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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Energetic Histology Technician with 30 years of Histology experience. Providing comprehensive histology support for up to 20 pathologists, specialties include assisting with FNA and bone marrow procedures.

Efficiently and safely prepares histological slides leveraging knowledge of best practices for accuracy and infection control. Mastery in evaluating quality of thickness, impregnation, fixation and dehydration of tissues. Meticulous and methodical with strong laboratory background and expertise in preparing histological samples. Bringing over 30 years of experience in working with pathologists and various lab professionals in analyzing and examining body tissues. Excellent documentation, communication and presentation skills. Hands-on committed to efficiently processing and preparing patient tissue specimens and managing daily activities in the histology department. Skilled in quality control and documentation with strong focus on preventing medical errors and sample contamination. Proficient in preparing slides, documenting results and producing timely reports. Work effectively with clinical staff to provide information and resolve problem, results-oriented adept in the field of pathological sciences. Efficiently and safely prepares histologic slides leveraging knowledge of best practices for accuracy and infection control. Mastery in evaluating quality of thickness, impregnation, fixation and dehydration of tissues.

Skills
  • Technical applications implementation
  • Specimen handling
  • Specimen preparation
  • Tissue Processing
  • Tissue Embedding
  • Microtome Operation
  • Cryostat Operation
  • Prepare Compounds and reagents
  • Immunohistochemicy
  • Problem resolution
  • Dissection
  • Documentation Management
  • Process improvement
Work History
TRAVELING HISTOLOGY TECHNICIAN, 07/2022 - Current
Excela Health Greensburg, PA,
  • Cut, mounted and stained samples from hospital patients suffering from acute and chronic concerns.
  • Completed complex histological procedures to prepare slides for analysis.
  • Stayed current on changing procedures to offer expert support for histology laboratory activities.
  • Entered and tracked results of analyses and generated reports for clinical personnel.
  • Reviewed slides for quality control prior to sending to pathologists.
  • Sorted specimens according to priority and difficulty of procedures and recorded all processes in pathology log.
  • Operated instrumentation for tissue dehydration and section clearing.
  • Conducted tests correctly to obtain accurate results used to support patients' needs and diagnose conditions.
  • Minimized infection risk by regularly cleaning and disinfecting work areas and equipment.
  • Documented routine laboratory instrument maintenance and corrective actions.
  • Compiled and maintained preventive maintenance and instrument performance check records according to schedule and regulations.
  • Carried out specific tests and preparation requirements based on orders.
  • Used glass slides to mount tissues for tests.
  • Readied specimens with use of embedded or infiltrated paraffin wax.
  • Operated microtomes to section body tissues for microscopic examination.
  • Embedded tissue specimens into paraffin wax blocks or infiltrated tissue specimens with wax.
  • Maintained laboratory histologic manuals to standardize procedures.
  • Kept laboratory equipment in good working order with regular maintenance.
Traveling Histology Technician, 10/2021 - 06/2022
Excela Health Latrobe, PA,
  • Cut, mounted and stained samples from hospital patients suffering from acute and chronic concerns.
  • Completed complex histological procedures to prepare slides for analysis.
  • 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.
  • Sorted specimens according to priority and difficulty of procedures and recorded all processes in pathology log.
  • Monitored inventory levels of supplies, equipment and reagents used and placed orders for replacements.
  • Documented routine laboratory instrument maintenance and corrective actions.
  • Operated instrumentation for tissue dehydration and section clearing.
  • Minimized infection risk by regularly cleaning and disinfecting work areas and equipment.
  • Reviewed slides for quality control prior to sending to pathologists.
  • Prepared solutions, stains and reagents in accordance with standards.
  • Troubleshot inconsistencies and identified errors to trace root causes and implement corrective actions.
  • Carried out specific tests and preparation requirements based on orders.
  • Cut body tissue sections for microscopic examination using microtomes.
  • Embedded tissue specimens into paraffin wax blocks or infiltrated tissue specimens with wax.
  • Operated microtomes to section body tissues for microscopic examination.
  • Readied specimens with use of embedded or infiltrated paraffin wax.
  • Kept laboratory equipment in good working order with regular maintenance.
  • Used glass slides to mount tissues for tests.
Traveling Histology Technician, 01/2021 - 10/2021
Excela Health Mount Pleasant, PA,
  • Cut, mounted and stained samples from hospital patients suffering from acute and chronic concerns.
  • Completed complex histological procedures to prepare slides for analysis.
  • Conducted tests correctly to obtain accurate results used to support patients' needs and diagnose conditions.
  • Sorted specimens according to priority and difficulty of procedures and recorded all processes in pathology log.
  • Monitored inventory levels of supplies, equipment and reagents used and placed orders for replacements.
  • Documented routine laboratory instrument maintenance and corrective actions.
  • Operated instrumentation for tissue dehydration and section clearing.
