I aspire to secure a position that utilizes my 20 years of technical expertise as well as my professional experience in the laboratory field as a Medical Laboratory Technician.
Medical Laboratory Technician, 01/2013 to 01/2016
Anthony's hospital (Level 1 trauma hospital).
Medical Laboratory Technician, 01/2011 to 01/2014 APP-UniPath Anatomical Pathology: Denver, CO
Medical Laboratory Technician, 01/2000 to 01/2011 ASCP
Mercy Integrated Laboratories – Toledo, OH.
Serving all of Mercy Health Care Hospitals; Level 1 Trauma Center, Pediatrics, Heart Center and reference laboratory).
Specimen processor, 01/1999 to 01/2000 Pathology Laboratories – Toledo, Oh
Senior Specimen Processor, 01/1996 to 01/1999 Quest Diagnostics
Medical Laboratory Technician generalist, 01/2013 to Current Toledo, OH
Centura Health: St.
Anthony's hospital Phlebotomy (proper drawing techniques, tube types, storage, and specimen integrity) Working closely with Phlebotomy resolving problems and scheduling draw times Test requesting/Order entry Specimen processing and distribution of specimens to various departments Client Services (i.e.
Patient and doctor inquiries, results, comments and concerns) Supervisory experience Registration specialist with extensive knowledge of diagnosis coding and insurances Pneumatic tube system operation and configuration Trouble shooting (mislabeled specimens, inappropriate specimen types and sites, instrumentation malfunctions) Proper biohazard disposal Analytical: Automated identification and susceptibility testing (VITEK) Fluorescent microscopy (PNA FISH and fungal smears) Direct antigen testing (Group A strep, Giardia/Cryptosporidium, Legionella, Influenza, RSV, and mononucleosis).
Manual bacterial identification strips (API/NFT) Setting up and interpreting results for; Kirby Bauer, Etest, and Microscan panel susceptibilities Mycobacteriology: processing, inoculation, and Zeil-Neilson stain VersaTrek blood culture instrument and Bacitech blood culture instrument Bacterial culture workup Gram stains and fungal smears Specimen processing and culture set up (bacterial, fungal, and viral) MISYS/GUI/Smart-term/Antrim Computer Systems/Meditech Affirm- rapid microbial identification test.
Microscopy skills (gram stains, wet preps and ova and parasites.) Ova and parasite antigen testing Siemens Advia Centaur Abbott Cell Dyn 3200 and 4000 Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Vitros 750 Siemens Clinical Atlas Manual differentials Quality Control (lot numbers, expiration dates and controls) CAP Specimens and guidelines Molecular biology (specializing in women's health issues) DNA extraction Genexpert Clostridium Difficle by Elisa MALDI Cepheid Genexpert, PCR testing Post analytical: Culture review Test resulting and reporting (i.e.
Patient results, reports to doctors and Infection Control).
Critical result notification Independently developed and implemented a third shift in Microbiology and Molecular departments.
By creating and developing this shift, it greatly improved patient care, and allowed a more consistent workflow between shifts.
In 2012, I worked closely with Molecular Biologist, Dr.
Debs Payne, to research and develop sensitivities that clinicians could use to treat woman's health issues.
This test will be used nationwide.
Associate Degree: Medical Laboratory Technician, 2006 Mercy College of Northwest Ohio - Medical Laboratory Technician