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Jessica
Claire
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Professional Summary

Detail-oriented Histotechniciann well-versed in anatomic pathology with an extensive focus in Immunohistochemistry. Highly organized and diligent with a systematic approach to handling specimens and conducting assessments, as well as completing daily tasks in the histology department. Seeking a position that will allow my knowledge and problem solving skills to assist in leading a department in everyday success.

Education
University of Louisiana At Lafayette Lafayette, LA Expected in Master of Healthcare Administration : - GPA :

In Progress

University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA Expected in 05/2019 Bachelor of Science : Biological Science - GPA :
Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA Expected in 12/2013 Associate of Science : Biological Science - GPA :
Archbishop Chapelle High School Metairie, LA, Expected in 05/2007 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Certifications
  • Qualification in Immunohistochemistry (QIHC), American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) - November 202
  • Licensed Histotechnician (HT), American Society for Clinical Society (ASCP)- June 2016
  • Louisiana State License (CLS-Specialist), Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
Professional Experience
Schweiger Dermatology - Lead Histotechnician
, , New Orleans, LA 11/2019 - Current
  • Performs basic histology procedures independently
  • Assists in maintaining and troubleshooting of all equipment in the histology department
  • Maintains oversight as a key operator of several work areas
  • Obtains quotes from vendors for new equipment, repairs and/or products needed in the lab
  • Assumes the daily responsibility for keeping inventory for special stains and IHC and produces an order list as needed
  • Optimized and validated over 40 Immunohistochemistry antibodies, including HER 2 DUAL ISH, as well as designed protocols for new antibodies to be brought in house on Ventana Benchmark Ultra IHC
  • Validated 3 new Benchmark Ultras, as well as 2 new Benchmark Special Stainers
  • Optimized and validated several Anti-SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) antibodies
  • Identifies problems with staining techniques, when they arise, while troubleshooting to correct issue(s)
  • Creates and updates protocols and SOPs as well as preparing and participating in CAP inspections
  • Performs numerous CAP surveys throughout the year
  • Participates in on-call rotating weekends within a large volume pathology lab
  • Assumes the responsibility to properly train new employees
  • Assumes numerous lead tech responsibilities on a daily basis to assist the supervisor, as well as completing other special tasks/projects
  • Oversees daily lab operations in absence of supervisor
Schweiger Dermatology - IHC Histotechnician- PRN
, , New Orleans, LA 01/2022 - Current
  • Compiles and maintains preventive maintenance and instrument performance check records according to schedule and regulations
  • Conducts immunohistochemical (IHC) stains upon paraffin sections using automated IHC platform; implements appropriate antigen retrieval techniques; troubleshoots issues of malfunctioning equipment and unsatisfactory stains
  • Reviews, modifies, develops, validates, and implements special stains and immunohistochemical stains
  • Ability to provide guidance and assistance to technical or other staff involved in the work of the unit
  • Assists supervisor with CAP checklists and CAP inspections, as well as performing several CAP surveys throughout the year
Ascension (System Office) - Lead Histotechnician
, , Metairie, LA 03/2015 - 11/2019
  • Performed daily IHC stains on Ventana Benchmark Ultra, as well as special stains, by hand, and conducted quality control for each case before giving it to pathologist
  • Optimized and validated Dako Artisan special stainer, as well as Dako Omnis IHC staining platform, which included over 75 antibodies
  • Performed basic histology procedures independently (trimming, processing, embedding, microtomy, staining, cover slipping)
  • Assisted in grossing biopsy specimens on a daily basis
  • Participated in daily checks to ensure the lab was ready for inspections, as well as participated in CAP inspections
  • Maintained excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with co-workers and department staff, including pathologists, as well as doctors and their office staff
  • Performed routine maintenance and troubleshooting of all instruments
  • Provided on-the-job training and mentorship to current and new employees
  • Assisted supervisor with various projects as well as working in collaboration with team members to ensure that other tasks, priorities, goals and achievements were completed
  • Recorded time and payroll in absence of supervisor
Marriott International - Laboratory Assistant
, , 06/2013 - 03/2015
  • Prioritized a high volume of tissue samples to ensure all were completed by end of shift, including collecting, organizing and accessioning samples, assisting the grossing pathologist, as well as maintaining a clean, safe work area
  • Maintained the day to day functioning of the lab, including checking inventory and ordering supplies
  • Multi-tasking procedures with varying time requirements to complete several projects concurrently
  • Cross trained to prep cytology samples as well as other duties to assist the Cytotechnologist
  • Promoted to technician after two years as a lab assistant

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School Attended

  • University of Louisiana At Lafayette
  • University of New Orleans
  • Delgado Community College
  • Archbishop Chapelle High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Histotechnician
  • IHC Histotechnician- PRN
  • Lead Histotechnician
  • Laboratory Assistant

Degrees

  • Master of Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma

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