Cytotechnology is the microscopic interpretation of cells to detect cancer and other abnormalities. A cytotechnologist is a health professional trained in cytotechnologist. He/she evaluates specimens on glass slides using microscopes.
General duties of these professionals include collecting samples, preparing and examining slides, writing reports, and delivering test results to physicians and patients.
An ideal candidate for the position of cytotechnologist should possess excellent analytical skills, accuracy, decision-making abilities, time management skills, excellent computer competencies, and the ability to work independently or supervised by a pathologist.
Different countries have different certification requirements and standards for cytotechnologists. Employers generally prefer candidates with a bachelor’s degree in cytopathology technology, biology, or a related medical field and ASCP certification. Accredited cytotechnology training is also mandatory.
Following is a sample skills for cytopathologist resume:
Cytotechnologist Skills Sample
• Skilled in gathering samples and preparing them for examination.
• Talented at preparing the slides and examining the specimens using microscope.
• Experienced in examining samples to identify abnormalities in their structure and behavior.
• Proficient in classifying and distinguishing abnormal cell structures.
• Able to process and interpret cytological material accurately.
• Competent at preparing stains, solutions, and reagents to be used for slides.
• Documented success in documenting specimens by verifying patients’ and specimens’ information.
• Especially skilled in keeping a daily log of specimens examined and document all findings in the log.
• Well-versed at complying with standard pathological guidelines and working with the team to prepare accurate clinical reports of the patients.
• Exceptionally talented in performing maintenance on microscopes and other lab equipment, which includes cleaning and calibrating equipment as needed to keep it functioning properly.
• Good working knowledge of the computer system for result entry and data entry.
• Substantial knowledge and understanding of cytology theory and practice.