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Medical Quality Control

Avondale, Arizona, United States
January 30, 2018

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Sara Ellington

Professional SUMMARY

Clinical Laboratory Assistant with 22 years’ experience, Epic Super User for multiple hospital facility. Cerner Millennium including PowerChart, Sunquest Laboratory and Meditech super user/trainer. Lead phlebotomist/supervisor and trainer for Laboratory system. QA tester for major software upgrades and monitor compliance.


10/2016 – Present Honor Health Hospital & Medical Group Scottsdale, AZ

•Epic super user to assist with upgrades and training laboratory staff

•Specimen processing for all Honor Health Medical Groups to maintain specimen integrity

•CLIA wave testing and documentation to meet CAP/JCAHO

•Load instruments for testing

•Complete micro set ups to ensure quality results

•Communicate with physicians and medical staff for proper order entry for send out tests

MS4 stat registration for outreach specimen receipt.

4/2008 – 8/2016 Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center Chandler, AZ

Super user/ trainer for Meditech and Cerner Millennium and PowerChart

•Assist physicians and nursing staff with order entry in Corner PowerChart

•Senior phlebotomist at level one trauma center for all age groups

•Train phlebotomist in Cerner Millennium PowerChart on mobile work station

•Go live support during schedule system upgrades

•MS4 stat registration for outreach specimen receipt

10/1998 – 4/2008 Carondelet St. Joseph Hospital Tucson, AZ

Lead Laboratory Assistance

•Train all new phlebotomist on policy and procedures for laboratory and hospital

•Write new send out policies and procedures for Meditech usage

•QA test send out orders in Meditech and Sunquest to prepare for Meditech installation

•Working knowledge of Meditech and Cerner Millennium EHR

•Microbiology set up for quality results

•Issue blood products for transfusion services

•Support software upgrades and go lives

•Meditech registration for outpatient and outreach patients

•QA testing for Sunquest laboratory upgrade from v4.3 to v5.2

3/1995 – 10/1998 University Medical Center Tucson, AZ

•Phlebotomist for OP services

•Microbiology set up for quality control

•Maintain quality control organisms for micro testing

9/1999 – 5/2002 R.F. Nozick & Associates, Inc Contract position Tucson, AZ

QA tester

•Validation of Laboratory & Radiology data for Kaiser Permanente Data Migration Project to Cerner Information System in Hawaii

•Execute QA test plans for Sunquest laboratory upgrade from v4.3 to v5.2 for general lab

Professional & Community Involvement

AMT Certified - American Medical Technologist

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