Hardworking laboratory scientist bringing 19 years of expertise in hematology, chemistry, blood banking and microbiology testing. Skilled multitasker with excellent communication and problem-solving skills; detail oriented and organized. Proven history of maintaining testing equipment with great troubleshooting skills. Extensive calibration and quality control knowledge.
While in college I worked for United Blood Services in their components lab. Upon graduation I took a job with Clinical Laboratories of the Midwest, the states leading reference laboratory. While working for CLM I performed several special chemistry tests including electrophoresis, immunofixation, chromatography, and filter paper testing. I also worked on a bovine drug study. During my employment at CLM I was awarded three bright idea awards and helped with the implementation of the LEAN concept.
I took a job at the hospital in Sheldon. This was a generalist position that included working in all areas of the laboratory but hematology and blood bank were my main areas. The laboratory switched from tube to gel blood banking, and I wrote the policy and procedure for gel as well as trained all the other employees in the new methodology. I was also responsible for the blood utilization reports and the primary operator of the hematology analyzer. I became an American Heart Association CPR and first aid instructor and a super trainer for the new laboratory information system. Rural health provides unique experiences, in the Sheldon laboratory we performed the microbiology colony counts for the local chicken processing facility.
Looking for less hours of work, I went to work in a sister hospital, Orange City. This was a generalist position with the same areas as the previous laboratory, Many of my job duties from Sheldon continued in Orange City. I continued to keep track of the blood utilization and blood bank records. I also continued to be the lead tech for hematology and teach CPR and first aid. This position came with insurance and billing audits as well as teamwork with other departments.
My last laboratory job was at the Hendricks hospital. This was a generalist position with some supervisor duties. This is where I did the most independent work with analyzer implementation, policy, procedures, calibrations and quality control.
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