Level of instruction: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Medical laboratory scientists, medical technologists, and technicians. This course is also appropriate for medical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author information: Sheryl A. Whitlock, MA.Ed, MT(ASCP)BB is the owner of ARK Laboratory Consulting, LLC and a part time technical consultant for McKesson. Sheryl served as the laboratory coordinator for the Student Health Services Laboratory at the University of Delaware for 15 years. Sheryl received her Master’s degree in Education from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. She has more than 35 years of experience in laboratory science and has written and published textbooks and laboratory manuals as well as having contributed to numerous online and print articles in the field of laboratory medicine.
Reviewer information: Cynthia Clawson, BSMT(ASCP), MBA, HCA received her Masters degree from Wilmington College, in Wilmington Delaware and a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from Salisbury State University in Salisbury, Maryland. She is a Clinical Specialist for Point of Care testing, Quality Assurance, and Regulatory Compliance at the same facility, now called University of Maryland Shore Regional Health at Chestertown.
Reviewer information: Alexandru
Casapu, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, PBT(ASCP)CM has over 20 years of experience as a medical laboratory scientist,
section supervisor, and laboratory manager. He is currently a Program Director at MediaLab, Inc. Alexandru holds
BS degrees in Biology and Medical Technology from Clark Atlanta University and an
MBA from the University of Georgia.
Course Description: This course presents the CLIA personnel qualifications for individual laboratory personnel as outlined by regulations. The acceptability of an individual to serve in a role(s) when provided with specific qualifications is described and detailed. CLIA personnel requirements for High and Moderate complexity testing are presented in a clear and concise way. The contents of an appropriate job description and recommended provision to employee are outlined, along with Performance evaluation processes including recommended components.