Cytopreparatory Technician/Medical Lab Tech II

Rochester, NY


Position Summary:

Cytopreparatory Technician prepares Cytology specimens for evaluation. Technician is responsible for accessioning and trouble-shooting select Cytology specimens. Technicians are responsible maintaining laboratory conditions, quality assurance practice and instrument maintenance in accordance with laboratory policies.

Supervision and Direction Received: Works under the direction of the Cytopathology Chief Supervisor.

Assignments and Responsibilities:

GYN cytopreparation:

  • Prepares GYN specimens utilizing Hologic ThinPrep processors.Utilizes automated slide stainer and coverslipper.

  • Facilitates Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) testing, performed by Virology.

  • Performs preventive maintenance of instrumentation as required for efficient operation.

Non-gyn cytopreparation:

  • Accessions and triages non-GYN specimens to determine appropriate method of preparation.

  • Prepares cell blocks and special stains slides as necessary.

  • Performs preventive maintenance of instrumentation as required for efficient operation.

Additional daily operational responsibilities:

  • Maintains automated and manual stain setups.

  • Manages incoming specimens and collaborates with other departments to retrieve additional specimen.

  • Maintains Quality Assurance standards.

Miscellaneous responsibilities:

  • Monitors and orders Laboratory supplies as needed.

  • Follows universal health and safety precautions.

  • Prepares additional specimens and re-preps for studies, projects, and teaching materials.

  • Facilitates additional diagnostic testing of Cytology specimens.

  • Performs annual physical inventory counts of supplies and reagents as required by Laboratory Administration.

  • Manages storage of residual specimens and discards appropriately.


Must be licensed by the State of New York as a Clinical Laboratory Technician (ML/MLT).

Functional Requirements:

  • Ability to identify and resolve problems identified in specimen preparation and/or registration.

  • Ability to pay attention to detail while multi-tasking.

  • Works well in a team environment

  • Functions effectively in a rapidly changing environment.

General Requirements:

  • Effective interpersonal skills, and maintains a friendly and courteous professional manner at all times.

  • Excellent communication, and computer skills are essential.

  • Is able to prioritize lab turn-around time expectations and maintain focus while performing multiple tasks.

  • Punctuality and a good attendance record.

  • Adherence to all University, Division and Department policies.

  • Adherence to all laboratory safety procedures.

  • Professional discretion with confidential patient results.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $25.77 - $36.06

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 092 Cytology