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Laboratory Informatics Clinical Analyst

A highly accomplished, dedicated and disciplined clinical laboratory scientist recognized as a team player and leader seeking to contribute to and grow with a dynamic, progressive and innovative organization.   Highly organized, results oriented professional with an exemplary track record of success in regulatory compliance, LIS configuration and troubleshooting, and providing the highest quality of care.

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Laboratory Science Processes and Workflows
  • CAP/JCH Regulatory Compliance
  • Cerner PathNet Design and Configuration
  • Diagnosing and Troubleshooting LIS Issues and Issue Management
  • Microsoft Excel, Access
  • Cerner Millennium Discern Expert

Core Competencies

  • Exceptional capacity to manage numerous and often competing priorities with minimal direction from superiors
  • Dependable and enthusiastic individual who excels in competitive and challenging environments
  • Solid communication, interpersonal, time management, analytical, organizational and leadership skills
  • Highly skilled in designing and configuring Cerner PathNet to produce optimal processes and workflows
  • Experienced in EMR implementation, testing, scripting and documentation
  • Experience in technical writing and technical needs assessment

Professional Profile

West Coast Hospital                                  2005-present
Blood Bank/Coag Section Supervisor 2005, Interim Laboratory Manager 2005-2006, Assistant Laboratory Manager 2007-2008, Clinical Analyst, Laboratory Informatics 2008-present
Selected achievements:

  • Responsible for maintaining Blood Bank, Coagulation, Hematology, Urinalysis and LIS departments within CAP, JCAHO and FDA regulations as well as overseeing day-to-day operations including supervising technologists and laboratory assistants as Interim Laboratory Manager and Assistant Manager
  • Maintained payroll, performed employee interviews, evaluations, discipline and coordinated staff  meetings
  • Team Lead for Cerner PathNet Gen Lab, Blood Bank Transfusion and Microbiology build in 2006-7 as well as designing and configuring Cerner PathNet Gen Lab and Blood Bank Transfusion LIS
  • Developed strategies for implementing and managing the rules and regulations that govern clinical laboratory testing; implemented, revised and approved procedures and policies
  • Monitored and oversaw Cerner PathNet Gen Lab, Blood Bank Transfusion and Microbiology systems regarding configuration changes, package installs and upgrades
  • Continually worked with all hospital departments to optimize EMR workflow
  • Received Certificate of Recognition in March 2008 for Innovation in Cerner PathNet design
  • Received Certificate of Commendation from CEO in 2009 for contributions on EMR project implementation

West Coast Hospital                                     1996-2004

Staff Laboratory Technologist

Generalist technologist in a progressive, high-complex clinical laboratory.  Performed all aspects of patient care including phlebotomy and arterial phlebotomy, specimen testing, instrument calibration, QC testing and troubleshooting, proficiency testing, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.  Maintained accurate patient records and provided highest quality of care to each patient.
Selected achievements:

  • Maintained clinical chemistry and blood bank department within CAP regulations
  • Maintained clinical chemistry analyzer test methodologies, software updates, validation procedures, implemented new test methodologies
  • Designed and implemented specimen collection manual; updated procedures
  • Certified breath alcohol technician and DOT urine drug screen collector

West Coast Hospital                                               1996
Interim Laboratory Manager
Sole contract technologist during permanent staff and management recruitment for a small rural hospital laboratory.  Managed all laboratory operations for a four-month period.  Worked closely with physicians to provide the highest quality of care to each patient.

East Coast Hospital                                             1987-1994

Staff Medical Technician

East Coast Hospital                                        1985-1987
Staff Medical Laboratory Technician

Educational Profile

Bachelor of Science, Clinical Laboratory Science   GPA 3.72, “Cum Laude”                                             2004
Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Biomedical sciences courses                                                                                                                                                 1988
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Associate of Science, Medical Laboratory Technology                                                                                           1985
Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN

Cerner Education

Specialist Certificate, PathNet General Laboratory                                                                                                            2010
Cerner Millennium: Architecture, Troubleshooting and Issue Management                                                                 2010
Cerner Millennium: Discern Expert Level 1                                                                                                                         2008
Cerner Millennium: Fundamentals                                                                                                                                        2007
Cerner Millennium: PathNet Build & Design with Cerner Solutions Center                                                        2006-2007


American Medical Technologists, MT #61350                                                                                                                   1990
American Society of Clinical Pathologists, MLT #033055                                                                                               1985