ASCP certified Medical Technologist well versed in both clinical and anatomic laboratory procedures. Adaptable, patient centered and focused on excellence.
Perform general histology duties such as processing, embedding, cutting and staining of tissue samples, including H&E, special and IHC stains. Perform and document instrument quality control and maintenance. Troubleshoot equipment. Write procedures and create logs in accordance with CAP regulations. Validate IHC and special stains and implement new testing as needed. Procure and validate IHC and special stain control material. Order IHC supplies and assist with administrative duties.
Completed the successful move of Interim LSU Hospital into the new University Hospital building. Worked with vendors on placement and set up of new and existing equipment to ensure optimal workflow and efficiency. Validated new and existing equipment including Thermo processors, Leica and Sakura stainers and Ventana IHC and special stainers. CAP inspection six months following move found no deficiencies or recommendations.
Performed all routine testing in histology lab including processing, embedding, cutting and staining of tissue samples including H&E, IHC and special stains. Performed and documented quality control, maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory instruments. Researched and pre-cut slides from clinical cases in preparation for instrument validation. Prepared, packed, organized and completed move to new University Hospital lab with no interruption in services.
General laboratory: Performed phlebotomy, hematololgy, chemistry, urinalysis, serology, blood bank and micro setup with gram stain. Performed and documented troubleshooting, maintenance, QC, and calibration of laboratory instruments.
Histology: Performed processing, embedding, cutting and staining, both routine and special, of tissue samples. Performed and documented troubleshooting, maintenance and QC of histology instruments.
Cytology: Prepared and stained cytology material.
General histology duties
Unit specialist in instrumentation in addition to regular processing cycle of embedding, cutting and staining tissue. Required to setup equipment, reagents, instruments and apparatus for specific laboratory procedures. Performed and documented instrument preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and monitored QC.
Worked with architect on the specific design needs of histology for the new University Hospital.
Chemistry, recorded and reported test results according to established procedures.
Performed routing testing in both histology and general lab
General duties, Hematology
Peformed general lab and histology testing at Springfield Hospital, Springfield, VT
Clinical training at Charity Hospital - New Orleans, LA
LOUISIANA - Laboratory Scientist - CLP.G00750-GEN
ASCP - MT11539
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