Efficient, productive, and conscientious Histotechnologist/Medical Technologist well-rounded in test execution and analysis, including 20 years of experience in the medical laboratory. Enjoys aiding physicians in accurate disease diagnoses.
ASCP Member ID: 03611797
MT Cert. #201678
HTL Cert. #3848
Accomplished in hematology
Advanced word processing
Complex problem solving
Test results interpretation
Excellent detail-oriented lab practices
Rapid tests (Strep A, Influenza, and RSV)
Quality control procedures
Lab equipment calibration
Test result validity verification
Knowledge of microbiology
Procurement of BMAs and FNAs
Proficient in tissue fixation
Qualified to gross small biopsy specimens
Proficient in tissue processing
Accomplished in tissue embedding and microtomy to include frozen sections
Knowledge of H&E stain and troubleshooting
Limited special stain performance
Capable of equipment maintenance and troubleshooting
Began as entry level HT without certification and completed two semester on-line course to obtain certification as an HTL. Upon certification, proceeded to completely overhaul and update all aspects of the department to improve quality and function of histology activities. Currently function as lead tech to include general histology, equipment maintenance/troubleshooting, train/supervise current employees, manage workload, order supplies, maintain procedure manual, oversee quality control, and properly package blocks/slides for requested special testing.
08/1997 to 02/2013
Medical TechnologistYankton Medical Clinic － Yankton, SD
Performed highly complex tests on clinical specimens for diagnostic purposes.
Performed various administrative duties, including data entry and document preparation. Maintain procedure manuals. Assist in the collection of bone marrow biopsies/aspiration and fine needle aspirations.
02/2000 to 08/2000
Medical Technologist tempLewis & Clark Health Education/Staffing － Yankton, SDWorked as Medical Technologist temp at Wagner, SD IHS
08/1996 to 07/1997
Medical TechnologistSacred Heart Medical Clinic/Hospital － Yankton, SDWorked as Medical Technologist generalist, performed phlebotomy duties, acted as a histology assistant, and also performed medical transcription for surgical and orthopedic clinics.
Education and Training
Medical TechnologySt. Luke's School of Medical Technology － Sioux City, IA, United StatesOne year clinical rotation
Bachelor of Science: Medical TechnologyUniversity of South Dakota － Vermillion, SD, United States
Coursework in Medical Laboratory Technology
Coursework in Biology, Clinical Chemistry and Microbiology
HistotechnologyUniveristy of North Dakota － Grand Forks, ND, United SatesCompleted two semester course on-line