VHC Health

ID 2021-5508
Category Pathology/Lab
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Are you looking for your next opportunity in healthcare? At VHC Health, our staff exceeds expectations by performing at the top-level of the profession. We are looking for a Cytotechnologist who is responsible for microscopically screening and classifying cells based on specific criteria from FNAs, body fluids and exfoliative cytology (Pap smears). Responsible for taking over Cytology Prep Tech duties as needed. Responsible to comply with and enforce all safety and infection control policies, procedures, and regulations.


Join our team and unlock your potential!


VHC Health is a 453-bed nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering high quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 75 years. VHC is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations), a designated Level II Trauma Center and a recognized Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are proud to announce that the Leapfrog Group has awarded the hospital with an 'A' grade in Hospital Safety for the 19th year in a row, achieved an Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for the 10th year in a row and VHC has ranked Number 2 in “Best Hospitals” in the Washington, DC metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. At VHC we are always striving to provide continued excellence and growth for our employees as well as top notch care for our patients.


  • College Diploma preferred.
  • Completion of required training in Cytotechnology required.
  • Two years of Healthcare/Medical- Cytotechnology experience.


  • Microscopic screening/evaluation of cytologic specimens.
  • Monitors, performs and records all appropriate quality controls.
  • Assists in special cytology collection procedures including fine needle aspiration biopsies.
  • Records patient information and results. Phones critical results as required.
  • Reports all abnormal and/or out of control patient results to supervisor, division head or Pathologist. Repeats if applicable.
  • Maintain equipment used for testing and record daily preventative maintenance as required; be able to troubleshoot problems on instruments.
  • Prepare required reports including workload recording.
  • Specimen accession, prepping, and staining.
  • Files cytology slides when appropriate.
  • Informs appropriate personnel promptly when supplies and supplies of reagents are low or about to expire.
  • Keep up-to-date on technologies and information which apply to incumbent's duties by attending workshops, meetings and other continuing education opportunities on a regular basis.
  • Competency levels of procedures on training checklist maintained and assessed yearly by supervisor.


  • Paid Major Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off / Vacation
  • Sick Time
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Undergraduate Student Loan Repayment
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Health Fitness & Education Class Discounts
  • Employee Wellness Benefits
  • Hospital Discount for Employees and Family
  • VHC Retirement Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free onsite parking
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Career Coaching
  • Family Leave
  • 401(k) + Match
  • and much more!

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