Phlebotomy Instructor / Paramedical Examiner / Phlebotomist

Mary Y Harrell

167 Old Mill Court          Atlanta, Georgia  30349    (240)468-8391(mobile)      mhcarrasquillo@live.com 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Phlebotomy & Specimen Prep â–ª IV Placement & Infusion Therapy â–ª Medication Administration â–ª Injections â–ª Patient triage â–ª Vital signs â–ª EKGs â–ª Spirometry/PFT â–ª CXR Film Set-up & Develop â–ª BLS/AED Trainer â–ª Urinalysis â–ª OB/GYN â–ª Nuclear Stress Testing â–ª Coagulation Therapy â–ª GI Studies/Sigmoidoscopy â–ª Dermatology â–ª Wound Care â–ª Scheduling â–ª CPT-4/ICD-9 Coding â–ª Medical Terminology â–ª Patient education â–ª Customer Service Skills â–ª Front Office Skills â–ª Interpersonal Skills â–ª Detail Oriented â–ª Creative teaching techniques â–ª Managerial and leadership skills â–ª OSHA Trainer â–ª HIPPA Trainer â–ª Reliable Transportation â–ª Valid Driver’s License

 

EXPERIENCE

 

12/11 – Present     Grady Memorial Hospital              Atlanta, GA

Phlebotomist, CPT (NPA), PBT (ASCP)

Collect blood and urine specimens from an inpatient and outpatient population. Assist in ER when needed. Consistently use Universal Precautions with every patient. Properly identify patient and label specimens in the presence of the patient. Investigate and resolve outstanding specimens. As per physician request, assists healthcare staff with difficult venous access. Explain procedures to patients while exhibiting excellent customer service skills. Perform POCTs via ISTAT. Acts as phlebotomy trainer for new hires and students. 

 

08/11 – 12/11      Wellstar Kennestone Hospital          Marietta, GA

Phlebotomist, CPT (NPA)

Collect patient specimens using the appropriate phlebotomy and/or venipuncture technique, e.g.: microtainer method, butterfly method, vacutainer method, blood cultures, syringe method

Acquire all specimens using Universal Precautions and aseptic/sterile techniques

Properly label all specimens at bedside

Investigate and resolve outstanding specimens

Assist colleagues in acquiring difficult specimens

Physically transport STAT specimens and/or blood products to and from the lab if needed

Effectively communicate patient statuses to replacement team members

 

 

08/09 - 06/11        National Institutes of Health (Clinical Center)          Bethesda, MD

Intravenous Technician, CPT (NPA) (Contracted via All Medical Personnel)

Reviewed patient screening questionnaires for medical history, lab results, medications and/or allergies that may cause a negative interaction or delay the radiological procedure and report any findings to the Nurse Practitioner or the Radiologist

Identified and explains the purpose of the procedures to patients

Initiated peripheral intravenous catheter placement for the administration of contrast media

Observed patients for reactions and report all changes to Nurse Practitioner or Radiologist

Communicated with front desk staff and all other medical staff as needed to facilitate high-quality patient care and time-efficient work flow

Responded to emergency code calls, (code blue, code red, code yellow), to assists medical staff, implement emergency procedures and ensure patient safety.

 

 

 

01/05 - 06/11                C. Bernard Mond, M.D.                       Baltimore, MD

Medical Assistant / IV Technician (part time)

Assessed vital signs and monitor patients during and after infusions

Administered intradermal and intramuscular injections, e.g.: pneumovax, PPD Mantoux, etc…

Initiated IV starts to administer Remicade, Orencia, and Reclast intravenously as per physician

Administered IV meds for adverse reactions, e.g.: diphenhydramine, solumedrol and/or epinephrine

Acquired phlebotomy specimens using Universal Precautions and aseptic techniques

 

07/07 - 02/10               St. Agnes Hospital - Emergency Dept.                Baltimore, MD

Phlebotomist III (part time)

Supported and assisted ED staff, e.g.: Physicians, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and Registrar

Collected patient specimens using the appropriate phlebotomy and/or venipuncture technique, e.g.: microtainer method, butterfly method, vacutainer method, blood cultures, syringe method

Acquired all specimens using Universal Precautions and aseptic/sterile techniques

Process specimens in the ED via MediTech software program and/or MobiLab hand-held

Investigated and resolved outstanding specimens

Physically transported STAT specimens to lab if needed

Performed POCT Cardiac Markers

 

01/05 - 02/09                    TESST College of Technology                       Baltimore, MD

Medical Assistant Instructor

Taught clinical and administrative skills to classes ranging from 15 to 40 students in a classroom and/or lab setting, e.g.: anatomy & physiology, phlebotomy, vital signs, injections, OSHA, CPR, HIPAA, CPT-4/ICD-9 coding, medisoft, patient scheduling, professional telephone etiquette, etc…

Administered various and creative teaching techniques for a high-quality, comprehensive education which could be applied to the real life work experience

Maintained accurate records on attendance and the progress of students' academic statuses

Counseled students and offered any problem-solving techniques to ensure their academic success

Assisted in student retention for the students as well as the institution

Designated the “phlebotomy instructor” by professional peers and department chair

 

05/03 - 12/04                    Gertler and Associates/C. Bernard Mond, M.D.             Baltimore, MD

