Reliable and experienced Medical Technologist bringing excellent clinical laboratory skills, including conducting and analyzing laboratory assays and solving complicated clinical and instrument problems. Proficient at precisely analyzing, recording and reporting test results, including abnormal specimens with a high level of accuracy. Currently ASCP certified and licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners with greater than twenty-five years of clinical laboratory experience.
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
American Society of Clinical Pathologists
Accomplished in hematology
Complex problem solver
Test results interpretation
Excellent lab practices
Clinical assays proficiency
Lab equipment calibration
Test result validity verification
Quality control procedures
Rapid tests (Strep A, Influenza, and RSV)
10/2015 to 09/2016
CLS-GeneralistLafayette General Medical Center － Lafayette, LAI began my time at LGMC assigned to the night shift. I would rotate between chemistry, hematology, blood bank and microbiology. In chemistry, I was responsible for nightly maintenance and quality control as well as running patient samples. I worked with the Siemens Vista and Centaur. Hematology encompassed CBC's, Coagulation and Urinalysis. I worked with the Sysmex, the Cellavision, the Atlas, the UF1000 and the Stago. In Blood Bank I used the Gel-card method. LGMC is the area's main trauma one site and I would often have to report to the ER with a cooler stocked with emergency release transfusion products. In Microbiology I was charged with the rapid tests and PCR's. I also set up cultures and stained and read gram stains. I moved to the evening shift and I worked eight days on and six days off. Wherever I was scheduled I was responsible for maintenance and quality control as well as patient samples. I also attended monthly laboratory meetings and quarterly employee forums.
11/2006 to 06/2012
CLS-GeneralistTouro Infirmary － New Orleans, LAI spent my first two and a half years at Touro working the night shift. I was responsible for receiving, checking, labeling, running and reporting all samples coming into the laboratory. I alternated between chemistry and hematology. I transferred to the day shift for the remainder of my time there where the workload was increased and we processed over 700 samples per day. I accurately recorded and reported test results according to established procedures. I performed highly complex tests on clinical specimens for diagnostic purposes. I recorded known control values from technical instruments to ensure reliability and accuracy in test results reporting. I demonstrated testing procedures and equipment to new laboratory personnel and students.
12/2004 to 12/2005
CLS-GeneralistWest Jefferson Medical Center － Marrero, LAAt WJMC I worked various shifts in each area of the clinical laboratory. I correctly prepared laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for tests, process or quality control. I developed and maintained positive customer relationships through effective communication. I neatly and accurately completed all required SOP documentation in accordance with set guidelines. I was an integral part of the team before, during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
08/1993 to 11/2000
CLS-GeneralistTerrebonne General Medical Center － Houma, LAMy time at Terrebonne General was spent working day shift in Hematology. I rotated every third weekend. On weekends I worked extra shifts in the evening and I rotated from Hematology to Chemistry. I also worked extra weekends that were not originally assigned to me. When time and workload allowed, I would go into Microbiology where I would assist with various duties. I plated positive blood cultures, set up and read E tests, prepared ID and sensitivity cards for the Vitek and plated new specimens. I also read and reported gram stains.
09/1988 to 07/1993
CLS-GeneralistLady of the Sea Hospital － Cut Off, LAThis was my first position as a Medical Technologist upon graduation. A small facility so it was not uncommon for me to have to collect and prepare as well as test and report patient samples. I became proficient in Hematology and Coagulation. Also Chemistry, Blood Bank and Microbiology. Recorded known control values from technical instruments to ensure reliability and accuracy in test results reporting.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Medical TechnologyNicholls State University － Thibodaux, LA, USA