Over the past 28 years as an ASCP certified Medical Technologist, I have acquired extensive knowledge in Microbiology and the daily functions of a laboratory. I have been responsible for hiring and firing, training personnel, quality control testing, ensuring the laboratory is in compliance with accrediting agencies, and belonging to a variety of hospital committees.
ASCP Board of Registry MT-173299
Bactec FX, Bactec 9240, VersaTrek, Bact-T Alert, BD MGIT 960, Cepheid GeneXpert Infinity, Biomerieux Vitek 2 Compact, Biomerieux Vitek MS (Maldi-TOF), Roche COBAS AmpliPrep, Roche TaqMan 48
Responsible for administrative functions including scheduling, interviewing, hiring, firing, training, and other personnel issues.
Responsible for passing CAP inspections and involved with The Joint Commission inspections, and Annual Workplace Evaluations within the VA system.
Perform bench work in all areas of the Microbiology Laboratory including Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, PCR testing, and some Virology testing.
Collect and review data needed for quality assurance monitoring and performance improvement.
Brought in new testing to improve productivity and efficiency, wrote corresponding procedures, and trained personnel on new tests.
Performed bench work including plate reading, quality control testing, and reporting of results.
Performed supervisory duties including scheduling, bringing in new tests, writing procedures, and dealing with personnel issues.
Performed daily bench work including quality control, reading cultures, and result reporting.
Belonged to several committees including Infection Control, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Antibiotic subcommittee, MRSA/VRE task force, and the Education Committee.
Performed daily bench work in all areas of the Microbiology Laboratory.
Trained new employees and Medical Technology students.
Performed inventory and ordered supplies as well as interdepartmental billing.
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