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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Medtraining.org. MediaLabinc.net has also been utilized for many training modules.
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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