Experienced Clinical Laboratory Scientist with 20+ year career in hospital,clinic and reference laboratory settings.
Detail-oriented, with strong background in quality control/assurance, cost control, and regulatory compliance. High energy, dedicated professional, committed to practical and theoretical teaching, increasing productivity and maintaining quality and efficiency.
Extensive knowledge in all aspects of collecting,processing and reporting body fluids with high ability to work efficiently, providing skilled technical support in the laboratory.
Developed and implemented laboratory related policies, procedures and regulations that successfully ensured compliance of OSHA,CLIA,COLA,CAP and JCAHO.
Served as internal OSHA safety officer supervising and implementing written safety policies and staff update training.
Main resposibilites: Supervising the daily clinic laboratory operations, including work schedules, work assignments,employee training & evaluation. Implementing, maintaining and monitoring laboratory testing procedures, ensuring quality control and cost effectiveness. Performing routine laboratory testing and phlebotomy on a fill-in basis. Development and maintenance of safety protocols, adequate laboratory supplies and equipment, input patient data and test results for billing, tracking reference labs turn around time,the reporting and documenting of critical values in a timely manner to the ordering physician.
Performed moderate complexity tests on clinical specimens for diagnostic purposes. Implemented microscopy testing and maintained laboratory in excellent quality of service. Responsible of processing,testing and record keeping of relevant in house testing as well as send out specimens. Accomplished a successful COLA inspection.
Contracted by VBMC to work at Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance Main Lab in their first phase of development. Responsible of testing, reporting and reviewing biological specimens in a timely manner in accordance with all applicable guidelines and procedures in a fast-growing facility as DHR. Generalist skills included Blood Banking, Coagulation,Serology, Chemistry,Hematology,Immunology,Basic Microbiology and Central Processing. Responsible of managing point of care with a successful CAP inspection.
Performed a variety of Hematology and Chemistry tests of body fluids. Lead Tech responsible for the Quality Control data on all chemistry analyzers. Successfully accomplished JCHAO inspection in chemistry department. Performed generalist functions in Coagulation and Urinalysis areas as part of team support. Directed the activities of laboratory assistants as needed.
In charge of general laboratory systems and operations in the multi-specialty clinic setting. Served as Laboratory Director of the CLIA moderate complexity laboratory responsible of developing and implementing all quality control/quality assurance policies and procedures, analyzing and interpreting monthly and annual reports and tests results. Successfully implemented the updated CLIA'88 regulations and maintained standards of excellence regarding laboratory inspections during 15 years of service. Upgraded analyzers for the Y2K change.
Certified transcripts of school equivalency by an approved evaluation agency, available upon request.
-Dimension Xpand Plus & RxL Max Advance Training 2006
-CA 1500 & CA 530 Coagulation Systems in-house training 2006
-Integra 800 Training 2003
-Roche/Hitachi Modular Pre-Anlytics Plus Training 2006
-Integra 400 plus Training 2012
-Cell Dyn 1600/1800 Operator's training 1993
- I Stat point of care system 2006
-Architect i1000sr basic training 2013
-Pentra 60 Basic training 2006
-Pentra 120 Advance training 2007
-AggRam platelet aggregation 2007
-Atac 800 Advance Training 2008
-Vidas & miniVidas Basic 2008/ Advance 2011.
-Act diff 2 2011
-Triage System 2005
1993-2005 Member of Clinical Laboratory Management Assoc.(CLMA)
1994 Faculty of the Univ. of Texas Medical Technology Program.Houston.
2000-2005 Member of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science.
2003 NCA registry certification.
San Jose Clinic:
Christus St.Joseph Hospital:
San Martin de Porres Clinic:
Valley Internal Medicine Associates:
1994 Perfect Attendance Award (San Jose Clinic).
1996 Perfect Attendance Award (San Jose Clinic).
1998 Award of recognition for 10 years of Service (San Jose Clinic).
2003 Award of recognition for 15 years of service (San Jose Clinic).
2008 Employee of the month (San Martin de Porres Clinic).
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