Technologist with over 14 years experience in the clinical laboratory. Skilled in all aspects of microbiology, along with serology and specimen processing. Responsible for scheduling, timekeeping, quality control, survey compliance, and inspection readiness. Critical thinker and expert problem-solver pursuing a graduate degree in health services administration.
M(ASCP)--Medical Technologist in Microbiology
Granted from American Society for Clinical Pathology in 2010
MLT(ASCP)--Medical Laboratory Technician
Granted from American Society for Clinical Pathology in 1999
*Proficient in lab equipment calibration and maintenance
*Familiar with CAP, OSHA, JCAHO, CMS, and HIPAA guidelines
*Trainer and mentor to new and current associates
*Advocate for continuing education
*Complex problem solver
*Highly organized scheduler and timekeeper
*Agent of change and process-improvement
*Expertise with quality control procedures: performance and monitoring
Technologist in microbiology department, evening shift. Performed highly complex tests on clinical specimens for diagnostic purposes. Isolated, identified, typed and grouped bacteria and fungi present in patient samples.Demonstrated testing procedures and equipment to new laboratory personnel.Correctly prepared laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for tests, research, process or quality control.Performed various administrative duties including scheduling, monitoring quality control, overseeing proficiency testing, and conducting parallel testing. Updated and maintained various procedure manuals according to regulatory guidelines; participated in creating the microbiology section of the on-line test directory. Served as a "SuperUser," or resource person, during the hospital system's conversion to the electronic medical record. Created and implemented ideas for process improvement in areas of quality control, proficiency testing, employee training, and specimen processing.
Technician in microbiology department. Accurately recorded and reported test results according to established procedures.Performed highly complex tests on clinical specimens for diagnostic purposes.Recorded known control values from technical instruments to ensure reliability and accuracy in test results reporting.Referred quality control data to the Clinical Laboratory Scientist Coordinator.
Coursework in biology, chemistry, economics, management, and communications.
Coursework in biology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, hematology, immunohematology, urinalysis, immunology, and phlebotomy.
Graduate degree in progress. Coursework in accounting, health care law, strategic planning, financial analysis, and multiculturalism. Future coursework includes health care finance, organizational behavior, and research.
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