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Histotechnicians prepare microscopic tissue samples with the purpose of detecting tissue abnormalities. Essential work duties highlighted on a Histotechnician resume sample are using dyes and chemicals, treating tissues with the right substances, cutting tissue samples, securing slice samples on slides, and operating lab equipment. Based on our collection of resumes for this job, essential job qualifications are pathology knowledge, attention to details, proficiency with staining techniques and use of laboratory equipment, time management, teamwork, and computer literacy. At least an Associate's Degree in medical technology is required for this position.

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Histotechnician II

Received and prepared specimens for immunohistochemical, in situ hybridization and routine pathological study, including grossing, tissue processing, embedding and microtomy

  • Developed and maintained a positive tissue control bank
  • Initiated a system for receiving, logging, and testing all new antibodies, reagents and special stains utilizing lot-to-lot comparison studies
  • Worked with pathologists to ensure excellent quality of specimens for clinical diagnosis
  • Trained new employees
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Biology
2

Histotechnician

Responsible for fixation, embedding, microtomy and H&E staining of tissues

  • Performed immunohistochemistry and special stains
  • Maintained quality control of processing and staining instruments
  • Trained histology students in microtomy, emphasizing quality for patient care
  • Volunteered my personal time to work closely with researchers, performing microtomy and staining for research tissues, digital photographing of finished slides and editing of images for research presentations, created final presentation and assisted in creating final manuscript for journal submission
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Histotechnology
AS
Business
BS
Biology
3

Immunohistochemistry (ihc) Histotechnician

  • Performed microtomy on formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue cassettes
  • Implemented a new Tissue MicroArray (TMA) process and saved firm 100k+/year in tissue cost
  • Grossed surgical and biopsy specimens
  • Wrote and edited standard operating procedures
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Evolutionary And Ecological Biology
4

Histotechnician

  • Performed microtomy of large surgical tissue and gastrointestinal biopsies.
  • Successfully achieved and maintained the daily productivity requirement of 30 slides per hour.
  • Adhered to standard operating procedures of the laboratory.
  • Updated daily maintenance records.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Biology
5

Histotechnician

  • Developed speed and consistency in microtomy of biopsy and routine surgical specimens in a high volume hospital laboratory setting while maintaining an average of 30 to 40 blocks cut an hour.
  • Developed speed and consistency in embedding of biopsy and routine surgical specimens while maintaining an average of 75 blocks embedded an hour.
  • Maintained quality control of slides by matching to their correlating blocks and correcting any related errors (mislabeling, improper staining).
  • Operations of the Leica Peloris Processors including changing of solutions and troubleshooting.
  • Operations of the Dako Artisan for special stains including maintenance and trouble shooting.
  • Completed special stains manually that were unable to be completed by the Dako Artisan.
  • Performed other related laboratory duties including decals of specimens, cover slipping, recuts/cutdowns, troubleshooting, filing blocks and slides, and knowledge and familiarity with CoPath, maintaining daily logs and other related laboratory paperwork.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
C
Histology
BA
Graphic Design
6

Histotechnician

Became the lead 'go-to' person for new employees and particularly challenging calls as one of the lab's primary mentors/trainers for new and established employees.

  • Prepare histologic slides in the lab with a high volume work load and deadline-driven environment.
  • Write and update standard operating procedures.
  • Create and test new tissue processing techniques to assure best possible outcome.
  • Perform quality control on 50% of all work completed during the shift.
  • Maintain accurate patient information within electronic medical record software.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Neuroscience And Biology, Minor
7

Histotechnician

  • Perform routine histology procedures including processing, cutting, and embedding surgical specimens for evaluation by pathologists
  • Work in a team environment with medical technologists, nurses, and physicians to ensure proper and accurate diagnostic processes
  • Provide education for medical professionals and staff members in histology protocol
  • Evaluate and rapidly resolve issues related to histology and specific patient needs
  • Facilitated patient needs in the outpatient department-processed doctor's orders; entered medical data in the computer system, and provided information for patients upcoming tests
  • Tactfully dealt with ill/difficult patients and family members, utilizing a professional and helpful demeanor to work toward positive resolution
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
15
years
at this job
C
Histology
8

Histotechnician

  • Labeled and processed all in house tissue specimens, including grossing, embedding, effacing, cutting, and mounting specimen
  • Formatted and completed all pathology reports for use by the pathologist
  • Performed instrument maintenance and adhered to CLIA standards
  • Wrote laboratory SOP under supervision of the laboratory director
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
BS
Pre-veterinary Medicine
9

Histotechnician

  • Gained hands on experience in histology laboratory with a variety of procedures, such as microtomy, embedding, IHC (immunohistochemistry), cover slipping, accessioning, frozen section, and grossing of specimens.
  • Prepared control slides.
  • Utilized automatic H&E strainer.
  • Performed special, manual and automatic stains.
  • Provided quality control.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
AA
Life Science
AS
Histotechnology
10

Histotechnician/pancreatic Cancer Research

Receives specimens of tissue from surgical or diagnostic cases and from pharmaceutical researchers, sorts them in accordance with priority and difficulty of work, and identifies them by number.

  • Trims specimens into blocks and fixes tissue into formalin or other fixing solution.
  • Dehydrates tissue sections and clear sections by use of special liquid reagents.
  • Embedding of processed tissues with paraffin.
  • Microtomy, cutting tissues for slide preparation at 4 microns.
  • Performs H&E staining of slides, Special Stains and Immunohistochemistry as requested by clients and researchers.
  • Performs other Laboratory task as needed for Cancer research.
  • Takes periodic inventory of supplies and equipment and prepares requisition forms to replenish depleted supplies.
Candidate Info
43
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Biological Sciences & Biomedical Option
Management Science & Information System

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