Seeking Long term position as a Medical Laboratory Scientist-Preferable in a Toxicology Laboratory, Reference and or STAT Lab.
Willing to accept traveling assignments to Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Wyoming, Montanna, Washington State, Oregon
License & Certification
American Society for Clinical Pathology Associate Member since 1992 ID# 03078799
Cytotechnologist ASCP Certificate# 9777 no expiration
Medical Laboratory Scientist ASCP CMP Certificate # 222169 exp. 11/3/2019
Nevada General Supervisor of a Licensed Laboratory #487165-TGS-0 exp. 1/29/2019 Reinstating
Accepted invitation to train with Laboratories at WilliamBeeRirie Hospital Ely, Nevada.
Trained in all positions- Chemistry, Blood Bank, Hematology macro/micro, Toxicology, Urinalysis macro/micro & Coagulation.
Medical Laboratory Scientist
Blessing Hospital Quincy, I'll.
Traveler Medical Laboratory Scientist- 13 week assignment Med Technologist position at distinguished Hospital in Illinois.
Experienced in LIS: Mysis
Experience with Chemistry Analyzers
Medical Technologist Contract
Dr's Office Lab Idaho
United States - Idaho
Cover for Regular Lab Tech-1 week
to June 2015
United States - Arizona
finish other travelers contract
Medical Laboratory Technologist
to August 2014
ThermoScientific™ Indiko™Plus Clinical and Specialty Chemistry Analyzer
Testing Clients for Drugs of Abuse and pharmaceutical compliance
Managing reagents and laboratory consumable
Omega Pain Clinic
to May 2014
United States - Utah
Biolis24i Analyzer from Carolina Liquid Chemistries
Maintained Calibration and Quality Control Data, troubleshooting and incidence
Interpreted test results and reports for clinics providers (physician’s, PA's, RN's)
Saved the Clinic the cost of Service Contract by performing all maintenance, daily, weekly, quarterly and part of annual.
1099 Salary, >20 hours/week, No Benefits
Ensured compliance when testing clients’ urine for DOA's
Interpreted test results and reports for physicians, registered nurses, and physician’s assistants.
Successfully maintained the calibration and quality control data, incidence log and troubleshooting.
Utilized the Biolis24i Analyzer from Carolina Liquid Chemistry
Reduced service costs by performing all daily, weekly, quarterly and part of the annual maintenance.
IHS Crow Agency Hospital
to July 2012
United States - Montana
13 week assignment through CompHealth.
Phlebotomy, Blood Gases, Blood Banking- Type and Cross. Emergency Release. Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Rapid Agglutination Tests, Microscopy.
Compiled daily data and documentation for litigation packets
Consistently less than 24 hour turnaround time-95% of daily specimens tested <24 hours
Learned the basis and history of testing urine for Drugs of Abuse by the Director of TASC.
Following established TASC.AZ protocols.
Validated non-seimen's reagents on AU-400e
Brought to fruition first TASC Lab in Utah
Following established TASCAZ protocols validated Beckman-Coulter AU400e for non seimen's reagents
Developed and authored Standard Operating Procedures
Communicated directly with Supervisor and Laboratory Director in Phoenix, AZ
Opened and Closed Laboratory
Laboratory consisted of myself and another tech. I basically did instrumentation and other tech did data entry, accessioning, and aliquotting.
Taught Skill and UnSkilled Staff about Laboratory Procedures.
There to answer technical questions.
Flavors and Nutritional Supplements. QC/QA GC/MS tested Random Lot Shipments. QC/QA Raw Materials and Finished Flavors. Finished flavors tested against stock known flavors. Flavor formulation and GC/MS for duplication.
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
to October 2011
United States - Pennsylvania
Accepted 6 month Hematology contract via Aureus Staffing
Sysmex Hematology line 4 analyzers, middle ware WAN, slides made for flags- wright stained
LIS Mysis. Instrument’s operated and maintained Beckman Coulter Lh750, STAGO, Vitros, Abbott I2000 and C8000
Daily task Instrument maintenance, Quality Control, Calibration when necessary, Addition of reagents, Replenishing consumables
Laboratory tests chemistry, hematology, coagulation and urinalysis used to aid Providers in the diagnosis, detection, treatment, and prevention of disease.
Rotated through Laboratory positions including Chemistry, Coagulation, Urinalysis Hematology/Body Fluids
7on/7off, paid for 80 hours, accrued no time off, Benefits
Key member of team that validated, developed and established SMRT Lab, which is one of only two World Anti-Doping Association Accredited Labs in the United States (+ISO A2LA Accredited).
Responsible for authoring the standard operating procedures required for use by all staff members.
Promoted to certifying scientist responsible for certifying other analyst’s chromatography and data packs.
Instrument’s: Immulite®2000, BD LSRII Flow Cytometer, Sysmex XS-1000i, Agilent HP6890 GC/MSD, GC/NPD, Agilent 1100 series HPLC connected to Applied Biosystems
QStar-XL tandem MS (Q-TOF), LC/MS, Thermo TSQ, and AutoLumat LB 953 Luminometer
Primary Technologist managing and over seeing immunoassay testing. First immunoassay used Immulite 2000 testing for hcG in Male athletes.
