Over 22 years of hospital, healthcare and supervisory experience.
Certification from American Society of Clinical Pathologists #197311
Experience: Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Blood Bank, Urinalysis and phlebotomy.
Mentor and train new technologists, nurses and medical students.
Detail oriented, hard working and able to multi-task easily.
Outstanding communication skills.
Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA August, 2015-Present
Instruct Medical Assistant students in clinical laboratory techniques, phlebotomy, state and federal regulations and the operation and maintenance of lab equipment in the Physician Office Laboratory.
Current classes- Fall 2016 Semester: Clinical Laboratory I MLT 111 and MLT 113.
Devised curriculum for new one credit practicum course: MLT 113.
Director of Laboratory Services:
Northwest Physicians Associates, Meadville, Pa April 15, 2015 -Present
Planning, organizing and directing all aspects of the laboratory department.
Skilled at performing a full range of laboratory tests.
Anticipating and reacting calmly to emergency situations.
Identifying and resolving problems at main lab and 11 satellite offices.
Establishing and maintaining an effective working relationship with patients, medical staff and the public.
Training all new employees in the laboratory and phlebotomy skills.
Clinical Laboratory Consultant for NPA physician’s office clients.
Medical Technologist BSMT(ASCP):
Titusville Area Hospital, Titusville, Pa 1994 – present
2nd Shift Charge Tech in 1996 responsible for all employees and laboratory operations.
Supervisor hematology department in 1999. Implemented new analyzers, wrote laboratory policy and procedure manuals, trained all staff, calibrations, QC review and correlations, perform all maintenance, responsible for surveys and inspections.
Work closely with the Pathologist, Oncologist and nurses to ensure proper tests are ordered and monitor patients for maximum care.
Revised Oncology documentation and procedures for more efficient communication of results.
St. Francis University, Loretto, PA 2013-2014
Master of Health Sciences.
Current GPA: 3.97/4.00 scale.
Related coursework: Health Professionals as Educators and Instructional Design.
St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, PA 1993-1994
Student internship involving 12 month rotation through all laboratory departments.
University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg, PA 1985-1992
Awarded BS Biological Sciences, Dec, 1992.
St. Francis University - Loretto, PA
Reviewed and graded CORE 121 (Physical Wellness) and CORE 122 (Spiritual and Social Wellness) coursework submitted through digication and Blackboard Message System by freshman students.
Accountable for alerting students when work needed corrected and resubmitted, the due dates for submissions and ensuring the success of each student.
Submissions were graded in a timely manner so corrections could be made before the due dates, as late work was given a CN grade.
MLT Instructor: Rotations through the TAH Laboratory
Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA and Fortes Institute, Erie, Pa
MLT students progressed through the laboratory departments for the clinical rotation required for graduation.
Instruct the students from the daily lesson plan and correlated it with the clinical aspects of the lab.
Monitor and grade tests provided by the college and created practical exams to ensure the student understood the information.
Aid the student while preparing for the State Registry.
The MLT director would visit the lab once a week for the daily performance reviews.
Required to submit a formal evaluation of the student's work for graduation and readiness for employment.
Martial Arts Instructor:
Harrison's Jade Dragon Dojo, Titusville, PA (15 years)
Lyle's Goshin Jutsu Karate ClubUnion City, PA (6 years)
2nd Degree Black Belt in Goshin Jutsu Karate
Instructed students of all ages and physical ability. Owned and operated dojo for 6 years.
Developed and structured classes according to age, ability and mental development.
Recognized different learning styles and formulated teaching plans to accommodate each student's individual needs.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AS DIRECTOR OF LABORATORY SERVICES:
Safety Officer at NPA: Responsible for leading the safety committee to ensure all safety policies and state regulations are being followed by the company.
Preparing the main laboratory for state inspections by the PA Dept. of Health. Recently inspected and passed with flying colors.
There are 8 satellite offices and they are inspected by me once per year. Weekly and monthly visits to ensure policies are followed. Provide all laboratory supplies to offices and educate new and existing staff on laboratory changes and updates.
Provide all appropriate forms to the Department of Health for change of status within the company. Must be filled out for new physicians, medical directors of outside offices and all other changes to the facilities. All credentials for the physicians must be reviewed for CLIA licensure.
Order and submit all proficiency testing to API and review results with the staff and Medical Director.
Ensure all the offices are current with their CMS and CLIA licenses and following proper lab policies.
Ensure that all QC is documented and submitted in a timely manner and reviewed by the Medical Director at the monthly review meetings.
Responsible for all the ordering for the main laboratory and outer offices. We run the entire laboratory and provide supplies to outer offices on a very strict budget. I can elaborate on this further at your request.
Train all new MA and LPN’s in the laboratory to include phlebotomy, processing specimens and performing lab testing (rapid strep, urinalysis and other waived testing).
All shipments for the main lab and outer offices are delivered to the NPA laboratory for processing. The lab also distributes the shipments and sends the fulfilled purchase orders to Pittsburgh for payment. Only the lab receives shipments.
Work in the laboratory, to include phlebotomy, when vacations, illnesses or other scheduling conflicts occur.
Train new employees on proper autoclave procedures. Follow CLIA and state regulations concerning spore testing and maintenance records.
Work closely with the billing department in Pittsburgh to ensure proper diagnosis codes are being submitted for laboratory testing.
Investigate denials from insurance companies and provide additional paperwork, diagnosis codes, ABN’s or IRF’s to ensure speedy payment.