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Medical Technologist

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United States
Posted:
April 16, 2020

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Victoria Kalmanek

adct13@r.postjobfree.com

248-***-****

Certified Microbiology Technologist with a background in laboratory management and cytogenetics.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

** ***** ** *********e in laboratory testing and certification as a Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Cytogenetic Technology and a Senior Technologist in Microbiology.

3 years of experience as a microbiology laboratory supervisor with skills in employee management and training, quality control, patient records maintenance, inventory management, interpersonal communication and laboratory organization.

Knowledgeable in numerous microbiology and cytogenetics techniques, including the use of the Vitek, BacTalert, VersaTrek and Thermotron systems and the G-banding technique for the identification of prenatal, POC, blood and solid tumor and bone marrow cancer sample types.

Computer proficient in Mysis, Meditech, Sunquest, Beaker, PathNet and Soft LIS systems, currently working in Epic and Cerner Millennium.

Performed CAP inspection covering the Microbiology and Immunology and All Common checklists for both Duke and AnMed teams. Also participated in a Mock CAP Inspection for Duke Immunology Laboratory.

Professional Experience

8/2017 - Present AnMed Health - Anderson, SC

Technical Coordinator in a Microbiology Laboratory:

Supervised 17 employees on three independent shift schedules and managed laboratory testing and staff scheduling, performance reviews and disciplinary measures. Conducted inventory management and instrument maintenance procedures. Oversaw patient registry, test initiation and results processing using Cerner Millennium and Epic LIS systems. Analyzed patient samples utilizing numerous microbiology and molecular testing methods, including MaldiTOF, MicroScan, Panther by Hologic, Cepheid, Biofire, BDMax Organized and implemented a Lean project which streamlined fungal cultures to improve turnaround times and eliminated employee overtime previously necessary to complete these processes.

4/2015 - 8/2017 Duke Regional Hospital - Durham, NC

Medical Technologist in the Microbiology Laboratory:

Performs routine and complex procedures, on blood and other body fluids or tissues, involving manual techniques and the use of laboratory information systems and instruments. Demonstrate technical proficiency and theoretical knowledge sufficient to perform lab functions independently. Actively participates in the training of fellow employees.

9/2012 - 7/2016 UNC Hospital - Chapel Hill, NC

Senior Medical Technologist in the Clinical Microbiology and Immunology Laboratory:

Performs routine and complex procedures, on blood and other body fluids or tissues, involving manual techniques and the use of laboratory information systems and instruments. Demonstrate technical proficiency and theoretical knowledge sufficient to perform lab functions independently. Actively participates in the training of Residents and fellow employees.

6/07 – 9/2012 Henry Ford Hospital – Detroit, MI

Medical Technologist in the Microbiology Laboratory:

Performs routine and complex procedures, on blood and other body fluids or tissues, involving manual techniques and the use of laboratory information systems and instruments. Demonstrate technical proficiency and theoretical knowledge sufficient to perform lab functions independently.

10/03 - 5/2011 St. John Hospital – Detroit, MI

Operations Coordinator / Microbiology Medical Technologist:

Supervised 25 employees on three independent shift schedules and managed laboratory testing and staff scheduling, performance reviews and disciplinary measures. Conducted inventory management and instrument maintenance procedures and functioned as liaison with the day shift managers and director. Oversaw patient registry, test initiation and results processing using HBO and Meditech LIS systems. Analyzed patient samples utilizing numerous microbiology testing methods. Organized and implemented a Lean project which streamlined sample registration and preparation and eliminated employee overtime previously necessary to complete these processes.

10/07 – 6-2010 Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak, MI

Certified Cytogenetic Technologist:

Perform aspects of processing cytogenetic specimens, tissue culture, harvest, banding, chromosome analysis, imaging, karyotyping, ISCN description and quality control of these procedures. Actively participates in the training of Residents and fellow employees. Prepare reports and karyotypes for patient files.

10/03 – 7/07 Detroit Medical Center – Detroit, MI

Certified Cytogenetic Technologist:

Perform aspects of processing cytogenetic specimens, tissue culture, harvest, banding, chromosome analysis, imaging, karyotyping, ISCN description and quality control of these procedures. Actively participates in the training of Residents and fellow employees. Prepare reports and karyotypes for patient files.

3/00 - 10/03 University Women's Care – Southfield, MI

Andrologist:

Analyze semen samples for motility and morphology using W.H.O. criteria. Prepare fresh and frozen semen samples for intrauterine inseminations using sterile culture techniques, send patient reports, maintain laboratory supplies, maintain patient records, and train new personnel and medical residents. Prepare culture media using sterile technique. Obtain mouse embryos from live animals to test all media and equipment used in the IVF laboratory.

7/95 - 3/00 The University of Michigan Medical Center - Ann Arbor, MI

Certified Cytogenetic Technologist:

Culture bone marrow, blood and amniotic fluid specimens for cytogenetic studies. Analyze chromosomes for abnormalities and define specific breakpoints. Prepare reports and karyotypes for patient files.

6/92 - 4/95 Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit, MI

Research Assistant:

Culture mammalian cells for authentication studies. Prepare cultures for cytogenetic and enzyme studies for species identification. Identify normal and abnormal chromosomes. Perform immunofluorescence to identify cells within a species. Maintained database of cryopreserved specimens for future studies.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

B.S. DEGREE-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY East Lansing, MI

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Technologist in Microbiology, M(ASCP), American Society for Clinical Pathology, Chicago, IL, 2007.

Certified Technologist in Cytogenetics, CG(ASCP), American Society for Clinical Pathology, Chicago, IL, 2007.

References:

Available upon request



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