Vanderbilt University Medical Center Cytotechnologist 2 CT - VUMC Diagnostic Anatomic Surgical Cytopathology Laboratories in Nashville, Tennessee

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Unit Summary

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been rated the #1 Hospital in Nashville and the state of Tennessee by the US News & World Report. VUMC’s Diagnostic Laboratories - consisting of Laboratory Client Services (LCS), Clinical Pathology Services (CPS), Diagnostic Molecular & Genetics Services (DMGS), and Anatomic Pathology Services (APS) - have state-of-the-art automation and exceptional employees to meet the demands of accurately and timely performance of tests, while providing our patients and their families with enhanced and exceptional care. VUMC is rated in the Top 100 Most Wired Hospitals with advanced LIS systems and technologies.

Vanderbilt’s Diagnostic Laboratories support adult and pediatric care for inpatient and outpatient settings. Our fast-paced, team oriented culture gives you the opportunity to contribute to breakthroughs with healthcare advancements. We support your career growth with a comprehensive medical laboratory science program and a established Professional Advancement Ladder (PAL).

Job Summary

Performs microscopic detection and diagnosis of cancer, premalignant changes, and other non-neoplastic diseases, and assist with fine needle aspiration procedures under occasional guidance. Responsible for the accurate performance of laboratory tests and other duties in a manner that complies with all approved protocols. Utilizes critical thinking and problem solving skills to assure accurate and reliable clinical outcomes. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here at .

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides patient-focusedcare in a clinical setting through the accurate microscopic evaluation of cellsamples from gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens to enable a diagnosisand assists with fine needle aspiration collection.

  • Actively participates incompliance and quality management activities daily and special projects asindicated.

  • Effectively uselaboratory computer programs and medical center applications according tolaboratory policies and procedures.

  • The responsibilitieslisted are a general overview of the position and additional duties may beassigned.

Core Accountabilities

  • Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilitieswith the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areasrelated to own job area/team with occasional guidance.

  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzesmoderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.

  • Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gainedthrough experience within a professional area.

  • Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance andsupport to team members.





At least 2 years of Cytotechnologist experience and TN special analyst license for Cytotechnology: Cytotechnologist (ASCP) National certification obtained on or after August 1, 1988 must also submit proof that certification was awarded based upon the applicant's possession of a baccalaureate degree earned at a regionally accredited college/university and cytology training from a school accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA), Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or other accrediting body acceptable to the Board. National certification obtained prior to August 1, 1988 need only submit proof that national certification was awarded regardless of the prerequisites upon which it was based.

Allowed 120 days to obtain State of Tennessee license. Considered 'in training' prior to license approval.


Full-Time, 1 st Shift with rotating weekends

Relocation Assistance

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health CareProvider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( BillWilkerson Center at ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked amongthe nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascularhospitals in the U.S.

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitalsin America"

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital SafetyScore

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees formedical research in the US

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only grouphonored in Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "MostWired" medical systems in the US

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Job Clinical Labs/Pathology

Organization: Cytopathology 201464

Title: Cytotechnologist 2 CT - VUMC Diagnostic Anatomic Surgical Cytopathology Laboratories

Location: TN-Nashville-The Vanderbilt Clinic (TVC)

Requisition ID: 1805624

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