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Beth Israel Lahey Health Cytoprepatory Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Evening (United States of America)

Prepares and stains of slides from cytologic specimens obtained by a variety of cell sampling techniques, including needle aspiration biopsies, endoscopic washings and brushings, cervical/vaginal/anal cytologic samples, and from body cavity fluids.

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Logs, stains, processes and coverslips all gyn and non- gyn slides using manual and automated cytological techniques Maintains all equipment and reports any problems to Ctylogy Lead Tech. Perfroms daily start-up maintenance and trouble shooting on instrumentation, reports concerns and problems to the supervisor according to laboratory policies. Maintains inventory of supplies and stock in lean supply chain assuring transport media and other client supplies are available. Assures all specimens are accurately lugged and registered as needed to meet expected daily turnaround time set by the laboratory Prepares cell blocks on non-gyn samples and makes additional slides. Trains work study students, new cytology technicians and fellow/residents in the operation of the cytoprep area. Files cytology slides based standard practice to enusre easy retrieval for future reference (20 years). Answers telephone inquiries, and assists in problem resolution with the cytotechnologists and customers to assure patients needs are met. Prepares for testing and disposes after testing of biological and chemical hazardous waste materials (biological and cemicals) using BIDMC's approved safety processes .

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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