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histology technician resume example with 17 years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
  • resumesample@example.com
Summary

Enthusiastic individual with superior skills in working in both team-based and independent capacities. Bringing strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills to any setting. Excited to begin new challenge with successful team.

Skills
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Reports preparation and creation
  • Specimen processing
  • Histochemical testing
  • Inventory management
  • Team management
  • Business operations
  • Supervision
  • Customer service
  • Team building
  • Problem resolution
  • Administrative support
  • Planning and coordination
  • Process improvement
  • Operational improvement
  • Organization
  • MS Office
  • Communications
  • Relationship development
Experience
Histology Technician, 10/2010 to Current
LabcorpBorough Of Perkasie, PA,
  • Achieved cost-savings by developing functional solutions to minimize problems.
  • Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Earned reputation for good attendance and hard work.
  • Collaborated with others to discuss new business opportunities.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
  • Maintained neat, organized and confidential written records.
  • Utilized pathlogics to compile data gathered from various sources.
  • Answered numerous calls per day to answer customer questions.
  • Tracked and maintained inventory of laboratory supplies.
  • Received, logged and assessed quality of specimens received.
  • Prepared slides for microscopic examination and analysis.
  • Cut prepared blocks of tissue utilizing complex machinery.
  • Cleaned and operated tissue processors according to schedules.
  • Calibrated embedding center and washed metal base molds.
  • Disposed of specimens after completed testing procedures.
  • Performed routine and specialized histology staining procedures.
  • Embedded specimens into blocks and fixed tissues in formalin.
  • Adhered to all safety and infection control precautions and regulations.
  • Prepared histologic slides for human tissue samples via processing, cutting, embedding, staining, and mounting.
  • Assessed the adequacy of chemicals and stains.
  • Assisted the pathologist in gross examination of surgical specimens.
  • Recorded the number of tissue blocks and verified proper identification and labeling.
  • Recognized and addressed staining problems.
  • Identified opportunities for process and efficiency improvements.
  • Sectioned frozen tissue to produce slides for diagnosis.
Histology Technician, 01/2009 to 10/2009
LabcorpBurlington, NC,
  • Embedded specimens into blocks and fixed tissues in formalin.
  • Adhered to all safety and infection control precautions and regulations.
  • Prepared histologic slides for human tissue samples via processing, cutting, embedding, staining, and mounting.
  • Recorded the number of tissue blocks and verified proper identification and labeling.
  • Recognized and addressed staining problems.
  • Assessed the adequacy of chemicals and stains.
  • Sectioned frozen tissue to produce slides for diagnosis.
  • Cleaned and operated tissue processors according to schedules.
  • Disposed of specimens after completed testing procedures.
  • Performed routine and specialized histology staining procedures.
  • Cut prepared blocks of tissue utilizing complex machinery.
  • Received, logged and assessed quality of specimens received.
  • Prepared slides for microscopic examination and analysis.
  • Maintained neat, organized and confidential written records.
  • Utilized lab software to compile data gathered from various sources.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Earned reputation for good attendance and hard work.
Histology Technician, 01/2005 to 01/2006
LabcorpDurham, NC,
  • Embedded specimens into blocks and fixed tissues in formalin.
  • Adhered to all safety and infection control precautions and regulations.
  • Prepared histologic slides for human tissue samples via processing, cutting, embedding, staining, and mounting.
  • Recorded the number of tissue blocks and verified proper identification and labeling.
  • Identified opportunities for process and efficiency improvements.
  • Sectioned frozen tissue to produce slides for diagnosis.
  • Cleaned and operated tissue processors according to schedules.
  • Calibrated embedding center and washed metal base molds.
  • Performed routine and specialized histology staining procedures.
  • Cut prepared blocks of tissue utilizing complex machinery.
  • Received, logged and assessed quality of specimens received.
  • Prepared slides for microscopic examination and analysis.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Earned reputation for good attendance and hard work.
Lab Technician/Histology Technician/Histology Supervisor, 01/2000 to 09/2004
Greater Community HospitalCity, STATE,
  • Disposed of bodily fluids and hazardous products according to strict protocols.
  • Monitored and tracked samples using hospital computer software while notifying supervisors and clients of any missing samples or database errors.
  • Verified quality of specimens by centrifuging specimens for logistics courier to pickup.
  • Maintained, calibrated and troubleshot pH probes, EC meters, balances, automatic pipettes and diluters.
  • Verified collection orders and communicated discrepancies to nurses.
  • Supervised supplies in inventory and notified purchasing when items became low.
  • Developed exemplary rapport with patients by demonstrating compassion and understanding as well as a professional demeaner.
  • Collected, labeled and stored lab samples according to laboratory specifications.
  • Limited discrepancies by accurately handling, storing, transporting and submitting all urinalysis samples.
  • Enforced infection control and sharps disposal procedures to protect patients, co-workers and self.
  • Conferred with pathology to help narrow down diagnoses based on located abnormalities.
  • Followed strict aseptic techniques to protect patients when collecting blood and tissue samples.
  • Conducted quality control checks, calibration and technical troubleshooting of hematology analyzer.
  • Supported work of pathologists by cutting, staining and mounting tissues samples for analysis.
  • Followed laboratory guidelines for handling biological specimens.
  • Maintained clean and fully operational laboratory equipment.
  • Cleaned and sterilized lab area, tools and equipment.
  • Recorded control values from technical instruments to maintain reliability and validity of test results.
  • Managed departmental inventory and supply ordering.
Education and Training
: Elementary Education And Psychology, Expected in
Buena Vista University - Creston, IA,
GPA:
  • Completed coursework in elementary math and english
  • Minor in psychology
Associate of Arts: Art And Science, Expected in 05/2008
Southwestern Community College - Creston, IA
GPA:
  • Dean's List Honoree all semesters
  • Art club president
  • Completed coursework in art, chemistry and anatomy and physiology
  • Honor Roll all semesters
: Biology, Expected in
DMACC - West Des Moines, IA,
GPA:
  • Completed continuing education in biology for my current job

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School Attended

  • Buena Vista University
  • Southwestern Community College
  • DMACC

Job Titles Held:

  • Histology Technician
  • Histology Technician
  • Histology Technician
  • Lab Technician/Histology Technician/Histology Supervisor

Degrees

  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Associate of Arts
  • Some College (No Degree)

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