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Medical Laboratory

Van Horn, TX
December 28, 2018

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Tana Flies

MT/ASCP Highly technical and motivated professional Clinical Lab Scientist

Van Horn, TX


Over 26 years experience in clinical laboratories, to include an advanced degree. Willing to relocate: Anywhere

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Medical Technologist (ASCP)

Culberson Hospital - Van Horn, TX

October 2018 to Present

Full time day shift. To include generalist duties and phlebotomy. Medical Laboratory Scientist (Travel Position)

St. Josephs Hospital for OneStaff Medical Omaha, NB - Syracuse, NY March 2018 to May 2018

Syracuse, NY

March 2018 - May 2018

Generalist Lab Information System Smarterm, Sunquest, MISYS, GOOI, and etc. Instrumentation include VISTA 500, VISTA 1500, Osmometer, mini-TOSOH, mini-Vidas, Atlas, UFi1000, Cephid, and etc. Medical Laboratory Scientist

University Hospitals Cleveland - Cleveland, OH

February 2017 to February 2018

Generalist in chemistry core laboratory with Beckman AU 5800, Centaur, Beckman with middleware Remisol and use of EQC, Cennexus, Beckman track line system for sample management LIS system 4.5 SOFT lab GEM 4000 blood gas analyzer with QML, and POCT Stratus for STAT Troponin. Medical Laboratory Scientist (Travel position)

AMN Healthcare-Club Staffing - Clinton, MD

December 2016 to February 2017

Generalist to include VISTA 1500, Sysmex1000 hematology, Coagulation Stago, Centaur, and Iris Urinalysis analyzer. LIS Smarterm, and Sunquest.

Medical Laboratory Scientist (Contractor)

Concentric Healthcare, Sierra Vista Hospital - Truth or Consequences, NM October 2016 to November 2016

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

Oct 3. 2016 - November 26, 2016: LIS-CPSI; Immunolite 1000, Symex, Ortho gel in bloodbank. Generalist MLS-ASCP.

Medical Laboratory Scientist

CHI Baylor St. Luke's Hospital - Houston, TX

December 2015 to March 2016

Houston, TX. Ander's Group LLC 12/2015 to 03/2016. Experience in the Transfusion services experience full time. Experienced as a user on ECHO for type and screen and electronic cross match. Including inventory of all CRYO, FFP, and RBC's for a 550 plus bed hospital. • Donor Retypes • Type & Screens • AHG Cross matches • Antibody ID: Ready-ID, Extend I, Extend II • Antigen Screening: C,c,E,e,K interfaced with LIS Safetrace and EPIC. Medical Laboratory Scientist


St. Luke's Medical Center - Phoenix, AZ

September 2013 to August 2015

with experience on Siemens Track System with a Centaur XP for special chemistry analysis, Siemens Vista 500 and Advia 1800 for chemistry, Siemens 2120i for hematology, Advia Atlas for urinalysis, Sysmex CA 7000 CA500 for coagulation and use of Central Link, Lab Cell and Horizon lab interfaces to report results. Assisted Quality Lead Tech in Chemistry QC trending and tracking, assisted Hematology Lead in Geometric Mean calculation, new lot implementation, etc. Responsible for daily, weekly, monthly, periodic maintenance on all equipment and in addition to performing quality control, and lot- to-lot correlations. Performed body fluid analysis on hemacytometer, crystal analysis, and microscopic reading of manual differential along with urinalysis microscopic. Performed Kit testing: HCG.MONO's RSV, Strep-A, etc. Experience includes use of osmometer, pH meter along with standards and quality control. Microbiology duties performed were Stat gram stain on CSF, and positive blood cultures. Used plating techniques for various body fluids and place plates into proper incubators for growth. Bloodbank experience with the ortho gel based technology along with tube method and data entry and quality control into the LIS-Citrix computer. Blood Cooler issue for multiple RBC units for open heart (CABG) surgeries. Experience and responsible to work up transfusion reaction investigation. Experience with temperature monitoring, and inventory of blood products into the HCLL Citrix system, and returned the blood products to UBS. Performed daily BB maintenance rotated the trauma stock daily.

