Reliable and highly accurate with focus on quality completion of all procedures under tight deadlines. Works well under pressure. Experienced in training new staff on proper testing and equipment operation. Detailed lab technician with eleven years experience performing complex testing in a clinical laboratory setting. Excel at client satisfaction and retention. Flexible and hardworking in deadline-driven environments. Excellent communicator with 30 years in several demanding hospital, medical office, and laboratory environments as a Customer Service Representative, Medical Service Specialist, and Clinical Lab Technician.
Trained in HIPPA compliance
CLIA & OSHA compliance
Sharp critical thinker
Life science industry background
Inventory management aptitude
Blood bank background
Lab testing and reporting
Lab equipment maintenance
Bakery Clerk, 01/2014 to 06/2014 Redners Warehouse Market – Oxford, PA Open the bakery to include baking and decorating donuts, baking, wrapping, and restocking fresh baked desserts and breads, thawing and prepping desserts in accordance to Redners Bakery policies. Duties also included cake decorating, display setup and restock, weekly price changes and charge offs of out of date products, frozen bread dough breakout, rotation and restocking new supplies in refrigeration unit and freezers, general kitchen cleanup and closing of the bakery department.
Parts Delivery Driver, 10/2012 to 10/2013 Adams Chevrolet – Havre De Grace, MD Daily inspection and fueling of delivery van. Pull, load, and drive required parts for delivery to numerous dealers and garages. Drive to and pick up parts and vehicles for return to Adams Chevrolet. Rearrangement and bi-annual inventory of parts department. Answering phones and taking messages in abscense of parts manager. Preparing reports for return parts to GM main distribution center in Martinsburg, WV. Cutting keys for GM vehicles. Driving cars to weekly auctions.
Clinical Lab Tech, 01/2002 to 07/2012 University of Pennsylvania//New Bolton Center//Clinical Lab – Kennett Square, PA
Prepared specimens for analysis and established proper chronological priorities in testing.
Carefully reviewed test results for accuracy.
Identified abnormal test results and referred them to the Clinical Laboratory manager and/or pathologist for further review.
Performed both routine and emergency maintenance on laboratory instruments.
Properly calibrated and adjusted malfunctioning equipment to ensure precise test results.
Maintained current knowledge of developments in technical instrumentation.
Prepared specimens and performed differential stains, reticulocyte stains, and Gram stains through both automated and manual means.
Conducted chemical analysis of bodily fluids.
Prepared chemical solutions and reagents for use in the analysis of samples.
Perpared samples and control specimens for automated analysis of coagulation testing to include fibrinogen, PT, PTT, ATIII, D-dimer.
Performed manual and automated hematological tests, including red and white blood cell counts, corrected counts as a result of abnormal hemoglobin and hematocrit counts, and manual platelet counts.
Performed manual Cerebral Spinal Fluid counts.
Performed sample preparation and manual urinalysis testing.
Performed sample preparation and manual fecal testing for blood and parasite detection.
Managed specimen sample handling, receiving, storage, processing, packaging, and shipping of biomedical materials for shipping to more definitive diagnostic labs nationwide.
Processed clinical specimens, including from peripheral blood, CSF, urine, feces, rumin, amniotic fluid, and semen for laboratory testing.
Receive and log in all samples upon arrival to laboratory.
Scan all requests and test results into permanent laboratory and patient computer file system.
File all paper requests and test results for archiving.
Associate of Science: Medical Lab Technology, 2000 Apollo College - Phoenix, AZ
13 Credits in General Studies: General Studies, 1997 Glendale Community College - Glendale, AZ
70 + Credits: Medical Service Specialist, Military History, Leadership and Management, 1995 Community College of the Air Force - Andrews Air Force Base, MD & Dover Air Force Base, DE
CNA-Med: Certified Nursing Assistant-Med Certified, 1978 Des Moines Area Community College - Des Moines, IA
University of Pennsylvania//New Bolton Center//Clinical Lab
Glendale Community College
Community College of the Air Force
Des Moines Area Community College
Job Titles Held:
Parts Delivery Driver
Clinical Lab Tech
Associate of Science : Medical Lab Technology , 2000 13 Credits in General Studies : General Studies , 1997 70 + Credits : Medical Service Specialist, Military History, Leadership and Management , 1995 CNA-Med : Certified Nursing Assistant-Med Certified , 1978
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