Medical Laboratory Supervisor with extensive experience in areas of test execution, investigations and managing assay and laboratory productions. Routinely manages the inventory and use of reagents and supplies, in excess of ten million dollars.
Manages all aspects of a FDA regulated Viral Marker testing laboratory. Takes a proactive approach in identifying potential compliance concerns and takes action to prevent problems before they escalate. Organizes staffing levels and work flow to optimize efficiency, compliance and upload expectations. Efficient in managing resources and minimizing waste. Developed a process to maximize utilization of reagent on the Abbott PRISM system. Works with the Field Service Engineer to ensure optimal equipment operation and maintains schedules for critical equipment. Ensures staff maintain efficiency and competency in operations. Involved in performing validations and implementing new instrumentation.
Supervised operations of the 3rd shift confirmatory testing laboratory. Developed a schedule to efficiently utilize staff and equipment. Performed manual and semi-automated testing for routine and STAT donor specimens. Maintained effective communications with clients/doctors on the progress of STAT testing. Developed a training manual that ensured consistency in training new employees.
Performed routine and confirmatory testing on donor specimens through both manual and automated testing procedures. Assisted in performing maintenance and trouble shooting on instruments. Participated in Beta testing for the Ortho Summit Processor and provided feedback to the Assay Specialist. Assisted the supervisor by providing training for new staff as well as assisting others to better understand laboratory practices. Performed validations.
Minor in Chemistry
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