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Quality Control Medical Technologist

Location:
Portland, Oregon, 97206, United States
Posted:
March 26, 2013

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Chrisele Gardner

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Portland, OR 97202 Cell: 513-***-****

abqwpr@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Background

Experienced medical technologist with ASCP certification, twenty five plus years of experience as a medical

technologist (A.S.C.P.) while pursing masters in health management.

Excellent clinical laboratory skills conducting/analyzing laboratory assays and resolving complex clinical and

instrument problems. With the ability to work effectively as a team oriented player.

Accurate, reliable, diligent and focused on the timely, quality completion of all lab related procedures. Works

well under pressure and time constraints.

Skill Highlights

• Clinical Assays • Lab Testing & Reporting

• Lab Equipment Calibration • Quality Control

• CLIA & OSHA Compliance • Lab Information Systems

• Test Result Validity Verification • Policy and program development

Professional Experience

Lead Technologist, 06/2012 – present

Compass Oncology – Portland, Oregon

• Oversee day to day operations of three oncology clinics

Ordering supplies while staying within budget constraints

Help with difficult venipuncture’s and port catheters

Run all hematology and chemistry quality controls, calibrations and patient samples

• Successful implementation of two hematology analyzers

• Takes on projects to help in cost/time saving processes

• Effective in communication with health care providers, nursing and other technologists

Medical Technologist, 07/2011 - 11/2011

Estes Park Medical Center – Estes Park, CO

• Collect and prepare specimens and perform laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis, treatment and

prevention of disease.

• Verify record and report lab results on all performed tests.

• Ensure compliance with government requirements, hospital policies and laboratory procedures,.

• Key Contributions:

• Ensure test-result validity before recording/reporting results,.

• Evaluate quality control within laboratory using standard laboratory test and measurement controls.

Maintained compliance with CAP,CLIA, and OSHA,.

Laboratory Manager, 01/2010 - 05/2011

The Memorial Hospital of Converse County – Douglas, WY

• Manager of 24 bed critical access hospital laboratory, duties included day to day operation of all

complexities within the scope of the laboratory including 18 FTE's

• Key Contributions: Took laboratory from on call to 24/7 that saved the hospital fifty thousand dollars a year.

• Demonstrated the ability to communicate test results effectively with physicians, pathologists and nursing

staff as a member of interdisciplinary team focused on providing exemplary quality of care.

• Successfully implemented new quality control policy throughout laboratory and gel technology in blood

bank.

• Laboratory passed CLIA due to these changes

• Charge master was corrected and generated lost revenue of $120,000

• Maintained lab equipment and troubleshot/resolved instrument problems, when needed.

• Worked at least three shifts per week to stay current on skill sets Worked with senior leadership to put

in place hospital strategic plan for year 2010

• Quickly mastered Meditech 6.0 system to build send out testing.

Medical Technologist, 02/2009 - 01/2010

The Memorial Hospital of Craig – Craig, CO

• Took a full time position as a medical technologist after being a traveling medical technologist.

• Operated and calibrated an assortment of laboratory/testing equipment and performed various chemical,

microscopic and bacteriologic tests.

• Key operator in hematology and blood bank which included maintenance, quality control, and policies

and procedures.

Medical Technologist, 05/2008 - 02/2009

Aureus Staffing – Omaha, NE

• Took a position as a traveling medical technologist to fill vacancies in small rural hospitals.

• Key Contributions:.

• Executed and analyzed tests in areas including chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, serology, and

microbiology to aid physicians in diagnosing and treating disease.

• Performed all job duties as described by contract.

Laboratory Manager, 04/2007 - 05/2008

Greater Cincinnati Gastroenterology – Cincinnati, OH

• Started a small CLIA waived testing laboratory for a large ambulatory surgery center.

• Key Contributions:.

• Having the laboratory saved valuable time for turnaround testing on same day surgery.

• Wrote policies and procedures and started proficiency testing to comply with CLIA standards.

