope reading slides all day!  You will attend a wide range of procedures at the main hospital, screen both non-gyn and FNA cases from a variety of procedures and body locations.

As an academic teaching facility associated with a residency program, cytopathology fellowship, and medical school, there are residents, fellows, and students that interact with professional staff daily and provide educational conferences, and also offer the chance for our cytologists to teach.

We are committed to your professional development and involve our cytologists in a variety of the department’s innovative projects, including QA projects, in addition to educational and research initiatives, in order to help our employees reach their career goals.  In addition to the rich variety of cases and important role of cytologists in our busy system, we're proud of our collaborative team environment. With caring staff, a compassionate employer dedicated to quality patient care, and great employee benefits, Geisinger is a wonderful place to build and grow a career.

Geisinger also offers a cytopathology fellowship program, emphasizing the skills and technology available at Geisinger. Learn more about cytology at Geisinger here:

***Must have ASCP CT credential. 


Geisinger benefits include, but are not limited to: 

  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, that starts day one of employment
  • Three medical plan choices, including options to save with a flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
  • Company-paid life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance
  • Competitive 401(K) plan that includes an automatic 5% Geisinger contribution starting day one of employment
  • PTO plan that allows you to earn more time more quickly
  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health and earn monetary incentives
  • Family support that includes adoption assistance, IVF and IUI coverage, paid parental leave, paid military leave and a free membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones.

*Qualified applicants are those individuals who have not worked in a full- or part-time capacity for Geisinger Medical Laboratories in the last 18 months.


Bachelor's Degree- (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Certified ASCP Cytotechnologist - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Our Purpose & Values

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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Job Tags

Full time, Temporary work, Part time, Relocation bonus, Flexible hours, Monday to Friday,

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