  • Minimized infection risk by regularly cleaning and disinfecting work areas and equipment.
  • Reviewed slides for quality control prior to sending to pathologists.
  • Prepared solutions, stains and reagents in accordance with standards.
  • Troubleshot inconsistencies and identified errors to trace root causes and implement corrective actions.
  • Carried out specific tests and preparation requirements based on orders.
  • Cut body tissue sections for microscopic examination using microtomes.
  • Embedded tissue specimens into paraffin wax blocks or infiltrated tissue specimens with wax.
  • Operated microtomes to section body tissues for microscopic examination.
  • Readied specimens with use of embedded or infiltrated paraffin wax.
  • Kept laboratory equipment in good working order with regular maintenance.
  • Used glass slides to mount tissues for tests.
Histology Technician, 06/2020 - 12/2020
Excela Health Norwin, PA,
  • Cut, mounted and stained samples from hospital patients suffering from acute and chronic concerns.
  • Completed complex histological procedures to prepare slides for analysis.
  • 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.
  • Documented routine laboratory instrument maintenance and corrective actions.
  • Operated instrumentation for tissue dehydration and section clearing.
  • Monitored inventory levels of supplies, equipment and reagents used and placed orders for replacements.
  • Reviewed slides for quality control prior to sending to pathologists.
  • Entered and tracked results of analyses and generated reports for clinical personnel.
  • Kept grossing room fully stocked with necessary supplies and equipment ready for use.
  • Stayed current on changing procedures to offer expert support for histology laboratory activities.
  • Prepared solutions, stains and reagents in accordance with standards.
  • Troubleshot inconsistencies and identified errors to trace root causes and implement corrective actions.
  • Dictated and grossed tissue samples obtained from multiple physicians' offices and medical facilities.
  • Sorted specimens according to priority and difficulty of procedures and recorded all processes in pathology log.
  • Entered data on demographics, grossing descriptions and clinical diagnosis into EMR.
  • Retrieved pathological data and delivered pathologist's dictation tapes and surgical pathology requisitions to medical transcriptionists.
  • Compiled and maintained preventive maintenance and instrument performance check records according to schedule and regulations.
  • Archived specimens from completed tests, histologic slides and blocks.
  • Used glass slides to mount tissues for tests.
  • Operated microtomes to section body tissues for microscopic examination.
  • Readied specimens with use of embedded or infiltrated paraffin wax.
  • Maintained laboratory histologic manuals to standardize procedures.
  • Learned required upkeep and proper operating procedures for sophisticated equipment such as mass spectrometers.
  • Improved visibility of cells with use of dyes and other chemicals.
  • Kept laboratory equipment in good working order with regular maintenance.
  • Cut body tissue sections for microscopic examination using microtomes.
  • Carried out specific tests and preparation requirements based on orders.
  • Embedded tissue specimens into paraffin wax blocks or infiltrated tissue specimens with wax.
Traveling Histology Technician, Marshfield Clinic, 05/2018 - 04/2020
Mayo Foundation City, STATE,
  • Demonstrate understanding of all types of tissue structures enabling ability to process, embed, cut and stain all types of tissue specimens received in Histology department
  • Assists pathologist with grossing, cutting and staining of Frozen Sections
  • Follow established and new standards, policies,and procedures instituted by pathologist with pathologist approved modifications or deviations
  • Sorted specimens according to priority and difficulty of procedures and recorded all processes in pathology log
  • Conducted tests correctly to obtain accurate results used to support patients' needs and diagnose conditions
  • Reviewed slides for quality control prior to sending to pathologists
  • Troubleshot inconsistencies and identified errors to trace root causes and implement corrective actions
  • Kept all ares within lab fully stocked with necessary supplies and equipment ready for use
  • Entered data accurately on computer, including demographics, grossing descriptions and clinical diagnosis
  • Stayed current on changing procedures to offer expert support for histology laboratory activities
  • Documented routine laboratory instrument maintenance and corrective actions
Histology Technician, 03/2012 - 02/2018
Company Name City, State,
  • Demonstrate understanding of all types of tissue structures enabling the ability to process, embed, cut and stain all types of tissue specimens received in Histology department
  • Assists pathologist with grossing, cutting and staining of Frozen Sections
  • Follow established and new standards, policies,and procedures instituted by the pathologist with pathologist approved modifications or deviations
  • Sorted specimens according to priority and difficulty of procedures and recorded all processes in pathology log
  • Prepared solutions, stains, and reagents in accordance with standards
  • Conducted tests correctly to obtain accurate results used to support patients' needs and diagnose conditions
  • Reviewed slides for quality control prior to sending to pathologists
  • Assisted with FNA and bone marrow procedures
  • Troubleshot inconsistencies and identified errors to trace root causes and implement corrective actions
  • Kept all ares within the lab fully stocked with necessary supplies and equipment ready for use
