Workshop #1: Making Sense of Competency Assessment

New York, NY US
May 13, 2017

Competency assessment is one of the most common cited and repeated deficiencies across federal, state and accreditation lab surveys. Competency assessment is often confused with other personnel management activities including training and performance evaluation. In this session, regulatory competency assessment requirements will be reviewed including how it differs from other personnel management activities. Approaches for assessing and documenting competency for cytotechnologists, cytopreparatory staff, non-technical cytology staff (ex. accessioners) and cytology supervisory staff will be discussed including resources for competency development. The session includes an interactive discussion soliciting experiences and best practices from speakers and attending participants.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Review competency regulatory requirements.
  • Discuss the differences between training, competency, performance evaluation and performance measures used to establish CT workload limit.
  • Generate discussion and provide examples for documenting competency of CTs, cytoprep techs and cytology supervisory staff.
  • Highlight resources available for competency development .
  • Review competency regulatory requirements.


    Course summary
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    Event starts: 
    05/13/2017 - 10:45am EDT
    Event ends: 
    05/13/2017 - 12:00pm EDT
    Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center
    173 Fort Washington Ave
    New York, NY 10032
    United States
    • Lynnette S. Pineault, MBA, SCT(ASCP)
      Regions Hospital
      Saint Paul, Minnesota


    • Maria A. Friedlander, MPA, CT(ASCP)CMIAC
      Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
      New York, New York


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