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Cytotechnologist - Cytology PHSW (Per Diem)
PeaceHealth | Vancouver, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 150500

PeaceHealth is seeking a Cytotechnologist - Cytology PHSW (Per Diem) for a per diem, Day shift position.

PeaceHealth Labs - with 12 testing laboratories serving communities in Alaska, Washington and Oregon, our extensive network of services and facilities in the Pacific Northwest consistently receives national recognition. More than 900 caregivers and 27 patient service centers throughout the Pacific Northwest.  One of a select number of laboratories nationwide to earn the Molecular Center of Excellence designation by Roche Diagnostics, indicating its expertise in performing diagnostic testing on a molecular and genomic level.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center provides comprehensive specialty care for more than 250,000 patients a year in southwest Washington. Our highly trained caregivers are committed to providing safe, compassionate care; every time, every touch. As one of Clark County’s largest employers with 2,900 caregivers and 600 active medical staff members, we offer dozens of medical specialty services and programs, including emergency, trauma, comprehensive heart and vascular, interventional stroke care, bone and joint, brain and spine cancer and birthing services.  One of only three trauma centers in the Portland/Vancouver area providing life-saving treatment for complex traumatic injuries.


The Cytotechnologist evaluates cytological specimens for acceptability; utilizes established cytomorphologic criteria in conformance with state and federal regulatory guidelines and provides diagnostic interpretation.  Works under general guidance of the Cytology Technical Specialist/Supervisor and Pathologist.


  1. Evaluates specimens from different anatomic sites, utilizing appropriate criteria and upholds established performance standards.  Understands and applies established cytomorphologic criteria for Gynecologic and Non-Gynecologic evaluations.
  2. Assures quality standards are applied for the preparation, processing and evaluation of all specimens.  Performs quality control rescreening.  Assures accuracy and proper functioning of all equipment by routine inspection, maintenance and quality control procedures.
  3. Consults with clinicians, supervisor and other caregivers as appropriate on test results, specimen requirements and testing protocols. 
  4. Assists with investigating, updating and implementing new methods in cytology, and developing/testing new protocols.
  5. Responsible for maintaining appropriate records for specimens, slides and data.  Utilizes computer systems in reporting and documenting results.
  6. Participates in department in-services and continuing education programs, attending lectures, workshops and video presentation as required.
  7. May perform CAP (College of American Pathologists) compliance duties to include: periodic record reviews; equipment and test validation; development and maintenance of policy, procedure and guidance documents; proficiency testing and competency management; CAP inspection preparation, assessment and follow up; and technical and procedural advisement and referral.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.


  • Three (3) years related experience preferred.


  • Licensed Cytotechnologist, ASCP


  • Working knowledge of collection and test requirements and factors affecting test interpretation in responding to inquires
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office programs


Physical and cognitive ability requirements are not available at this time

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Vancouver, WA, Southwest Medical Center (150)
Job Category:  Laboratory; Laboratory Support
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.0
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $31.10, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Cytotechnologist

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Vancouver, WA || Laboratory; Laboratory Support || Per Diem/Relief || TESTING SERVICES

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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