Adventist Health System Cytology Coordinator PRN Days in Shawnee, Kansas


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Shawnee Mission Health

SMH has provided faith-based, whole person care to the Kansas City community since 1962. SMH is more than just a hospital campus. We’re a network of health care facilities working to exceed expectations by delivering quality care with compassion and supporting an exceptional staff of more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties.

Our mission of Improving Health Through Christian Service is achieved each and every day through the dedication and commitment of our associates, physicians and volunteers. We strive to be a regional beacon of wellness, hope and healing attracting customers seeking unsurpassed clinical quality and compassionate care for the whole person, following the example of Christ's healing ministry.

The largest health care provider in Johnson County, Kansas, the SMH network includes Shawnee Mission Medical Center, SMH – Overland Park and SMH – Prairie Star. The 54-acre campus at SMMC is comprised of the main hospital, a community health education building, six physician office buildings and an associate child care center. The Emergency Department at SMMC is the busiest in Johnson County. We deliver more babies each year at the Shawnee Mission Birth Center than any other hospital in the metropolitan area and our Center for Women’s Health is nationally recognized. We have 10 Shawnee Mission Primary Care locations with more than 70 Board-certified doctors who specialize in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics as well as Centra Care Shawnee Mission Urgent Care and Spira Care locations.


You will be responsible for:

  • Shares knowledge with coworkers; serves as a resource to internal & external customers on issues related to hospital & laboratory policies & protocols.

  • Willingly assists staff, pathologists, & leadership on projects as requested.

  • Shows enthusiasm in the workplace; actively involved in promoting morale & encouraging others.

  • Adjusts to changing customer needs by adapting work habits, schedules, or matters of personal convenience to improve service.

  • Attendance pattern reflects commitment to job requirements & patient care needs

  • Demonstrates & models positive behaviors which are supportive of change.

  • Utilizes critical thinking to recognize & resolve problems, documents corrective actions, and communicates to team.

  • Seeks opportunities to work cooperatively with other members of the hospital & system.

  • Shares professional knowledge with co-workers; assists with training & orientation of new employees/students & serves as a resource to current staff, students, & physicians.

  • Willingly assists other associates during times of high volume workload.

  • Communicates with staff & external customers, responding professionally & effectively to questions, issues, or problems.

  • Works independently

  • Uses time efficiently when regular workload is done.

  • Maintains clean, well-stocked, & organized work area.

  • Recognizes limitations & asks for assistance/instruction when necessary.

  • Limits personal phone calls & business so as not to compromise productivity.

  • Takes responsibility for own actions; openly admits mistakes & seeks ways to correct the problem.

  • Incorporates patient, physician, customer needs and concerns into decision-making and organizational action.

  • Organizes & prioritizes workflow to meet established turnaround times.

  • Relays messages, correspondence & information promptly; initiates communication with & anticipates needs of Anatomic Pathology and Cytology.

  • Works with nursing and physician staff to effectively collect and handle Anatomic Pathology and Cytology specimens.

  • Processes referred specimens for Anatomic Pathology and Cytology and coordinates with Transcription to facilitate diagnostic material send-outs.

  • Oversees the disposal of specimens after case sign-out, coordinates process for autopsy (including fetal autopsy), and manages storage of permanent Anatomic Pathology hold specimens

  • Coordinates perinatal cytogenetic testing from Labor and Delivery

  • Monitors supply usage & notes trends.

  • Recognizes and supports cost-effective ideas and initiatives.

  • Uses LIS efficiently to register patients, retrieve test results & obtain information, in keeping with established protocols.

  • Recognizes that the attainment of knowledge is every employee’s responsibility & accepts accountability for staying current on all written or electronic communication.

  • Enhances technical & professional knowledge by pursuing available mandatory & continuing education opportunities.

  • Understands & utilizes department resources, including department manuals, administrative policy manuals, safety manuals, MSDS & reference material.

  • Follows established safety & biohazard protocols.

What will you need?

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • No Previous Experience Required

  • Associate’s Degree or Graduate of a Technical School Preferred

  • 1 to 2 Years of Position-Related Experience Preferred

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.