laboratory research assistant resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Medical Laboratory Research Assistant with over 23 years of successful experience in Medical office setting and Hospital setting. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in the Laboratory industry. Detail-oriented Laboratory Technician with experience at high-volume output labs. Skilled handling live-patient samples and maintaining laboratory equipment. Strong communication skills and talented working positively with scientific teams. Skilled Laboratory Technician with expertise in blood processing, antigen screening procedures and related medical laboratory duties. Exemplary history of organization and efficiency in clinical lab settings. Reliable individual with skills and experience as Laboratory Technician. Smart and committed to job well done and offering exceptional drive. To seek and maintain a full-time position that offers professional challenges utilizing interpersonal skills, excellent time management and problem-solving skills.

  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • Medical laboratory procedures
  • Lab result interpretation
  • BAC screening/drug screen collection
  • Written Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Decision Making
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Training and Development
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Problem-Solving
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Excellent Communication
Work History
Laboratory Research Assistant, 01/2017 - Current
Hca Winter Park, FL,
  • Specimen process, specimen receiving, triage all phone calls and transfer to the correct department.
  • Centrifuge, store, separate specimen for send out via frozen, room temp, refrigerated all specimens.
  • And prepare for cytology testing, storage and shipping.
  • Plate MICRO specimens, order test, research MISCELLANEOUS test orders, follow up on send out results.
  • Add on and cancel tests and duplicate orders, follow up on Genetic testing.
  • Call for hemolysis specimen recollection, keep specimen log, meet with reps as needed.
  • Attend daily meetings, plan care, attend training education.
  • Order, request, shipped and process slides and blocks for pathology review.
  • Do daily QC on the cobras, Iris, vitros and Abbott for testing.
  • Lead COVID-19 team, organized meeting, scheduled and supervised staff when needed.
  • Maintained inventory of needed supplies and reagents for laboratory operation.
  • Assisted with development of agenda and strategic plans for laboratory research work.

  • Set and oversaw quality assurance guidelines for laboratory work.
  • Processed patient specimens according to priority and documented results.
  • Carried out day-day-day duties accurately and efficiently.
  • Followed safe procedures for disposal of reagents, chemicals and biohazard materials.
  • Documented experimental data and completed reports.
  • Monitored temperature and performance of equipment against expectations.
Lead Laboratory Assistant, 01/2013 - 01/2017
Amita Health Elk Grove Village, IL,

  • Follow infection-control and safety procedures in carrying out daily phlebotomy functions.
  • Prepare blood-collecting equipment, draw blood, and safely store and transport samples.
  • Build trust and minimize patient and family discomfort during phlebotomy procedures while efficiently collecting blood specimens.
  • Collect timed, stroke, CODE’s and ICU specimen on patients.
  • Collecting specimens for Blood Bank testing, TSM, ABO verification and Red Cross transport.
  • Collect specimens on all hard stick patients and Alcohol level testing on patients of all ages during emergency including ICU, PCU, PAC U, OR, L&D, RECOVERY ROOM, PER- OP, OUT- PATIENT and ER.
  • Lead Specimen processor duties including processing specimen's, transports to the correct department for testing, add-ons, Cancels tests as needed, phone techniques.
  • Preceptor to all Laboratory assistant and Phlebotomy new employees and students.
  • Prepared, embedded, cut, stained, mounted, labeled and catalogued tissue sections.
  • Oversaw items in inventory and reordered before supplies diminished.
  • Analyzed bodily fluids with laboratory equipment and detected anomalies related to diseased states or acute injuries.
  • Implemented lab procedures to prevent errors and protect staff.
  • Prepared samples for shipping and disposed of bodily fluids in proper containers.
  • Resolved unusual test orders by contacting physicians, nursing stations or reference laboratories.
  • Located disease markers and outlined findings in thorough reports for clinicians.
  • Maintained strict aseptic fields when collecting biological samples, minimizing staff and patient infection risks.
Phlebotomy Supervisor, 01/2006 - 01/2009
Office Laboratory Corporation Of America, Lab Corp City, STATE,

  • Follow infection-control and safety procedures for the phlebotomy team.
  • Order, stock and maintain supplies and inventory for the office laboratory site.
  • Supervised employees at multiple sites and reporting locations to maintain consistent practices across company.
  • Reviewed employee performance and developed improvement plans.
  • Followed- up on issue with physicians offices.
  • Fostered communication within team and between departments.
  • Notified management of compliance and workplace safety issues from department and recommended simple solutions.
  • Managed effective schedules to cover all department needs.
  • Performed tasks as member of line staff to reduce wait time.
  • Upheld all compliance standards and kept team in line with requirements.
  • Interviewed and hired phlebotomists and office personnel.
  • Worked within the departments budget to provide personal protective equipment and testing supplies needed to safely collect and analyze samples for phlebotomy clinic.
  • Managed daily activities and workflow of all phlebotomy staff to make sure that that collection, label and analyze samples correctly.
  • Complied with internal SOPs and external regulations to achieve compliance, accuracy and efficiency in testing and administration of all in house phleotomist.
Lead Phlebotomist, Lead Medical Assistant, 01/2002 - 01/2006
Infectious Diseases Of Ft City, STATE,

  • Do testing and requested including urinalysis, strep, urine and serum pregnancy testing.
  • Patient education including medication, side effect, dosing, pre-natal and personal care.
  • Performed phlebotomy functions on all ages within the guide lines, process specimen for transport and shipping.
  • Act as a lead on a daily basic’s, be the first to respond in emergencies, be available on-call as required.
  • Assist in minor surgery, staples and stitches removal, wound care.
  • Medication over-ride and approval, order and schedule CT-scans, hospital stay and other testing including Blood transfusion and units as requested by physician.
  • Take part in team work by collecting specimen for research, treatment, medication management, education and goals.
  • Act as a coach when required, report and follow up on all behavioral changes.
  • Met operational targets consistently by guiding and motivating medical assistant team to effectively handling administrative and clinical needs.
  • Precepted newly hired medical assistants to train each on office procedures and important tasks.
  • Followed physician orders to correctly administer therapeutic phlebotomy.
  • Triaged incoming calls for provider to determine callers' needs for immediate appointments or scheduled visits.
  • Collected co-payments from patients for visits and completed daily cash deposits to secure funds.
  • Promoted office efficiency, coordinating charts, completing insurance forms and helping patients with diverse needs.
  • Documented vital signs and health history for patients in clinic and hospital environments.
  • Protected patients and staff from infection risks by routinely cleaning and disinfecting common areas and patient rooms.
  • Audited samples and refrigerated medications to verify freshness and remove any expired packages.
Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS): , Expected in
Concorde Career Institute - ,
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Management (BS): Healthcare Manager, Expected in 03/2022
Walden University - Minneapolis, MN
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studying HealthCare Management

  • Member of Alpha Sigma Lambda
Medical Assistant Certificate (CMA) since: Medical Assistant, Expected in 01/2002
Concore College - Ft.Lauderdale, FL,
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Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), since 2002 to Present. EKG Certified since: , Expected in 2002
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School Attended

  • Concorde Career Institute
  • Walden University
  • Concore College

Job Titles Held:

  • Laboratory Research Assistant
  • Lead Laboratory Assistant
  • Phlebotomy Supervisor
  • Lead Phlebotomist, Lead Medical Assistant


  • Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Management (BS)
  • Medical Assistant Certificate (CMA) since
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), since 2002 to Present. EKG Certified since

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