Selected to receive training by world renowned Dr. Martin Bidlingmaier of Endocrine Laboratories Medizinische Klinik – Innenstadt, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany. Spent 5 days in Munich training.
Brought the kit back to US, trained Labs R&D PhD on the procedure. Together we did in house validation, compiled the data, had it submitted to ISO and in less than 6 months were were the only Lab in the USA accredited to perform the assay on US Athletes.
Performed CMZ GH Isoform assay on random US Athletes pre=XXIX Olympiad, 2008 Beijing Games to detect human growth hormone doping.
Fast Track Medical Technology Program Certificate of Completion
University of Utah Department of Pathology Division of Medical Laboratory Science
to October 2005
One year, accelerated, Medical Laboratory Technology program for students with Bachelors Degree, GPA 3.7
Clinical Rotation's ARUP Laboratories SLC, Utah
Nevada General Supervisor of a Licensed Laboratory #487165-TGS-0 exp. 1/29/2019
Specimen Receiving, Specimen Preparation, Specimen testing, Data Analysis, Data Entry, Report generation, Calculations, Making Reagents, Mixing of and fortifying with Internal Standards. Specimen extraction, liquid/liquid and solid phase. Injection into GC/MS, LC/MS/MS. Analysis of Chromatography Retention times, Peek Heights, making sure they are exact for the compound, spotting pitfalls such as ion flips. Working in and maintaining a clean work environment • Microscopy of Blood, Body Fluids, CSF’s, Synovial Fluids, Siemen, Urine, Cell differentials, Cell morphology. Cell counts performed by instrumentation or by using hemocytometers when doing manually.
HIPPA•PHI •MEDICARE/MEDICAID• SAFETY/OSHA• CAP/CLIA/COLA/ISO• Policy Development• Administration• Technical Writing• Writing of SOPs • Organizing/Prioritizing/Turnaround Time• Data Analysis/Spot Spurious Results• Data Entry/Reporting• Auditing Quality Assurance• Continuous Quality Improvement• Mentoring• Listening• Teaching• Inventory Management• Reagents/Consumables/Buffers/Internal Standard• Specimen Accessioning• Specimen Preparation• Analysis• Microscopy•, Blood Smears• Manual Differential• Cell Counts, Body Fluids, CSF's, Synovial Fluid• Critical Value Notification• Contemporaneous Documentation• Laboratory Information Systems= Mysis/GUI, Sunquest, Star-LIMS, RPMS, LAB DAQ, Horizon by Chem-ware, Cerner Millennium•
Laboratory Analyzer and Information System Skills
High Complexity Analyzers: ·Dimension® ExL• Ortho VITROS® 4600• Abbott I2000 and C8000·Immulite®2000•Beckman-Coulter AU400e• Biolis24i• ThermoScientific™ Indiko™Plus• TOSOH AIA- 900·Sysmex XS-1000i •Beckman Coulter Lh750• Coulter™ Lh780 •High Complexity Specialty Analyzers •·BD LSRII Flow Cytometer• Agilent HP6890 GC/MSD, GC/NPD ·Agilent 1100 Series QStar-XL Middleware and Data Analysis Software •·ChemStation by Agilent,• Laboratory Information System’s: ·Horizon by ChemWare ·Mysis/GUI Roll & Scroll ·Star LIMS ∙Sunquest ·Paracelsus · Cerner ·RPMS ·Lab Daq Other Miscellaneous information systems (Data Analysis, Middle Ware) ChemStation by Agilent, Sysmex WAM™. Advanced analyzer maintenance, calibration, QC and troubleshooting.
Customer Service Skills, Microsoft Office, Phone Skills, Communication, Written, Verbal (10+ years)
Teaching, Listening, Facilitating, Assisting, Supervising, Life Long Learner (10+ years)
Policy Development• Administration• Technical Writing• Writing of SOPs (10+ years)
Maintenance of moderate to high complexity analyzers. Calibration, QC, troubleshooting, documentation (10+ years)
Familiar with use of most computer programs such as, Office 365, Excel, Word, and Power Point. Working knowledge of most all MS Office equipment and email systems, shipping and receiving. Able to develop and maintain company mailing lists via MS Office. Use manufacture documentation for reference. Working knowledge of most all office equipment and software, MS Office 365 Suite, Adobe DC Pro, email systems, shipping and receiving. Able to develop and maintain company mailing lists via MS Office. Able to use, maintain, troubleshoot and fix most office equipment. Including: copiers, printers, scanners, fax machine, calculator, postage meter, PC’s, shrink-wrap machine, paper cutter, hole driller, bindery equipment, tape machine, stackers, electric stapler and scales. Experienced in keeping copier and copier areas clean, well-organized and stocked. Ensures copiers are working properly, Clean copier as per manufacture, Clear paper jams and other errors. Check for quality via daily inspections or as needed. Have a check off log for startup and shut down task. Maintains records, incidence logs, service logs. Document everything contemporaneously. Have logs available to edit for task and logs used to bring important issues to supervisors’ attention quickly.
Technical writer-use manufacture documentation, reference manuals, and facts I know by heart for references. Authored many Standard Operated Procedures and Manuals. It’s best to be in the Lab I am writing the procedure for as I am able to give to another Technologist to perform with only the SOP, this works great for getting glitches out before they have a chance to be a problem.