Elizabeth Anne VanderPutten - My Sister Jean's Resume


 
 

Jean V. Pollack
2460 Wilson Avenue
Bellmore, New York 11710
(516) 783 0025

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION / PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

1986: M.S. in Medical Biology, concentration in Microbiology. Long Island University, C.W. Post Center, Greenvale, NY.

1968: B.S. in Medical Technology, St. John's University, Jamaica NY.

Medical Technologist by American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Membership: American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Medical Mycology Society of New York (Secretary/Treasurer).

HIGHLIGHTS OF EXPERIENCE:

NYU Medical Center, New York, NY

1988-To present: Supervisory technologist in Mycology Laboratory.

Supervises the daily operation of the Mycology laboratory.

Performs complex identification tests on yeast and mold isolates from clinical specimens using conventional methods and commercial kits.

Reports and interprets culture results to physicians. Transmits results using the SUN/Quest and Antrim computer systems.

Participates in NYS and CAP mycology proficiency testing; 100% results.

Responsible for Mycology Laboratory quality control program.

Responsible for mycology quality assurance program. Instituted a policy change, which resulted in increased turn-around time for mycology reports.

Monitors laboratory results by generating and reviewing computer reports.

Updates Standard Operating Manual as needed. Co-wrote and co-edited entire manual in CAP format which resulted in continued accreditation by the CAP.

Trains staff members; assists director in training medical students and residents.

Maintains inventory; orders materials as required.

Meets with distributors/vendors and evaluates new products.

Knowledgeable in current mycological techniques; attends lectures and seminars      and reads professional journals/newsletters.

Proficient in taking and reading skin & nail scrapings for KOH examination and culture.

American ParaProfessional Services:

Secretary-Treasurer of the Medical Mycology Society of New York.

1987-1988: Examiner, responsible for arranging appointments, drawing blood and performing physical exams for clients seeking insurance coverage.

Mercy Hospital, Rockville Centre, NY:

1979-1988: Senior technologist.

Performed routine and special tests in Microbiology Department.

Chief technologist in charge of running test which resulted in identification of unusual yeasts and molds; 100% results Department of Health & CAP proficiencies.

Assisted phlebotomy team during morning blood-drawing rounds; drew blood via veni-puncture and fingerstick.

1972-1979: Technologist. Rotated through Hematology, Serology and Immunohematology laboratories.

St. Vincent's Hospital, NY, NY:

1968-1972: Technologist, Performed routine blood bank duties, i.e. drew blood, took histories, typed and cross-matched blood.

PUBLICATIONS:

Sept. 2000: Contributing writer for the Newsletter of the Medical Mycology Society of New York, which is published at NYU.

Espinal-Ingroff, A., L. Stockman, G. Roberts, D. Pincus, J. Pollack, and J. Marler.1998. _Comnarison of RaDID Yeast Plus system for identification of new and emerging yeast nathosens. J. Clinical Microbiolosv. 36:883-886.

SPECIAL SKILLS: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Paradox,  Quicken.

PERSONAL INTERESTS:

Stage Manager for community theatre, miniatures, guitar & banjo playing.

SUMMARY:

Communicator; thrives on responsibility; high standards of performance even in stressful environments; enjoys challenges.

Accustomed to improving operations, systems and controlling costs.

Ability to recognize and resolve problems and to develop means to achieve goals.

REFERENCES: Available on request.