Talented Senior Clinical Laboratory Assistant and team leader offering nine years of success in healthcare environments. Strategic thinker with pathology proficiency. Offers proven ability to build effective teams and continuous improvement . Committed to identifying and leveraging opportunities for growth. Certified as a Clinical Laboratory Assistant, Point of Care Technician, and maintains Basic Life Saving skills certification.
Schedules, trains and coordinates other Clinical Laboratory Assistants as well as perform the functions of the Clinical Laboratory Assistant. Performs waived testing. Loads instrumentation, and performs maintenance functions for instrumentation. Assists in clinical department(s). Runs and maintains Siemens Aptio automation line. Order accuracy for reference lab contracts with 98% order accuracy. Collects process and test coronavirus (covid-19) nasal/oropharyngeal swabs as well as antibody testing. Responds to level 1 traumas, assist bone marrow collections and responds to codes.
There are five different assignments where a Senior Clinical Lab Assistant (SCLA) can be scheduled: Accessioning, Track, Dispatch, Micro, or they can be assigned to go to the floor. These assignments exist to delineate different tasks and responsibilities in order to maximize efficiency in the accessioning department.
Work together with a doctor or nurse to provide patient care to people with end stage renal failure. As a dialysis technician I worked with patients and was in charge of assembling the machine, making sure it is in working order and ensuring it is sterile. Checked a patient's chart and inserts the needle, started dialysis according to the prescription. During dialysis I would check the anticoagulant and fluid rates and adjusts them as needed as well as respond to any alarms or emergencies. After dialysis, disconnects the machine and cleans it, and records a patient's vital signs. Opening and closing the dialysis center by maintaining and operating the water room.
Assisted licensed personnel in implementing the nursing process in direct patient care. Gathered appropriate equipment and assist the nurse and / or provider in procedures, including casting, lumbar puncture, thoracotomy, and laceration repair in accordance with hospital and unit policy and procedure. Performs CPR in accordance with hospital and unit policy. Responsible for maintaining, cleaning and quality control of point-of-care testing equipment; including HemoCue (glucose & hemoglobin), mini-UA analyzer, urine pregnancy test, occult stool. Participated in patient / family education. Maintain department inventories and orders supplies. Performed, transmits and logs ECGs as ordered. Applies splints, cast removal, crutch training, ace wraps, wound cleansing and dressing applications per provider order. Informs biomed/engineering of equipment needing repair, tags broken equipment, inputs repair order into computer portal system. Provides normal clerical support as needed to support unit functions such as order entry, filing, faxing, system updates as needed. Assembles and maintains medical records according to hospital and unit practice. Engage in a high degree of interaction with patients, visitors and family members to facilitate a positive experience. Transport patients. Answers telephones and directs calls appropriately.
Interacted with clients to offer companionship by leading engaging conversations and activities. Prepared and served meals to meet dietary needs and instructions. Administered medications to clients on schedule following prescription instructions. Transported clients to doctor's appointments and supported with mobility issues. Assisted clients with daily personal care activities such as bathing, dressing and restroom use. Recorded and reported changes in client health or behavior. Performed light housework, including cleaning and running loads of laundry. Improved patient outlook and daily living through compassionate care. Dressed, groomed and fed patients with limited physical abilities to support basic needs. Facilitated best care by developing strong and trusting rapport with patient. Helped clients stay happy and healthy by providing mental and emotional support.
Assisted in building and maintaining UMCSN Covid Lab capable of running both swab and antibody testing.
Assisted in building and operating a fully automotive track system for chemistry, hematology and coagulation specimens.
Operated with zero errors or fatalities during a mass casualty situation.
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