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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.

11

Histotechnician Assistant

Prepared histologic slides containing human tissue sections by processing, embedding, cutting, mounting and staining.

  • Embedded tissue correctly within timeframes prescribed by the department.
  • Handled inventory management associated with supplies.
  • Changed the reagents on the automated tissue processor, automated stainer.
  • Assisted in data entry involving patient data for billing and laboratory sequence of numbers.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AS
Histotechnology
12

Histotechnician

  • Prepares microscopic slides on human/animal tissue for research/diagnostic purposes; includes fixation, dehydration, infiltration, embedding, microtomy, and mounting to include both paraffin processed tissue and frozen sectioning
  • Performs histochemical and immunohistochemical stains on a variety of tissues to assist in diagnosis
  • Processes specimen accessioning to include all manual and computerized data entry.
  • Prepares and maintains all necessary reagents, including stains, alcohols, and paraffin according to proper specifications
  • Maintains laboratory, equipment, and accurate records of quality assurance control; assists with teaching and implementation of new procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
HS
Science
13

Histotechnician

Histotechnician

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform gross evaluation, proper tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, and routine staining on a vast array of tissue types.
  • Ensure proper accessioning and labeling of all tissue samples and requisitions.
  • Perform coverslipping of stained slides either manually or automated.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of and compliance with all local, state, and federal regulatory and government agencies.
  • Provide leadership by training and guiding other histotechnicians, students, and lab aides.
  • Assume the role as lead technician for clinical trials involving Pfizer, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, and Celtic Therapeutics.
  • Create Standard Operating Procedures for new clinical trials being conducted in the lab.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
C
Certificate
BS
Biology
14

Histotechnician

Histotechnician

  • Grossed, processed, embedded and sectioned various tissue types
  • Prepared equipment and performed IHC stains utilizing established procedures.
  • Performed manual epitope retrieval
  • Labeled slides using Ventana, Dako, Zebra and Sato software
  • Handled, separated and delivered cases
  • Verifed correct controls are pulled for each case
  • Scan and QC slides on Ventana I-Scan and Aperio Scan Scope
  • Prepared reagents
Candidate Info
11
months in
workforce
5
months
at this job
AS
Histotechnician Training
15

Histotechnician

  • Responsible for the processing and subsequent staining of a wide range of human tissue types
  • Processed tissues beginning with grossing, embedding and finishing with sectioning and staining tissues
  • Perform testing on clinical trials samples using immunohistochemistry as well as fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), including PDL1, HercepTest, ALK-FISH and HER2 FISH staining
  • Processed paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BS
Biology
MS
Biomedical Research
16

Histotechnician

  • Perform routine and non-routine activities of a Histologist Technician
  • Personal enforcement of reading continuing education literature to improve and adjust to each working environment with a positive attitude.
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards of workflow and proper procedures
  • Assure compliance with all local and federal regulators, CLIA and CAP regulations
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
Science
MA
Master of Arts
Histotechnology Program
17

Histotechnician

  • Prepare microscopic slides on human tissue for research/diagnostic purposes; includes fixation, dehydration, infiltration, embedding, microtomy, and mounting to include both paraffin processed tissue.
  • Performs histochemical and immunohistochemical stains on a variety of tissues to assist in diagnosis.
  • Processes specimen accessioning to include all manual and computerized data entry.
  • Prepares and maintains all necessary reagents, including stains, alcohols, and paraffins according to proper specifications.
  • Maintains laboratory, equipment, and accurate records of quality assurance control; assists with teaching and implementation of new procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
18

Histotechnician/necropsy Technician

Provided prosection support for small (rodent) and large (canine, porcine & primate) animal studies for commercial and government clients as a member of the PAI mobile necropsy team. This includes complete examination with full tissue harvest, organ weighing, and lesion identification and description using standard nomenclature.

  • Prepare stained microscope slides from various mammalian and non mammalian tissues using histological procedures in accordance with standard operating procedures and Good Laboratory Practices
  • Specific duties include trimming tissue, processing and embedding tissue in paraffin blocks, microtomy, standard H&E staining, cover slipping and block matching.
  • Proficient in special tissue harvest techniques associated with biomedical devices and the use of whole body or organ perfusion as used with neurotoxicologic protocols.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Animal Science
Biology
Veterinary Medical Technology/equine Studies
19

Histotechnician

Histotechnician

  • Performs levels of histology to include embedding, microtomy, H&E staining, special stains and slide distribution
  • Correlates with pathologists and individual schedules for provided workload
  • Proficient in the use and troubleshooting of Leica H&E stainers
  • Proficient in the use and maintaining of tissue processor and troubleshooting issues
  • Monitors functionality, performs maintenance and documents QC procedures for all equipment throughout the laboratory
  • Demonstrates flexibility in work schedule by rotating departments and volunteering for extra shifts when needed
  • Communicates with coworkers and pathologists to ensure workflow and troubleshoot problems
  • Corresponds with patients, clients and vendors to provide excellent patient care
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
C
Histotechnology
AAS
Mortuary Science
20

Histotechnician

  • Specimen receiving/accessioning
  • Use of cryostat daily for surgical frozen sectioning
  • Specimen processing and embedding
  • Special stains both manual and auto/Dako stainer
  • Microtomy
  • Routine staining and coverslipping using two multi-stainers for H&E
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AAS
Histotechnology

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