Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Knowledgeable microbiology laboratory assistant with a Bachelor in Science and 2 years of experience in a fast-paced hospital environment. Detail-oriented team player responsible for the process of various specimens collected from the DHR system and over 100 clinics throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Strong interpersonal skills with good communication in-person and on the telephone.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Positive attitude and good communication skills, especially on the telephone
  • Ability to retain large numbers of names, departments and extensions
  • Ability to work independently in a busy, open office setting with several other employees
  • Ability to work effectively with physicians, nurses, ward clerks, and co-workers in a knowledgeable, patient, helpful and firm manner
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling
  • Knowledgeable about proper use and care of laboratory equipment
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work confidently in a group and maintain effective working relationships with managers, co-workers, the public and professional groups
  • Skill in critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Experienced in computer software (i.e. Microsoft office, Adobe Acrobat
  • Proficient on LIS (Cerner)
Work History
Microbiology Laboratory Assistant, 08/2018 - Current
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc. Monroe, NC,
  • Process biological fluids (blood, urine, and other body fluids) in accordance with established procedures to ensure all specimens have been received properly.
  • Conduct fecal immunoassay testing for the detection of conditions such as rotavirus, WBCs, RBCs, H.pylori and campylobacter in stool specimens.
  • Process respiratory and gastrointestinal PCR testing
  • Prepare ova and parasite smear slides and fixate them using permanent stain procedures for the detection of helminth larvae and eggs, protozoan trophozoites and cysts.
  • Label specimens and aliquots according to established protocols for test ordered.
  • Process stats, and other time-sensitive specimens immediately
  • Assist in training new lab teammates on lab protocols and procedures
  • Assist with inventory, order and stocking of laboratory supplies to ensure testing are not delayed due to lack of supplies.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all company and patient information in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Assist in providing epidemiological data to State agencies
  • Assist with office duties such as OP orders, answering phone, faxing and filing
  • Notify nursing and other collection personnel on proper microbiology specimen collection.
  • Advise nursing and other collection personnel on proper microbiology specimen collection
  • Perform standard laboratory procedures such as maintain microbiology cultures requiring the use of sterile techniques, processing tissue samples and preparing slides using staining techniques
  • Operate laboratory equipment such as microscopes, centrifuges, automatic stainer, PCR machines and BD Bactec blood culture instruments.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with various medical departments and state department personnel.
  • Assist providers and other health personnel in locating results of testing
  • Assist in maintaining quality system records to comply with all accrediting agencies; including documentation of temperatures and maintenance of equipment/ instruments
Site Supervisor, 06/2018 - 08/2018
Ymca Of Dane County Madison, WI,
  • Served as lead person on-site
  • Keeps and maintains records of program participants such as attendance, accident and/or incident reports
  • Managed safety and security of location to prevent intrusion, criminal activity, vandalism and injuries to workers.
  • Staffed the visitor information table, assisting with volunteer groups, teaching of private and public programs and school groups.
  • Directed projects according to schedule and quality demands.
  • Work with Coordinators in the preparation, development and design of educational programs
  • Communicate effectively with parents/guardians in regards to safety concerns, program remainders and other relevant information
Student Project Associate, 02/2017 - 12/2017
USDA APHIS Mission Laboratory City, STATE,
  • Collected and maintained rearing data regarding the number of Tamarixia radiata specimens observed in each rearing cage
  • Reared and collected both Tamarixia radiata & Diaphorina citri
  • Infested rearing cages with vials of Tamarixia & Diaphorina
  • Assembled egg-laying cages
  • Inspected vials of Tamarixia according to USDA protocol for shipping to designated locations
  • Prepared artificial diet medium
  • Washed and sterilized vials used for containing the insects
  • Disinfected and sterilized lab equipment and environment
  • Maintained the care for orange jasmine plants in the form of fertilizing, watering, pest management, and pruning
Bachelor of Science: Biology, Expected in 12/2017
University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley - Edinburg,

Minor: Chemistry

Graduated with Institutional GPA 3.39/4

Relevant Courses

- BIOL 4317 Disease Epidemiology

- BIOL 4413 Gen Virology

- BIOL 4319 Medical Entomology

- BIOL 3403 Medical Microbiology & Immunology

- BIOL 3413 Genetics

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