Medical Technologist

Humboldt General Hospital - Winnemucca, NV

March 2013 to July 2013

Triage Staffing, Omaha, NB). Experience with Ruby hematology, Olympus 400 chemistry analyzer, Dimension EXL 200, TOSOH, ESR automated method, Triage meter for DDimer, cardiac markers, BNP, Fetal fibronectin Adezea analyzer, HgbA1c analyzer, ISTAT, Roche glucometer, Cell-Dyne Ruby, and Sysmex CA 540 coagulation analyzer tested PT/INR, PTT, DDimer, Care 360 based platform for referral labs to Quest Diagnostics, and Ortho gel system for ABO/RH and Antibody, referred positive antibody screen to UBS for identification. LIS system experience with HMS. Microbiology plated cultures; kits test experience with RSV, Flu A/B, HCG, Mono, 13-panel urine drug screen, amnisure kit for OB ward. Medical Technologist

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Aureus Staffing - Philadelphia, PA December 2012 to March 2013

Experience with Beckman Coulter DXH800, Ortho Diagnostics Vitros 5600, Criterion, Stago, Stago Satelight, ABL400 blood gas analyzer, and LIS Sunquest/Misys. Medical Technologist

West Valley Hospital & WVEC-Goodyear & Buckeye - Buckeye, AZ June 2011 to November 2012

Experience with horizon LIS, Dimension EXL with LOCI technology, performed calibrations, linearity, and quality control including hemoglobin A1C, LH750 & LH780 hematology analyzer, ACL TOP for coagulation, and fibrinogen kit test for fibrin degradation products, urinalysis used Atlas, and Advantus analyzers, Blood Bank the Ortho gel antibody screen, tube method for ABO/Rh, antibody identification, rhogham workups, and supply inventory of blood online ordered with UBS. Active participant in CAP inspections.

Medical Technologist

Sage Memorial Hospital APN Staffing Assigned - Ganado, AZ March 2011 to June 2011

Full-Time hours experience on Cell Dyne Ruby, Vitros 5.1, H. Pylori breath test analyzer, triage meter for BNP, CKMB, Troponin, Myoglobin, microbiology kit tests, and experience with Siemens Microscan. Supervisor

Temple University Hospital, Travel Max - Philadelphia, PA September 2010 to December 2010

Philadelphia, PA - September 2010 to December 2010. Duties: clinical chemistry laboratory supervisor over 7 FTE Medical Technologists. As well as experience in blood bank section in a level 1-trauma hospital. Experience with Beckman DXC, DXI, LX20, Urinalysis Atlas, Blood Gas Analyzer Siemens 895, 1200, and Architect, LH750, Immage, and Beckman Coulter hematology analyzer, STAGO, ACL Top coagulation analyzers. Experience with evaluations of employee performance of turn around times, exception reports, edited verified reports, and quality control parameters of each analyzer, reviewed reports in the Meditech LIS. Scheduling for 7 FTE's. Performed disciplinary action (Performance Management) for employees. Coordination of blood products with trauma patients with positive antibodies.

Medical Technologist

Research Medical Center - Center, Kansas, US

March 2008 to August 2009

Generalist in all areas of hospital laboratory.

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center - Coffeyville, KS January 2006 to February 2008

Hematology & POC coordinator all areas of hospital laboratory. Quality control review. Active Participant in CLIA, The Joint Commission, and CAP inspections and passed. Medical Laboratory Journeyman-Generalist

Medical Lab - Oklahoma City, OK

July 2005 to May 2006

in clinical lab. Honorable discharge 2006. At each assignment duties with accrediting agencies: HIPPA, The Joint Commission, FAA, AABB, and College of American Pathologist (CAP) accreditations. Medical Laboratory Journeyman (Supervisor)

Medical Lab

July 1998 to May 2006

for one year Air National Guard & Reserves. See Below assignments/transfers: Adjunct Professor

Mountain State University - Beckley, WV

August 2004 to December 2004

Taught physics lab, organic chem 2 lab, and outdoor crime scene lecture. Medical Laboratory Journeyman-generalist

Medical Lab - Charleston, WV

May 2004 to December 2004

in small clinical laboratory. Honorable Discharge 2004. Medical Technologist- (Interim Laboratory Director) Plateau Medical Center - Oak Hill, WV

May 2004 to July 2004

Experience with laboratory budget, significant savings of over $300,000 within a 3-year time frame at the hospital and combined tests from two chemistry analyzers onto one analyzer/instrument. Assisted administration with implementation of new Ortho gel card system into the blood bank. As well as scheduled 17 FTE's on a 24/7 schedule, PTO, Call Out, etc. Experience with disciplinary action and evaluations of employees.

Medical Laboratory Journeyman

Medical Lab - Tulsa, OK

August 2003 to April 2004

4T051 duties in small clinical lab. Honorable Discharge 2004. Phlebotomist & Interviewer

Wright Patterson Medical Center - Dayton, OH

November 2003 to November 2003

04/2004Duties: Experience with look back program to quarantine units of blood, which were positive for tests.

