Medical Laboratory Scientist experienced in performing accurate and complex laboratory tests and resolving problematic clinical and analytical situations.
Performed testing required for transfusion of blood products including complex antibody identification, unique transfusion requirements and emergent situations. Managed inventory of blood products. Ordered, processed and distributed RBCs, FFP, platelets and cryo. Performed patient testing including serum electrophoresis, CBC, routine and specialty coagulation, blood differential, body fluid analysis, urinalysis, and bedside bone marrow biopsy. Responsible for daily, weekly and quarterly instrument maintenance, quality control, calibration and trouble shooting. Provided excellent customer service to all incoming laboratory calls. Taught daily as a preceptor to MLS students while demonstrating proper lab technique and theory on bench.
Served as Blood Bank Database & Computer Coordinator July 2013-present. Acted as an LIS liaison to communicate, build and test computer improvements for the Blood Bank. Performed quarterly and annual computer system audits. Participated in committees to improve work flow for both clinicians and technologists ranging from product ordering to result entry.
Processed specimens for culture. Prepared culture plates, gram stains, automated susceptibility panels and antibiotic plates. Handled incoming and outgoing phone calls regarding patient results, sample status and general inquiries. Performed waived testing including rapid strep, RSV antigen, and flu antigen testing. Participated in stocking and inventory of lab products.
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