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Lancaster General Health

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Lancaster General Hospital

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5074 LAB-Cytology

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Laboratory - Histology




Job Title: Cytotechnologist

This position is located at Lancaster General in Lancaster, PA.

Full-time , 1.0, 80 hours per two weeks working hours between 7:00 am and 4:30 pm no weekend or holidays


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Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine is currently seeking a Cytotechnologist. The Cytotechnologist

Prepares, processes, evaluates, and renders diagnoses on cytologic material (normal and disease-altereddesquamated or aspirated cells) from various body sites.


Evaluates and accesses--both manually and in the lab computer system--incoming specimens. Resolves specimen quality and

documentation problems. Makes critical decisions concerning alternatives of specimen preparation and examination according to type and nature of specimen and patient history.

Processes cytologic specimens according to procedure manual. Selects, adapts and performs complex technical manual procedures in the preparation of specimen.

Locates and identifies normal and abnormal cells from a variety of body sites: fungal, bacterial and viral changes, drug- and irradiation induced changes; parasites; and hormonal changes in smears.

Seeks, secures and correlates clinical information, including further historical and clinical findings from chart, previous and concurrent

examinations, including related Surgical Pathology findings. Discriminates between relevant and superfluous information and observations.

Correlates findings of examination, supporting clinical data and documentation, diagnostic possibilities, and specimen quality to develop and write clear, concise reports of differential diagnosis. Enters results into lab computer system to produce final reports.

Adapts and utilizes instrumentation to assist in preparation of appropriate low-yield specimen types, on a case-by-case basis..



American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) certification is required.

B.S. degree and be graduated from a CAHEA-accredited school of cytotechnology.


One to two (1-2) years of experience in a comparable lab.

This position requires a Professional License/Certification.

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, at a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), at is a 631-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare)

. Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.

Outpatient services are provided at the Downtown Outpatient and Suburban Outpatient Pavilions, along with additional outpatient centers and Express and Urgent Care locations throughout the region. Lancaster General Health Physicians is a network of more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians, at more than 40 offices throughout the region

. Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, co-educational, Middle States-accredited four-year college offering a variety of associate and baccalaureate degree and certification programs in healthcare.

A four time designated Magnet hospital

for nursing excellence, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has been recognized regionally and nationally for clinical excellence and patient safety; and ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report

as one of the nation’s best hospitals in 2015-16 in three specialties. It is also one of only seven hospitals in the country

with all of the following distinctions:

5 Star Rating on Hospital Compare

Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals 2017 at

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A

US News List of High Performing Hospitals at

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Since 1893, Lancaster General Health (LG Health) has been meeting the healthcare needs of our community. The timeline below puts our growth from a hospital located in a three-story house on Queen Street in Lancaster City to a regional healthcare organization with locations throughout Lancaster County, in historical context. Timeline of Historical Highlights by Decade 1890-1910 Surgery is now common, especially for removing tumors, infected tonsils, appendectomies and gynecological operations. The American Medical Association becomes a powerful force. Progressive reformers argue for health insurance. Toward the end of the decade, American hospitals become modern scientific institutions, valuing antiseptics and cleanliness, and using medications for the relief of pain.

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