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Clinical lab scientist in Microbiology

Location:
Los Angeles, California, 91343, United States
Posted:
October 31, 2016

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Rosa M. Valladares. **** Marklein Ave. No Hills, Ca. 818-***-**** acxbtq@r.postjobfree.com

Objective:

Seeking a position as a Clinical lab scientist in Microbiology or Virology. With more than 10 years of

laboratory experience, I am confident and ready to take on new challenges.

Qualifications

Six years of experience in Molecular biology (Quality control and pipetting)

Ten years of experience in general bacteriology

Extensive knowledge of laboratory techniques and equipment.

Sound knowledge of bacterial agents and routine chemical test performed for identification purposes

Computer experience, including knowledge of QLS, QMPS, LIS, Harvest and Lego lab data entry systems

Team player and fast learner

Clinical lab Scientist 1

West Pacific Medical laboratories, Santa Fe Springs, Ca

2015- Present

Responsabilities: Read gram stains, mycoplasma, urine and miscellaneous cultures. Use Microscam

for identification and sensitivities on positive cultures. Reports test results with accuracy and in time. Perform daily

and weekly quality control. Discusses technical issues with supervisor. Provide training to new technologists and answer

question to clerks and clinicians.

Clinical Lab Scientist 1

Foundation laboratories, Pomona, CA

2014- 2015

Responsibilities: Read gram stains, genital, respiratory, urine and wound cultures. Use Vitek for

Indentification and sensitivities on positive cultures. Perform daily and weekly quality control. Discuss

technical issues with Supervisor. Provided training to lab assistants and clerks. Answer questions to clinicians

over the phone.

Clinical Lab Scientist 1

Temple Community Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

2011-2014

Responsibilities: Read gram stains, blood, genital, respiratory, urine, blood and wound cultures. Use the Microscam for

Identification and sensitivity on positive cultures. Detect C. Difficile toxins in stool specimens.

Process specimens for Acid Fast Bacilli cultures and Fungal cultures. Read AFB smears. Perform daily and

weekly quality control. Perform proficiency testing. Perform preventive maintenance on the Bactec for the Blood cultures.

Provided training to Lab assistants, Clerks, and nurses. Answer technical questions to physicians in the hospital.

Clinical Lab Scientist 1

Quest Diagnostics, West Hills, CA

2003-2010

Responsibilities: Perform the Affirm test in genital samples (DNA amplification & extraction: Quality control and pippetting ). Read gram stains, genital, group B, respiratory and wound cultures. Perform lab tests such as, Vitek, Microscam and Kirby Bauers for identification and sensitivity on positive cultures. Detect C.Difficile toxins and Giardia antigen by using Enzyme Immuno Assay in stool specimens.( Virology experience). Perform troubleshooting with the Vitek and Microscam in order to solve problems. Discuss clinical laboratory problems with the Supervisor and lead CLS. Perform proficiency testing. Responsible for reporting test results on time. Training of new technologists in Microbiology .

Medical Technologist

Unilab, Tarzana, CA

1993-2003

Responsibilities: Read Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma cultures. Read gram stains, genital, group B, respiratory, stool, urine and wound cultures. Set up Vitek and Kirby Bauers for identification and sensitivity test on positive cultures. Virology experience. Perform daily and weekly quality control. Worked as a team player in a group in order to achieve timely and accurate test results.

Training of new technologists in Microbiology

Medical Technologist

Metwest, Tarzana, CA

1991-1992

Responsibilities: Read Chlamydia and Herpes DFA slides. Read gram stains, genital, respiratory and wound cultures. Worked up positive cultures by using Vitek for identification and Kirby Bauers for sensitivity tests. Virology experience. Perform daily and weekly quality control. Discussed technical issues with supervisor.

Education

Clinical Microbiologist Scientist

UCLA Hospital, Westwood, CA

Public health Microbiologist

Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, CA

Bachelors Degree in Biology

California State University Northridge

References

Mr. Oscar Dongo : CLS in Microbiology at Saint Joseph Hospital. Phone # 818-***-****

Mrs. Lucia Diaz: CLS in Microbiology at Cedars Sinai Hospital. Phone # 310-***-****



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