Medical Laboratory Technologist (Supervisor)

OU Medical Center - Edmond, OK

July 1999 to August 2003

Generalist, night shift supervisor.

Toxicology Intern

OKC Chief Medical Examiners Office-Toxicology Laboratory - Oklahoma City, OK May 2003 to July 2003

GCMS - ECD for benzodiazepines .

Medical Laboratory Journeyman-generalist

Medical Lab - Tulsa, OK

July 1998 to July 2003

supervised, Drug Testing Program Manager for the entire base. Honorable Discharge. 2003. Intern Lab Tech

FAA/Civil Aeromedical Institute of Medicine/Physical Science - Oklahoma City, OK May 2001 to July 2001

UV VIS spectrophotometer. Micro GCMS

Laboratory Assistant Chemistry

University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond, OK

August 1999 to December 2000

Biochemistry lab, chemistry computer lab, and organic chem lab. Medical Laboratory Journeyman-Shipping Supervisor

USAF-Active Duty - Las Vegas, NV

January 1995 to February 1998

Honorable Discharge

Medical Laboratory Journeyman; Laboratory Supervisor USAF-Active Duty

February 1992 to February 1998

for two years over four airmen. Experience in the United States Air Force, 4T051. Medical Laboratory Technologist

USAF-Active Duty - San Antonio, TX

February 1992 to February 1998

Basic Training-Honor Flight

Medical Laboratory Journeyman-Hematology Supervisor USAF-Active Duty - Lancaster, CA

July 1994 to January 1995

small class clinical laboratory, on call 24/7 for laboratory, 4T051. Medical Laboratory Journeyman-Airman

USAF-Active Duty

October 1992 to July 1994

Phase 2 Technical School for 4T031.

Medical Laboratory Journeyman-Airman

USAF-Active Duty - Wichita Falls, TX

May 1992 to October 1992

Phase 1 Technical School for 4T031


Master's of Science-Forensic Science in Forensic Science/Criminalistics University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond, OK

August 2001 to May 2004

Bachelor's of Science-Forensic Science in Forensic Science/Chemistry University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond, OK

August 1999 to August 2001

Associates of Arts in General curriculumn

University of Maryland University College - Adelphi, MD January 1995 to December 1997

Associate of Science in Clinical lab science

Community College of the Air Force - Maxwell AFB, AL February 1992 to December 1997


LABORATORY (10+ years), TESTING (10+ years), CHEMISTRY (10+ years), HEMATOLOGY (10+ years), TRAINING (10+ years), Clinical Laboratory, Ascp, Blood Bank, Medical Laboratory, MLT, Cerner, Microbiology, Med Tech, Lab Tech


Military Service

Branch: United States Air Force

Rank: SSGT



October 2008 to October 2020

ASCP - MLS with certification maintenance program. NYSDE Clinical Lab Scientist

September 2011 to September 2019

Additional Information


Various Laboratory Information Systems, Quality Control Review (Chem, Hem, Coag, etc), Instrument Calibrations (Chem, Hem, Coag, UA, Immunohematology, Microbiology, Bloodbank, and etc),

Instrument Linearity's (Chem, Hem, Coag, etc), Laboratory Inventory Control,

New Reagent Lot Validations (Chem, Hem, Coag, etc),

Instrument to Instrument Correlations (Chem, Hem, Coag, etc), Performed and supervised enzyme linked immunosorbent assay ELISA testing.

Proficiency Survey testing and evaluations, Employee Performance Management including competency and training,

Various Instrument Maintenance Functions, Regulatory Agency (inspection) preparedness and participation

Travel MT experience

Work experience on instrumentation by Johnson & Johnson, BioRad, Roche, Abott, Lifescience, Thermo Fisher, Amgen, Bekton Dickinson (BD), Alere, Siemens, Advia and etc.

Beckman Instrument experience: Olympus lines, AU Series (5800 & 5400), Access 2, DXI, etc.

Experience at the Tulsa, OKANG I had one Airman I supervised for one year, and while at RAF Lakenheath I was lead tech over four other techs-airmen while served active duty in the Air Force. Experience when I served as an interim lab director at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill, WV for 0.25 year with 17 personnel to schedule, supervise, budget and etc. Saved hospital over $300,000 in a three (3) year time span. As well as clinical chemistry core lab supervisor at Temple University Hospital for 0.25 year with five techs to schedule, coordinate days off and to include evaluate performance to supervisors.

Four (4) years of coordination and supervision of hematology, chemistry, microbiology, blood bank, coagulation, urinalysis, and point-of-care at Edmond Medical Center.

Two (2) years experience of coordination and supervisor at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center in hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, and point of care.

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