Dianne M. Child, MT
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Versatile Laboratory Analyst with 10+ years experience in Microbiology, Wet Chemistry, Physical Properties, and Medical Technology. Seeking a laboratory position to utilize these various skills for increased production and to free up valuable time for Researchers and Technicians to perform testing. Proficient at nearly 40 methods and procedures, capable of rapidly becoming a productive member of the team, and also working independently. Ready and willing to take on any challenge or learning experience to expand skill set. Special interests in efficiency, problem solving, and cost containment.
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, Eastern Michigan University
Medical Technology Internship At Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Highest National Score on ASCP Board Exam, 1987
Certified by American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
Certified by National Certification Agency (NCA)
Cashier, 04/2018 – 09/01/2018
Meijer Store 191, Plainwell, MI
I am fairly quick at ringing up items, my time improved every week. I like listening to customers, sometimes they have stories, sometimes about how they would like their items bagged, and carrying on coversations with them to make them smile or laugh! Resigned due to health problems.
In-Home Caregiver, 4/03/2017 – 11/3/2017
Fresh Perspective, LLC, Portage, MI
Travel to clients' homes to prepare meals, do light housekeeping, transport to appointments or for shopping, remind clients to take necessary medications on time, and provide companionship. Resigned due to travel costs.
Disabled 11/01/2014 (actually 6/13/2013 - Present)
Now more stable and ready to go to work part time. Full time if sitting down most of the time.
Lead Laboratory Technician, 05/2011 - 12/2011
EverGreen Nutrients, LLC, Martin, MI
Responsible for determining need for and purchase of laboratory equipment for a start-up lab for testing fertilizer. Research and apply knowledge of organic fertilizer nutrients for final product and future blends of fertilizer. Able to utilize instrumentation new to me and understand the instrumentation, informing crew leaders of any inconsistency or operational problems.
Microbiologist III/Chemist III, 03/2000 - 03/2011
KAR Laboratories, Inc, Kalamazoo, MI
Skilled in all aspects of the microbiology lab, and was praised by EPA inspectors for my thoroughness of all data and QC record keeping, as well as my knowledge of each test performed by KAR Labs.
Researched and implemented new media and techniques for better efficiency and to meet specific, individual needs of a variety of clients.
Capable of operation of laboratory instrumentation, including HPLC ion chromatography, robotic colorimetric analysis, and flow injection analysis.
Analyzed, reviewed and approved sample data of wastewater, drinking water, soil, and waste samples according to EPA methods and MDEQ drinking water certification.
Successfully performed inorganic analysis using over 50 different test methods, adapting processes to meet unique requirements.
Maintained instrumentation and equipment to ensure maximum production and optimal accuracy.
Authored, co-authored, or revised over 50 SOPs for methods, general procedures and maintenance.
Worked over 60% of weekends to maintain 24 to 48 hour bacterial growth.
Cross-trained colleagues in wet chemistry and instrumental analysis.
Microbiologist, 07/1988 - 05/1990
Regional Medical Laboratory, Battle Creek, MI
Microbiologist: Responsible for reading gram stains, reading culture plates, isolating and identifying possible pathogens, determining antibiotic sensitivities. Experience working with mycology(fungal), mycobacterium(tuberculosis) and viral cultures(herpes).
Medical Technologist, 01/1988 - 07/1998
Crossroads Prompt Care, Kalamazoo, MI
Multi physician office offering walk-in prompt care services as well as regular long-term patients. Performed phlebotomy and testing of the blood or urine obtained, using smaller instruments suited for an off-site facility. Other samples were sent to Borgess laboratory with more capabilities. This site closed down for financial reasons.
Medical Technologist, 04/1987 - 01/1988
Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Midnight Shift. Phlebotomy, running STAT bloodwork on instrumentation, responsible for maintenance and calibration of instrumentation to prepare for day shifts.