Highly skilled and detail-oriented ASCP Certified Medical Technologist. This Medical Technologist has 16 years of successful experience at state-of-the-art health care facilities and research centers. She has strengths and expertise in Forensic Toxicology, Drug Testing for Patient Compliance, Drugs of Abuse and performance enhancing substances. She is also very interested in using her education and experience towards other laboratory disciplines. Possess comprehensive laboratory and research skills, with experience in performing low and high complexity laboratory tests. She is competent in operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting sophisticated laboratory equipment; which enables her to adapt easily within any given laboratory, clinical, or research setting. She performs well independently or as a member of a team. She has participated in many inspections, such as, CLIA and ISO, A2LA OSHA regulations as well as CAP and JCAHO. Her amicable personality, excellent communication, organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills brings stability to otherwise stressful Laboratory environments .
Â· 2004-2013 Practicing Medical Technologist1989-1997 Practicing Cytotechnologist
Â· 4 years of experience as Laboratory Specialist/Certifying Scientist at Sports Medicine Research and Testing Lab
Â· Part of University of Utah Center for Human Toxicology Forensic Toxicology Team that developed, validated and brought on line the Sport’s Medicine Research and TestingLaboratory
Â· Technical Skills include maintenance, troubleshooting and calibration of high complexity analyzers including GC/MS, LC/MS, flow cytometers, Beckman-Coulter and Sysmex Hematology Analyzers, a variety of Chemistry Analyzers and Microscopes
Â· Expertise in Microscopic analysis of peripheral blood smears, CSF’s, BAL’s, Synovial and other Body Fluid differentials and cell counts
Â· 3 years of experience Rapid Response Lab at 446 Bed Level 1 Trauma Center
Â· 3 years of experience in Doctor Clinic Labs and Rural Hospitals
Omega Interventional Pain Clinic Medical Technologist Contractor: Forensic Toxicology September 2012 – Present Salt Lake City, Utah
Â· Part time Pain Clinic
Â· Responsible for performing immunoassays on Urine samples for patient compliance and drugs of abuse
Â· Instrument , BiOLiS24i, calibration, quality control , maintenance and trouble shooting
Â· Maintaining records and reports as per CLIA
Â· Assist Clinician’s in report interpretation
Evanston Regional Hospital Medical Technologist: Generalist November 2012 – April 2013 Evanston, Wyoming
Â· Weekend Graveyard Medical Technologist Â· Covered all of Laboratory for 12 hour graveyard shift/weekends Â· Responsibilities include Phlebotomy, Blood Banking, Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, and Point of care testing Â· Screening of Peripheral Blood Smears Â· Calibration ,Quality Control and trouble shooting of Siemens Dimensions Chemistry Analyzer
Indian Health service Crow agency/northern Cheyenne Hospital Medical Technologist/Generalist 13 week Contract via Comp Health, Crow Agency, MT May 2012 to July 31, 2012
Â· Responsibilities include Phlebotomy, Blood Banking, Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, and Point of care testing Â· Preparation and Screening, Cell Count and Differentials of Body Fluids Â· Screening of Peripheral Blood Smears Â· Working with Analyzers including iStat, Siemen’s Dimension, Ruby Blood Analyzer, Bayer Clinitek, and Sysmex CA-500 Coagulation
TASC INC. Lead Medical Technologist: Lab Supervisor Salt Lake City, Utah Nov. 7, 2011 -April 18, 2012
â€¢ Set up new Toxicology/ Forensic Lab. Validate Instruments Beckman-Coulter AU400e. â€¢ Overseeing Laboratory, Laboratory Equipment Maintenance, Compiling and storing Documentation. â€¢ Write Policy and Procedure and Standard Operating Procedures. â€¢ Inventory, Purchasing â€¢ Training Part-time Technologist â€¢ Responsibilities include: Primary Screening for Drugs of Abuse achieving a 24 hour TAT (Specimens â€¢ Collection hours 7am & 7 pm; resulted by 4:00am). All data generated, data packs & Chain of Custodies INTERMOUNTAIN MEDICAL CENTER Rapid Response LabMedical Technologist Utah Oct. 31, 2008 – May 2011
Â· Performed a broad range of standard laboratory procedures in areas of chemistry, hematology, coagulation and urinalysis used in the diagnosis, detection, treatment, and prevention of disease.
Â· Operated and maintained laboratory equipment such as Beckman Coulter 7h750, STAGO, Vitros, Plasma HGb Spectrometer, I2000 Abbott & C8000 Abbott.
Â· Performed various wet chemistry tests, including ICAS, OSMO, ACET, FFN, HCG, and Amino-sure. Â· Participate in quality assurance activities and train new staff on laboratory tests and procedures.
INTERMOUNTAIN MEDICAL CENTER Rapid Response LabMedical Technologist/Hematology- Oct. 31 2008-Jan, 2009 UT, 26 Week Contract via Mediscan Staffing
â€¢ Carried out hematology duties, including operating 2 Beckman Coulter LH750 CBC Hematology â€¢ Analyzers, microscopic analysis of manual peripheral blood smears, and microscopic analysis of â€¢ Body fluid differentials and cell counts. Performed quality assurance and conducted â€¢ Troubleshooting of equipment. â€¢ Performed coagulation analysis using STAGO analyzers. Â· Intermountain Medical Center offered Full Time position
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH CENTER OF HUMAN TOXICOLOGY, Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory Certifying Scientist / Medical Laboratory Technologist Specialist Salt Lake City, UT May 2005 – Oct. 2008
Â· Part of the scientific team responsible for Method development and Validation for testing to be performed at SMRT Lab. Â· Tested for the presence of performance-enhancing substances and drugs of abuse in athletes. Â· Lead tech in Immunoassay Testing using Immulite 2000 Â· Performed hGH assay on US athletes for 2008 Beijing Olympics. Â· Selected to receive training at Ludwig University Munich, Germany to detect Human Growth Hormone Doping. Â· Specimen processing Â· Specimen preparation liquid-liquid and solid phase extractions for analysis on GC/MS and LC/MS. Â· Instrumentation: GC/MS, LC/MS, GC/NPD, LC/MS/MS, Immunoassay Analyzers, Luminometers, Flow Cytometer, and Hematology Analyzer Â· Prepared SOPs for processes and procedures. Â· Assisted with ISO, A2LA, and World Anti-Doping Accreditation. Â· Operated, maintained, and calibrated various types of laboratory equipment Â· Making Standards, Controls, Buffers and other Lab Reagents Â· Trained new Technologist, PhDs, and Certifying Scientists on laboratory procedures and interpretation of Chromatography and other data Â· Purchasing and Ordering
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005
Certificate of Completion, 4 + 1 Medical Technology Program, Fast Track Program. GPA 3.78
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 1991
B.S., Medical Laboratory Science, emphasis in Cytotechnology, 3.21 G.P.A.
Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT 1989 A.S., Humanities and Science, 3.67 G.P.A., Graduated with Honors, Dean’s List
MLSCM #222169, American Society for Clinical Pathology
#9777, American Society for Clinical Pathology
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