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Assistant Laboratory Director

United States
August 22, 2012

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Sharron Phillips

**** ********* ***** **, *********, Alabama 35640 • • Tele: 256-***-****

Personal Statement

Energetic assistant laboratory director with 16 years experience in hospital settings. Excellent human resources, clinical, time management, and customer service skills.

Career Objective

Assistant Laboratory Director and Chemistry department supervisor with excellent accreditation record and ability to multi-task currently seeking laboratory management position in a growing health care system.

Work Experience

Assistant Laboratory Director / Dayshift Supervisor / Chemistry Supervisor / Medical Technologist February 2000 - present

Parkway Medical Center, Decatur, Alabama

Performs managerial functions while laboratory director is un-available and/or busy. Includes “Kronos” productivity report interpretations, scheduling, billing, complaint resolution, procedure counts, supply ordering, and payroll time corrections. Directly oversaw the roll-out of two chemistry analyzers including linearity studies, correlations, and training. Daily direct supervision of eight dayshift employees and a total of 20 employees in order to coordinate expert care to both in-patients and out-patients. Directed clinical laboratory student rotations with duties including scheduling, teaching, and evaluation of student progress. Conducted supply ordering and generating cost reports for chemistry department as well as directing operations of two chemistry analyzers. Leads the quality control program, proficiency testing, training and competencies for the Chemistry department . Expert clinical, problem solving, and communication skills. Works closely with numerous departments and on quality improvement projects.

Medical Laboratory Technician (generalist) Sept 1996 - Feb 2000

Lawrence Medical Center, Moulton, Alabama

Performed laboratory collections and processed biological specimens in a timely and accurate manner as the sole third shift laboratory technician on duty. Generalist duties included all areas of hospital laboratory, including operation, quality control performance and maintenance of several laboratory instruments. Managed the point-of-care testing for blood glucose meters including training, competencies, quality control, linearity studies, and system maintenance.

Related Skills

Nationally certified Medical Technologist (AMT) and Medical Laboratory Technician (ASCP)

Supervision of 8 dayshift MLTs, 20 overall employees and Interim laboratory director when needed

Conducts regulatory inspections with Pathologist (CAP inspector #1461696)

Assures employer meets regulatory guidelines (Joint Commission & CLIA)

Managerial functions such as Kronos productivity reports & scheduling.

Clinical site coordinator for Wallace State College and Calhoun Community College

Generates cost reports and volume figures for Chemistry

Excellent clinical skills in Phlebotomy, Chemistry, Hematology, Blood Banking, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Serology, Bone Marrow Collection, and point-of-care testing

Extensive experience in Quality Control procedures such as daily data review, establishment of meaningful quality control ranges, new lot implementation, and linearity studies

Experienced participant in Quality Improvement programs, Proficiency Surveys, and in meeting Joint Commission regulatory standards

Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, Power Point, AS400 from Healthcare Management Systems, and Cerner

Committee member to evaluate hospital products for safety, cost reduction, and ease-of-use

Directed the roll out of two Chemistry analyzers; including the linearity studies, validation studies, implementation of quality control ranges, training and competencies of all laboratory employees.


BS Health Science, minor in Health Care Management Aug 2007 – May 2011

Athens State University, Athens, Alabama

Graduation Date: May 2011

Majored in Health Science with a minor in Health Care Management. GPA of classes taken at ASU 3.63 / 4.0. Examples of classes are Management of Health Care Organizations, Managed Care and Health Policy in the United States. Participated in internship for Health Care Management at Huntsville Hospital laboratory with Laboratory Director, Vicky McClain.

AAS Medical Laboratory Technology Aug 1994 - Dec 1996

Wallace State College, Hanceville, Alabama

Associates degree in Applied Sciences with a focus in Medical Laboratory Technology. Leadership role in both the classroom and on-site lab by helping to create weekly practice lab activities.

Awards & Community Involvement

Employee of the Quarter, 1st quarter 2010

Cheerleader coach, Pee-Wee football 5 & 6 yr old team 2010

Member of West Hartselle Baptist Church since 2003


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