To acquire a challenging position in the Medical Profession, where I can best utilize my experience and education that will also provide me with the opportunity for growth and advancement.
As a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, independently performs a variety of routine and complex pre-transfusion and immunohematology testing in the Blood Bank to ensure patients get safe and compatible blood products. Troubleshoot technical difficulties using experience and available resources to arrive at desirable solutions.
Update and maintain Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Forms used for testing, acquisition of blood products, general supply, and equipment maintenance to reflect current and best practices. Work closely with local and regional references laboratories, hospitals and blood suppliers to manage the Blood Bank inventory and supply of Blood products.
Manage the handling performances, and reporting of legally mandated proficiency testing specimens. Validate new procedures fro technical accuracy and applicability prior to implementation. Communicate directly with patient care clinicians to discuss interpretation of test results. Perform instrument quality control and calibration as prescribed by regulations, accreditation standards, and manufacturers.
Use statistical methods to determine the acceptability of assay parameters, troubleshoot instruments, test methods and process, correcting and documenting problems as they arise. Collaborate with colleagues in the development of research of new procedures for implementation. Provide initial and refresher training to new and returning Blood Bank staff, while maintaining continuing education and demonstrating competency in the very dynamic field of Clinical Laboratory Science and Transfusion Medicine.
Independently performed wide variety of simple to complex immunohematology procedures ranging from ABO/RH to eluates and Auto Adsorptions. Performed wide variety of complex and technical and administrative clinical laboratory procedures using both manual and automated techniques, such as Immucors' Galileo and Capture, Ortho MTS, and blood irradiator.
Performed a variety of complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic and bacterial tests. Experienced with all aspects of General Laboratory per Standard Operating Procedures. Knowledge of chemical, biological and mathematical principles, and laboratory instrumentation, methods and techniques. Analytical ability and judgment to relate test results to normal or pathological states to resolve technical equipment problems and interpret quality control data.
Managed an overseen the startup cosmetic medical practice of Dr. Vincent Meoli. Handled and assisted in the process of Botox injections and Dermal Fillers, took pictures of before and after use to document effectiveness. Ran smoothly and professionally . Established office policies and procedure, implemented and monitor office policies and procedures. Provided excellent customer service, assisting in answering phones and set up appointments.
Performed specimen accessioning, ordering, and data entry. Verified orders for completeness and accuracy. Ensured proper labeling of specimens. Prepared specimen for testing by following protocol. Managed samples appropriately according to priority and stability. Followed patient service standards answering phone calls from inside and outside the hospital.
Coordinated communication for the Emergency Department on a shift to shift basis. Phone Triage, used MEDITECH for ordering, filed and organized patient charts. Used electronic board for patient monitoring.
Facilitated patient flow and performed a variety of screening and technical diagnostic tests including manual lensometry, manual keratometry, ultrasounds, IOL master, emersion, visual field, ORB scan, topography, and refractometry. Prioritized patient daily care according to acuity and scheduled procedures. Maintains patient exam rooms. Demonstrated the knowledge and skills necessary to assess the needs of patients of different age populations in order to provide care appropriately. Assisted in family,patient education, sterile and non sterile office surgeries.
Fluent reading/writing/ spoken English
Basic reading/writing/spoken French/Italian
AABB (American Association of Blood Bankers) 2012
American Society of Clinical Pathology- ASCP 2010
ASCL(American Society for Clinical Laboratory) 2008
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