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Medical Technologist

Location:
San Diego, CA
Posted:
October 22, 2019

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Wilfred M. (Bill) Lovelock MLS(ASCP)cm Clinical Laboratory Scientist Manager

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San Diego, CA 92139 adanir@r.postjobfree.com

619-***-****

www.linkedin.com/in/wilfred-m-bill-lovelock-5876114

Work Experience

Lead Medical Technologist, 08/05/2019 to Present

Weed Community Hospital, Fort Irwin Army Training Centre, - Barstow, CA

I’ve just started a job at Fort Irwin Army Training Centre in Barstow, CA as a Lead Medical Technologist currently assigned to the Core Laboratory. I am currently undergoing orientation as well as training in the Chemistry Section and core laboratory. Once my orientation is completed, I will be working week days on the day shift in Chemistry, Hematology, Blood Bank, and Serology. I will also be training MLT’s who are active military with two years of military training and not very much laboratory experience.

Medical Laboratory Scientist, 07/2018 to 9/30/2018 Aureus Medical Group – Waimea, Kauai Island, Hawaii

I worked as a Generalist Clinical Laboratory Scientist III with Aureus Medical Group in a 13-week travel assignment in a small island hospital in Kauai Hawaii. I used this opportunity to update my bench skills in blood bank, clinical chemistry, hematology, phlebotomy, serology, urinalysis, immunology, processing specimens, and using the Sun-quest computer system in a small rural

island hospital with an active emergency room, ob-gyn section, med-surg unit, new-born nursery, and extended care facility. Lab instrumentation: Vitros 250 Chemistry Analyzer, Sysmex XS1000i/KX-21N Hematology Analyzer, Stratus CS, Biosite Triage Meter, Helmer Plasma thawer, Cyto-Tek centrifuge, IDMTS Gel System, Clinitek STATUS, Sysmex CA560 Coagulation Analyzer. Tube ABO/RH testing- IDMTS Gel Antibody Screen and X match. Manual Tests such as Body Fluids (CSF, synovial fluids, other body fluid) that includes cell counts, gram stain, crystal ID, Manual WBC differential, manual urine microscopic. Specimen collection including venipunctures/heelsticks of infants to adult's patients.

Regional Medical Laboratory Scientist American Embassy Medical Unit - Beijing, CN January 2016 to February 2018

China

Foreign Service Specialist posted at the US Embassy Medical Unit in Beijing, China. I travelled to 25 US consulates and US Embassies in several Chinese cities as well as in many other countries throughout Asia. I supervised laboratories located in embassy Medical Units and maintained a laboratory at

my post in Beijing. I inspected local hospitals and laboratories, examining quality control practices and procedures. I taught continuing education classes and supervised Medical Technologists in the

embassy Medical Units. I inspected embassy cafeterias and taught food-handler training and sanitation courses to the staff. I purchased and evaluated lab equipment and supplies and offered advice about reducing costs while improving services for our patients. I performed phlebotomy and worked in hematology, chemistry, serology, immunology, and urinalysis as required. I developed long and short- term project goals and provided status and evaluation reports to Washington, DC.

Department of State Bureau of Medical Services Medical Laboratory Section

Washington, DC United States

Regional Medical Laboratory Scientist

American Embassy Medical Unit - Dakar, Senegal

October 2013 to October 2015

Senegal

Foreign Service Specialist posted at the American Embassy Dakar Senegal. I travelled to 24 different countries in Western and Northern Africa visiting and inspecting local hospitals and medical laboratories to determine if their procedures and standards are good enough for Official Americans and their family members living in these countries to use their facilities and services. I supervised seven Laboratory Technologists in the region and ensured their laboratories followed CLIA standards. I assisted in selecting equipment, reagents, and supplies for the health units and laboratories in

US Embassy and Peace Corps facilities throughout the region. I maintained a medical laboratory at my post in Dakar Senegal performing phlebotomy and laboratory testing on our patients. I trained and taught courses in sanitation, food safety, and personal hygiene to locally employed staff at our embassies and consulates throughout the region. I inspected embassy and consulate cafeterias for cleanliness and taught food handler training to embassy staff. I interviewed, evaluated, hired, and trained locally employed Laboratory Technologists for the Department of State overseas.

Department of State Bureau of Medical Services Medical Laboratory Section

Washington, DC United States

Acting Assistant Chief

Laboratory Programs - Washington, DC 2012 to September 2013

United States.

I was responsible for maintaining the Bio-Rad Unity Web 2.0 Quality Control services for all the Department of State's Laboratory Technologists working all over the world. I also monitored the results of the External Proficiency Testing for all Department of State and Peace Corps Laboratory Technologists all around the globe.