  • Monitored inventory levels of supplies, equipment and reagents used and placed orders for replacements
  • Entered data accurately on computer, including demographics, grossing descriptions and clinical diagnosis
  • Stayed current on changing procedures to offer expert support for histology laboratory activities
  • Documented routine laboratory instrument maintenance and corrective actions
  • Received, recorded and addressed incoming and outgoing communication via telephone and email
Histology Technician, 08/2009 - 12/2011
Company Name City, State,
  • Demonstrate understanding of all types of tissue structures enabling ability to process, embed, cut and stain all types of tissue specimens received in Histology department
  • Assists pathologist with grossing, cutting and staining of Frozen Sections
  • Follow established and new standards, policies,and procedures instituted by pathologist with pathologist approved modifications or deviations
  • Sorted specimens according to priority and difficulty of procedures and recorded all processes in pathology log
  • Prepared solutions, stains, and reagents in accordance with standards
  • Conducted tests correctly to obtain accurate results used to support patients' needs and diagnose conditions
  • Reviewed slides for quality control prior to sending to pathologists
  • Troubleshot inconsistencies and identified errors to trace root causes and implement corrective actions
  • Kept all ares within lab fully stocked with necessary supplies and equipment ready for use
  • Monitored inventory levels of supplies, equipment and reagents used and placed orders for replacements
  • Entered data accurately on computer, including demographics, grossing descriptions and clinical diagnosis
  • Stayed current on changing procedures to offer expert support for histology laboratory activities
  • Documented routine laboratory instrument maintenance and corrective actions
  • Received, recorded and addressed incoming and outgoing communication via telephone and email
Histology Technician, 02/1999 - 07/2009
Company Name City, State,
  • Demonstrate understanding of all types of tissue structures enabling ability to process, embed, cut and stain all types of tissue specimens received in Histology department
  • Assists pathologist with grossing, cutting and staining of Frozen Sections
  • Follow established and new standards, policies,and procedures instituted by pathologist with pathologist approved modifications or deviations
  • Sorted specimens according to priority and difficulty of procedures and recorded all processes in pathology log
  • Prepared solutions, stains, and reagents in accordance with standards
  • Conducted tests correctly to obtain accurate results used to support patients' needs and diagnose conditions
  • Reviewed slides for quality control prior to sending to pathologists
  • Assisted with FNA and bone marrow procedures
  • Troubleshot inconsistencies and identified errors to trace root causes and implement corrective actions
  • Kept all ares within lab fully stocked with necessary supplies and equipment ready for use
  • Monitored inventory levels of supplies, equipment and reagents used and placed orders for replacements
  • Entered data accurately on computer, including demographics, grossing descriptions and clinical diagnosis
  • Stayed current on changing procedures to offer expert support for histology laboratory activities
  • Documented routine laboratory instrument maintenance and corrective actions
  • Received, recorded and addressed incoming and outgoing communication via telephone and email
Histology Technician, 07/1992 - 02/1999
Company Name City, State,
  • Completed complex histological procedures to prepare slides for analysis.
  • Troubleshot inconsistencies and identified errors to trace root causes and implement corrective actions.
  • Kept grossing room fully stocked with necessary supplies and equipment ready for use.
  • Dictated and grossed tissue samples obtained from multiple physicians' offices and medical facilities.
  • Conducted tests correctly to obtain accurate results used to support patients' needs and diagnose conditions.
  • Minimized infection risk by regularly cleaning and disinfecting work areas and equipment.
  • Sorted specimens according to priority and difficulty of procedures and recorded all processes in pathology log.
  • Cut, mounted and stained samples from hospital patients suffering from acute and chronic concerns.
  • Stayed current on changing procedures to offer expert support for histology laboratory activities.
  • Reviewed slides for quality control prior to sending to pathologists.
  • Prepared solutions, stains, and reagents in accordance with standards.
  • Documented routine laboratory instrument maintenance and corrective actions.
  • Entered data accurately on computer, including demographics, grossing descriptions and clinical diagnosis.
  • Monitored inventory levels of supplies, equipment and reagents used and placed orders for replacements.
  • Operated instrumentation for tissue dehydration and section clearing.
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.
Education
Associate of Science: Histotechnology, Expected in 1992
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Chippewa Valley Technical College - Eau Claire, WI
GPA:
Status -

6 months Clinical Internship, Mayo Clinic

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School Attended

  • Chippewa Valley Technical College

Job Titles Held:

  • TRAVELING HISTOLOGY TECHNICIAN
  • Traveling Histology Technician
  • Traveling Histology Technician
  • Histology Technician
  • Traveling Histology Technician, Marshfield Clinic
  • Histology Technician
  • Histology Technician
  • Histology Technician
  • Histology Technician

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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