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Medical Microbiology

Sacramento, CA
November 09, 2019

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Valerie Butler CLS, MT(ASCP)

916-***-**** 3029 Whitney Ave. Sacramento CA 95821 Clinical Laboratory Scientist Generalist with many years of Microbiology experience as well as Blood Bank training and team lead duties.

Work Experience

Sutter Health (SMCS) CLS Generalist, Sacramento CA. Feb 2019 - Present. High volume fast paced 24hr Hospital lab performing stat ER testing for Oncology, Cardiac, Stroke and Labor and Delivery. Instruments: Sysmex, Iris, Vista, Centaur, Architect, Kit tests. Hematology CBC’s/ Differentials. Chemistry Chem panels, Cardiac enzymes, Drug monitoring, Hepatitis testing. Urinalysis and Body fluid analysis. Stat spot testing and pre -L&D tests Glenn Medical Center CLS Generalist, Willows CA. Dec 2017-Jan 2019. Stat ER In/Out patient testing. Hematology CBCs on the Horiba. Differentials and ESRs. Stat Blood gases. Sysmex Coagulation Pt, Ptt and D-dimer tests. Chemistry panels on the Siemens Xpand, Cardiac enzymes and hormone levels on the Siemens Centaur, Drug levels, Urinalysis, Stat CrossMatches.

BloodSource Sr. Reference CLS, Rancho Cordova CA. April 2017-Nov 2017. Filled Blood product orders. Performed ABO/Rh testing as well as Donor Antigen phenotyping and Patient Antibody Identification.

Beckman Coulter R&D. West Sac, CA. Developemental Scientist II/CLS. Nov 2016 -March 2017. Contractor In charge of mapping out and performing a large volume of backlogged assay testing utilizing the Microscan panels and Walkaway instrumentation for precise organism Identification and Susceptibility pattern data collection for the Pre-Developement and Development departments for the validation studies for the launch of new product lines. Bruker Maldi Tof organism testing. Helped compile the Beckman Colter Microbiology organism library. Became familiar with the Kaizen continuous improvement business philosophy. U.C.Davis Vet. Med. Teaching Hospital. Davis, CA. Microbiology CLS. Aug 2014 -Nov 2016. Clinical Microbiological and Fungal workups of hospital Inpatient and Outpatient samples as well as Research samples. Utilized the Bruker Maldi Tof and other Biochemical Bacterial genus and species identification methods along with the Swin Sensitizer and Disk Diffusion assays to provide antibiotic susceptibility results. VMACs LIS Quest Diagnostics Clinical Lab INC, CLS III. Sacramento CA 1985-2013 2yrs Automated Chemistry. 20+yrs Microbiology Dept. Bacteriology Bench Lead. Aerobic and Anaerobic organism ID and Susceptibilities. Parasitology, Mycology, and some Mycobacteriology knowledge. Antigen EIA assays, Genprobes, Immunoassays. Vitek 2/observa, Microscan WalkAway system, Bactec, Migit, and Antrim LIS. Bench training of new hires and Department schedule maker coordinator assigning 20+ techs bench duties and coverage to insure optimal workflow and best TAT. Maintained QC records. Performed New Instrument Validations and helped author some SOPs.


University of Virginia Medical Teaching Hospital, Charlottesville, VA. Clinical Lab Scientist Internship and position in the Blood bank and Hematology Deptmt. California State University at Sacramento. Bachelors of Science. Major Biology. Clinical Laboratory Technology and Public Health Microbiology. Minor Chemistry. American River College Sacramento CA Associate of Arts Business. U.C.Davis Extension Management Courses// Academy X Excel 1,2,3 and Word//ASCP LabMU

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