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Corrine Allen
Objectives

Efficient and reliable Registered Nurse/MOHS Histotechnician seeking a position within a progressive medical health facility.

Qualifications

Registered nurse with 28 years of exceptional patient care with extensive experience in dermatology. MOHS histotechnician for 13 years. Advocate for patient rights; Diligent, hardworking, efficient and reliable; Ability to work under pressure within high work volume with accuracy and high level of personal accountability; Communication is key; flexible and adaptable; Conscientious and dependable. Self-directed with astute judgement skills; Maintain critical thinking skills essential to providing competent patient care; Personable with a positive attitude; Interface well with patients, family, and staff; Energetic team player committed to a successful outcome.

Skills
  • Assisted MD with surgical procedures including biopsies, excisions, simple and complex repairs.
  • Trained MOHS histotechnician.
  • Embedded and cut frozen tissue with accuracy.
  • Lab equipment maintenance.
  • Instrument processing, maintenance and tray set-up.
  • Performed H and E staining with manual cover slipping of slides.
  • Prepared slides with accurate labeling and filed per protocol.
  • Maintained quality control procedures and peer reviews per CLIA regulations.
  • Assisted in cosmetic procedures including Botox/fillers and laser procedures.
  • Managed and maintained Certified CLIA lab including training and supervision of other technicians.
  • Managed and reported melanoma to NC Registry.
  • Cared for patient pre/post op.
  • Managed inventory of all medical supplies.
  • EMR trained on EMA and Practice Express.
  • ICD-9 and CPT coding experience.
  • Extensive patient teaching.
  • Treated patients with phototherapy/PDT
  • Specialized in all aspects of triage.
  • Managed satellite office.
Work History
Clinical RN / MOHS Histotechnician 11/2006 to Current
Southern Dermatology Raleigh, NC
  • Clinical work up and assessment of patient with detailed documentation in EMA
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department CLIA accreditation with no deficiencies cited for the past 10 years.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Assisted with all aspects of MOHS surgery including initial assessment and preparation of the patient for surgery; pre-op medication administration; local anesthesia; continuous documentation between MOHS layers; photos; assisting with facial reconstruction; pressure bandages; post surgical instructions and education.
  • Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Performed monthly inventory and maintained office and medical supply counts.
  • Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment, and maintained patient flow.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions, and follow-up care.
Clinical Staff Nurse 05/2001 to 08/2006
AE Dermatology Raleigh, NC
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews
  • Skillfully developed departmental goals, objectives, standards of performance, policies and procedures.
  • Assisted surgeon with MOHS surgery and facial reconstruction.
  • Venipuncture, Suture removal, wound care and management.
  • Triaged patient calls.
  • Administered local anesthesia.
  • Cleaned, sterilized and maintained instruments per OSHA standards.
  • Assisted with hair transplants.
  • Notified patient of biopsy results and scheduled appropriate procedures as ordered per physician.
  • Provided extensive patient education regarding disease process, medications, wound care, expectations.
Home Health Registered Nurse 11/1996 to 11/1998
Interim Healthcare Inc. Raleigh, NC
  • Initial home assessment of patient; Initiated plan of care; Administered wound care; IV therapy; Anticoagulant therapy; discharge planning; Coordinated a multidisciplinary plan of care to include if needed OT, PT, Social Work, dietitian.
  • Coordinated a case-load of 25-30 patients from admission to discharge.
  • Preceptor to staff nurses in area of patient care policies and procedures.
  • Participated in quality assurance meeting quality standards assuring that care reaches an acceptable standard; chart reviews.
Home Health Registered Nurse/Case Manager 08/1994 to 11/1996
Medvisit/Staffbuilders Rolesville, NC
  • Initial home visit and assessment of patient; OASIS plan of care and implementation; Provided direct patient care to home health and hospice patients; Provided a broad range of general nursing care including IV's, central lines, wound care, diet, exercise, phlebotomy, catheters, feeding tubes, pain management, monitored pt's on anticoagulant therapy.
  • Educated patients and families regarding disease processes, medications, medical-surgical procedures and other aspects of care including IV's, wound care, diet, injections.
  • Collaborated with other disciplines such as OT, PT, Social worker, dietitian to facilitate optimal patient care.
  • Reassessed plan of care and implemented changes to plan as appropriate.
  • Communicated with physicians and other disciplines as deemed necessary.
Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery 07/1991 to 08/1994
Durham Regional Hospital Durham, NC

