Certified transplant preservation coordinator with 8 years of experience working with transplant surgeons in the OR setting. Detailed oriented, enthusiastic and a team player who is familiar with aseptic technique, rapport with surgeons and staff and medical procedures. Involved with OR in-services, research projects and has a vast knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Also experienced with long hours and extensive travel as well as working in a highly stressful environment. Searching for a clinical support position.
Certified Transplant Preservationist (CTP)- August 2011
Certified Massage Therapist- 2000
Certified Medical Technologist- 1989
Responsible for all areas of surgical recovery and preservation of organs for transplantation and research.
Performs renal pulsatile perfusion for local and out of state kidneys that our transplant centers accept for transplant.
Participates in heart, lung and liver fly-outs for our transplant centers by accompanying our surgeons to out of state hospitals and coordinating the recovery.
Communicates with surgical staff, transplant surgeons and hospital personnel throughout the surgical and post surgical recovery process.
Actively assists in the CDS quality assurance process.
Maintains clean, safe and organized lab spaces.
Cross trains as needed to support mission critical operations.
Answered referral calls and conducted the preliminary screening relating to the identification and documentation of potential tissue and eye donors to determine medical suitability.
Facilitated renal organ placement and relayed accurate and timely information to the appropriate transplant centers.
Communicated with medical examiners, funeral homes, EMS, and law enforcement staff when necessary.
Note: same responsibilities as current PC position. Offered to join the starting group of Carolina Donor Services Call Center based in Winston Salem NC and accepted that offer. After getting call center up and running, was offered to join Preservation based out of Winston Salem NC and accepted.
Responsible for facilitating logistical support of teachers including mailings, benefit enrollment, and collection and entry of contact information.
Responsible for identifying the nature of a teacher's issue and determining what steps would be appropriate for resolution.
Responsible for all aspects of store operation such as keeping organized financial records, placing and stocking orders, performing inventory, hiring/firing employees, paying taxes, and analyzing financial statements for the board of directors.
Responsible for assisting and supporting the head teachers in the areas of Swedish, Myofascial and Oriental massage as well as the synthesis of skills. Worked in the classroom during lecture and gave instruction at table side for hands on training.
Responsible for ordering products for the grocery and bulk departments. Provided excellent customer service and knowledge of products. Maintained clean work environment. Maintained accurate inventory levels and financial statements.
Responsible for testing urine for drugs of abuse (cocaine, heroin, marijuana and opiates) using HPLC, liquid-liquid chromatography and thin layer chromatography.
Successfully implemented a program of preparing standards and control in bulk quantities for the entire lab. Responsible for lab wide inspection readiness. Maintained accurate calibration records for each department.
Analyzed by gas chromatography- blood, urine and serum for exposure to PCB's, volatiles, inhalants, and pesticides. Analyzed by UV spectrophotometry- blood specimens for exposures to carbon monoxide and cyanide. Responsible for chain of custody and meticulous documentation of specimen transport and usage.
2013- participated as one of the speakers in a Donation after Circulatory Death held at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh NC.
2012- participated in several webinars related to the transplant field. Topics included renal perfusion, KDPI measurements in kidney transplantation, Donation after Circulatory Death, Liver perfusion and Extended Criteria Donors.
2011- involved in NATCO (The Organization of Transplant Professionals) in San Fran, CA. Also received Preceptor Certificate and CTP Certification. Became a member of ISOP (International Society of Preservation)
2010- participated in the CTP Exam Prep Course hosted by ISOP in Baltimore, MD
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