histotechnologist resume example with 10 years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Systematic individual possessing strong leadership, communication and problem-solving capabilities. Versed in preparing reagents, maintaining laboratory equipment and evaluating control slides. Attentive and hardworking professional with outstanding knowledge of standard health and safety standards and compliance guidelines.

Currently working to acquire certifications in SQL, Python, JavaScript and Tableau to pursue a career in data analytics.

  • Histologic Slides Preparation
  • Complex Problem-Solving
  • Laboratory Equipment Handling
  • Quality Patient Care
  • Technical Troubleshooting
  • Corrective Actions
  • Technical Applications Implementation
  • Efficiency Improvement
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Solutions
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Solution Monitoring
  • Disposal Procedures
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Microtome Operation
  • Tissue Embedding
  • Laboratory Assay Analysis
  • Systems Analysis
  • Medical Technology
  • Database Software
  • Cleaning Validation
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Histology
Work History
Histotechnologist, 07/2020 to Current
Mayo ClinicHayfield, MN,
  • Cut, mounted and stained samples from hospital patients suffering from acute and chronic concerns.
  • Completed complex histological procedures to prepare slides for analysis.
  • Executed histologic techniques to patient specimens to facilitate pathological diagnoses.
  • Partnered with key stakeholders to establish quality and performance measures.
  • Dictated and grossed tissue samples obtained from multiple physicians' offices and medical facilities.
  • Operated instrumentation for tissue dehydration and section clearing.
  • Stayed current on changing procedures to offer expert support for histology laboratory activities.
  • Monitored inventory levels of supplies, equipment, and reagents used and placed orders for replacements.
  • Conducted tests correctly to obtain accurate results used to support patients' needs and diagnose conditions.
  • Troubleshot inconsistencies and identified errors to trace root causes and implement corrective actions.
  • Entered and tracked results of analyses and generated reports for clinical personnel.
  • Entered data on demographics, grossing descriptions, and clinical diagnosis into EMR.
  • Logged over [Number] samples on average, handling each expertly to prevent contamination.
  • Prepared solutions, stains and reagents in accordance with standards.
  • Reviewed slides for quality control prior to sending to pathologists.
  • Maintained adequate stock and supplies to perform procedures and prepare reagents.
  • Performed routine activities to prepare tissue biopsy specimens for histological processing.
  • Operated and maintained equipment for function and provision of services.
  • Determined appropriate handling and tissue processing for specimens and priorities on requested procedures.
  • Promoted integrity of equipment function and assay systems by maintaining quality assurance standards.
  • Coordinated preparation of lab section for inspection by accrediting agencies.
  • Leveraged automated equipment. to perform immunohistochemistry staining techniques.
  • Kept grossing room fully stocked with necessary supplies and equipment ready for use.
  • Documented routine laboratory instrument maintenance and corrective actions.
Histotechnician, 01/2018 to 06/2020
Catholic Health InitiativeBryan, TX,

· Worked closely with physicians and histology staff in the Pathology department of Madigan Army Medical Center

· Daily duties included: grossing, accessioning, tissue fixation and processing, embedding, microtomy, special stains, and immunohistochemistry

· Responsible for quality control of all stains, including selecting proper control tissues, documenting any abnormal stains or instrument malfunctions, and keeping an updated record of equipment maintenance

· Assisted with laboratory SOP updates

· Learned responsibilities via on-the-job training and was proficient in all areas of the lab within 6 months

Starbucks Barista, 05/2012 to 05/2017
Sage Hospitality Resources, LlpIrvine, CA,
  • Monitored supply levels at counter and maintained customer areas to meet typical demands.
  • Cleaned counters, machines, utensils, and seating areas daily.
  • Memorized recipes for specialty coffee beverages and seasonal offerings.
  • Completed successful daily cash audits to correctly balance drawers at end of shifts.

· Worked in a small team environment using effective communication and interpersonal skills to efficiently serve customers in a busy environment

· Daily tasks included: opening or closing the facility, ensuring adequate inventory supply, memorizing intricate drink formulations, and maintaining an organized and clean workspace

· Trained new employees

Bachelor of Science: Biology, Expected in 05/2017 to Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
  • Dean's List Fall 2016

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School Attended

  • Texas A&M University

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  • Histotechnician
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  • Bachelor of Science

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