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Penn State Health Lead Cytotechnologist - Cytology in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Varied

Hours: Varied

Join a team of Laboratory professionals providing high quality diagnostic and clinical services that play a vital role in positive outcomes for our patients!


The Lead Cytotechnologist serves as the lead within the Pathology and Laboratory Department that provides daily direction to Cytology staff with regard to laboratory policies and procedures. In addition, this individual serves as a dedicated lead as a technical resource for procedures and regulatory agencies. The Lead Cytotechnologist motivates, coordinates and supports staff to ensure quality results are reported in a timely manner. This role also performs basic and complex diagnostic testing for gyn, non-gyn, Fine needle aspiration and FISH testing. Other responsibilities include coordinating new employee orientation within the department and assisting the Manager with assessing, coordinating, documenting, and scheduling training and competency. The Lead will communicate regularly with managers to relay problems or concerns, and clarify procedural and policy changes to other personnel.


Bachelor’s degree in Cytotechnology required.

3 years of experience working as a Cytotechnologist required.

Cytotechnologist certification (American Society for Clinical Pathology) required.

Applicants trained outside of the United States must provide documentation of equivalency evaluation of their education and training to ensure it is equivalent to CLIA requirements. The equivalency evaluations will be performed by a nationally recognized organization. Ex: National Association Credential Evaluations Services, Inc. (NACES), the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). The applicants is responsible for paying the cost of the equivalency evaluation.


Demonstrated problem-solving skills

Demonstrated analytical skills

Demonstrated organizational skills

Demonstrated leadership skills

Strong communication skills

Strong attention to detail

Knowledge of College of American Pathologist (CAP) regulations within Cytology

Knowledge of quality control and quality assurance principles and proficiency in testing procedures.


Previous supervisory/lead experience preferred.


Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country. It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.


We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz.

For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City.

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained

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