Medical Assistant / IV Technician

Patient triage and acquired vital signs

Prepared injections for patient administration by physician, e.g.: Corticosteroids, Xylocaine, Synvisc, etc…

Prepared and administered injections, e.g.: Enbrel, Humira, PPD, pneumovax, influenza, etc…

Infused Remicade, Orencia, and Cytoxan intravenously as per physician orders

Administer IV meds for adverse reactions, e.g.: diphenhydramine and solumedrol

Monitored and assessed vitals during and after infusions

Assisted physicians in medical procedures, e.g.: arthrocentesis

Customer service and patient education in self-administration of injectable medications

Performed Phlebotomist/Lab Tech duties, e.g.: venipuncture, IV start, specimen prep for courier pick-up, ESR testing, urinalysis (dipstick) and hemoccult cards.

Completed lab requisitions with ICD-9 codes, insurance information, patient demographics, etc...

Acquired all specimens using Universal Precautions and aseptic/sterile techniques

Collected, charted and filed all incoming lab results

Ordered medications and office supplies

Cross-trained to work the front office area; scheduling, co-pays, check-in, check-out, using EMR software

Communicated between labs, pharmacies, patients and other physician offices

 

08/04 - 01/05                       Allstate Career Schools                    Baltimore, MD

Clinical Medical Assistant Instructor (part time)

Taught clinical skills to a class of 15 students in a classroom/clinical lab setting, e.g.: vital signs, phlebotomy, administration of injected medication, urinalysis, universal precautions, EKG, CPR, etc…

Applied a variety of creative teaching techniques which included trivia games and scenario skits, while continuing to maintain the reality of the work place environment.

Maintained accurate attendance and academic records for each student

 

04/01 - 05/03                            John Hopkins Hospital                   Baltimore, MD

Peak Phlebotomist / Lab Tech II

Collection of laboratory specimens during a.m. draw

Process specimens in the core lab via data base input

Collected specimens through venipuncture, capillary sticks and urine collection in outpatient lab

Acquired all specimens using Universal Precautions and aseptic/sterile techniques

Investigated and resolved outstanding specimens

Entered and retrieved patient demographics, physician orders and lab results via computer

Processed and prepared specimens for courier pick-up at outpatient site

Utilized customer service skills to better serve the community

 

01/00 - 02/03                MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Assoc.               Baltimore, MD

Medical Assistant

Solely operated the Coumadin Clinic to evaluate PT/INR levels and adjust medication dosages, as needed, using a set formula and patient history, e.g.: change in diet, other meds, missed dose, etc… (Reviewed and signed by patient’s physician before giving instructions to the patients)

Monitored and maintained pharmaceuticals for patient distribution

Patient triage, acquired vital signs and performed electrocardiograms

Phlebotomy including venipuncture and capillary sticks, e.g.: PT/PTT and Coaguchek

Acquired specimens using Universal Precautions and aseptic/sterile techniques

Application of pressure bandages when necessary

Applied cardiac monitoring devices, e.g.: Holter monitors, Rhythm strips

Checked pacemakers via telephonic method

Conducted sonographic arterial Dopplers in combination with a mathematical formula to R/O Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).

Assisted physician during medical emergency episodes, e.g.: CPR, Rhythm strips, IV start, etc…

Initiated the placement of peripheral angiocatheters for nuclear stress testing

Cross-trained to assist in the front office area

Assisted during stress testing

 

06/96 - 08/99         North Shore Cardiology and Internal Medicine          Great Neck, NY

Medical Assistant

Patient triage and acquired vital signs

Initiated IV starts for nuclear stress testing

Assisted during stress testing, treadmill, echo and nuclear types

Applied cardiac monitoring equipment, e.g.: 12-lead EKG tracings, Holter / LOOP monitors

Performed phlebotomies, e.g.: capillary sticks, venipunctures, blood cultures and acquired specimens from IV catheters via syringe method.

Completed lab requisitions with ICD-9 codes, insurance information, patient demographics using Medical Manager Software

Administered injections, e.g.: immunizations/boosters, Vitamin B12, PPD mantoux

Acquired all specimens using Universal Precautions and aseptic/sterile techniques

Obtained hemoccult cards, fecal and sputum specimens, and urine, e.g.: 24H, midstream, etc…

Completed automated urinalysis and CBC tests at on-site lab

Assisted physician during patient emergency episodes e.g.: Initiating O², CPR, Rhythm strips, IV start, notifying 911, etc…

Assisted during routine physical exams, Dermatology and GI procedures, and OB/GYN exams

Set-up and developed chest x-rays and conducted Snellen Eye Chart evaluations

Distributed pharmaceuticals to patients as per physician orders

Performed PFTs via equipment set-up and patient coaching

Communicated between labs, pharmacies and other medical facilities

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION and CERTIFICATIONS

 

The American Society of Clinical Pathology

Certified Phlebotomy Technician

 

The National Phlebotomy Association

Certified Phlebotomist Technologist

 

Community College of Baltimore County

IV Therapy Technician Training

 

Ultrasound Diagnostic School

Medical Assistant

Honors Graduate

 

St. Francis Hospital

Basic Arrhythmia Detection Training

 

Hempstead High School

GED

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