Enthusiastic recent Medical Laboratory Technology graduate with Microbiology emphasis. Desires an experienced level role in a clinical laboratory setting.
in Microbiology (M -ASCP) from Board of Registry, American Society of Clinical
Pathology, Chicago, Illinois Certification# 3862 through 03/31/2019
Laboratory Technologist License from the Department of Education, the State
University of NY. License # 006174 through 12/31/2018
Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft SharePoint, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook
Other Languages : Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi
05/2016 to Current
Medical TechnologistSaint Joseph's Medical Center － Yonkers, NY
Blood culture testing using Bactec 9240.
Testing and identification of microorganisms of Aerobic and Anaerobic cultures using REMEL rapid ID kits.
Identification and Susceptibility of pathogens using MICROSCAN walkaway.
Serological testing for : RSV, Rapid Strep Group A antigen, Flu A&B, C.
Use of CHROM agar for MRSA,VRE testing.
Assist Laboratory Operations Director towards practice match procedure in developing SOPs for Microbiology laboratory as well as preparing monthly Blood culture contamination rate for the Hospital.
Assist Laboratory Operations Director in preparation process for inspections by regulatory agencies.
Data management using SIEMENS Novius Laboratory Information System.
09/2015 to 01/2016
LIS AnalystMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center － New York, NY
Responsible for the direction and overall functioning of the HL7 Operational Interface Mapping between the LIS and Lab Medicine departments.
Project and write user acceptance test plans, coordinate user and internal testing and review project timetables on an ongoing basis.
Test new systems, version upgrades, interfaces and other system modifications and provide advanced troubleshooting support for applications as necessary.
Resolve and retest identified errors and problems with workflow redesign and procedural changes with documentation.
Provide project leadership for the selection and implementation of maintaining the integrity of current and future Laboratory Medicine applications and active company-wide LIS projects.
05/2015 to 09/2015
MicrobiologistQDX Path Alliance PC － Cranford, NJ
Ensuring compliance with all accrediting agency requirements.
Monitoring testing to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained.
Aligning laboratory projects and processes towards meeting company-wide goals.
Analyzing needs for new equipment and assessing efficacy of proposed instrument acquisitions.
Analyzing requests for new tests.
Assuring that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
In the event of non-conformances, ensuring that results of test examinations are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning.
Ensuring adequacy of training and competency assessment protocols in the labs.
Annually evaluating and documenting the performance of all testing personnel.
Reviewing Proficiency testing performance.
Reviewing and releasing of results as needed.
03/2014 to 05/2015
Quality Assurance AuditorSpectra East Laboratories Inc － Rockleigh, NJ
01/2006 to 01/2010
Evening shift in charge Medical TechnologistChilton Hospital － Pequannock, NJ
Managed the microbiology division of the hospital on a part time basis.
Primary plating of clinical and/or environmental specimens onto the appropriate culture media utilizing standard plating methods.
Perform quality control on all media and reagents used in the laboratory and keep accurate records of the results of such testing.
Conducted qualitative direct antigen tests - visual end point.
Worked directly with the Bactec 9240 (Automated Blood Culture System) and demonstrated proper practices in the laboratory so that other technicians and technologists can perform in an error-free environment.
Operational knowledge of LIS- MEDITECH, Biomuriex - VITEK ID system of aerobic bacteria and yeast.
09/1990 to 11/2016
Medical Technologist- Microbiology, QA Technologist, Group Lead MicrobiologyQuest Diagnostics Inc － Teterboro, NJ
Performed and evaluated waived, moderately complex and highly complex laboratory analysis on blood and other body fluids as well as aerobic and anaerobic cultures of different body sites.
Knowledge of Sterilization process.
Demonstrated a high degree of technical competence and knowledge in current methods and techniques required to identify to the species level a broad spectrum of bacteria and antimicrobial susceptibility.
Performed instrument maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting procedures.
Performed, evaluated and troubleshoot quality control and participated in proficiency testing procedures.
Demonstrated proficiency in all principle duties of a Medical Technologist II.
In the absence of the Supervisor, supervisory and decision-making actions were carried out in an efficient manner.
Supervised 20+ assigned Medical Technologists, Technicians, and Laboratory Assistants by monitoring workflow to meet testing schedules.
Other tasks involved the distribution and review of work assignments while training employees to adhere to quality principles and laboratory techniques.
Resolution of work related conflicts or problems with staff by providing input to supervisors in regards to performance appraisals and disciplinary actions.
Review of QA and QC data to insure that Six Sigma practices were in place and properly executed.
Coordinated public health department investigations and worked closely with Senior Management (i.e.
Managing Directors & Directors) to formulate and implement the policies for the effective conduct of laboratory programs.
Instrument interface and instrument testing in addition to maintaining documentation and metrics on all interface implementations.
