Lab Assistant Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Structured Lab Technician offering 6 year background collecting, processing and analyzing various specimens. Familiar with basic medical terminology, laboratory protocols and procedures and processing and testing techniques. Expertise in urinalysis and blood typing. Quality-focused professional recognized for performing all laboratory tests and procedures with attention to detail, optimum quality and expedience. Talented Assistant with excellent interpersonal skills and more than 6 years of experience. Highly effective and knowledgeable in EPIC , Center Bridge , antrim and sunquest .

  • Safe specimen handling
  • CLIA & OSHA compliance
  • Lab testing and reporting
  • Data and statistical analysis
  • Conflict resolution
  • Written Communication
  • Troubleshooting
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Detail-oriented
  • Customer Service
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Teamwork
  • Flexible & Adaptable
Work History
Lab Assistant, 11/2020 to Current
Frontage Lab Exton, PA,

Processes information by compiling, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data with attention to detail. Interacts with patient and other health care professionals, and responds to routine inquiries. Inspects and maintains work area, instruments, and supplies. Promotes DMC values by demonstrating behaviors supportive of building a High Reliability Culture committed to Safety for Life, Health for Life, Customer Service, Community Welfare, Excellence, Respect, Integrity, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork and Effective Resource Use. 1. Prioritizes incoming specimens; processes patient specimens in accordance with department safety and OSHA guidelines. Ensures stats and other critical tests are accurately and immediately processed. Documents specimen problems and refers to supervisor or other lead designee. 2. May draw blood samples from patients based on physician-s order and in accordance with departmental safety and OSHA guidelines (e.g. utilizes protective equipment such as gloves, coats, and shields); verifies patients- identification and collects insurance information. 3. Generates and attaches labels to specimen/blood samples; may perform specimen processing and aliquoting according to pre-established test requirements. 4. Ensures specimen integrity by verifying patient identification and ensures the sample submitted is appropriate given the requested test. Sorts, racks, and delivers specimens to appropriate testing laboratory. 5. Accurately enters and reviews laboratory test data in the laboratory computer system; detects and corrects errors according to laboratory policies and quality standards. 6. Communicates with patients to explain procedures and/or answers routine questions from physicians, nurses, or other appropriate healthcare professionals (e.g. date or time of drawing patient-s blood or gathering specimens, verifying a request, etc.) 7. Maintains a neat and clean work area; stocks storage area with supplies and inventories as necessary. Cleans glassware, equipment, and small instruments. 8. May perform transportation duties (e.g. delivers specimens and reports); time stamps or computer verifies all laboratory requests; may order tests in the system. 9. May conduct routine inspection, maintenance and quality control checks on equipment (e.g. records temperatures). Reports unusual findings timely to supervisor or lead designee. 10. May prepare the patient for and/or administer tolerance tests or other tests specific to assigned area. 11. Performs a variety of clerical duties such as answering the telephone, scheduling appointments, maintaining records, or relaying a message to the appropriate personnel. 12. Self-monitors their individual work behavior and performance to make improvements. Communicates training and development needs to management. 13. Complies with departmental safety polices and procedures and OSHA guidelines, including the use of applicable personal protective equipment. 14. Responsible to check organizational communication daily (i.e. Outlook, laboratory software, posted notices, etc.) 15. Performs other related duties as assigned .

Patient Care Technician, 07/2020 to 11/2020
Munson Medical Center Boyne City, MI,
  • Obtained patient vital signs and reported results to staff nurse or physician, noting changes from prior measurements.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Responded to patient emergencies with immediate care and notified clinicians to provide comprehensive assistance.
  • Helped patients maintain healthy skin by checking wounds, assessing integrity and bathing bedbound individuals.
  • Furthered skills by actively taking part in employee trainings and taking classes in subjects to improve [Skill].
  • Collected and transported [Type] and [Type] specimens to prepare for lab testing.
  • Reported any unusual or urgent circumstances in patients' condition or environment immediately to [Job Title].
  • Interacted effectively with patients, families, staff and other hospital department staff to deliver high level of customer service and teamwork.
  • Provided care for patients based on physical, psychological, educational and safety criteria.
  • Attended to patient and family's immediate needs and concerns by acknowledging and providing required attention.
  • Answered patient assistance calls, assessed needs and offered qualified support.
  • Organized and maintained general supply storage areas.
  • Organized and replenished unit supplies to maintain team readiness for expected demands.
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
  • Documented observations and baseline measurements in medical records.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Cleaned and disinfected hemodialysis machines, chairs, trays, room and equipment.
  • Explained dialysis procedures to patients and answered questions and concerns prior to starting dialysis.
  • Inventoried, ordered, and restocked equipment and supplies needed for hemodialysis treatment.
  • Explained dialysis procedures and hemodialysis machine operation to patients prior to treatment to ease anxieties.
  • Set-up equipment for dialysis and primed dialyzer in preparation for use.
  • Measured and recorded patients' pre-dialysis and post-dialysis vital statistics, including weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiration rate.
  • Recorded patient's pre-dialysis weight, vitals and any new medical conditions.
  • Safely transported, transferred, and positioned patients on chairs for treatment.
  • Observed and recorded patients' responses to therapies and exercises to report to practitioners and recommend adjustments to treatment plans.
  • Taught patients how to live within limits of capabilities and celebrated successes.
Inpatient Phlebotomist and EKG Tech., 09/2015 to 12/2019
Hennepin Healthcare City, STATE,
  • Protected patients by following infection control, sharps disposal and biohazardous waste disposal procedures.
  • Drew blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe or butterfly venipuncture methods.
  • Tracked collected specimens by initialing, dating and noting times of collection.
  • Logged patient information and recorded results into system using EPIC and CENTER BRIDGE.
  • Conducted venipuncture and other CT procedures.
  • Stocked phlebotomy cart or carrier with appropriate supplies.
  • Obtained blood specimens by performing venipunctures and finger sticks over 60 times per day.
  • Accurately labeled vacutainer tubes with patient name, date and time of collection.
  • Collected blood samples using vacutainer tubes, tourniquets, syringes, butterfly needles, and straight needles.
  • Resolved unusual test orders by contacting physicians, nursing stations or reference laboratories.
  • Assembled tourniquets, needles and blood collection devices to prepare work trays.
  • Spoke with patient to gather information for lab records, reduce fear or anxiety and optimize cooperation.
  • Performed bedside tests like bleeding time tests and entered results into patient charts.
  • Organized daily work based on collection priority.
  • Maintained exam rooms by ordering supplies, transporting specimens, washing and packing instruments and changing solutions.
Bachelor of Science: Biology, Expected in 05/2024
Wcccd - Detroit, MI,
: Phlebotomy, Expected in 12/2015
Hennepin Healthcare - Minneapolis, MN,
Certification: Language Interpretation And Translation, Expected in 06/2014
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Minneapolis, MN
: Medical Terminology , Expected in 03/2014
Hubbs Center - Saint Paul, MN,
  • Graduated with 3.0 GPA
  • Awarded with a certification.
  • Certified Interpreter.
  • Certified phlebotomist.

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School Attended
  • Wcccd
  • Hennepin Healthcare
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Hubbs Center
Job Titles Held:
  • Lab Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Inpatient Phlebotomist and EKG Tech.
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Certification