Located in Ocoee about 11 miles west of the downtown Orlando Health campus, the 212-bed Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital provides comprehensive medical and surgical acute care for the families of west Orange County communities. The hospital has earned Spine Surgery, Joint Replacement and Primary Stroke certification from The Joint Commission. Also located on the expanded Orlando Health – Health Central campus is a 30,000-square-foot comprehensive cancer center with clinical programs and services for patients and families. The cancer center became the only facility in Central Florida, and only the sixth in the nation, to offer MRIdian® therapy, which allows for more precise treatment of cancer tumors through real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during radiation beam therapy. The Orlando Health Center for Rehabilitation, which includes a 60-bed rehabilitation unit, a 40-bed Alzheimer's unit, a 10-bed hospice unit and outpatient rehabilitation services, also is located at the Orlando Health – Health Central campus. The hospital also provides services at the Orlando Health Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion – Horizon West in nearby Winter Garden
The Cytotechnologist examines slides microscopically to detect abnormal, atypical cells that may be present.
• Identifies fungi, parasites, bacterial and viral infections.
• Prepares specimens for cytologic exam.
• Performs and documents all quality control and preventive maintenance procedures.
• Performs specimen receiving and processing; answers the telephone and greets guests to the department.
• Regularly reports all abnormal findings to the cytopathologist and patient caregiver as required.
• Assumes one or more of the following responsibilities: projects, teaching, tech in charge, and evaluation of new technology.
• Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
• Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.
Other Related Functions
• Responsible for maintaining an active role in the laboratory quality improvement program including performance and
evaluation of key quality indicators.
• Follows the established policies and procedures to meet regulatory and accrediting agencies requirements.
• Practices infection control and safety practices and keeps a clean and organized work area.
• Maintains confidentiality of patient record, hospital and departmental matters at all times.
Graduate from an approved school of Cytotechnology. Bachelor degree in Science or Cytotechnology.
Current license as Cytotechnologist in the State of Florida – renewed biennial in August. Certified Cytotechnologist (ASCP) by the
American Society of Clinical Pathologists – renewed annually.