Regional Medical Laboratory Scientist

Laboratory Programs - Mexico City, MX January 2012 to July 2012

Mexico

I supervised laboratories at the American Embassy Medical Unit in Mexico City and several other American Embassy laboratories throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean. I made sure that the embassy laboratories adhered to JCAHO, CLIA and CAP requirements. I travelled to and had responsibility for 48 different posts throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean.

I supervised two medical technologists, one in Mexico City and the other in Bogotá, Columbia. When I travelled to the different cities and countries in my regions, I inspected local hospitals and laboratories, visited and inspected private and government laboratories to determine if they follow

American standards. I trained and supervised locally hired medical technologists to perform laboratory tests in accordance with US laboratory policies and regulations. I also ensured potable water is available at each post by testing the water or establishing water testing programs at the post. I also taught food safety and proper hygiene to embassy cafeteria workers as well as performed sanitation inspections of embassy cafeterias and ambassador's residences. When I was not on regional travel assignments, I performed phlebotomy and laboratory tests in the Mexico City Embassy Laboratory.

I have maintained my generalist skills throughout my career and continue to perform tests in all

sections of the laboratory including chemistry, hematology, parasitology, microbiology, blood bank, urinalysis, and serology.

Department of State Bureau of Medical Services Medical Laboratory Section

Washington, DC United States

Regional Medical Laboratory Scientist American Embassy Medical Unit - Jakarta, ID October 2008 to October 2011

Indonesia

Foreign Service Specialist posted at the US Embassy Medical Unit in Jakarta, Indonesia. I travelled to US consulates and US Embassies throughout Asia and the Pacific Region. I supervised laboratories located in embassy Medical Units and maintained a laboratory at my post in Jakarta. I inspected local hospitals and laboratories, examining quality control practices and procedures. I taught continuing education classes and supervised Medical Technologists in the embassy Medical Units. I inspected embassy cafeterias and taught food-handler training and sanitation courses to the staff. I purchased and evaluated lab equipment and supplies and offered advice to embassy management about reducing costs while improving services for our patients. I developed long and short-term project goals and provided status and evaluation reports to Washington, DC.

Department of State Bureau of Medical Services Medical Laboratory Section

Washington, DC United States

Regional Medical Laboratory Scientist American Embassy Medical Unit - Beijing, CN August 2005 to September 2008

China

Foreign Service Specialist posted at the US Embassy Medical Unit in Beijing, China. I travelled to US consulates and US Embassies in several Chinese cities as well as in many other countries throughout Asia. I supervised laboratories located in embassy Medical Units and maintained a laboratory at

my post in Beijing. I inspected local hospitals and laboratories, examining quality control practices and procedures. I gave lectures about good laboratory practices to physicians and technologists at the Sino-Japanese Hospital in Beijing. I taught continuing education classes and supervised Medical Technologists in the embassy Medical Units. I inspected embassy cafeterias and taught food-handler

training and sanitation courses to the staff. I purchased and evaluated lab equipment and supplies and offered advice about reducing costs while improving services for our patients. I developed long and short-term project goals and provided status and evaluation reports to Washington, DC.

Department of State Washington

District of Columbia Washington, DC United States

Regional Medical Laboratory Scientist

American Embassy Medical Unit - Lagos, NG June 2002 to June 2005

Nigeria

Regional Medical Technologist

American Embassy Medical Unit - Washington, DC June 2002 to May 2005

Washington, DC. I was posted at US Consulate Health Unit in Lagos, Nigeria between June 2002 and May 2005. As a Regional Medical Technologist, I covered a total of twelve posts in West and Central Africa, Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Cotonou, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lomé, Niamey, N’djamena, Sao Tome, and Yaoundé. I made quarterly visits to US Embassies and Consulates in these countries. My duties included supervising local laboratory staff, inspecting local hospitals and laboratories, examining all hospital procedures and quality control to determine whether local American personnel should

use the facilities. I lectured to local newspaper and television crews in a televised news conference explaining the Swine Flu and Asian Bird Flu pandemics. I established water testing and other laboratory procedures. I taught continuing education courses to medical and embassy personnel. In addition to inspecting local laboratories and hospitals, I also offered advice on how to improve delivery and reduce costs of health care services. I purchased and evaluated equipment for my posts interacted with vendors, computer specialists, hospital administrators, medical officers, department heads and offered suggestions for facility improvement. I developed overall program goals, provided status reports, and post evaluation reports for each embassy and for the Medical Services Department in Washington, DC.

Department of State Washington

District of Columbia Washington, DC United States

Regional Medical Laboratory Scientist American Embassy Medical Unit - Islamabad, PK March 2000 to June 2002

Pakistan.