Quality Control Technologist, 12/2004 - 04/2007

Viacord Processing Laboratory – Hebron, KY

• Assured quality control on human umbilical cords

• Key Contributions:.

• Key operator over daily startup on all instrumentation.

• Used Coulter HMX for WBC % recovery.

• Stem cell counts (CD34) with Coulter MCL Axis Flow cell

Medical Technologist, 09/2002 - 12/2004

Aerotek – Cincinnati, Ohio

• Contracted by outside laboratories to fill immediate vacancies in Cincinnati area. EX: Worked at health

department drawing blood and processing samples, traveled to Warren County Hospital to work while day

technologist took vacation.

• Started working for Viacord through Aerotek

Blood Bank Specialist, 12/1998 - 09/2002

Hoxworth Blood Bank – Cincinnati, OH

• Performed routine and complex blood banking procedures.

• Key Contributions:.

• Team lead on major trauma injuries, this gave me a good foundation for my blood banking experiences.

• Took call for liver and kidney transplants

Laboratory Manager, 10/1995 - 12/1998

Academic Pathology and Associates – Cincinnati, OH

• Developed and implemented research assays in conjunction with the transplant and pharmaceutical

doctors.

• Key Contributions:

Was highly involved in clinical trials, statistics and quality control that lead to a FDA approval for generic

Cyclosporine; Sang-Cya.

Education and Training

1982 Eastern Kentucky University – Richmond, Kentucky, USA

Bachelor of Science Medical Technologist (ASCP) Medical technology

MBA/Concentration in Health Management, Keller Graduate School-Expected graduation, 2013

Medical Technologist, 05/2008 - 02/2009

Aureus Staffing – Omaha, NE

• Took a position as a traveling medical technologist to fill vacancies in small rural hospitals.

• Key Contributions:.

• Executed and analyzed tests in areas including chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, serology, and

microbiology to aid physicians in diagnosing and treating disease.

• Performed all job duties as described by contract.

Laboratory Manager, 04/2007 - 05/2008

Greater Cincinnati Gastroenterology – Cincinnati, OH

• Started a small CLIA waived testing laboratory for a large ambulatory surgery center.

• Key Contributions:.

• Having the laboratory saved valuable time for turnaround testing on same day surgery.

• Wrote policies and procedures and started proficiency testing to comply with CLIA standards.

Quality Control Technologist, 12/2004 - 04/2007

Viacord Processing Laboratory – Hebron, KY

• Assured quality control on human umbilical cords

• Key Contributions:.

• Key operator over daily startup on all instrumentation.

• Used Coulter HMX for WBC % recovery.

• Stem cell counts (CD34) with Coulter MCL Axis Flow cell

Medical Technologist, 09/2002 - 12/2004

Aerotek – Cincinnati, Ohio

• Contracted by outside laboratories to fill immediate vacancies in Cincinnati area. EX: Worked at health

department drawing blood and processing samples, traveled to Warren County Hospital to work while day

technologist took vacation.

• Started working for Viacord through Aerotek

Blood Bank Specialist, 12/1998 - 09/2002

Hoxworth Blood Bank – Cincinnati, OH

• Performed routine and complex blood banking procedures.

• Key Contributions:.

• Team lead on major trauma injuries, this gave me a good foundation for my blood banking experiences.

• Took call for liver and kidney transplants

Laboratory Manager, 10/1995 - 12/1998

Academic Pathology and Associates – Cincinnati, OH

• Developed and implemented research assays in conjunction with the transplant and pharmaceutical

doctors.

• Key Contributions:

• Was highly involved in clinical trials, statistics and quality control that lead to a FDA approval for generic

Cyclosporine; Sang-Cya.

Education and Training

1982 Eastern Kentucky University – Richmond, Kentucky, USA

Bachelor of Science Medical Technologist (ASCP) Medical technology

CPR and First Aid Certification - Current Available for all shifts and extended work hours.

Certifications

BLS - Basic Life Support

PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support

CPR certified through American Heart Association

Affiliations

Member of American Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientist (ASCLS)



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