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Kaitlin P.
MLS(ASCP) and Clinical Laboratory Sciences Graduate Student
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About Kaitlin
I am a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist who works as a generalist bench tech at a community hospital while attending VCU for graduate work in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. I have been an adjunct faculty member and I have tutored (and still am tutoring) many students at different levels of their education. I have a great deal of both clinical and classroom experience and I am on track to teach at the college level. I am deeply passionate about raising up the new generation of Laboratory Scientists.
Teaching Experience
I have tutored students at every stage of their clinical lab sciences education in every area of specialization. I was adjunct faculty in Hematology for one semester while a professor was on maternity leave as well. My graduate focus is on Clinical Chemistry however my work experience is far broader: I have experience in Hematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation, and Chemistry. I have also done graduate work in Molecular Diagnostics. I am comfortable teaching concepts of Microbiology and Immunohematology as well, but not as much experience in these...
Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical Laboratory Science
Master's Degree
2017 - 2019
Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical Laboratory Science
Bachelor's Degree
2015 - 2017
Alfred University
Biology
Bachelor's Degree
2008 - 2012
Work Experience
Riverside Regional Medical Center, Medical Technologist
2017 - Present
Performs waived, moderately complex, and highly complex laboratory testing in the core laboratory disciplines include Urinalysis, Coagulation, Chemistry, Hematology and Rapid serology testing. Ensures all instruments meet quality control standards for each shift. Evaluates quality of patient specimens. Documents test results and rapidly reports critical results via telephone. Interacts with other hospital staff to ensure top quality patient care through teamwork.
Virginia Commonwealth University- Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Adjunct Faculty- Hematology
2017 - 2017
Assisted with planning and preparation for undergraduate level hematology lab classes. Taught junior level students how to make peripheral blood smears, perform manual hemocytometer counts, identify normal blood cells in peripheral blood and bone marrow, and perform manual differentials using proper technique and calculations. Provided and overview of the use and maintenance of a CA-620 coagulation analyzer for measuring PT and aPTT of random specimens, as well as Quality Control. Graded student assignments weekly and input grades into...
Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, Clinical Practicum
2016 - 2016
Rotated through Chemistry, Transfusion Services, Hematology, Coagulation, Microbiology, Urinalysis, Histology, and Processing departments. Received instruction on various techniques, quality control, and work flow from experts in the field. Performed a wide array of lab testing and interpreted the patient results. Documented and reported results, interfacing with hospital staff to resolve specimen issues and report critical values. Maintained and learned to troubleshoot for a variety of instrumentation (see detailed list below). Additional...
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