Paul Rideout - Scientist

OVERVIEW:  I have had over 40 years of experience in eight different laboratories performing in both research and clinical capacities. This variety of experience plus sixteen years of part time teaching at Shasta College, along with twelve years as manager of Mercy Medical Center's Laboratory Information System (LIS), make me uniquely qualified to bring a broad range of skills to any endeavor. The scientist in me strengthened my art and the artist in me strengthened my science. Lucky me!

EDUCATION

1960 - 1962 UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND, Kingston, Rhode Island
Bachelor of Science Degree (with honors)
Major in Biology. Minor in Chemistry
1958 -1960 BATES COLLEGE, Lewiston, Maine

Post Grad Numerous courses in a variety of fields including both arts and sciences along.
California State Medical Technologist License requiring annual Continuing Medical Education programs (20 years worth.)
Key trainer for implementation of Mercy Medical Center's Order Communication System.
Over 160 hours of specialized education by Sunquest Information Systems in system manager duties and responsibilities.

SCIENCE EXPERIENCE:

1985 - 2005 LABORATORY INFORMATION SYSTEM MANAGER and CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST  (CA License #MTA12369)  
 (Retired in '05)

Mercy Medical Center, Redding, CA 96001

From 1985 to 1991 I was a generalist, working all lab departments and all shifts.

In 1991 I became LIS (Laboratory Information System) manager. This position required writing a RFP (Request For Proposal), then organizing a project team to select and implement an LIS into our lab (formerly a paper system).

After selecting an LIS vendor and negotiating a contract, I received two weeks intensive training in database management by Sunquest Information Systems (the vendor).

Prior to "going live" in December of 1992, I was responsible for setting up the system's hardware. This involved two RISC 6000 CPU's, terminal servers, cabling, modems, terminals, printers, etc. Also, I was responsible to see that nine instrument interfaces, a hospital interface and reference lab interface were installed and functioning properly. 

By 2005 we had interfaced our system to 2 additional hospitals and were responsible for all LIS activity for all three hospitals..

Duties involved data base entry and management and testing of vendor programs.

Management of training of over sixty employees.

Daily system monitoring.

Hardware maintenance.

Instrument interfaces.

System backup monitoring.

System link monitoring.

Monthly tapes and purging patients.

Help desk- daily problems- technical and procedural.

Operating systems (AIX and MUMPS) upgrades.

System evaluations and conversions (ex. A-B Link).

Future overlays and system modifications.

Hardware upgrades.

Installation/testing/implementation of new software versions.

New site expansions and peripherals.

Liaison and support of lab staff with ITS.

Evaluate and propose capital budgets for LIS.

Flexisearch overlays.

Flexisearch reports and training.

Establish LIS policies and procedures.

Share 24 hour call coverage 365 days per year with co-manager.

 

1969 - 1985 MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST

Redding Medical Center, Redding, CA 96001

Generalist working all departments, all shifts.

 

1968 -1969 RESEARCH SCIENTIST

U.S. Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, Honolulu, HI

Collected, compiled and processed data on biological samples and oceanographic activities such as weather observations and reports, bathythermographs, and hydrographic chart determinations. Sonar fish detection project. Fish marketing sampling.

 

1967 -1968 MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST

Queens Hospital, Honolulu, HI

 

1965 -1967 RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA

Performed determinations in steroid chemistry using a combination of procedures including paper and thin layer chromatography and radio-isotope marking.

 

1965 MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST

Merritt Hospital, Oakland, CA

 

1964 - 1965 RESEARCH ASSISTANT IN MARINE CHEMISTRY

University of Hawaii Marine Laboratory, Honolulu, HI

Extraction, isolation, and identification of fish toxins.

 

1962 - 1964 MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST

Brockton Hospital, Brockton, MA