Cytotechnologist Resume

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Career Objective:

Highly-dedicated, organized and certified ‘Cytotechnologist’ with 6+ years of experience in collecting specimens, inspecting microscopic slides, and preparing accurate pathological reports identifying the diseases in patients. Adept in working with the team to examine the samples and assist in diagnosing the health issues for early treatment. Team player with good communication skills.

Summary of Skills:

  • Skilled in analyzing body tissues, fluids and detecting growth of cancerous cells

  • Strong knowledge of mathematics, cytologic procedures & technology, and scientific methods of inquiry

  • In-depth information about shape and function of cells, and ability to identify abnormal cell growth in patients’ body

  • Familiar with inspecting collected specimens for malignant or non-malignant issues using appropriate instrument such as microscope, slides and advanced techniques

  • Capable of providing essential information to aid in early diagnosis of the disease, and assist in proper treatment of the health issues for the concerned patients

  • Ability to comply to standard pathological guidelines and work with the team to prepare accurate clinical reports of the patients

  • Exceptional problem-solving and decision-making skills

  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

Work Experience:

Certified Cytotechnologis

CellNetix, Philadelphia, PA

December 2016 – Present

  • Responsible for microscopically examining and diagnosing gynecologic and non-gynecologic slides for infectious, pre-malignant and malignant disease processes

  • Maintaining specimen integrity and patient identification of all the examined samples by keeping the database updated

  • Collection tissue samples, conducting microscopic tests, and sending them to specialized pathologist labs as required

  • Documenting tissue samples collected, tested, the time taken for testing

  • Complying with local, CLIA, and CAP regulations to maintain safety, quality control, and quality assurance standards for the clinical tests carried out for the patients

  • Performing various duties such as specimen processing, data entry for maintaining accurate information for conducted sample tests

  • Coordinating with the team for carrying out analytical cytological evaluation and determining initial differential diagnosis by performing cellular tests using fine needle aspiration technique

  • Collaborating with the team for preparation of cytological specimens for microscopic evaluation using various techniques

Junior Cytotechnologist

Methodist Health System, Philadelphia, PA

March 2014 – November 2016

  • Examined specimens using microscopes to evaluate quality of specimen, and identified abnormalities

  • Performed examination of the collected specimen to detect abnormal cellular changes

  • Provided patient’s clinical data in the microscopic findings to the pathologists to assist them in the preparation of pathology reports

  • Handled duties related to microscopic examination, and prepared reports of routine gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology specimens

  • Performed thorough and accurate microscopic evaluation of the collected cellular samples by using recognized morphological criteria to make accurate cytological interpretations

  • Engaged in technical processing, preparation, staining, and cover slipping of cytological specimens as assigned

  • Maintained effective laboratory operations by adhering to standards of specimen collection, preparation or laboratory safety

Internship:

Cytotechnologist Intern

Steward Health Care, Philadelphia, PA

August 2012 – February 2014

  • Performed routine and specialized testing on patients’ specimens, and documented findings for ease of treatments

  • Carried out inspection of instruments and verified them to ensure that the equipment are in proper working order before conducting specimen tests

  • Coordinated with other interns to carry out specimen tests on the collected samples to examine cells from the patient’s urinary tract, lymph nodes, lungs or liver to identify the level of mutation occurred

  • Conducted comparison of the patient’s cell behavior, identified abnormalities, and prepared reports on the same

  • Collected and processed specimens according to the department’s policies and procedures

Educational Summary:

  • Master’s Degree in Cytotechnology

    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

    2012

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences

    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

    2010

Reference:

On request.