IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY TEAM LEAD/ HISTOLOGY TECHNICIAN
Dynamic & Organized Histology (Immunohistochemistry) Technician seeks new challenges and opportunities for professional growth and advancement as a Lab Supervisor. Over 10+ years of experience. Willing to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays.
CAP, CLIA & OSHA compliance
Lab equipment maintenance
Lab testing and reporting
Validations & Protocols
Policies & Procedures
Cytology / FNA
Cost / Performance analysis
Purchasing & Ordering
Client / Vendor relationships
Sharp critical thinker
Immunohistochemistry Team Lead/ Histology Technician, 07/2008 to Current Pathology Reference Laboratory – San Antonio, Texas, United States
Prepared specimens for analysis and established proper chronological priorities in testing.
Identified abnormal test results and referred them to the Lab Director for further review, consultation and send-out as assigned.
Carefully reviewed test results for accuracy.
Troubleshooting all laboratory stains: Routine, specials and immunohistochemical.
Properly calibrated and adjusted malfunctioning equipment to ensure precise test results and performance.
Performed both routine and emergency maintenance on laboratory instruments, to include power outages.
Maintained current knowledge of developments in technical instrumentation, testing and changes in validations.
Maintained supplies, expiration dates and costs.
Researching new developments in testing procedures.
Performed diagnostic and therapeutic laboratory procedures in accordance to CAP regulations.
Prepared specimens and performed Cytological and H&E staining.
Quickly responded to and resolved all customer service issues in a timely manner.
Prepared powerful chemical solutions and reagents for use in the analysis of samples.
Created worksheets and logged samples correctly into the computerized tracking system.
Ordered supplies, obtained pricing and quotes, prepared purchase requests and maintained an organized expense log.
Managed specimen sample handling, receiving, storage and inventory.
Processed clinical specimens, including from lymph nodes, spleen, and peripheral blood, for laboratory testing and archiving.
Developed, maintained and improved validations, protocols and procedures for routine histology and immunohistochemistry functions.
Ensured turn-around-times (TAT) are met and exceeded.
Histology Technician, 07/2004 to 12/2008 Lab Corporation of America – San Antonio, TX - Ashburn, VA
High School Diploma: 1997 Samuel Clemens H.S. - Schertz, TX
Histology Certification: 2004 St. Phillips College - San Antonio, TX
Associate of Science: 2016 Wayland Baptist University - San Antonio, TX
Currently pursuing Bachelors of Science (HTL) 2017
Board of Certification - Histotechnician (2012-current) No.22884
CPR,AED, and Basic First Aid - (2016-current) No. 1893168