Manager/Technical SupervisorCoordinated with Department
with proficiency testing programs regulated by College of American Pathologists and Department of Health, including collation of data and ensuring review of results and corrective action, as applicable.
Follow up investigations of corrective and preventive actions.
Defined, monitored, and reported department quality improvement metrics and documenting appropriate follow up when metrics do not meet goals.
Review department procedures to ensure accuracy and alignment with validation data, manufacturer package inserts, database, and patient reports.
Coordinated, performed, and reviewed departmental training and competency assessments to ensure ongoing compliance with regulatory and quality assurance standards.
Recommended corrective and preventive action of compliance concerns.
Tracked metrics and trends as well as compliance issues and their resolution on a periodic basis.
Escalate compliance issue to responsible individual.
Periodically reviewed QA standard operating procedures and make suggestions to management.
Interprets policies, standards and regulations and evaluates potentially critical problems not covered.
Planed, scheduled, coordinated, and conducted internal and external quality audits in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Policies include GCP and GLP.
Audited MDR training for Laboratory personnel using instruments and evaluate ongoing compliance.
Managed post-audit activities and follow up on any necessary corrective and preventive actions, resolves any conflicts.
Play a pivotal role in managing the Governance process that maintains the Quality & Regulatory Systems Inventory, System Profiles, Risk Assessment, and Prioritization of new or changing Quality Systems.
Investigated client complaints, revised reports, and reportable quality issues, ensuring that responses are accurate and complete, as well as ensuring that immediate, short-term, and long-term corrective actions are implemented.
Investigated recall on vendor notifications and ensured compliance with FDA regulatory standards.
Understanding of auditing principles and ability to perform as a lead auditor, leadership techniques and project management methodologies.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Medical TechnologyFairleigh Dickinson University － Teaneck, NJGPA 3.63 Medical Technology
Bioethics, Nursing Research, Theory Development and Advance Research, Information Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Biochemistry, Cell Culture, Genetics, Pharmaceutical Industry structure and Government Regulations, Advances in Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical topics in current development, International Business Management, Statistical Analysis
Volunteer, Board of Trustee Rana Samaj USA, 2010 - Present
Instrumental in achieving group and corporate objectives for the implementation of QMPS for Quest Diagnostics Inc.
Teterboro business unit (2004) and published QMPS training manual for lab personnel.
Exceled at providing comprehensive development and support integration solutions between the Quest Lab / QMPS/care360/Clinical testing Portal and hospital Laboratory information systems for the clients like Mount Kisko Medical Group, Health Quest Accounts, Bronx Lebanon Hospital etc.
Reviewed, edited and authored at least 70 SOPs for the Microbiology department.
Prepared checklist for all lab medicine department for Regulatory Inspection readiness.
Recognized for outstanding quality of work with numerous awards and personal commendations.
Operational LIS knowledge of MEDITECH, Horizon Lab, LABDAQ, NOVIUS, Harvest-Copia-Sequoia from Orchard Software.
Legendary service achievement and improvement to Total Quality certificate.
Outstanding participation in The Coaching and Mentoring Program sponsored by Valuing Diversity Steering committee.
Living our company values" award from Chairman and CEO Quest Diagnostics.
Our Best" Certificate of Excellence from Quest Diagnostics Inc.
Teterboro Business Unit.
Prestigious award Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges from FDU.
Submitted an abstract to ASM control tracking number 04-GM-A-2402-ASM Titled "Evaluation of Automation for Streaking Primary Media Inoculated with Clinical Specimens".
Submitted a research paper "Global Rise in Drug Resistance: Search for novel Antibiotics" Course work: 07/S1 PHAR 7715 81 Topics in Current Developments (51841) FDU.
Rana, Satish MSc, MSMT, M (ASCP).
Alfred Theodore MacConkey." PMF NEWSLETTER.
A Publication Of The Pharmaceutical Microbiology Forum, Volume - 15; Issue - 4, Pp.
*CAP (College of American Pathologists) Inspector Team Leader training certificate
*Member of American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Member of American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society (SIGMA Xi), Member of Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), Member of American Society for Quality (ASQ), Member of American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
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Companies Worked For:
Saint Joseph's Medical Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
QDX Path Alliance PC
Spectra East Laboratories Inc
Quest Diagnostics Inc
Coordinated with Department
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Job Titles Held:
Quality Assurance Auditor
Evening shift in charge Medical Technologist
Medical Technologist- Microbiology, QA Technologist, Group Lead Microbiology
Master of Science : Medical Technology Bioethics, Nursing Research, Theory Development and Advance Research, Information Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Biochemistry, Cell Culture, Genetics, Pharmaceutical Industry structure and Government Regulations, Advances in Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical topics in current development, International Business Management, Statistical Analysis
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