Reliable Clinical Laboratory Scientist with current ASCP certification and excellent clinical laboratory skills in multiple departments (including Blood Bank, Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis and Body Fluids). Have been a generalist for over 10 years and have served as a Laboratory Supervisor and LIS analyst for the past 6 years. Familiar with CAP regulations, laboratory management, and managing personnel. Strong communication skills and am comfortable collaborating with departments outside of the laboratory (Respiratory, Pharmacy, Nursing, Administration, etc). Excellent project management skills, independent and self motivated.
MLS(cm) ASCP Certification, California CLS certification pending
Understand CAP regulations, participate frequently in CAP inspections
Strong Blood Bank experience, and have served as a CAP inspector for Transfusion Medicine
Strong Hematology and Urinalysis experience, (CBC's, differentials, Coag, body fluid analysis, TEG)
Clinical Chemistry Supervisory experience, including conducting new test and method validations, QC review and performing QC validations.
Excellent communication skills, including collaboration with Nursing and Physician staff, answering questions and researching/ troubleshooting questions or issues.
Experience with managing inventory and containing costs. Evaluating processes/workflow to improve efficiency and to manage resources
Personnel management experience (annual reviews, coaching, and delivering disciplinary action)
Participate in Laboratory QA plan. Assisted with tracking Lab statistics and monitoring all aspects of quality and risk
Strong educational background, developed workflows and created educational materials to assist with training, mentored new hires and taught clinical rotation students
?LIS experience (Cerner, Meditech)
Helped manage a project to enable electronic specimen collection for nursing staff (Iatric-MobiLab). Helped to configure software and assisted with hardware deployment; developed training materials and conducted training sessions alongside the education department.
Coordinated deployment of interfaces for several new instruments, and completed auto verification for coagulation instruments in the hematology department.
Helped manage an LIS conversion from Meditech to Cerner, which included building and testing all aspects of the LIS system, such as test builds, interfaces, rules, calculations, billing, etc.
Clinical Chemistry Supervisor/ LIS Analyst09/2013 to CurrentMercy Gilbert Medical Center (Dignity Health)Gilbert, AZMaintained chemistry policies and procedures. Performed QC auditing and managed chemistry inventory. Ensured compliance with CAP and JHACO regulations. Had 5-10 direct reports and was responsible for delivering disciplinary action, performing annual reviews and conducting coaching/training. Participated in QA program and collected information for hospital wide metrics. Managed LIS functions including test building, rules, calculations and monitoring instrument interfaces. Collaborated with other departments such as Pharmacy, Respiratory, Nursing, Finance and Clinical Informatics.
Clinical Laboratory Scientist/ LIS Analyst05/2006 to 08/2013Chandler Regional Medical Center (Dignity Health)Chandler, AZWorked as a CLS generalist with strong experience in Blood Bank, Hematology, Chemistry, Body Fluids and Urinalysis. Also assisted in sendouts processing. LIS duties included test building, performing annual validations, monitoring external interfaces to reference Labs (ARUP, HCCL). Audited billing information and maintain statistical information for administration purposes (corrected reports, phlebotomy scanning statistics, diabetic management, etc).
Clinical Laboratory Scientist06/2004 to 07/2007St. Lukes Medical Center (IASIS Healthcare)Phoenix, AZWorked as a CLS generalist including Blood Bank, Hematology, Chemistry, Body Fluids and Urinalysis. Performed instrument maintenance, monitored QC and assisted with CAP validations such as correlations and linearities. Worked multiple shifts and roles as necessary.
Bachelor of Science: Clinical Laboratory Science2004Arizona State UniversityTempe, AZGraduated Summa Cum Laude
Bachelor of Science: Microbiology1998University of ArizonaTucson, AZMinor in Chemistry