University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 91823



Working Title:
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
A bachelor's degree in biologic or related science field and CT(ASCP) or SCT(ASCP) certification is required.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
This position requires a minimum of 5 years experience in Cytotechnology, 7 years experience in Cytotechnology preferred.
  Position Summary:
 Microscopic screening of gyn and non-gyn slide preparations for the detection of precancerous and cancerous conditions.
The incumbent must have knowledge of the field of cytotechnology and be able to perform cytopreparatory procedures. Must
be ASCP registered Cytotechnologist. Must pass annual proficiency test event with a score of at least 90%. This position is
under the general supervision of a Cytotechnologist Supervisor. The hours for this position are 7:45am-4:30pm, Monday
through Friday.
The person in this position is expected to model and use the tools and principles of quality management in their daily work
including: Demonstrate exceptional customer service by establishing and maintaining effective professional relationships with
managers, supervisors, co-workers, and all customers. Consistently model the skills for getting and giving constructive
feedback. Learn and use data collection tools for decision making. Instruct other staff in the purpose and use of these tools.
Use effective team skills to contribute to the efficient operation of the work unit and the organization. Present ideas, carry out
assignment, and provide information. Lead and facilitate teams. Participate in continuous learning through professional
development activities. Research and introduce opportunities to other staff. Effectively share knowledge and skills obtained
through professional development.
As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employee must be able to perform
Principal duties:
A. 35% Microscopic screening of Pap smears and Non-Gyn specimens for detection of cancer cells.
1. Makes independent diagnostic evaluation during microscopic screening of gyn and non-gyn smears and provide a concise
report for each sample, describing microscopic findings and conclusions in accepted terminology.
2. Determines adequacy and quality of sample.
3. Re-screen designated quality control and high risk specimens.
4. Critiques cytotechnology student work during routine screening.
5. Pass annual proficiency testing event.
6. Maintain accurate electronic records of results and in accordance with CLIA regulations.

B. 45% Prepare and test gynecologic, non-gynecologic, and histologic specimens.
1. Assign accession numbers specimens so that appropriate sample identification is maintained throughout the processing
and handling of the sample.
2. Perform and read gyn and non-gyn slides from liquid aliquot utilizing ThinPrep technology.
3. Stain slides using auto-stainer or using manual process.
4. Identify priority cases for faster processing.
5. Filter staining reagents according to laboratory protocols.
6. Prepare specimens for staining following established procedures.
7. Assist the Pathologist during gross observations by identifying specimen volume, color, density, and texture.
8. Identify specimen type based on collection.
9. Prepare histologic instruments for specimen processing, including tissue processors, embedding module, microtome, and
10. Analyze and adhere to quality control procedures and maintain accurate records.
11. Perform histologic slide preparation including embedding, cutting, and staining under the supervision of a pathologist
12. Monitor and evaluate quality of staining solutions and make adjustments to the process as needed.
13. Follow mandatory universal precautions.
14. Stain FNA and other non-gyn slides after processing gyns.
15. Participate in the development and review of new procedures and protocols.
16. Participate in the research and testing of new products and methods.
17. Clean instruments in the cytoprep and histology laboratory.
18. Resolve problem cases received in the laboratory

C. 10% Research/Quality Assurance/Education
1. Contribute to the quality improvement of the department by checking the quality of stains and acting as lead tech.
2. Be technically competent to answer questions of peers, students, and other customers.
3. Participate in the quality assurance development of the department.
4. Coordinate and participate in continuing education seminars regularly including teleconferences and slide review program.
5. Participate in approved research or on-going projects as assigned and/or self-initiated.
6. Participate in training offered and required and complete all annual training in a timely fashion.
7. Organize department involvement in teleconferences and CAP continuing education.
8. Maintain documentation of continuing education activities.
9. Participate in up-dating policies and procedures in the cytology department manual.

D. 10% Other departmental duties.
1. Receive and route specimens to other WSLH departments and monitor the Specimen Receiving department during normal
business hours.
2. Keep accurate records of Specimen Receiving Department activity as well as quality control measures
3. Other duties as assigned.
  Additional Information
 Knowledge and Skills
Considerable knowledge of the principles of cytology as applied to the analysis of specimens submitted for early detection of malignancy.
Considerable knowledge of modern laboratory principles, techniques, and procedures used in the cytology department.
Skill in the performance of cytologic tests, specimen analysis, and assigned research.
Ability to apply laboratory principles and clinical analysis leading to the diagnosis of disease as it applies to cytology.
Ability to perform laboratory work independently and relieve physicians of routine work leading to the interpretation of
laboratory findings.
Ability utilize modern histological techniques under the supervision of a Pathologist including embedding, use of a microtome,
tissue orientation, and staining is preferred
(HT)ASCP or (HLT)ASCP certification within the first 2 years of employment is preffered
Effective communication skills.
Effective problem solving skills.
Effective team skills.
Exceptional customer service skills.
Effective interpersonal skills.
Computer knowledge and ability to learn new computer skills.
Ability to learn and perform technical advances in cytology and related fields as they develop.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required

  Employee Class:
 Academic Staff
Full Time Salary Rate:Minimum $55,403 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term:This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:OCTOBER 01, 2017
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
To apply for this job, please upload a resume and cover letter (including title and Vacancy ID#). If you have questions, you may email or call Heather Sauer, 608-890-1152.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Heather Sauer
Phone: 608-890-1152
465 Henry Mall   
Fax: N/A
William D Stovall Hygiene Lab   
Madison, WI 53706-1501   
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