Medical Laboratory Scientist and Specialist in Blood Banking with seven years of experience in transfusion medicine and three years of experience in Laboratory leadership. Skilled in cost containment process improvement initiatives, laboratory processes and coordination of laboratory operations. Seeking a position to use a combination of quality, improvement, creative and technical talents.
Managed Green Belt Lean Sig Sigma project: "Reducing Wastage of Antibody Positive Donations" with a projected financial gain over $400,000/year.
Designed the experiment and performed research: "Allogeneic adsorptions: A comparison of the traditional method with a modified PEG adsorption method" published in Immunohematology 2010.
Performed internal CAP inspections in two laboratories including identifying deficiencies, creating and executing action plans.
Partnered with nursing units throughout the hospital to reduce collection of contaminated blood culture lowering contamination rate from 3% to 1%, sustained for greater than 6 months.
Designed and deployed a Specimen Labeling Score Card to bring awareness to errors and communicate the status of each unit.
This project operated in tandem with specific initiates targeting methods to reducing errors and improving patient safety.
Designed and executed an efficient donor Lookback process including authoring the Standard Operating Procedures for the process.
Quality Specialist, 01/2016 to Current Theranos Inc
Technical Supervisor, 01/2015 to 01/2016 Laboratory Sciences of Arizona - Banner Estrella Medical Center
Managed performance of 24 direct reports Managed scheduling and timecards of 44 employees Monitored and reported on the budget for the General Laboratory and Blood Bank Facilitated department meetings for staff and leaders Served as an active member of operational hospital committees Continued role of Quality Specialist.
Quality Specialist, 01/2014 to 01/2015
Facilitated meetings for laboratory and hospital committees covering Quality Assurance and Specimen Labeling Served as an active member of quality and critical process hospital committees Managed the incident reporting process creating, investigating and closing events Provided data related to quality metrics for the hospital and the laboratory system Reported audit and investigation findings to management to guide decision making Coordinated document control process for the laboratory using system level procedures to improve employee satisfaction and compliance Completed leadership training through Development Dimension International Authored standard operating procedures for identified gaps and process improvement projects Championed process improvement project related to specimen problems of a manual data collection method.
Technical Support Specialist, 01/2013 to 01/2014 Blood Systems Inc
Performed quality control for laboratory equipment Coordinated the document control process for 3 laboratories Organized statistical information to assist management decisions Identified and resolved quality deficiencies.
Created tracking database to manage statistics and provide customer reports.
Medical Affairs Counselor, 01/2010 to 01/2013
Counseled blood donors on test results from donated blood Mentored new staff on processes throughout the department Gathered data and provided statistics for physicians Monitored processes for regulatory compliance Completed management training courses.
Medical Technologist, 01/2007 to 01/2014 Mayo Clinic Hospital
Actively represented the Transfusion Service on the Quality Improvement Committee Performed patient testing in the Transfusion Service and Core Laboratory departments Prepared blood products including irradiation and washing products Developed a transfusion review process and worked with physicians to improve resource utilization Developed a process to monitor product utilization and trained staff on process to reduce waste of expired products.
Blood Bank Medical Technologist, 01/2005 to 01/2007 St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Performed transfusion related testing.
Prepared blood products for transfusion including aliquoting and thawing products.
Championed use of Thawed Plasma to improve product utilization and reduce waste in two laboratories.
Connected nurses and medical technologists through nursing seminars and educational posters "The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered" - Dr.
Master of Arts: Healthcare Administration, 2015 QUALIFICATIONS Ashford University - Healthcare Administration
Green Belt Six Sigma, Blood Systems Inc.: 2011
White and Yellow Belt Six Sigma and Quality Fellows Bronze Level, Mayo Clinic: Blood Banking, 2010 University of Texas Southwestern - Blood Banking
Bachelor of Science: Medical Technology, 2005 Wichita State University - Medical Technology
Laboratory Sciences of Arizona - Banner Estrella Medical Center
Blood Systems Inc
Mayo Clinic Hospital
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
QUALIFICATIONS Ashford University
University of Texas Southwestern
Wichita State University
Job Titles Held:
Technical Support Specialist
Medical Affairs Counselor
Blood Bank Medical Technologist
Master of Arts : Healthcare Administration , 2015 Green Belt Six Sigma, Blood Systems Inc. : 2011 White and Yellow Belt Six Sigma and Quality Fellows Bronze Level, Mayo Clinic : Blood Banking , 2010 Bachelor of Science : Medical Technology , 2005
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