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Roslyn Colwell

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21 Markleville Lane, Westfield, IN, 46074, United States

(H) 317-896-2318, (C) 317-702-5409,

Objective

An ASCP certified Medical Technologist  with over fourteen years experience in challenging work environments i.e. project design/clinical trials and laboratory operations.  Strong interpersonal skills.  
Accurate, reliable, diligent and focused on the timely, quality completion of all lab procedures.


Work Experience

Medical Technologist II (04/05/2008 – Present)

Process, test and verify incoming specimens ensuring compliance with government requirements, hospital policies and laboratory procedures, including maintaining the cleanliness of lab equipment, instruments and work area.

Last Employer: Indiana University Health Partner, North Campus

Responsibilities: -Order and receive blood units, fresh frozen plasma, cryoprecipitate and platelets to maintain laboratory inventory. -Test for blood group antigens, compatibility, and antibody identification. -Investigate abnormalities such as hemolytic disease of the newborn, hemolytic anemias, and adverse responses to transfusions. -Prepare blood components to be issued out for transfusion.

Medical Technologist, generalist (07/05/2007 – 04/05/2008)

Trained to become proficient in the areas of Microbiology, Hematology, Chemistry, Processing/Receiving and Blood Bank.

Last Employer: Riverview Hospital, Noblesville, IN

Responsibilities: -Performed various testing including microbiology, chemistry, blood bank, urinalysis, hematology, coagulation and serology. -Processed the samples as they arrive d via the tube system. -Called the ward concerning incorrect specimen collection and labeling. -Took incoming calls and assist the ward with correct test ordering.

Medical Technologist II (04/05/2001 – 08/05/2007)

Six years of experience handling a high sample volume with reliability, accuracty and a quick turn-around time. This hospital was a liver transplant hospital and required many units at one time to be ready for surgery. I was one of four total who worked this shift.

Last Employer: Indiana University Hospital, Downtown Indianapolis

Responsibilities: -Performed testing for blood group antigens, compatibility and antibody identification. -Supported physicians in transfusion therapy, including candidates for allogenic organ (liver, pancreas, kidney) transplant. -Issued components (FFP, cryo and platelets) to patients. -Operated the blood cell washer and irradiator. -Experienced with pooling platelets and aliquoting packed cells and platelets for small volume transfusion to infants.

Technical Administrator (08/05/1999 – 04/05/2001)

Interacted with the project manager and a variety of departments, including but not limited to Medical Affairs, Materials Management and marketing and operations, to determine protocol requirements. Successfuly gathered all neccessary information to be translated into Covance database.

Last Employer: Covance Central Laboratories, Indianapolis, IN

Responsibilities: - Translated all documented customer study requirements into Covance database - Acted as technical liaison between the Project Manager and internal departments - Managed and solved technical changes, issues and concerns -Reviewed protocol specifications as embodied in Request for Service documents, laboratory services protocol specifications, and the sponsor's clinical protocol documents to ensure that the service Covance CLS provides meets the customer's requirements. -Designed requisition forms and kit components to accurately and clearly instruct sites on specimen collection and shipping needs and to maintain specimen integrity. -Designed the project database to ensure that kits were assembled, specimens routed and test results reported according to protocol specifications.

Accomplishments: Assisted in the development t of specification sheets through the suggesting of alternatives to better service the customer when expectations were not clearly defined by the project manager.

Education

Establishment: University of Tennessee at Memphis

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Education Period: 08/07/1995 - 06/06/2011

Speciality: Medical Technology

Average Grade: 3.3

Details: Held the class office of Honor Council Representative.

Skills

Typing 55 wpm

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office