Regional Medical Technologist

American Embassy Medical Unit - Islamabad, PK March 2000 to June 2002

I covered four posts in Pakistan-Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi, as well as Kuwait, Sana'a, Jeddah, Riyadh, and Dhahran. I maintained and supervised a laboratory in Islamabad, taught courses in Sanitation, Food Safety, and Medical Parasitology. I inspected and evaluated local laboratories and hospitals and liaised with hospital administrators, medical directors, and regional medical officers.

I was involved in a major terrorist attack when a local church was bombed near the Embassy and several Americans were killed or injured. I was awarded a Superior Honour Award for my contributions for taking care of victims and survivors following the attack. I received, and I prepared reports that are used by the US State Department to determine whether local hospitals or laboratories are good enough to provide services to official Americans living and working in that country. I inspected

cafeterias and food service facilities educated food-handlers, and prepared reports so that deficiencies could be corrected. I prepared capital equipment justifications, ordered supplies and interacted

with vendors and biomedical engineers. I ensured that regulations from JCAHO and other hospital accrediting agencies were followed and adhered to.

Laboratory Supervisor

Raytheon Range Engineering Systems - Waltham, MA June 1995 to June 1999

40 Hours/week)

US Army Kwajalein Hospital

US Army Kwajalein Atoll, Raytheon Range Engineering Systems, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. Managed and supervised hospital laboratory. Prepared SOP's, procedure manuals, developed procedures. Established and implemented quality control program in hematology, blood bank, chemistry, microbiology, coagulation, urinalysis, and parasitology. Prepared and negotiated subcontracts with vendors, suppliers and service contractors. Prepared lab for its first successful accreditation inspection by a nationally recognized laboratory-accrediting agency. Established and maintained the first EPA certified water-testing laboratory outside of the US. Prepared quality

assurance reports, monthly financial reports, established lab patient billing system. Implemented WHO sponsored training program for Marshallese laboratory students. Reduced costs and turnaround times for reference lab testing by seeking out innovative alternatives. Organized annual island blood drive, collected and processed blood from donors to augment frozen blood supply, performed phlebotomy and lab tests as needed. Participated in and helped establish annual health fair for island residents.

Lead Medical Technologist

Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore, MD October 1994 to June 1995

40 Hours/week)

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Centre

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Centre, Baltimore, MD.

Supervised, scheduled, and counselled 24 technicians and clerical personnel in the areas of central reporting and receiving. Responsible for operating and troubleshooting the Johns Hopkins Hospital Laboratory Information System on the evening shift. Entered and verified lab results. Furnished lab results to nursing and medical staff. Sought out alternative and innovative ways to improve the hospital's method for ordering and reporting lab tests by attempting to make improvements to the central reporting system. Attended Total Quality Management training course through the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training Centre. Gained valuable training in the Johns Hopkins Laboratory Information System including data entry, information retrieval, and troubleshooting.

Laboratory Supervisor

Saudi Arabian National Guard - Riyadh, SA January 1990 to December 1993

40 Hours/week)

Supervised multinational staff of 15 technologists, phlebotomists and clerical staff.

Scheduled, counselled, prepared procedure manuals, budget justifications, established laboratory policies. Established, maintained, and reviewed all quality control records in hematology, chemistry, microbiology, and parasitology. Prepared the laboratory for three successful, annual CAP- College of American Pathology, accreditation inspections. Performed instrument maintenance, troubleshooting, trained new lab staff, and interpreted lab results for physicians. Performed lab tests, phlebotomy and clerical duties as needed.

Senior Medical Technologist University of South Alabama Medical Centre January 1989 to January 1990

40 Hours/week)

Worked 9 months on night shift in hematology, chemistry, blood bank, coagulation, serology, urinalysis, and microbiology. Performed lab tests, quality control, and instrument maintenance. Worked 3 months day shift in chemistry performing lab tests, quality control, and instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.

Medical Technologist Thomas Hospital - Fairhope, AL January 1981 to January 1988

40 Hours/week)

Worked independently in hematology, chemistry, blood bank, microbiology, parasitology, serology, coagulation, and urinalysis. Performed phlebotomy, lab tests, quality control, instrument maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Evening Laboratory Supervisor

West Florida Regional Medical Centre - Pensacola, FL January 1979 to January 1981

40 Hours/week)

Supervised, scheduled and counselled 10 clerks - phlebotomists and 5 technologists in hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, and coagulation.

Performed chemistry tests, quality control, instrument maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Evening and Night Laboratory Supervisor South Louisiana Medical Centre - Houma, LA January 1978 to January 1979

40 Hours/week)

Set up the hematology and coagulation departments as well as a quality control program for each of these areas before the opening of the hospital. Scheduled, supervised and counselled 2 technologists, 3 technicians and a clerk in blood bank, chemistry, hematology, coagulation, microbiology, urinalysis, and serology.

