While working at the hospital and a driven desire to continue my education I gained new responsibilities that required me to be more organized, detail-oriented, disciplined, strategic, and multi-task-oriented. The valuable resources and experiences that the hospital bestowed upon me, along with my recent education and knowledge in epidemiology, advanced epidemiology, vectors, program planning, food and water sanitation, research, and biostatistics has allowed me to become a stronger leader in the workplace and community, while helping prepare me for the next step in my career.
HCLL- Blood bank computer system
Epic- Hospital computer system Academic planning
Epidemiology: investigation and reporting of infectious diseases, along with various formulas for calculating infection rates, incidents, and prevalence.
Microbiology: skilled in Identification of various bacteria pertaining to infectious diseases, in diverse range of specimens. Knowledge of various testing methods, such as PCR.
Blood Bank: experienced in blood typing and preparation for transfusions.
Hematology:Experienced in cell identification and red blood cell morphology.
Urinalysis: knowledgeable in parasitic identification, along with cell and bacterial identification.
Master of Science:Public Health Environmental Health Sciences Emphasis on EpidemiologyDecember 2016Eastern Kentucky University
"Pesticide Exposure and the Development of Autism in School Aged Children," an ecological study examining any postivie correlations between
urban and landscape maintenance pesticides in California and the development of
autism, on a county level basis.
Baptist Health Corbin, KYMedical Laboratory Technologist, ASCP07/2013 to Current
Analyze samples of blood, tissue and body fluids to determine chemical content, cell count, drug levels or blood type; also search for specific microorganisms like bacteria or parasites.
Preparing the samples for examination, using automated equipment and specialized instrumentation, performing numerous complicated tests simultaneously and accurately interpreting the results.
Complex analysis of microscopic, immunologic, biologic, bacteriologic, hematologic, and chemical tests and their results.
Analyzes blood cells by counting and identifying cells, using microscopic techniques and procedures, along with bacterial identification.
Provides medical technology information by answering questions and requests from Doctors, Nurses, and Patients.
Prepares blood, plasma, and platelets for transfusions by conducting blood group, type, and compatibility tests.
Maintains inter- and intradepartmental work flow by fostering a spirit of cooperation, along with excellent communication skills.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control and hazardous waste policies and protocols; following identification procedures.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Christopher ChiropracticWilliamsburg, KYOffice Manager05/2011 to 08/2013
Maintains office services through organizational operations and procedures; preparing payroll; controlling correspondence; designing filing systems; reviewing and approving supply requisitions; assigning and monitoring clerical functions.
Assisted patients with various therapies and made sure all therapy rooms were disinfected after each patient.
I performed a three month fellowship working with infection
control team at Baptist Health Corbin. Through this I gained hands on
experience of reporting reportable diseases using systems such as NEDSS, NHSN, and
KHIE. Along with hospital wide hand hygiene surveillance.
"Pesticide Exposure and the Development of Autism in School Aged Children"
Certifications and Licenses
MT, ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathology)
Emergency Shelter and Sanitation:
American Heart Association: Basic Cardiac Life Support
Excellent communication, Epidemiology, hazardous waste, Hematology, infection control, infectious diseases, medical technology, autism, pesticides, Excel, arts, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Office Manager, organizational, PCR, policies, protocols, reporting, Urinalysis
Clay hand building. Hiking. Playing with our dog outside. UK athletics.
Active member of First Baptist Church of Williamsburg
Active Member of the Whitley County Fine Arts Community