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Medical Technologist

Location:
Round Lake, IL
Salary:
$28/hr
Posted:
October 25, 2018

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Christine Melillo

**** ******* *****, **** *****, Illinois, 60046

*847-***-***** ac7h3w@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: Goal orientated Medical Technologist with experience in a clinical and immunohematology reference laboratory setting. Demonstrates excellent clinical laboratory skills and expertise in complex testing using automated, semi-automated and manual methodologies in Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, Serology, Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics and Transfusion Services. Ability to deliver accurate, reliable results in a timely completion while adhering to regulatory agency and technical standards. Highly attentive to quality control, correlations, calibrations, maintenance and troubleshooting of instrumentation. Unwavering commitment to customer care, with the ability to build productive relationships and win customer loyalty.

SKILL HIGHTLIGHTS:

Laboratory Diagnostic Equipment:

Beckman Coulter Unicel DXI 600

Sysmex XN

Biomerieux Vidas

ABL 90, ABL 900

Stago Compact

Beckman Iris

Clinitek Advantus

MTS Gel Technology

Alere i

PFA100

VerifyNow

Adeza TLilQ

Computer Software:

Soft Lab and Soft Bank

Unity

Sunrise

Remisol

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FROEDTERT SOUTH, PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI

Medical Technologist, Oct 2017 – Present

Sample Management:

Manage clinical specimens for laboratory analysis. Storage and inventory of supplies. Log specimens into computerized tracking system

Testing:

Reagent Preparation: Prepare chemical solutions and reagents for use in the analysis of samples

Analysis: Perform routine and specialized laboratory testing on blood, saliva, stool, spinal, pleural, synovial and amniotic fluids. Execute routine and emergency maintenance on technical instruments and properly calibrate equipment to ensure precise test results

Corrective and Preventative actions: Identify test discrepancies and execute corrective and preventative actions thereby reducing call backs for outpatients and unnecessary or additional phlebotomy on inpatients.

Pioneered a quality improvement process for gram stains which yielded 90% accuracy in preliminary versus final report.

Review:

Review test results and quality recodes

Track order status monitors to ensure results are targeting established deadlines

Reconcile pending logs and resolve outstanding testing to prevent delays in results for physicians

Consultation and Training: Provide technical assistance to non-technical staff in the laboratory and hospital to reduce uncertainty in test ordering. Offer guidance to nurses and physicians with test interpretation and communicate critical and time sensitive information.

Train new employees and mentor interns

LINDENHURST HEALTH AND FITNESS CENER, Lindenhurst, IL

Group Exercise Instructor, Jan 2009 – March 2018

Fitness trainer with strong background in kick box, strength training, spin, foam rolling and long distance running

Designed each class to match the skills and fitness levels of participants which enhanced their experience positively

Tracked attendance and monitored class size

Instructed and assisted participants of all ages improve fitness levels, health and well-being

Recognized as top group exercise performer for 6 years in a row with strong customer relations that recruited new clients and generated increased sales of gym memberships

Selected to teach new classes due to strong following of members and secured large class numbers in new classes

ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT BLOOD CENTER, West Palm Beach, FL

Medical Technologist, Oct 1994-Oct 1999

Resolved complex antibody resolutions extended panels, elution’s and PEG absorptions

Phenotyped and screened blood populations looking for rare blood antigens to increase inventory thereby reducing technologist bench time during stat on call hours

Maintained inventory of rare blood supply, reagents and antibody panels

Performed Platelet Antibody Screens

HLA typing with Microcytotoxicity tests to determine the HLA type of a subject, which is used to determine the compatibility of donor and recipient pairs. This led to an increased resource pool of type specific donors for patients requiring HLA matched platelets.

Performed viral assays for Infectious Disease Markers (HCV, HIV, HBsAg)

Verified and reviewed test results for accuracy and responsible for writing final reports

Responsible for instruments daily quality control and necessary maintenance

Verified and reviewed test results for accuracy

Drafted and reviewed reports for complex antibody workup

Responsible for updating and writing new procedures to improve quality processes and productivity

Conserved reagent usage and decreased bench time by providing technical assistance to clients by phone for ABO discrepancies or single antibody resolutions

Trained new employees

PALM BEACH GARDENS MEDICAL CENTER, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Medical Technologist, Dec 1993- Feb 1996

Generalist performing rotations through Chemistry, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Blood Bank and Hematology

Selected to monitor Stat Open Heart lab and provided laboratory testing that expedited results with TAT’s in under 15 minutes

MARYMOUNT HOSPITAL, Garfield Heights, OH

Medical Technologist Sep 1992 – Nov 1993

Generalist performing rotations through Chemistry, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Blood Bank and Hematology

Scheduled and administered random drug testing to ensure patient compliance for drug protocol policies achieving an unbroken chain of custody for legal proceedings

THE TOLEDO HOSPITAL, Toledo, OH

Phlebotomist, Jun 1991 – Jul 1992

EDUCATION

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio (1988-1992)

BS degree in Medical Technology

License and Certifications:

American Society for Clinical Pathologist, Medical Technologist (MT)

CPR, First Aid and AED certification

AFFA certified Group Exercise Instructor



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