Night Laboratory Supervisor Cooper Green Hospital - Birmingham, AL January 1976 to January 1977

40 Hours/week)

Scheduled, supervised and coordinated the workload for seven technologists and technicians in all departments of the laboratory. Performed lab tests, quality control, instrument maintenance, and troubleshooting. Worked 6 months on day shift in hematology, performing lab tests, assisting in bone marrow procedures, photographing abnormal blood smears, and training students.

Medical Technologist

University of Alabama Medical Centre - Birmingham, AL January 1976 to January 1977

40 Hours/week)

Worked as a staff technologist in the stat lab in the areas of chemistry, toxicology, hematology, microbiology, coagulation, and urinalysis. Performed chemistry profiles on dialysis patients, maintained quality control records, checked and verified lab results on the hospital computer system.

Medical Technologist

Baptist Hospital Regional Medical - Pensacola, FL January 1974 to January 1976

40 Hours/week)

Worked evening shift in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, coagulation, serology, and urinalysis. Trained at Baptist Hospital and was the first student in my class hired after graduation.

Education

Education:

University of West Florida Pensacola, FL United States

Bachelor's Degree – Biology

Bachelor’s Degree - Medical Technology

National Restaurant Association – SERVSAFE Restaurant Manager Trainer/Inspector Certification

Member of the College of American Pathologists –

Medical Technologist certifications MT (ASCP)

Member of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)

Medical Technologist certification MLS (ASCP) cm

Member of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Licensed in the State of Hawaii as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Licensed in the State of Florida as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Licensed in the State of Florida as a Clinical Laboratory Supervisor.

Graduate School (Candidate) - Majors: Public Health, Business Administration and Management, and Marine Biology

University of Alabama Birmingham, AL United States

University of South Alabama Mobile, AL United States

31 hours completed in Public Health, Business Administration and Management, and Marine Biology

Two weeks of Leadership Training at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Virginia in 2007

Joint Commission Resources Training "Assessing Laboratory Service Quality" (Inspecting Laboratories for Quality)

Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS) "Epidemiology, Disease Surveillance, and Outbreak Investigation Training"

Top Secret Security Clearance (Recently Updated)

US Department of State Medical Clearance “World-Wide Available” (Last Update 11-2017)

Awards:

Awards received while working for the Department of State:

Superior Honour Award - March 2001

Superior Honour Award - April 2002

Franklin Award - May 2001

White House Certificate of Appreciation - November 2005

Franklin Award - July 2010

19 Year Department of State Service Award

Married.

Technical Skill Set

Technical Skills:

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access; Sunquest LIS.

Instruments:

Vitros 250 Chemistry Analyzer, Vitros 550 Chemistry Analyzer, Sysmex XS1000i/KX-21N Hematology Analyzer, Stratus CS, Biosite Triage Meter, Helmer Plasma Thawer, Cyto-Tek Centrifuge, IDMTS Gel System, Clinitek STATUS, Sysmex CA560 Coagulation Analyzer, Abaxis Piccolo Express, i-Stat Portable Blood Gas Analyzer, Dupont Dimension, Dupont ACA I, II, IV, Technicon SMA 6, SMA 12, Technicon Stat Ion, Technicon Auto-analysers, Technicon Stat Lyte, FL-446, IL Flame Photometer, Chloride Titrator, Natelson Microgasometer, Corning CL Meter 920, Abbott TDX Drug Analyzer, Ames Clinitek, Ciba-Corning 288 Blood Gas, System BioMerioux Vitek 32, Horiba ABX 60 CBC Analyzer, Vitros Ektachem 500, Vitros DT -60, Advanced Instruments, Osmometer Beckman, Electrophoresis Beckman TR, Enzyme Analyzer Coulter Models, S, S+, Senior Coulter Models T, 890, F ASTRA, Larc Differential Counter, Fibrosystem Fibrometer, Coagamate (several models), Biodata Platelet Aggregation, Autobac I, Beckman BUN Analyzer 2, Beckman Glu Analyzer 2, Bactec 460, Haemonetics cell washing system.

Techniques:

Tube ABO/RH Testing- IDMTS Gel Antibody Screen and X Match, Body Fluids (CSF, Synovial Fluids, Other Body Fluid), Cell Counts, Gram Stain, Crystal ID, Manual WBC Differential, Manual Urine Microscopic, Specimen Collection, Chemistry, Hematology, Parasitology, Microbiology, Blood Bank, Urinalysis, Serology

-Resume updated August 22, 2019 -WML



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