Acquire a position as a member of the departmental staff through NAU via Biological Sciences.
Graduate Teaching Assistant currently in pursuit of a Masters of Educational Psychology in Human Relations; 13yrs Clinical Histology tech/certified MOHS tech, 5+ years Microbiology tech; BS Biological Sciences, Chemistry minor; seeking advancement in the educational science industry. Skills:
Excellent social skills, works very well with others
Very detail oriented, intent focus on quality of work
Excellent use of Microsoft Office, Windows 8, experienced with clinical EMA
Familiar use of Blackboard Learn and NAU LOUIE systems
Continuous compliance history with CLIA inspections; and OSHA regulation
Routine maintenance of SOP manuals and productivity stats
Troubleshooting in the laboratory; setup and maintenance of laboratory and related office equipment
Processing tissue specimens on Sakura VIP; sectioning paraffin embedded tissue
Specimen grossing and embedding with respect to annotated orientation
Slide preparation, routine H&E and special staining
MOHS technique and quality
Microbiology culture maintenance
Facilitated set up of CLIA certified MOHS Lab including technical training
CLIA ten years from now QA and QC course completion certification
ASMS Certified MOHS technician
Accommodating personality via clinical patient service
Productivity stats for quarterly review
Topics affecting the quality of laboratory practices and people interaction
Participant in the annual "climb to conquer cancer" sponsored by the ACS
09/2013 - Current
Northern Arizona University － Flagstaff, AZGraduate student/BIO205L instructor; BIO305W instructorStudent/TA supervision and administrative assistance Microbiology TA duties: Instruction of basic microbiological principles and procedures in the lab. Grading, lecture preparation, troubleshooting, lab safety instruction, equipment and culture maintenance. Biological Writing TA duties: Instruction of writing scientific papers in the biological sciences according to CSE guidelines, while introducing methodologies for research and fulfilling the junior level writing requirement for biology and related majors.
01/1993 - 01/1999
Northern Arizona Universitymicrobiology lab techBiochemical and technical media prep. Several credit hours "Independent Study" generating procedure and protocol manual for mycology culture collection. Maintained culture collections: Algal, mycological and biological culture collection for Northern Arizona University. Prepared a series of fixed slides for student use, which demonstrated the various stains used in biological staining for microorganisms.
12/2000 - 01/2014
Northern Arizona Dermatology Center － Flagstaff, AZHistotechnician/Certified MOHS technician13yrs experience as Histotech/certified MOHS tech: Histology technician duties: Specimen accessioning, grossing, processing, embedding and sectioning paraffin embedded tissue. Slide preparation, routine H&E and special staining. Daily set up and maintenance of laboratory equipment. Routine updates of procedure and protocol manuals; QA/QC analysis and recording; as well as, inventory management and ordering of laboratory supplies/equipment. Administrative accomplishments include: Facilitating a computer log for ordering and purchasing laboratory supplies of which improved inventory management; implementation of computer logs for Quality Control, equipment maintenance, accessioning specimens and Laboratory Productivity Stats.
05/2001 - 01/2014
MOHS technician dutiesSpecimen logging, orienting and manipulating tissue for cryostat sectioning and staining; cryostat maintenance and MOHS trouble-shooting.
Northern Arizona University － Flagstaff, AZ, USPositive Behavior Support09/13-present Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ MED candidate: Human Relations emphasis in Positive Behavior Support BIO305W Writing in Biological Sciences Instructor; BIO205L Teaching Assist BIO205L Microbiology Lab Instructor and microbial culture maintenance
Northern Arizona Dermatology Center － Flagstaff, AZ, USMOHS: surgery12/00-01/14 Northern Arizona Dermatology Center, Flagstaff, AZ OJT Histology training in private clinical laboratory setting MOHS surgery training with clinic sponsored ASMS certification
Northern Arizona University － Flagstaff, AZ, USBS: Biology, Chemistry1993 Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ BS BS in Biology, Minor in Chemistry
Histotechnician/Certified MOHS technician
ASMS Certified MOHS technician
Arizona Society for Histotechnology
Continuing Medical Education through various conferences and classes