Detail-oriented, experienced, and energetic Medical Technologist with extensive knowledge of microbiology, immunology, chemistry, hematology and urology. Familiar with preparing cultures, staining specimens, processing samples, performing highly complex testing, analyzing and reporting data and calibrating equipment. Experience with training both new and experienced professionals on new and current equipment.
ASCP Medical Technologist
Accomplished in microbiology
Complex problem solver
Excellent lab practices
Knowledgeable in both chemistry and hematology
Experienced in phlebotomy
Quality control procedures
Test result validity verification
Lab equipment calibration
Strong bedside manner with pediatric, pre-adolescent, adolescent and geriatric patients.
Mayo Clinic Health SystemJune 2011 to CurrentMedical Laboratory Scientist Eau Claire, WIAccurately recorded and reported test results according to established procedures. Performed highly complex tests on clinical specimens for diagnostic purposes. Accurately processed high numbers of in-house, regional hospital and clinic samples. Recorded known control values from technical instruments to ensure reliability and accuracy in test results reporting. Closely followed trends and techniques in medical laboratory testing. Demonstrated testing procedures and equipment to new laboratory personnel. Isolated, identified, typed and grouped bacteria and fungi present in bodily fluids, stool, urine, blood cultures, skin scrapings and surgical specimens. Oriented new technicians to the proper operation and function of the Bruker MALDI-tof analyzer and Cephied Genexpert.
HSHS Sacred HeartJune 2011 to January 2012Medical Technologist-Per Diem Eau Claire, WIAccurately recorded and reported test results according to established procedures. Routinely processed and set up various samples for culture plating. This included body fluids, skin scrapings, stool, urine, surgical and blood cultures. Operated the Cepheid Genexpert for performing rapid PCR testing on MRSA screening and C. Diff.
Education and Training
University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh2011Bachelor of Science: Medical TechnologyOshkosh, WI
Minor in Microbiology and Chemistry
Coursework in Hematology, Immunology, Urology, Transfusion services, Microbiology and Chemistry.
Advanced training on the Cepheid Genexpert, Bruker MALDI-tof, and Roche Cobas 6000 analyzers.