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Quality Control Assurance

Gilbert, Arizona, United States
January 17, 2018

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Shashikant Patel Gilbert, Arizona 908-***-****

Enviroprob Inc. Metuchen, NJ (March to July 2017)

Position: Consultant

Installation and validations of instruments

Set-up laboratory instrumentation, procedures and protocols

Knowledge of Quality Control Criteria, Competency Assessment, Split Sample Proficiency, Compliance and Safety Protocol

Assisted to certify laboratory for CLIA (New York and New Jersey Department of Health)

Red Rock Treatment and Addiction Center, Scottsdale, AZ (April 2016 to November 2016)

Position: Laboratory Supervisor, Toxicology

Knowledge of Quality Assurance Plan and Quality Improvement (Quality Control review, Quality Assurance, Competency Assessment, Proficiency Testing, API, COLA split sample etc.) and Patient Test Management.

Proficient with CLIA/COLA criteria for survey to obtain approval for laboratory license.

Supervised and trained technicians to ensure compliance and safety.

Regular maintenance and troubleshooting of instruments to correct malfunctions.

Observe, monitor and review patient results for accuracy before releasing to Laboratory Information System.

Maintain patient confidentiality to ensure patient rights and privacy is protected.

Track inventory and place orders for calibrations, controls, reagents and instrument parts

Ultimate Analysis LABS, Phoenix, AZ (May 2014 to December 2015)

Position: Laboratory Supervisor, Toxicology

Possess both a working and theoretical knowledge of laboratory instrumentation and procedures

Maintenance and troubleshooting of instruments to correct malfunctions, maintain proper documentations of actions taken

Ensure accurate patient identification throughout pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic phases of testing

Adhere to quality control/assurance (QC/QA) policies, and documentation of related activities

Evaluate QC/QA results for each analysis/test/procedure to ensure QC/QA is maintained within set parameters

Identify and mitigate problems that may adversely affect test results/reporting to make sure the turnaround time is not affected

Perform proficiency testing (PT) independently throughout the process

Evaluate and review PT results in a timely manner and take corrective action as necessary

Maintain patient and physician confidentiality to ensure patient rights are protected

St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ (August 1992 to June 2013)

Position: Senior Technologist, Clinical Chemistry, Immunology, Hematology, Toxicology and Urinalysis

Familiar with the Quality Management Systems (Path of Workflow)

Perform point of care testing and interpret routine and stat diagnostic assays on blood and body fluids using ELISA method and other state of art instruments

Trouble-shooting the quality control and instrument problems, performing necessary maintenance and calibration on all instrument

Exceptional skills and a high level of self motivation with regard to responsibility and leadership

Quantitative instrument and method evaluations, pipette accuracy and calibration check using ARTEL PCS2 procedure

Quest Diagnostics, Teterboro, NJ (February 1978 to June 1992)

Position: Senior Technologist, Clinical Chemistry/Forensic Toxicology Dept.

Lead research projects, performed various tests in the clinical chemistry and forensic toxicology testing e.g. Blood alcohol analysis, controlled substance identification, trace evidence analysis etc. Sample preparation using solid phase extraction (SPE), Liquid/liquid extraction using various instruments.

Supervised and trained around ten techs to meet departmental guidelines.

Was also responsible for scheduling daily work flow, managing and tracking overtime.

Handled high volume tests using state of art instruments, managed/evaluated technicians daily work load

Attended Quality Control Seminars as required.

Self-motivation with increasing level of responsibility and strong leadership and interpersonal skills


Instrumentation Knowledge:

TDX, IMAX, Advia Centaur, Roche Modular System, Roche Cobas 411, Sysmac UF1000/Clinitek Atlas, UV-Spectrophotometer, Coulter, GC, HPLC, GC-MS, TLC, Triage, AU2700, AU640, Architect 1000 and 2000 etc.,

Special Skills:

Independent decision-making skills, consistently meet deadlines; Knowledge of conducting routine and stat tests for use in patient diagnosis; Continuously maintain the highest degree and quality of patient care; Exceptional knowledge of troubleshooting instruments. LIS was Cerner Millennium.


U.S. Equivalent of a Master’s Degree In, Organic Chemistry, 1972

M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat, India

ASCP Eligible (In process of appearing for exam)


Medical Laboratory Techniques (Manhattan Medical Assistants’ School July 1973)

Toxicology (Med Technologist) New York Department of Health

Certified CPR and First Aid (AED)

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