Diligent, accurate, reliable, experienced Phlebotomist with a reputation for obtaining quality specimens while performing venipuncture in a timely fashion and in accordance with OSHA standards. Believes in the importance of integrity in all aspects of career and life.
NBRC Certified Respiratory Therapist (PA State License)
Sharp critical thinker
6 plus years phlebotomy experience
Trained in HIPPA compliance
Reliable, team oriented
Attention to detail
Perform job with Integrity
Experience ordering specimens
Experience receiving specimens
Customer service oriented
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Technician07/2015 to 05/2016 Restor Health/UPMC Hamot – Erie, PA
Operated hyperbaric oxygen chamber in compliance with all procedures and guidelines.
Daily maintenance checks performed on all hyperbaric oxygen chambers.
Provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy to approved patients and perform wound care post hyperbaric treatment.
Educated potential patients and their families on hyperbaric oxygen therapy, how it works and prepare them for their first treatment.
Patient vitals are performed and documented pre and post hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Patients are closely monitored during entire hyperbaric treatment session.
ICD 10 codes are used to gain insurance authorization for treatment and daily billing for current patients.
Accurately chart patient progress daily.
Designed and maintained a eligibility tracking report for patients being considered for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Scheduled patients, followed up on labs and radiology reports prior to the patients first hyperbaric treatment.
Coordinated transportation for patients to and from hyperbaric appointments.
Worked closely with physicians, nurses, and other ancillary staff.
Respiratory Therapist, CRT07/2014 to 07/2015 UPMC Hamot – Erie, PA
Set up and operated mechanical ventilators, nebulizers, and aerosol generators, following specified parameters of treatment.
Respond to emergent situations at a level II trauma center with cardiac arrests, respiratory distress, traumas, and all other emergent codes.
Provided comfort measures and help to grieving families coping with end of life decisions such as while terminal extubation.
Consulted newly admitted patients to determine type of respiratory treatment needed, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, medication and dosages in conjunction with physician orders.
Monitored patient's physiological response to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, blood chemistry changes, and consulted with physician if adverse reactions occur.
Read prescriptions, draw and interpret arterial blood gases, and review patient information to assess patient condition.
Accurately charted and documented patient care.
Inspect, clean, and test respiratory therapy equipment prior to use.
Educated patients and their families about their conditions and teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the proper use of medications and respiratory equipment.
Explained treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and compliance to prevent readmission.
Conducted tests such as EKGs and pulmonary function tests.
Phlebotomist/Processor01/2010 to 07/2014 ACL-CPI/ UPMC Hamot – Erie, PA
Processed specimens for analysis utilizing appropriate computer systems to register patients, facilitate billing, accession laboratory specimens, and provide information.
Prepared specimens for analysis and established proper chronological priorities in testing.
Quickly responded to and resolved customer service issues in a timely manner.
Collected blood specimens in a timely and proficient manner according to established procedures.
Displayed manual dexterity in successful execution of all phlebotomy procedures.
Labeled specimens appropriately and followed special handling instructions.
Performed assigned specimen collections without bias to patient's age, sex, physical condition, or biohazard risks.
Associate of Science: Respiratory TherapyMay 2014Mercyhurst University-
Bachelor of Science: Health and Physical Education May 2004Edinboro University of Pennsylvania-