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Histology Laboratory Supervisor

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United States
Posted:
February 28, 2015

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ROSA ELVIRA SEVILLANO acoil5@r.postjobfree.com

*** ********* ****** #***, ****** City Beach, FL 32407 850-***-****

SUMMARY

A highly experienced and dedicated professional with broad-based expertise in all aspects related to the pathology

laboratory including cryotomy, grossing, embedding, microtomy, staining, immunohistochemistry, tissue microarray,

cytology, quality control/quality assurance, personnel management, client services and administration.

experience

Gulf Coast Dermatology; Panama City, FL

Supervisor Dermatopathology Laboratory, 2014 – Present

• Direct and coordinate the daily activities of the dermatopathology laboratory.

• Provide departmental management to include both technical and personnel issues.

• Responsible for writing manuals and standard operating procedures for the dermatopathology laboratory.

• Establish work procedures and standards to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of assigned operations.

• Ensure the dermatopathology laboratory complies with all regulatory requirements.

• Assist with the implementation of departmental goals, objectives and related projects.

• Maintain employee accountability with all policies and procedures.

• Supervise departmental employees including new employee orientation, competency assessment and

performance evaluations.

• Reconcile timecards/demonstrate accurate and timely approval of employees’ time records.

• Provide expertise in the evaluation and interpretation of test results and the resolution of discrepancies.

• Monitor all section activities ensuring accuracy and timeliness of work.

• Reconcile packing slips/invoices and send payment approvals to Accounts Payable department.

Touro Infirmary; New Orleans, LA

Supervisor Histology Laboratory, 2012 - 2014

• Directed and coordinated the daily activities of the Histology/Cytology section of the Pathology Department.

• Provided departmental management to include both technical and personnel issues.

• Established work procedures and standards to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of assigned

operations.

• Ensured the Histology/Cytology section complied with all regulatory requirements.

• Assisted with the implementation of departmental goals, objectives and related projects.

• Maintained employee accountability with all hospital policies and procedures.

• Supervised departmental employees including new employee orientation, competency assessment and

performance evaluations.

• Assisted with the preparation of the departmental annual budget.

• Reconciled timecards/demonstrated accurate and timely approval of employees’ time records.

• Provided expertise in the evaluation and interpretation of test results and the resolution of discrepancies.

• Monitored all section activities ensuring accuracy and timeliness of work.

• Planed, directed and coordinated clinical activities for the Histology/Cytology section of the laboratory.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; Tampa, FL

Staff Scientist – Tissue Core Research Histology Services, 2005 - 2012

• Performed all activities related to research histology services including cryotomy, processing, embedding,

microtomy, staining, immunohistochemistry and tissue microarray.

• Developed and coordinated all aspects of the histology laboratory for research operations including writing

manuals and standard operating procedures as well as setting up the quality control/quality assurance

program.

• Provided leadership and guidance to ensure teamwork to provide researchers with high quality services and

data in accordance with institutional guidelines and federal and state regulatory agencies.

• Developed and implemented objectives and operational budgets for the research histology services

laboratories.

• Developed and implemented chargeback schedules as well as monthly billing for research histology services.

• Supervised all aspects of daily operations in the research histology services laboratories (general histology,

immunohistochemistry and tissue microarray).

• Reviewed and processed monthly billing for research histology services.

Laboratory Corporation of America; Tampa, FL

Histotechnologist, 2002 – 2005

• Performed all activities related to the histology laboratory including embedding, microtomy and special

staining.

• Coordinated the area of immunohistochemistry including all aspects of quality control/quality

assurance.

University Community Hospital; Tampa, FL

Histotechnologist, 2001 – 2002

• Performed all activities related to the histology laboratory including embedding, microtomy, staining,

special stains, immunohistochemistry and quality control/quality assurance.

All Children’s Hospital; St Petersburg, FL

Histotechnologist, 1999

• Performed all activities related to the histology laboratory including embedding, microtomy, staining,

immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy.

Tampa Pathology Laboratory; Tampa, FL

Histology Coordinator, 1997-1999

• Supervised 12 employees to process 70,000+ cases per year.

• Coordinated all aspects of management for the histology laboratory.

• Instructed three students in the School of Histotechnology.

• Developed the area of automated immunohistochemistry.

Suncoast Pathology Laboratory; New Port Richey; FL

Histotechnologist, 1996 -1997

• Performed grossing, embedding, microtomy, staining and all activities related to the histology laboratory.

• Performed all activities related to office management.

Tampa Pathology Laboratory; Tampa, FL

Histotechnologist, 1994 – 1996

• Performed grossing, embedding, microtomy and staining.

• Coordinated the area of manual immunohistochemistry.

Personnel Manager, 1992 – 1994

• Managed payroll and personnel records for 125 employees.

• Attended to accounts payable and all matters regarding operations management.

Cytology Coordinator, 1989 – 1992

• Coordinated client services for a cytology department processing 100+ cases daily.

• Supervised the flow of incoming work and distribution of reports.

Clinical Laboratory Supervisor, 1986 – 1989

• Supervised data entry and specimen processing services.

• Monitored client accounts and customer service calls.

EDUCATION

Tampa Pathology Laboratory School of Histotechnology, Tampa, FL

Histotechnologist, 1994

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Bachelor of Science; Major: Biology, Minor: Psychology, 1986

Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL

Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts, 1983

Juan N. Corpas School of Medicine, Bogota, Colombia

Courses in Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics and Pharmacology, 1979

LICENSES

Histology Supervisor; State of Florida, 1994

Clinical Laboratory Scientist; State of Louisiana, 2012

CERTIFICATIONS

Histotechnologist (ASCP), 1994

Immunohistochemistry (ASCP) QIHC, 1994

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

College of American Pathologists (CAP)



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