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RALPH E.

DICKEY
Home: (720) 872-2683
Cell: (720) 988-7057
QUALIFICATIONS
TECHNOLOGIST with over 25 years experience in management/supervision and bench w
ork in the clinical laboratory and related chemistry and coagulation reagent ind
ustry. Management of budget, inventory, staffing and other HR related duties. Pr
oficient in the use of laboratory instrumentation and development of protocols a
nd applications of new methods. Experienced in supervising laboratory technologi
sts and training/supervising techs and students in the discipline. Regarded as d
edicated, hardworking, self-motivated, and a strong team player who is willing a
nd able to adapt and learn new skills.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
TERRE HAUTE MEDICAL LABORATORY
Terre Haute, IN 2008 - 2009
Manager for Chemistry Department of Med Lab core laboratory in Terre Haute facil
ity, located in Union Hospital. Oversight of all chemistry testing performed in-
house and assistance with off-site; including routine and STAT testing, electrop
horesis, special chemistry, and toxicology. Duties included supervision and sche
duling of staff, writing and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures and
instrumentation, monitoring of Quality Control, inventory, assistance with budg
et, review for compliance, proficiency testing and inspections of department by
internal and external groups, training and competency of staff and students.
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS
Rocky Mountain Business Unit - Denver, CO 2005 - 2008
Supervisor of the Automated Chemistry department with oversight in areas of rout
ine and Stat chemistry testing; including electrophoresis and allergens. Duties
included supervision and scheduling of staff, writing and implementation of Stan
dard Operating Procedures and instrumentation, monitoring of Quality Control, in
ventory, assistance with budget, review for compliance, proficiency testing and
inspections of department by internal and external groups, training and competen
cy of staff and students. Participated in process improvement teams and Six-Sigm
a projects.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICES
Missouri/Illinois Region 2002 - 2005
Manager of the Quality Control Lab performing supervision of staff and manageria
l duties required for day-to-day operations of the lab, including writing, valid
ating and implementing associated operating procedures for lab and allocated dep
artment use, budgeting, ordering, instrument evaluation and calibration verifica
tion, ordering, scheduling of staff, review for compliance, proficiency testing,
and participation in inspections with all regulatory agencies.
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SIGMA DIAGNOSTICS - St. Louis, Missouri 1995 - 2002
Systems Scientist (2000 - 2002)
Responsible for reagent application development and troubleshooting internally a
nd through external customer base by analyzing calibration, QC and correlation d
ata. Supervision of lab staff to accomplish data collection, hiring and evaluati
on of permanent and temporary staff. Traveled internationally, for pre-sales eva
luation of instrumentation, and domestically for reagent development in cooperat
ion with other industry leaders. Performed analyzer evaluation for potential use
in development of chemistry and coagulation reagents. Wrote and negotiated cont
racts and protocols for work performed by external customers. Analyzed and compi
led data for presentation to FDA.
* Member of team that developed and reviewed release of new internal and OEM pro
ducts.
Technical Service Representative (1995 - 2000)
Responsible for troubleshooting and customer service for chemistry and coagulati
on reagents, calibrations and controls on various instruments, on-site conversio
ns, and customer training for use of products and analyzers. Provided expertise
on usage of 41 chemistry and coagulation manual and automated analyzers. Used an
d interpreted QC program for assisting customers with issues concerning both rea
gent and instrument performance.
* Traveled for specialized training in the use of analyzers for the purpose of t
raining customers.
BARNES HOSPITAL - St. Louis, Missouri 1992 - 1995
Technologist
Performed routine and STAT analysis on day and night shifts in chemistry and tox
icology labs. Shift leader responsible for assisting with troubleshooting of rea
gents and instruments, calibration, maintenance, and completion of sample worklo
ad. Staff evaluation and competency assessment, participation in interviewing fo
r hiring of new staff.
MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER - Springfield, Illinois 1985 - 1992
Assistant Supervisor, Toxicology Department (1985 - 1992)
Analyzed routine and STAT samples from clinical and forensic sources. Used vario
us methods of analysis including TDM, GC, GC/MS, HPLC, TLC, and manual. Prepared
reagents for sample analysis, instrument maintenance and calibration review, QC
monitoring, reporting of results, and court appearances as needed. Assisted wit
h assessment of staff in competency evaluation. Reviewed and evaluated instrumen
tation, reagents and materials for quality control purchase for department use a
nd cost savings efforts.
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Supervisor, Medical Technology Student Program (1990 - 1992)
Recruited students and wrote competency evaluations of candidates for acceptance
to Medical Technology training. Supervised and monitored progress of students i
n training as Medical Technologists.
BARNES HOSPITAL - St. Louis, Missouri 1982 - 1985
Technologist
Performed routine and STAT analysis in the chemistry lab on multiple shifts.
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology - Eastern Illinois University - 1982
Medical Technology Internship - Burnham City Hospital - Champaign, Illinois - 19
81-1982
Associate of Science in Pre-Med - Lincoln Land College - 1980
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES
Registered Medical Technologist - #MT 146656
CONTINUING EDUCATION
Advanced post-graduate training in instrument use and maintenance at
several national manufacturers including: Abbott, Bayer, and Johnson & Johnson
Six-Sigma Green Belt Training 2008
PUBLICATIONS/AWARDS
"Whole Blood Drug Screening Using Basic Extraction and NPD Detection"
Journal of Toxicology - March 1990
COMPUTER SKILLS
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint