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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Meticulous and dependable cytotechnologist eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel!

Skills
  • Cell staining
  • Good Telephone Etiquette
  • Dependable and Responsible
  • Data Entry
  • Problem-Solving
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Training and Development
  • Critical Thinking
  • Written Communication
  • Specimen collection
  • Laboratory Operations
Work History
08/2021 to Current
Cytotechnologist Department Of Veterans Affairs Allentown, PA,
  • Evaluated abnormal cell structures and consulted with pathologists.
  • Signs out Gynecological cases without pathologist review.
  • Maintains current CAP certification requirements by successfully completing the CAP PAP Examination annually. Also participates in CAP education slide sets for both Gynecological and Non-Gynecological specimens.
  • Communicates with providers and clinic personnel when specimens are improperly submitted.
  • Daily, monthly and quarterly statistical reports using quality control data recorded in accordance with established procedures.
  • Knowledgeable in preparation and analyzation of samples, such as Papanicolaou (PAP) smear body fluids and fine needle aspirations (FNAs), to detect abnormal conditions.
  • Helps with training new employees in gynecological and non-gynecological processing.
  • Prepares fixatives, reagents, etc., as needed for specimen handling and cytology preparatory work.
  • Resolves discrepancies and calls clinics/providers as needed.
  • Reviews information provided on the requisition sheet and specimen container and determines if additional information is required prior to logging the specimen into the computer system.
09/2020 to 08/2021
Cytotechnologist Department Of Veterans Affairs Chesapeake, VA,
  • Assisted the clinician/surgeon at bedside with the preparation of fine needle biopsy slides to determine immediate evaluation for adequacy.
  • Examined a variety of specimens for cytological examination to include but are not limited to respiratory tract material, gastrointestinal material, urological material, cerebrospinal fluid, and fine needle aspirations of various organs and body sites.
  • Performed microscopic examination for abnormal cells or any objects of diagnostic significance and marks these cells or objects for review. Classifies any abnormalities according to established procedures and writes a screening cytology report to be given to the responsible pathologist.
  • Prepared and analyzed samples, such as Diff Quick and Papanicolaou (PAP) smear body fluids and fine needle aspirations (FNAs), to detect abnormal conditions.
  • Prepared fixatives, reagents, etc., as needed for specimen handling and cytology preparatory work.
  • Performed histopathology duties to include gross examination of tissues and submission for examination by pathologist.
  • Set up and developed protocols for new instruments and procedures from well established references.
  • Maintained Standard Operating Procedures for cytology department to meet CAP requirements.
  • Advised providers, ward and clinic personnel on proper specimen collection techniques.
  • Maintained continuing education credits by participating in CAP education slide sets for Non-gynecological specimens.
  • Completed CAP inspector training.
  • Adjusted, maintained or repaired laboratory equipment such as microscopes.
  • Evaluated abnormal cell structures and consulted with pathologists.
  • Carried out day-day-day duties accurately and efficiently.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Proved successful working within tight deadlines and fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
  • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships.
08/2019 to 09/2020
Cytotechnologist Department Of Veterans Affairs Fairview, OR,
  • Observed all defined lab protocols in regard to specimen processing and collection, maintaining standards to promote accuracy and precision in results.
  • Evaluated abnormal cell structures and consulted with pathologists to gain further data about identified features.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Screening of non-gynecological and gynecological specimens.
  • Performed microscopic examination for abnormal cells or any objects of diagnostic significance and marks these cells or objects for review. Classifies any abnormalities according to established procedures and writes a screening cytology report to be given to the responsible pathologist.
  • Daily and monthly statistics for myself and some instruments.
  • Cytology preparation work for paps and non-gyns.
Education
Expected in 08/2019 to to
Bachelor of Science: Cytotechnology
University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences - Little Rock, AR
GPA:
  • 4.0 GPA
  • Graduated with High Honors
Expected in 05/2018 to to
Associate of Science:
NorthWest Arkansas Community College - Bentonville, AR
GPA:
Expected in 05/2018 to to
Associate of Arts:
NorthWest Arkansas Community College - Bentonville, AR
GPA:
Certifications
  • Cytotechnologist- (ASCP)cm

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School Attended

  • University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Cytotechnologist
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Cytotechnologist

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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