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

Clinical Microbiologist with over 30 years of plate reading. Excels in quality culture interpretation, timely reporting, cost conscious bacterial identification and susceptibility studies. Skilled at precise quality control documentation. Adaptable to changes in technology, as well as, different management styles.

  • MT (ASCP) 143168
  • Certification of Shipping of Dangerous Goods
Skill Highlights
  • Accomplished in microbiology plate reading
  • Knowledge of molecular techniques
  • Gram stain reading
  • Proficient in Cerner Laboratory Information System
  • Vitek 2 automated bacterial identification and MIC
  • BacTalert 3D for blood cultures
  • Nanospere verigene molecular instrumentation used for positive blood culture organism detection
  • Illumipro-10 molecular instrumentation used for Clostridium difficile testing
  • BD Protec ET molecular instrumentation utilized for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia testing
  • Sophia testing for influenza A+B (FIA), Streptococcus A and RSV testing
  • Adept in quality control procedures and documentation
  • MRSA cultures utilizing Chromagar
  • Culture setup procedures
  • Trained on numerous rapid antigen tests
  • PNA FISH for positive blood cultures
  • Acid-fast culture set up and reading
  • Probetech and Bactec experience for molecular detection of selective AFB organisms
  • Skilled in fungal culture reading
  • Serology testing knowledge
  • Supply ordering and inventory control
Professional Experience
02/1981 to Current MLS/ Microbiology Technologist Texas Health Resources | City, STATE,
  • Employed by Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital for 35 years which includes 27 years full-time and 8 years PRN
  • Isolate and identify bacteria and fungi present in bodily fluids, surgical specimens, respiratory specimens, stools and urines
  • Perform susceptibility testing utilizing Vitex, Ettest, and Kirby-Bauer disks
  • Perform culture set up with Gram stain staining and reading
  • Train new technologists and students
  • Implement learning activities practiced by students and new technologists
  • Perform malaria smear reading
  • Inventory and electronically order Microbiology Departmental supplies
  • Perform, record and review quality control documentation
  • Perform routine maintenance and trouble shooting on laboratory microbiology equipment
  • Recipient of Outstanding Clinical Instructor award from Tarleton State University School of Medical Technology
  • Previous job experience includes acid- fast culture (AFB) set up and culture reading, antinuclear antibody testing (ANA), and rapid plasma reagin (RPR) testing
  • Previously, stool for ova and parasites also performed
04/1996 to 09/1996 MLS/ Medical Technologist in Microbiology and Serology John Peter Smith Hospital | City, STATE,

Read routine microbiology cultures, as well as, processed and read acid-fast cultures utilizing gene-probe testing for identifications. Performed varied serology testing for syphilis.

08/1993 to 02/1996 MLS/ Medical Technologist in Microbiology and Serology All Saints Hospital | City, STATE,

Performed routine microbiology plate reading and culture set up. Set up and read acid-fast cultures utilizing limited molecular identification testing of positive AFB cultures with Bactec instrumentation. Set up and read fungal cultures, ova and parasites and read Gram stains. Performed serological testing for syphilis, antinuclear antibodies and rheumatoid arthritis.

06/1988 to 02/1993 MLS/ Medical Technologist in Microbiology and Serology Allied Clinical Laboratories | City, STATE,

Read microbiology routine cultures in a large volume reference lab setting. Read fungal cultures and performed ova and parasite processing and reading. Performed diverse serological testing.

Education and Training
Expected in 1981 Bachelor of Science | Medical Technology University of North Texas, Denton, Texas GPA:

minor in biology with second minor in chemistry

Attended Tarleton School of Medical Technology from June 1980 through June 1981 with six month clinical rotation at Arlington Memorial Hospital.

Multiple workshops attended through Southwestern Association of Clinical Microbiology (SWACM) and Tarrant County Public Health Department North Texas Regional Laboratory including:

Basic Medical Mycology Workshop

Detecting and reporting beta-lactam resistance in Enterobacteriacae

Clinical Anaerobic Bacteriology Workshop

Bioterrorism -Your Laboratory's Response

Package and Shipping of Dangerous Goods

Gram stain and ova and parasite Internet training done through has also been utilized for many training modules.

Community Service

Active participation in many charity events, including: The Relay for Life, charitable 5K walks, and canine cancer fund-raisers. Participated in sorting clothes at Will Rogers in Fort Worth after hurricane Katrinia. Active member of Dog Scouts of America. At this time, a foster home for dogs.

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  • University of North Texas

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