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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary


Dedicated medical professional with history of meeting company goals utilizing consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand.

Experienced Histologist, Medical Secretary and Certified Nursing Assistant with over 30 years of experience in hospitals . Excellent reputation for resolving problems and improving customer satisfaction.

In addition, Worked as Nursing Assistant with vast knowledge of medical terminology and infection control standards.

Respectful Healthcare professional well-versed in direct care to approximately 20 patients per shift, including vital signs monitoring and hygiene assistance. Kind and personable with 40 plus years of experience in healthcare roles.

Compassionate Certified Nursing Assistant adept at bathing, grooming and feeding elderly and disabled patients. Familiar with advanced medical terminology and procedures.


Proactive worker committed to helping provide top-notch patient care. Fantastic attention to detail and multitasking abilities.


Efficient and reliable Certified Nursing Assistant with excellent experience in hospital settings. Skilled in assisting with technical nursing treatments, supporting diagnostic procedures and accurately charting patient records.


Reliable employee offering excellent communication and good judgment.


Hardworking and passionate job seeker with strong organizational skills and ready to help team achieve company goals.

Skills
  • Tissue Embedding
  • Tissue Processing
  • Dissection
  • Universal Precautions
  • CLIA Guidelines
  • Attention to Detail
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Training and Development
  • Good Telephone Etiquette
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Excellent Communication
  • Problem-Solving
  • Decision Making
Work History
01/2011 to Current Histology Technologist Hca | Logan, UT,
  • Reviewed slides for quality control prior to sending to pathologists.
  • Completed complex histological procedures to prepare slides for analysis.
  • Minimized infection risk by regularly cleaning and disinfecting work areas and equipment.
  • Logged over 65 samples on average, handling each expertly to prevent contamination.
  • Cut, mounted and stained samples from hospital patients suffering from acute and chronic concerns.
  • Kept grossing room fully stocked with necessary supplies and equipment ready for use.
  • Conducted tests correctly to obtain accurate results used to support patients' needs and diagnose conditions.
  • Stayed current on changing procedures to offer expert support for histology laboratory activities.
  • Documented routine laboratory instrument maintenance and corrective actions.
  • Dictated and grossed tissue samples obtained from multiple physicians' offices and medical facilities.
  • Entered and tracked results of analyses and generated reports for clinical personnel.
  • Reported accurate and timely test results to deliver quality patient care.
  • Observed safety and compliance guidelines by following departmental standards and practices.
  • Prepared tissue specimens for macro and microscopic examination by pathologists.
  • Dictated and grossed tissue samples obtained from multiple physicians' offices and medical facilities
  • Cut, mounted and stained samples from hospital patients suffering from acute and chronic concerns
  • Minimized infection risk by regularly cleaning and disinfecting work areas and equipment
  • Conducted tests correctly to obtain accurate results used to support patients' needs and diagnose conditions
  • Completed complex histological procedures to prepare slides for analysis
  • Documented routine laboratory instrument maintenance and corrective actions
  • Troubleshot inconsistencies and identified errors to trace root causes and implement corrective actions
  • Logged over 100 samples on average, handling each expertly to prevent contamination
  • Stayed current on changing procedures to offer expert support for histology laboratory activities
06/2000 to 01/2010 Histology Laboratory Assistant/Medical Secretary Amg Integrated Healthcare Management | Lafayette, LA,
  • Maintained confidentiality of all patient information to conform to HIPAA, internal and other regulatory standards.
  • Organized paperwork such as charts and reports for office and patient needs.
  • Enhanced office productivity by handling large volumes of callers per day.
  • Used knowledge of medical terminology to transcribe patient information from written copy, electronic equipment or verbal direction.
  • Maintained office supplies inventory by checking stock, anticipating department needs and placing and expediting orders.
  • Prioritized calls through screening process and transferred calls and recorded messages for appropriate personnel.
  • Proofread documents and correspondence for accuracy and completeness.
  • Completed and filed financial documentation for accounting purposes.
  • Kept office equipment operating by troubleshooting breakdowns, performing preventive maintenance and coordinating repairs.
  • Carried out front office duties utilizing data entry skills in framework of medical database.
  • Answered phone calls and messages for pathology physicians handling medical physician offices and patient inquiries.
  • Received and routed laboratory results to correct clinical staff members.
  • Contacted hospitals to confirm patients medical histories and prevent inaccurate diagnoses and treatments.
  • Placed new supply orders, managed inventory and restocked clerical spaces.
  • Facilitated organized record retrieval and access by maintaining filing system for both in-house and discharged residents.
  • Transcribed medical pathology reports and distributed reports to appropriate doctor's office.
  • Assisted histology laboratory with accessioning pathology specimens. Sent out histology specimens to various medical facilities.
  • Cleaned and helped maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Kept detailed records of office inventories and placed orders for more supplies.
  • Completed administrative patient intakes with case histories, insurance information and mandated forms.
  • Greeted visitors and initiated triage processes for clients to streamline patient flow.
  • Organized patient files and streamlined operations to improve efficiency.
  • Obtained samples for testing following standard protocols.
  • Contacted physicians, nursing stations or reference laboratories for resolution assistance with unusual test orders.
  • Logged patient information and recorded results into system.
  • Tracked collected specimens by initialing, dating and noting times of collection.
  • Oversaw items in inventory and reordered before supplies diminished.
  • Cleaned and sterilized tools and equipment to maximize purity of specimens.
  • Interpreted and documented results of tests into active databases and communicated results to internal customers.
  • Performed testing and quality control using approved laboratory procedures and instrumentation.
  • Maintained documentation on tests performed in lab.
