Sushil Narayan

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Quality Assurance Manager, Australian Translational Genomics Centre

MBA, B.Appd.Sc.(Med Lab Sc), Dip in Training & Assessment

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Sushil currently leads and coordinates the development and maintenance quality management system (QMS) and processes at the ATGC.  He ensures that the lab meets customer, regulatory and accreditation requirements.  He works closely with the ATGC genomics team (wet and dry [bioinformatics] labs) to develop and validate locally developed tests (IVDs), such as clinical whole-exome sequencing (WES), microarray and pharmacogenomics testing. He also provides advice to management on the regulatory and QMS requirements, including staff training, document control, non-conformance, change management, validation, auditing, management reviews, risk management, technical management and drive continuous improvement.

Sushil is a Senior Medical Scientist and Manager with an extensive and successful background in health care delivery, medical laboratory, manufacturing (GMP) and improving business processes and services. He is recognised as a specialist and expert state-wide and nationally for implementing best practices and continuous quality improvement in stem cell collection and processing at Pathology QLD.  He is utilised on an internal consultancy basis across the whole of QLD Health and private sector alike.

Since 2007, Sushil has led and coordinated the development and maintenance of the stem cell transplantation programme’s QMS and processes to ensure continuous improvement to tests, products, services, care delivery and processes that meet and exceed customers’, patients’, management and regulatory requirements at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. From 2011 to 2015, Sushil was one of the team leaders and consultant at a private Cord Bank in Brisbane for the development and implementation of ISO-based QMS to meet International FACT Netcord Standard and GMP requirements for TGA Licence, including conducting various internal audits, validations, responding to non-conformities and providing QMS training.

Other roles included being Quality Consultant, Chief Biochemist at North Shore Hospital in Auckland, the Quality Co-ordinator at The Tweed Hospital from 2001 to 2007, and Acting Quality Manager / Quality Improvement Officer at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, from 1998 to 2001. These last two roles involved the driving, co-ordinating and managing the Hospital’s QMS and Accreditation.