JOHN K SAMUEL
Medical Laboratory Technologist having more than 20 years of experience with American Red Cross, Philadelphia, PA, searching for a suitable position in Dallas, Texas.
Excellent in clinical laboratory skills with commended performance; conducting/analyzing laboratory tests and resolving complex clinical and instrumentation problems. Accurate, reliable, diligent,
punctual and focused on the timely, quality completion of all lab procedures. Work well under pressure and time constraints within high-volume environments and multi-tasking.
July 2014 – Present: Senior Laboratory Technologist II – Cellular Therapy Laboratory, American Red Cross, Philadelphia, PA. Perform basic technical cell manipulation and testing procedures on irreplaceable cellular products. Maintain aseptic technique during processing of products to ensure the integrity, viability and sterility of cellular products until final infusion to the patient. Shipping Stem cell products to hospitals. Performs quality control functions and stability testing for the clinical trial projects for Erytech Pharma cancer treatment product. Operation and maintenance of Abbott Cell-Dyn Ruby, DREW 2280 Hematology Analyzer, Coulter Hematology Analyzer, FACS Calibur Flow Cytometer, Osmocell RBC Fragility Analyzer, Evolution 201 Spectrophotometer and performing, Endotoxin, environmental monitoring of the Clean Rooms, Inventory management, conducting competency assessment for staff members.
May 1998-July 2014: Laboratory Technician/Technical Trainer - National Testing Laboratory (NTL), American Red Cross, Philadelphia, PA.
Joined as a Medical Laboratory Technician and later promoted as Lead Technologist and Technical Trainer.
Performed automated testing of donor blood samples for HIV, HTLV, HCV, HBC, HBsAg and Chagas using Abbott PRISM nEXT, West Nile Viruses and Ultrio (NAT - HIV, HCV & HBV) using Chiron TIGRIS, Antibody Screening and ABO/Rh identification using Immucor GALILEO, Hemoglobin S, Triglyceride and Counting Residual Leukocytes using manual method to assure the safety, potency and purity of the blood supply. Adheres to explicit standard operating procedures and performs all duties in accordance with the applicable regulatory requirements.
Daily operation and maintenance of laboratory/testing equipment in Viral, Immunohematology and Nucleic Acid laboratories, such as PRISM, TIGRIS AND GALILEO etc.
Conducted new employee training as well as incumbent laboratory staff training. Verification of standard operating procedures, Training Implementation Plans and attending various conference calls associated with training and development.
Primary Instructor for both Infectious Disease Laboratory and Immunohematology Laboratories.
Evaluated quality control within laboratory using standard laboratory test and measurement controls, and maintained compliance with CLIA, OSHA, safety and risk-management guidelines.
Sat in on standardization calls, verified TIPS and has been the primary contact for both IDL and IHL.
Participated in a LEAN project that involves the standardization of the training program for all of Biomedical Services
Volunteered to review the extensive System4 training documents to ensure accuracy before its implementation.
Volunteered to help the department to supervise night shift employees for 2 years, in the absence of a Supervisor.
Volunteered to maintain the NY State Continuing Education credits data for all staff members.
Attended First Instructor training at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, NY and Abbott Laboratories, TX for the Ortho Summit Processor and PRISM analyzers respectively. Responsible for training all testing staff in the Laboratory on both these equipment.
Problem Management training - identification and resolution of testing issues.
Biomedical Instructor training for the implementation of electronic Learning Management System.
Clinical Laboratory Technologist, University of the State of New York, Department of Education, NY
Medical Laboratory Technician, American Medical Technologist (AMT)
1994-1996 – Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from McCarrie School of Health Science, Philadelphia, PA
Received TIFFANY AWARD (First and second level award for employee Excellence in professional/technical service) in 2002 and 2010 from American Red Cross. This is the highest level award of excellence given to staff.
1997-1998: Laboratory Technician, Lab Force Inc. Worked for SmithKline Laboratories, Norristown, PA and Quest Diagnostics, Horsham, PA in the Hematology and Special Chemistry departments.
1996-1997: Laboratory Technician – Alia Laboratories Inc., Philadelphia, PA. Performing Phlebotomy and conducting testing of samples for Urinalysis, Hematology, Chemistry and Toxicology.