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Histology Technicians, or Histology Applications Specialists, work with and prepare microscopic tissue samples. Responsibilities shown on sample resumes in this field include preparing and staining all laboratory specimens with appropriate staining chemicals, conducting and documenting all histology-related diagnostic studies as directed, and preparing and maintaining equipment, maintenance, and patient records. Histological Technicians typically hold at least an associate's degree, though some employers prefer applicants with more education on their resumes. Optional certification is also available for this position.

1

Histology Technician & Medical Lab Assistant

Provided comprehensive histology support for up to 25 pathologists at a Central Texas lab, including processing samples, performing a variety of tests, and maintaining and calibrating complex equipment

  • Responsible for training new lab staff in a variety of procedures and tests, including successful cross-training of a new histology technician to work independently in less than two weeks
  • Prioritized a high volume of test requests to ensure all tests were completed by end of shift, multi-tasking procedures with varying time requirements to complete several projects concurrently
  • Developed a strong knowledge base in a variety of lab safety procedures and types of equipment
  • Promoted to technician after two years as a lab assistant
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BFA
Bachelor of Fine Arts
2

Histology Technician

Integrally involved in processing and preparing patient tissue specimens examined and analyzed microscopically by a Pathologist. Follow written orders by Physicians and assess gross, process, embed, cut, and stain samples. Manage daily activities in the histology department.

  • Assisted with the development of a documentation database for the CAP 2015 Laboratory Accreditation Program; compiled laboratory procedures to push the laboratory to achieve the highest standard of excellence in patient care.
  • Collaborated with the Medical Director to compile quality assurance, safety, and consistent standards for staff to maintain service excellence.
  • Enter data accurately on the computer, including demographics, grossing descriptions, and clinical diagnosis.
  • Perform immunohistochemical staining, quality control, and data review for the laboratory.
  • Identify inconsistencies in the data and work closely with upper management to come up with a corrective action.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
BS
Biology
MS
Environmental Science And Policy
3

Histology Technician 12 Weeks Rotation Program

Successfully completed a 12 week clinical rotation.

  • Prepared solutions and reagents for special stains procedures.
  • Performed procedure in the frozen section area.
  • Examined specimen slides and recorded data.
  • Entered and tracked result information and generated result reports.
  • Adhered to established safety, infection control, and Universal Precautions.
  • Maintained clean and sterilized lab instruments, work area and stock supplies.
Candidate Info
3
months in
workforce
3
months
at this job
AS
Science
BS
Industrial Engineering
4

Histology Technician / Distribution Clerk

  • Prepared tissue specimens for routine and special procedures to confirm patient diagnosis
  • Prepared slides and organized/distributed them to the correct pathologist; reviewed specimen slides prior to delivery to pathologists to ensure sample and slide integrity
  • Ensured compliance with HIPPA, body substance isolation, and disease control regulations at all times in order to ensure the safety of self and others
  • Provided on-the-job training and mentorship to candidates for the Histology Technician position
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Criminal Justice / Forensic Science
5

Histology Technician Internship

Assisted in the research of Multinucleated Sphere Unknown (MSX) Disease in the Eastern Oyster

  • Administered histological examinations of paraffin embedded tissue sections by using light microscopy
  • Validated and compiled data for research purposes
  • Performed library research on lab related literature
Candidate Info
4
months in
workforce
4
months
at this job
C
Forensic Death Investigation
BS
Biology
MS
Pharmacy
6

Histology Technician

Managed Histology Lab and two staff members. Ensured best practices in preparing, processing, and recording of tissue specimens for Pathologists. Specialized in Dermatopathology.

  • Procedures included: accessioning all specimens, embedding, cutting, frozen sections, identification of origin and type, grossing specimens, preparing reagents and dyes, routine and special staining, cover slipping, labeling, recording and graphing, and notating variant results.
  • Created and maintained lab procedures; trained new personnel and provided technical assistance to new employees and students; ensured strict adherence to safety protocols.
  • Utilized various hospital information systems and provided administrative support including typing reports, ordering supplies, and maintaining records.
  • Assisted Radiology with fine needle aspirations and various other fluids.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
17
years
at this job
7

Histology Technician/lead Histology Technician

Performed special staining procedures when requested.

  • Prepared microscopic slides on human tissue for diagnostic purposes.
  • Processed specimen accessioning to include all manual and computerized entry.
  • Evaluated the adequacy of stains and chemicals for use and adjusted accordingly.
  • Followed the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, tested analyses,
  • Maintained records to demonstrate that proficiency testing samples were tested in the same
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
C
Certificate
8

Histology Technician

Ensured proper accessioning, labeling, and processing of paperwork for 290,000 tissue samples

  • Performed embedding and microtomy of embedded tissue
  • Embedded 600 cases a day
  • Prepared slides for Hematoxylin and Eosin staining
  • Performed cover slipping of stained slides
  • Prepared solutions and reagents for special stain and IHC procedures.
  • Maintained slide files and records for 290,000 cases
  • Trained new employees in embedding procedures and participated in Quality Assurance
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
Nursing
Histology
9

Lead Histology Technician

Independently accessioned cases; processed and embedded variety of tissue types.

  • Independently performed surgical, biopsy and autopsy microtomy; manual and automatic stains; cryotomy. QC/QA and preventive procedures for automated machines, staining quality and troubleshooting.
  • Performed frozen section protocols (sentinel node, dermatology) and maintained supplies and equipment at outpatient surgery center.
  • Maintained a turnaround time of 10-24 hours for 98% of surgical and frozen section cases.
  • Ensured lab is always compliant with CAP/JCAHO Standards.
  • Assists in duties as deemed necessary by the Head, Surgical Pathology or Histology Supervisor.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
10

Histology Technician

Completed certification exam

  • Performed IHC staining
  • Manually completed special staining as well as automated staining
  • Developed extensive experience in embedding, processing and cutting small skins and biopsies over five year period
  • Trained on Shandon Tissue Processor
  • Accurately and efficiently fulfilled all basic duties of Histology Technician
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
18
years
at this job

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