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Anna Ratliff
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Medical Laboratory Technician
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Medical Laboratory Technician

About our Client

Reliable, adaptable and detail-oriented Medical Laboratory Technician skilled at following laboratory protocol and focused on continuous quality improvement. Experienced in the operation and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation, quality control, and manual and automated testing. Ability to communicate clearly with clients, colleagues and other health professionals and enjoy working as a collaborative team member. Passionate about medical laboratory science and keen to improve and excel in my work. Professional member of the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Achievements

• Hired at transfusion medicine department at one of the major city hospitals before graduating

• Initiated a meeting at the transfusion medicine department about a more effective way to conduct MTP, and proposed a plan of action which was approved and adopted

• As a new employee myself at Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center laboratory, I was entrusted by management to train new co-workers

• Incurrent role as a generalist, use my blood bank experience to mentor and advise team members on blank bank protocols such as crossmatch technique, conditional and emergency releases, MTP, and antibody identification

• Explained basic laboratory procedures, and demonstrated ways to contribute to the lab workflow to a phlebotomy team member who as a result started study to become a laboratory technician

Professional Experience

Medical Laboratory Technician (generalist), June 2020 – present

• During employment obtainedBS in Clinical Laboratory Science, and re-certified as a Medical LaboratoryScientist with ASCP (MLS-ASCP)

• Performed daily and periodic instrument maintenance, utilized quality control procedures for manual and automated testing, and performed necessary laboratory tasks as a generalist in all areas of the lab: blood bank, microbiology, hematology, chemistry and urinalysis

• Current lab manager has commented on my flawless work on multiple occasions

 

Medical Laboratory Technician, May 2018 – June 2020

Clinical Laboratory, Transfusion Medicine Department

• Performed blood pre-transfusion testing involving blood type, antibody screen, antibody identification; performed fetal bleed screen and Kleihauer-Betke tests

• Inventory management and blood component preparation including irradiation and washing

• Performed monthly transfusion assessments

 

Before completing my studies in Medical Laboratory Science I was employed in the service industry, as both a team member and trainer

Education

• Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science, Jan 2020 - May 2022

• Associate in Applied Medical Laboratory Technology, Aug 2015 - May 2018

Certifications

• Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS-ASCP), May2022

• Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT-ASCP),June 2018

 

Practicum Experience

• Caro Mont Regional Medical Center, Microbiology department-1 53hours, Core Laboratory - 216 hours, 2017-2018

• Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Core Laboratory - 110.5 hours, 2017

• Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Transfusion Medicine department- 153 hours, 20

Interests

  • American Red Cross, Blood Donor Ambassador, June – July 2021
  • Enjoy Photography, jogging 3 miles a few times a week, and am an amateur yogi

Skills

Key Strengths

• Quick learner; especially of new software related to medical science, and computer skills in general

• Critical thinker; constantly evaluating QC, and test results and their correlation with patient’s conditions

• Attention to detail: readily pick up inconsistencies missed by co-workers

• Phlebotomy &  Microbiology; experience working in transfusion medicine and microbiology departments

• LIS – laboratory information system and MTP – massive transfusion protocol

Technical Skills

Laboratory Skills
Blood Bank: Performed blood pre-transfusion testing involving blood type, antibody screen, antibody identification; performed fetal bleed screen and Kleihauer-Betke tests; became proficient in inventory management and blood component preparation including irradiation and washing; performed monthly transfusion assessments

• Clinical Chemistry; Implemented chemical analysis of clinical specimens and interpreted the results, utilized quality control procedures used in routine manual and automated clinical chemistry testing

• Microbiology; Performed and interpreted basic clinical microbiology procedures, used common media, implemented aseptic and staining techniques; proficient at gram stain interpretation

• Hematology: Developed technical skills used to perform various hematology and coagulation lab tests

• Urinalysis: Proficient at testing routine urinalysis specimens, and performing manual microscopic examination of urine sediment


Instrument Skills
• Sysmex XN; Cobas 6000,c311, e411; Clinitek Novus; IQ Iris Elite; Tango; Ortho Vision; STA CompactMax; BacT/Alert

• Computer skills: Dimensions (Epic) Acute, Softbank, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, SPSS Statistics

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