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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.

31

Gross Room Technician/ Histotechnician Trainee/ Safety Officer

  • Performs all paperwork, technical, and non-technical procedures required to process and submit specimens. Assigns specific computer generated identification numbers, checks for accuracy, and records all items processed. Forwards accessioned specimens to designated laboratory location(s); and locating and correcting any discrepancies. Learns and keeps familiar with lab procedures and location of stored specimens. Locates specimens and pulls from various departments as requested.
  • Training to embed histological tissue specimens for microtomy and how to productively use special stain processors as well as tissue processors; learning the basics of microtomy through training in the Histology lab under certified Histotechnologists.
  • Acting as safety officer, I am responsible for conducting monthly safety meetings for the Memphis staff. Tracking any and all reviewed procedures up to completion for each employee; perform end of year audits for hazardous waste materials in order to comply with Tennessee and OSHA standards.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
32

Histotechnician

  • Assist with fine needle aspirations and bone marrow biopsies
  • Perform H&E and special staining
  • Embedding, microtomy and frozen sections
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Forensic Science Biology
33

Histotechnician

  • Accessions tissue specimens for histological evaluation
  • Cuts sections of body tissues for microscopic examination using microtomes
  • Mounts tissue specimens on glass slides
  • Stains tissue specimens with dyes or other chemicals to make cell details visible under microscopes
  • Embeds tissue specimens into paraffin wax blocks or infiltrate tissue specimens with wax
  • Cuts frozen tissue specimens for immediate evaluation
  • Immunohistochemistry - cuts sections of body tissue for IHC staining.
  • Cytology - produces slides for pap stain (pleural fluid, breast and thyroid aspiration)
  • Creates cell blocks from fluids that require cutting tissue specimen (pleural fluid, breast and thyroid aspiration).
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Forensic Science
AAS
Histotechnology
BS
Investigative Forensics
34

Histotechnician

  • Assists investigators in specimen requisition, handling, and accessioning following departmental protocols.
  • Performs all steps of routine processing,paraffin-embedding (and OCT/plastic as needed), and microtomy (paraffin, frozen, plastic) on a variety of animal tissues.
  • Performs routine hematoxylin and eosin staining as well as special histochemical staining (manual and automatic), cover slipping, and immunohistochemistry as needed.
  • Participates in quality control program for slides prepared, results entered, and results released.
  • Troubleshoots, cleans, and performs routine maintenance of laboratory equipment related to histology and immunohistochemistry.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on histologic equipment.
  • Performs validation studies with introduction of new equipment/assays.
  • Orders reagent and supplies as needed.
  • Performs special histologic techniques.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Liberal Arts
Education Department
35

Lead Histotechnician

  • Routine & complex histology processes to include grossing small tissue specimens as determined by CLIA up to 140+ cases per day.
  • IHC via Ventana platform
  • Monitor preventive equipment maintenance.
  • Quarterly QA/QC/QI reporting.
  • Monitor CAP compliance.
  • Managed inventory controls.
  • Self-starter, attention to detail, team player.
  • Supervised and training Youngstown State University Histology technician program.
  • Company closed their doors in 2010.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AAS
Histotechnology
36

Histotechnician

Embedding and cutting tissue blocks

  • Staining and special stains of slides
  • Labeling, Filing, and accessioning of slides and specimens
  • Keeping quality control records
  • Billing
  • Recycling solutions
  • Preparing solutions
  • Ordering supplies
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment
  • Troubleshoot minor equipment failure
  • Ensure safety and quality control
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
37

Intern Histotechnician

  • Microtomy
  • Special Stains
  • Filing specimen
  • Receiving and logging specimen
  • Distribution of specimens
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
C
Medical Assistance Cpt
AS
Health Science
BA
Health Care Administration
38

Histotechnician Intern

  • Accession tissue
  • Load tissue in cassettes
  • Process tissue
  • Embed tissue
  • Cut tissue
  • H&E and Special Stains
  • Observed Pathology Assistants gross tissue
  • Assisted with grossing autopsy tissue for processing
  • Observed cytologists on FNA procedures
  • Assisted cytologists with urine testing
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
AAS
Histotechnology
39

Histotechnician III

Histotechnician III

  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Microtomy
  • Cryostat
  • Special Stains
  • Embedding
  • Troubleshooting
  • Stat-Call in
  • Sendout and distribution
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
AA
Associate of Arts

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