Vanderbilt University Medical Center Cytotechnologist 2 CT - VUMC Diagnostic Anatomic Surgical Pathology 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).


Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is seeking to hire a Cytotechnologist 2, whom will have overall responsibilities for preparation of gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens for microscopic examination by cytotechnologists and pathologists with occasional guidance. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here at .


  • Preparesspecimens according to defined procedures and ensures proper patientidentification throughout the preparatory process.

  • Documentnecessary quality control records including temperature charts, stain quality,phone call log, etc.

  • Performsroutine equipment maintenance and repairs.

  • Managessupply inventory to meet defined par levels to support testing andminimize expiration of products.

  • Theresponsibilities listed are a general overview of the position andadditional duties may be assigned.


LABORATORY PRACTICES (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate laboratory practices in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.

PATHOLOGY (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate pathology in practical applications of moderate difficulty.

EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE - (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate the ability to maintain equipment, products, or systems in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Assures that parts inventory is sufficient.

QUALITY ASSURANCE - (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Understands the goal of increasing organizational productivity and individual performance by making the products and services within your work assignments more efficient and more effective. Demonstrates quality management practices on the job which result in superior products and services delivered.


  • OrganizationalImpact: Performs tasks that are typically routine that may impact team'sperformance with occasional guidance.

  • ProblemSolving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes some discretion and research tosolve routine problems.

  • Breadthof Knowledge: Applies knowledge of standards, established processes andprocedure that apply to your own job.

  • TeamInteraction: Provides guidance to entry level co-workers.



  • -Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifyingdevelopment opportunities.

  • -Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleaguespriorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.

  • -Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others andcommunicates in a clear and courteous manner.


  • -Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems,needs of others and how to provide excellent service.

  • -Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routineproblems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner.

  • -Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand theissues and provides accurate information and support.


  • -Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asksrelevant questions to meet quality standards.

  • -Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge,technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above andbeyond.

  • -Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledgeof conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to theappropriate person or department.


  • -Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assignedactivities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-qualitywork/service.

  • -Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personalactions will impact departmental resources.

  • -Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decisionmaking to consistently achieve results on time and without error.


  • -Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives thatwill impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them.

  • -Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when toutilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course ofaction.

  • -Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an open mind to changingplans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.




  • Bachelor's and 1 year of experience or theequivalent and

  • Cytotechnologist (ASCP) Certification and CytotechnologyCT (ASCP) Certification and Tennessee Licensure eligibility to obtain


  • Full-Time, 2 nd Shift

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 HealthCare Provider 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 GreatestHospitals in 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 Pathology Laboratories

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

Requisition ID: 1805624