  • Maintained strict aseptic fields when collecting biological samples, minimizing staff and patient infection risks.
  • Assisted pathology team with skilled analyses by preparing tissue samples.
  • Documented patient medical information, case histories and insurance details to facilitate smooth appointments and payment processing
  • Used knowledge of medical terminology to transcribe patient information from written copy, electronic equipment or verbal direction
  • Proofread documents and correspondence for accuracy and completeness
  • Maintained office supplies inventory by checking stock, anticipating department needs and placing and expediting orders
  • Prioritized calls through screening process and transferred calls and recorded messages for appropriate personnel
01/1989 to 08/2000 Pathology Secretary/Transcriptionist//Laboratory Assistant St. Mary's Medical Center | City, STATE,
  • Prepared samples for shipping and disposed of bodily fluids in proper containers.
  • Contacted physicians, nursing stations or reference laboratories for resolution assistance with unusual test orders.
  • Logged patient information and recorded results into system.
  • Tracked collected specimens by initialing, dating and noting times of collection.
  • Cleaned and sterilized tools and equipment to maximize purity of specimens.
  • Maintained documentation on tests performed in lab.
  • Maintained strict aseptic fields when collecting biological samples, minimizing staff and patient infection risks.
  • Collect blood and tissue samples with focus on accuracy and adherence to aseptic techniques.
  • Answered telephone calls to offer office information, answer questions and direct calls to staff.
  • Received, recorded and addressed incoming and outgoing communication via telephone and email.
  • Organized and maintained patient chart filing system to promote quick data finding for staff.
  • Answered phone calls and messages for pathology physicians at St. Mary's medical facility.
  • Placed new supply orders, managed inventory and restocked clerical spaces.
  • Coordinated referrals through insurance and other medical specialists and documented details in patient charts.
  • Greeted visitors and initiated triage processes for clients to streamline patient flow.
  • Received and routed laboratory results to correct clinical staff members.
  • Contacted hospitals to confirm patients medical histories and prevent inaccurate diagnoses and treatments.
  • Transcribed sensitive documents with complete confidentiality.
  • Worked cohesively with physicians and other clinical staff to complete transcriptions.
  • Recorded information using word processing, dictation and transcription software and equipment.
  • Applied medical terminology related to provider-specific treatments and techniques.
  • Maintained security and privacy of records to protect patients and providers.
  • Demonstrated excellent skills to understand diverse accents and dialects.
  • Followed all HIPAA rules and regulations regarding patient confidentiality.
  • Accurately documented medical dictation to record patient care records.
  • Corrected grammar, spelling and syntax mistakes in medical records.
  • Translated medical jargon into correct terminology.
  • Reviewed documentation for compliance with requirements and accuracy of information.
  • Referred to variety of medical sources to prevent mistakes in medical terms.
  • Documented patient medical histories, vitals and test results in electronic health records system.
  • Maintained compliance with legal and medical requirements, internal protocols and oversight committee standards.
  • Identified and rectified inconsistencies, deficiencies and discrepancies in medical documentation.
  • Attended training associated with role to improve skills and boost speed.
  • Effectively communicated with client's health information management department contact to correctly interpret assignments and details.
  • Scanned and filed medical records in alphabetical order to maintain organized and up-to-date filing system.
  • Received and routed laboratory results to correct clinical staff members
  • Managed office logistics by scheduling appointments, maintaining files and collecting payments
  • Obtained payments from patients and scanned identification and insurance cards
  • Placed new supply orders, managed inventory and restocked clerical spaces
  • Answered telephone calls to offer office information, answer questions and direct calls to staff
  • Received, recorded and addressed incoming and outgoing communication via telephone and email
06/1980 to 07/1988 Certified Nursing Assistant St. Mary's Medical Center | City, STATE,
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding patients with shaving, bathing and teeth brushing.
  • Checked patient vitals such as temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
  • Assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives.
  • Supported ambulation and physical therapy needs by conducting planned exercise routines.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Oversaw and maintained patients' rooms, group living areas and nurse stations.
  • Facilitated personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Maintained patient stability by checking vital signs and weight and recording intake and outtake information.
  • Transported patients between rooms and appointments or testing locations.
  • Reduced risks of patient infection and cross-contamination by cleaning and sterilizing equipment.
  • Maintained best-in-class standards for individualized care in large bed unit by continuously checking in with patients and families and quickly providing care.
  • Provided care to patients throughout lifespan with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and culture.
  • Delivered individualized patient care by recording vital signs, documenting observations, administering treatments and evaluating patient needs.
  • Assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms
  • Cared for clients with diagnoses such as respiratory failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and muscular dystrophy
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment
  • Supported ambulation and physical therapy needs by conducting planned exercise routines
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding patients with shaving, bathing and teeth brushing
Education
Expected in to to | Pre Nursing, Computer Training, Interior Design Palm Beach State College, Florida, GPA:
Expected in to to | Commercial Art Williamsport Area Community College, Pennsylvania, GPA:
Expected in 09/2009 to to Histotechnician Certification | Certification For Histology Technologist Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Palm Beach State College
  • Williamsport Area Community College
  • Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Job Titles Held:

  • Histology Technologist
  • Histology Laboratory Assistant/Medical Secretary
  • Pathology Secretary/Transcriptionist//Laboratory Assistant
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

Degrees

  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Histotechnician Certification

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