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Medical Laboratory Quality Control

Havelock, North Carolina, United States
June 14, 2018

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Carmen J. Godette

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Havelock, NC 28532

H/C: 252-***-****

Professional Summary:

Experienced Medical Laboratory Technician skilled in collecting, performing, conducting, and analyzing laboratory assays and resolving complex clinical and instrument problems. Knowledge in various clerical skills such as front desk receptionist, greeting patients, receiving patient specimens (blood, urine, stool, sputum, tissue, and other body fluids). Instructs patients on proper use of specimen containers and times of specimen collections. Determines the nature of laboratory work to be performed. Ensures that all patient specimens are sorted, labeled, handled and submitted correctly.

Can perform accessioning procedures and function verification and maintenance on laboratory equipment and instrumentation. Makes sure working area is clean and disinfected and properly turned over to next working shift/day. Uses special safety precautions such as protective clothing, fume hoods, safety cabinets, goggles, and gloves.

Can life 50 pounds.

Licenses and Certifications:

ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathologists)

BLS for Healthcare workers certified and current

Skill highlights:

Accomplished in hematology, blood bank, serology, coagulation, urinalysis, chemistry, and microbiology.

Phlebotomy (all ages).

Rapid tests (Strep A, HCG, Influenza, and RSV).

Clinical assays proficiency testing.

Laboratory diagnostic equipment.

Sample checking.

Test results interpretation.

Quality control procedures.

Lab equipment calibration and troubleshooting.

Experience with Beckman-Coulter Hematology analyzers (GenS, LH950, LH750, and AcT5) as well as:

Medonic CBC analyzer; Alere Afinion Hgb A1C analyzer; Coagulation analyzer (ECLelite); Urinalysis analyzers (Urisys, Criterion, Iris200, AX4280, Urispec); Chemistry analyzers (Chem100), Ortho Chemistry analyzers (Vitros 950, 250, 200, and ECI) and ACE Alera analyzer; tube method and gel method in blood bank

Excellent lab practices.

Word processing.

Typing (70 wpm).

Experience with SOFT, MEDITECH, INTELLILAB, HCLL, MedServe and Allscripts LIS software.

Composite Health Care System (CHCS) trained

Blood Management Blood Bank Transfusion Services (BMBB/TS)

Infectious Material Shipping trained

Member of the Clinical Capacity Committee at MERCI Clinic.

Professional Experience:

MERCI Clinic May 2017-March 2018

Medical Laboratory Technician, Lab Supervisor

Patient Assistance Program Coordinator (PAP)

Supervise stat lab that runs blood glucose, Hgb A1C, hematocrits, urinalysis dipstick and microscopy, hemocults, and stat PTINR. I also train new personnel to be proficient in maintaining the lab and analyzing accurate testing. I have written policies and procedures including OSHA standards/policies. I am also a member of the Clinical Capacity Committee and I act as the Safety Administrator by maintaining monthly updates of our fire extinguishers and record keeping for all incoming chemicals and hazardous materials.

I have a second position separate from the Laboratory Supervisor. This second position is the PAP coordinator for the pharmacy at MERCI Clinic. Working with the Pharmacy and the Pharmacy Manager, I advocate for patients at MERCI Clinic so they consistently receive medications that they would not otherwise be able to afford due to lack of insurance and income. I work closely with the pharmaceutical companies to maintain each patient’s monthly doses of medications and make sure new applications are submitted for the patient at the end of the year/expiration of current applications. I maintain inventory along with a monthly update of all medications ordered and distributed to each patient and ensure that each patient receives refills on a consistent basis.

Spectrum HealthCare and Arora Healthcare (contracts) July 2015-December 2016

Camp Lejeune, NC

Medical Laboratory Technician

Specialized experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician including HIPAA compliance and accurately conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis of various biological fluids. Performed routine and specialized testing. Performed, evaluated, and monitored the performance of complex test procedures using manual and/or instrumental techniques in accordance with established protocols.

Performed Quality Control on all procedures and reagents, ensuring technical and scientific accuracy of tests and procedures performed throughout the General Laboratory. Performed initial review of quality control data and recognizes deviations from expected results as well as identify shifts and trends in testing procedures and performs corrective actions to resolve problems in results and unusual and discrepant values. Primarily worked in Blood Bank, Transfusion Services performing daily group and types, type and screens, cord bloods, antibody screens, serial dilutions, processing blood and blood products for patients and distributing as needed per MDs orders; processing incoming shipments of blood and blood products for inventory; platelet processing (in-house Donor Center); experience in mass casualty procedures and emergency release procedures. Performed daily quality control and trained new personnel/students.

Calibrates, standardizes, operates, and performs preventive maintenance and troubleshooting on instrumentation located in the Laboratory. Responds appropriately to clinical emergencies throughout the Transfusion Services Department. Knowledge of procedures and methods used to validate test results to promote reliable high quality laboratory services. Knowledge of current instrumentation used in clinical laboratories and skill in the operation, calibration, and maintenance of equipment used. Knowledge of current accreditation standard with College of American Pathologists (CAP), Joint Commission (JCAHO), AABB, and Navy Blood Program. Familiar with quality control and assurance, proficiency testing, and accreditation to ensure reliable data, procedures, and analyzers. Computer knowledge of CHCS and HCLL resulting systems as well as knowledge of the chain-of-command. Able to interpret, modify, and adapt instructions to apply to new and unusual situation. Maintains current BLS and ASCP certifications.

Craven County Health Department December 2012- February 2014

(through a temp. agency)

Medical Laboratory Technician II

Daily rotations through Hematology, Urinalysis, Chemistry, Microbiology and Phlebotomy.

Experience with Medonic CBC analyzer, Criterion Urinalysis analyzer and ACE Alera Chemistry analyzer. Familiar with Intellilab LIS software.

Carteret General Hospital, Morehead City, NC April 2000 -December 2010

Medical Laboratory Technician, ASCP

Accurately recorded and reported test results according to established procedures. Performed highly complex tests on clinical specimens for diagnostic purposes. Recorded known control values from technical instruments to ensure reliability and accuracy in test results reporting. Closely followed trends and techniques in medical laboratory testing. Demonstrated testing procedures and equipment to new laboratory personnel. Performed various administrative duties, including data entry and document preparation. During my last 4 years I worked as the Weekend Day Shift Coordinator and attended a one-week education conference at Ortho headquarters in Rochester, NY for one of our newest Chemistry analyzers.

Carteret OB/GYN, Morehead City, NC February 1997 - August 1999


Collected blood and obtained urine specimens for in-office stat testing and prepared samples to

send to reference laboratories. Performed various administrative duties.

Education and training:

Coastal Carolina Community College

Jacksonville, NC,

Associates Degree Medical Laboratory Technology- 2000

Graduated May 2000 with Honors

ASCP certified-2000

Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Coastal Carolina Community College Clinical Achievement Award

Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges (1999-2000)

Coursework in Medical Laboratory Technology

3.8 GPA

Barton College, Wilson, NC

1993 - 1997

Biology- 112 credit hours towards Bachelors of Science degree.

Coursework in Biology

3.5 GPA

References: Available upon request

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