Monitored antepartum, laboring and postpartum patients throughout the continuum of care; fetal monitoring; epidural placement and care; newborn assessment and care; diligent assessment and documentation; assisted with c-section surgical, pre and post-op; IV placement and phlebotomy; administered IV fluids and medications; Educate patient and family related to labor and delivery progression, postpartum and newborn care.

Education
Durham Technical Community College - Durham, NC

Prerequisites for Nursing School

Associate of Science 1991 Watts School of Nursing - Durham, NC

Registered Nurse License # 117295


BCLS Certification


References

Are available upon request

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PAMELA SIZEMORE
Professional Summary
Enthusiastic Histologist with 15 years experience in the histology field as well as my certification through Indiana University and ASCP. I am extremely proficient with every position within the lab from accessioning to the final product.
Licenses
HT, ASCP
Skill Highlights
Titrations, Distillations, Spectrophotometers, Autoclaves, pH Meters, Thin Layer Chromatography, Microscopes, Wet Chemistry Additional Information
Professional Experience
Histotechnician
April 2012 to March 2016
Kettering Medical Center Dayton, OH
  • FT 40 hrs.
  • per wk ­ My job includes cutting 210+ blocks a night as well as some hand stains, special.
  • stains on the Ventana Nexus ,and IHCs in the Ventana Ultra or XT.
December 2008 to October 2010 Cincinnati, OH
  • FT 40+ hrs.
  • per wk.
  • My position included processing tissue on the Peloris processor, embedding,.
  • microtomy, and H&E staining on the Ventana Symphony.
  • I was also proficient with IHCs on the Ventana.
  • XT and Ultra as well as special stains by hand or on the Ventana Nexus special stainers.
Histotechnician I/Office Coordinator
February 2005 to December 2008
Quest Diagnostics Cincinnati, OH
  • FT 40+ hrs.per wk.
  • Duties included accessioning specimens, loading and changing VIP tissue processors, paraffin embedding tissue, microtomy, loading and changing linear H&E stainers, and using automatic coverslippers as well as hand coverslipping.
  • My skills also include processing special stains with the Nexus special stainer as well as by hand and IHCs with the Ventana XT.
  • I have also conducted monthly maintenance and record keeping on all equipment.
  • Pathology office duties included coordinating specimens/slides/supplies coming in and out of the lab via couriers, assigning cases to doctors, merging patient records, distributing pathology reports, case corrections, answering phones, slide and block send outs, problem solving, and processing special requests from the pathologists.
  • I have also provided back up coverage in the gross rooms at Christ and University hospitals.
Laboratory Technician
August 2001 to June 2004
Richfield Laboratory Cincinnati, OH
  • FT 40+ hrs.
  • per wk.
  • My primary position was to gross in skin specimens.
  • I was capable of grossing in.
  • 200+ skin specimens a day.
  • My skills also included using linear H&E stainers, automatic coverslippers,.
  • and VIP tissue processors.
Education and Training
Certificate of Histotechnology : 2008 Indiana University
Associates of Science : Biology and Chemistry Biology and Chemistry
High School Diploma : 1999 University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
ASCP Certification in Histology : 1996 Batavia High School Batavia, OH
References
References include Debra Wood, Professor at Indiana University 317-491-6310, Dr. Tim Braverman, Pathologist at Jewish Hospital 513-686-5459, Dr. Kevin Monroe, Pathologist at Jewish Hospital 513-686-5456, Dr. Ronald Brubaker, Pathologist at Christ Hospital 513-585-1120, Dr. George Wadih, Pathologist at Christ Hospital 513-585-1120
Skills
Chemistry, office, Pathology, problem solving, processors, record keeping, Symphony, answering phones

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