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Histology Technician

Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28217, United States
Posted:
April 28, 2019

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**** ****** ***** **, *********, NC *****

919-***-****

Joseph Figueiredo

ac88j0@r.postjobfree.com

EXPERIENCE:

**** – Current NovantHealth Charlotte, NC

Histology Technician

Perform tissue embedding following established procedures.

Perform routine cutting of paraffin blocks on a rotary microtome.

Prepare reagents following established procedures.

Accession and log specimens, maintain documentation of workload volume, quality control data

and all appropriate records as required by the department, company and various regulatory

agencies.

Maintain block files. Store specimens for future retrieval if necessary.

Match slides and reports to ensure correct information is reported.

Stain, coverslip and label slides (automated and manual). Perform special staining procedures

offered in the histology laboratory (automated and manual).

Research, troubleshoot and resolve inquiries or problems within the laboratory. Assist less

experienced employees in researching, resolving and documenting problems. Other duties as

required by the department

2011 - 2018 UNC Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center Chapel Hill, NC Histologist

Mohs Histology including embedding, cutting, microtonomy, H&E staining, Immuno hand stains, and cover slipping. Prepare fresh tissue by embedding on to the slide, needs to freeze for 2 to 3 minutes and than i embedded to a cold chuck. Next I start to cut the frozen tissue on the Cryostat. From there it is baked for 5 minutes and than it is stained on the Leica linear stainer. Last every case gets its documentation to be read by the surgeons.

File slides and blocks to ensure all cases can be found when needed.

Perform additional responsibilities incidental to Histology Laboratory activities. 2008 -2011 Strata Pathology Services Lexington, MA Histologist

Process tissue including embedding, cutting, microtonomy, H&E staining, special stains, immunohistochemical staining and cover slipping. First thing in the morning I take out the small biopsies that’s on the VIP tissue processor consisting of skins, prostates, and gi’s. Than I take the biopsies to my embedding station by first scanning the block on copath and than i embedd the tissue. Next I take the biopsies I embedded to my cutting station by first scanning the block on copath, shaving the blocks and cutting. Next I bake the slides for 20 minutes, than I separate the slides for h&e, special and immuno staining. The h&e staining is performed on the leica auto stainner/coverslipper. The special and immuno staining goes on the Dako artsain auto stainner. After the staining is done we match the slides with the blocks put them on slide folders with its documentation to be read by the pathologist.

File blocks and slides to ensure all cases can be found when needed.

Perform additional responsibilities incidental to Histology Laboratory activities. I also helped out in Cytology lab as a cyto-prep tech by preparing and staining slides from various bodily fluids. 2005 - 2008 Mount Auburn Hospital Cambridge, MA

Histologist

Process tissue including embedding, cutting, microtonomy, H&E staining, special stains and immunohistochemical staining along with cover slipping. . First thing in the morning I take out the small biopsies that’s on the VIP tissue processor consisting of skins, prostates, and gi’s. Than I take the biopsies to my embedding station by first scanning the block on copath and than i embedd the tissue. Next I take the biopsies I embedded to my cutting station by first scanning the block on copath, shaving the blocks and cutting. Next I bake the slides for 20 minutes, than I separate the slides for h&e, special and immuno staining. The h&e staining is performed on the leica auto stainner/coverslipper. The special and immuno staining goes on the Dako artsain auto stainner. After the staining is done we match the slides with the blocks put them on slide folders with its documentation to be read by the pathologist.

File blocks and slides to ensure all cases can be found when needed.

Perform additional responsibilities incidental to Histology Laboratory activities. I also assisted the pathology assistant in specimen entry by scanning variety of tissue specimens into copath. 2002 - 2005 Sturdy Memorial Hospital Attleboro, MA Histologist

Process tissue including embedding, cutting, microtonomy, H&E staining, special stains, and immunohistochemical staining along with cover slipping. . First thing in the morning I take out the small biopsies that’s on the VIP tissue processor consisting of skins, prostates, and gi’s. Than I take the biopsies to my embedding station by first scanning the block on copath and than i embedd the tissue. Next I take the biopsies I embedded to my cutting station by first scanning the block on copath, shaving the blocks and cutting. Next I bake the slides for 20 minutes, than I separate the slides for h&e, special and immuno staining. The h&e staining is performed on the leica auto stainner/coverslipper. The special and immuno staining goes on the Dako artsain auto stainner. After the staining is done we match the slides with the blocks put them on slide folders with its documentation to be read by the pathologist.

File blocks and slides to ensure all cases can be found when needed.

Perform additional responsibilities incidental to Histology Laboratory activities. Education

1/2015-Present

04/2002 - 07/2004

Durham Technical Community College

Associate in Science

Sturdy Memorial Hospital

Durham, NC

Attleboro, MA

Histology Technician training from accredited ASCP program 05/1997 - 08/1997 Health Care Training Services Fall River, MA

Phlebotomy Clinical Training Program at St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River MA 09/1986 - 06/1990 Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School Fall River, MA

High School Diploma

Summary Of Qualifications

Eight years of experience as a Histology Technician

Great attention to detail

Superb ability to work accurately and with minimal supervision

Strong ability to do repetitive work without losing concentration

Experience in the use of different types of tissue processors, microwaves, embedding centers, microtomes, stainers, and cover slippers

Excellent manual dexterity

Proven reliability and dependability

Strong ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced laboratory

Strong communication skills

Skill in laboratory manipulative techniques

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians and fellow employees

Histology Equipment

Processors:

VIP Tissue Tek and Sakura Tissue Tek

Microwaves:

Milestone Histos 5 and The Pathos

Embedding:

Sakura Tissue Tek Tec

Microtomes:

Sakura Accu-Cuts RM, Leica RM 2155, 2255, 2355 and The Reichert-Jung 2030 Stainers:

Leica ST 5020, Sakura Tissue Tek DRS and The Sakura Tissue Tek Prisma Cover Slippers:

Leica CV 5000, 5030, Sakura Tissue Tek and The TBS RCM 7000 Slide Printers:

Leica IPS and The TBS Shur/Mark

References Upon Request

Nancey Tremmel

Histology Supervisor

Sturdy Memorial Hospital

508-***-****

Irina Zilberberg

Histology Supervisor

Mount Auburn Hospital

617-***-****, Extension 1408

Gino Mercado

Histology Supervisor

Strata Pathology Services

857-***-****

Cindy Micholetti

Mohs Supervisor

UNC Health Care

919-***-****

Cheryl Colby

Histology Manager

NovantHealth

917-***-****



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