hospital laboratory technician iv resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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A customer-centered, high-performing, quality-focused licensed lab technician with administrative experience, transferable skills and extensive knowledge in the inner workings of hospital clinical laboratory. Detail-oriented and organized with deep knowledge blood collection, manufacturing and transfusion medicine documentation requirements and processes. Technically savvy to quickly troubleshoot and resolve complex clinical and instrument problems. Results-focused component processing laboratory technician with strength in solving technical and operational problems. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Proficient in leveraging all UCLA laboratory information systems and has completed ElDorado Donor Table Maintenance Education program, UCLA Advanced v7 Trima, LiteDM, ADAM rWBC PC software in-depth training to perform audit trail and data procurement. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes.

  • Team Collaboration
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Data Analysis
  • Workflow Coordination
  • Critical Thinking Proficiency
  • Positive Attitude
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Laboratory Information Systems
05/1990 to Current
Hospital Laboratory Technician IV Transfusion Medicine UCLA Health System City, STATE,
  • Dual Employment: RR-Blood Bank Component Prep, Blood & Platelet Donor Center, Stat Lab & Core Lab
  • Manufacture apheresis RBC, plasma, convalescent plasma, pathogen-reduced platelets, [re-pooled cryoprecipitate, and fractionate whole blood,
  • Perform various QC procedures, parallel testing, and documentation review to maintain compliance with internal and external regulations: QA, CAP, AABB, CLIA, FDA, & DHS
  • A subject-matter-expert to lead in the development of emerging technology, procedure, product, and analyzer for Transfusion Service
  • For example: INTERCEPT Blood System pathogen reduction, blood components such as COVID-19 Convalescent plasma, pre-pooled cryoprecipitate and washed-platelet, and lab instruments such as NanoEntek ADAM r-WBC, and Horiba ABX Micros 60 analyzers
  • Write SOPs, OMRs, and analyzer proposal reviewed by and approved by the laboratory compliance officer and Laboratory Directors
  • Conduct audits to identify and to develop preventive/corrective actions needed to remove the cause of deviations or nonconformance’s
  • Responsible for material management, inventory control, logistics, establishing standard orders, and ensuring the charges, adjustments, credit, payment posting processed correctly and timely
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, patient billing, and in UCLA financial services specific to ICD-10-CM, Charge entry/review, blood recharges, EMPAC/Lawson ordering system, AP Check Request, Ascend, and Laboratory Information Systems such as BEAKER, EDD , and SafeTX
  • Familiar with the UCLA Health HR regulatory requirements and employee hiring process i.e
  • Staff employment requisition, CAO, and SRC review and approval, interview, and hiring/onboard process.
  • Handled administrative tasks for laboratory staff and overall operations.
  • Developed specific methods for more difficult and critical tests for special applications.
  • Audited specimen integrity and identification classifications to maintain accurate records.
  • Updated tracking software with processes, errors and corrective actions.
  • Communicated with outside parties and laboratory management regarding test results.
  • Prepared project files for compliance with operating procedures.
  • Liaised with continuous improvement team to implement lean manufacturing initiatives.
  • Spearheaded routine maintenance on laboratory instruments, driving accurate results.
  • Picked and delivered consumables and raw material requests to support lab and manufacturing functions.
  • Supervised cleaning and maintenance of laboratory equipment to prevent errors and breakdowns.
  • Recorded known control values from technical instruments to boost reliability and accuracy in test results reporting.
  • Assisted and instructed other laboratory technicians.
01/2015 to 07/2016
Cytology Technician III Cytology Lab Quest Diagnostic City, STATE,
  • Processed and prepared samples for analysis using conventional cytology techniques and liquid-based cytology tests, SurePath, or ThinPrep
  • Stained slides analysis.
  • Supported pathologists by providing patient data drafting reports.
  • Adhered to defined laboratory standards regarding specimen collection and processing to facilitate accurate and precise results.
  • Promoted lab safety and protected personnel by observing rules and posted safety hazard warnings.
  • Collaborated with pathologists to further examine abnormal cell structures and support diagnostic efforts.
  • Handled delegated tasks.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Achieved cost-savings by developing functional solutions to problems.
  • Eliminated downtime and maximized revenue by providing top project quality control.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
04/2013 to 10/2015
MLT, Coordinator Generalist East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital City, STATE,
  • Performed full spectrum of patient testing in general laboratory to provide precise and accurate lab data
  • Performed maintenance and conducted technical troubleshooting of hematology analyzer and other lab equipments
  • Utilized expertise in Tru solutions eLab to produce efficiency in patients registry and functionality to send reports by SMS to mobile devices instantly.
  • Coordinated services with external companies to check whether utility installations were completed on schedule.
  • Recorded control values from technical instruments to maintain reliability and validity of test results.
  • Oversaw operations for outpatient department and trained nurses on point of care testing procedures.
  • Worked in stat lab with minimal direction or oversight.
Education and Training
Expected in to to
Associate: Science, Medical Laboratory Technology
Saddleback College - Mission Viejo, CA
2020 Recipient of Loni Calhoun Transfusion Medicine Educational Scholarship and Stipend Award. 2004-2019 Multiple Recipient of UCLA Partner-in-Excellence & UCLA Staff Incentive Awards. 2013 UCLA Recipient of Staff Assembly Professional Development Scholarship
Additional Information
  • License California MLT License #: 01008071 California CPT1 License #: 00065329

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