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Makedaa Smith

Houston,TX

Summary

Diligent Medical Technician with 6 years of experience in administering patient care to 6 patients daily suffering from various illnesses and injuries. Incredibly skilled in collecting specimen samples and packing and shipping specimens. Talented at measuring vital signs such as pulse rates, blood pressure, body temperature and weight and height. Excellent medical documentation abilities.

Overview

12
12
years of professional experience

Work History

Medical Technician

The Harbor Assisted Livivng
Houston , TX
2013.01 - 2024.11
  • Performed urinalysis tests on patient samples for diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.
  • Assisted physicians with medical procedures, such as injections and biopsies.
  • Monitored vital signs including temperature, pulse, respiration rate and blood pressure.
  • Maintained lab equipment by calibrating, cleaning and performing routine maintenance checks.
  • Recorded all test results in patient files according to hospital policies and procedures.
  • Ordered supplies necessary for laboratory operations from approved vendors or suppliers.
  • Reviewed test results with physicians to assist in diagnosis and treatment decisions.
  • Performed quality control checks on equipment used in the laboratory setting.
  • Implemented safety measures within the clinical environment per OSHA standards.
  • Documented and updated patient data on electronic medical charts, maintaining accuracy and confidentiality.
  • Monitored patients for medical changes and reviewed and revised care plans accordingly.
  • Observed and recorded vital signs and reported changes to physicians or nurses.
  • Supported healthcare teams in consistently delivering timely and quality care according to company standards.
  • Reported safety hazards to supervisors, removing risk and promoting workplace safety.
  • Protected patients and employees by adhering to infection-control and hazardous waste policies.
  • Cleaned and sterilized laboratory equipment to prevent cross-contamination.
  • Managed inventory purchasing, organization and tracking.
  • Adhered to all safety and infection control precautions and regulations.
  • Cut, stained and mounted samples for assessment by pathologist.
  • Tested raw materials to determine quality and characteristics of substance.
  • Consulted with pathologist for diagnosis upon discovery of abnormal cells.
  • Inoculated bacteriological material with test organisms.
  • Followed key principles of asepsis to protect medical equipment from contamination during blood work.
  • Combined reagents with samples following standardized experimental processes.
  • Conducted analysis using microscope or test equipment to detect diseases or irregularities.
  • Prepared standard solutions to combine with samples according to formulas or procedures.
  • Used microscope to examine cells stained with dye to identify anomalies.
  • Conducted blood tests for transfusions.
  • Analyzed results of tests for conformity to specifications.
  • Performed complete blood counts using automated hematology analyzer.
  • Supervised or instructed new technicians on laboratory protocols.
  • Obtained serum or viral swab samples for analysis.
  • Collected blood or tissue samples from patients for lab work.
  • Embedded specimens into blocks and fixed tissues in formalin.
  • Guided students and newer laboratory personnel in proper practices and regulatory guidelines.
  • Prepared histologic slides for human tissue samples via processing, cutting, embedding, staining and mounting.
  • Coordinated laboratory changes such as updating testing protocols and optimizing workflow.
  • Analyzed blood cells by counting and identifying cells, using microscopic techniques and procedures.
  • Processed orders for lab testing and liaised with physicians to review results.
  • Labeled specimens accurately according to established protocols.
  • Assisted in the preparation of sterile instruments prior to surgery or other medical procedures.
  • Provided instruction to patients regarding proper specimen collection techniques.
  • Responded promptly to inquiries from staff members regarding laboratory services.
  • Participated in continuing education courses related to medical technology advances.
  • Developed new methods for collecting data or improving existing processes within the lab facility.
  • Provided excellent patient support and care to patients and families.
  • Collected specimens for lab testing, practicing aseptic technique to reduce risk of infection.
  • Maintained laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level.
  • Provided medical technology information by answering questions and requests.
  • Checked blood compatibility using crossmatching, antigen typing and antibody identification.
  • Supported operations across chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, blood bank and microbiology departments.
  • Recorded number of tissue blocks and verified proper identification and labeling.
  • Executed and analyzed tests in areas including chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, serology, histology and bacteriology to aid physicians in diagnosing and treating diseases.
  • Assisted pathologist in gross examination of surgical specimens.
  • Followed laboratory guidelines for handling biological specimens.
  • Validated laboratory test processes for completeness and safety.
  • Performed urinalysis, hematology, chemistry and other testing procedures.
  • Conducted laboratory tests such as hematology, chemistry and microbiology.
  • Prepared culture media to grow microorganisms in the lab for testing purposes.
  • Provided technical assistance when needed during diagnostic tests or treatments.
  • Administered medications under physician direction following standard operating procedures.
  • Collected and processed specimens from patients for laboratory analysis.

Med Tec /Caregiver

The Auberge at Sugar Land
Sugar Land , TX
2019.07 - 2020.12
  • Provided companionship for elderly clients by engaging in conversation and participating in recreational activities.
  • Transported clients to doctor appointments and other errands using wheelchair accessible vehicles.
  • Monitored vital signs including blood pressure, temperature and pulse rate.
  • Maintained accurate records of services provided, changes in client condition, medications administered and other pertinent information.
  • Followed care plan and directions to administer medications.

Med Tech /Elderly Caregiver

Harris County Psychiatric Center
Houston , TX
2016.06 - 2018.12
  • Provided companionship and emotional support to elderly clients.
  • Assisted with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting and eating.
  • Monitored vital signs and reported changes to medical team.
  • Ensured safety of clients in their home environment by using appropriate equipment and techniques.
  • Organized recreational activities to promote physical and mental well-being of the elderly.
  • Transported clients to doctor appointments or other necessary outings.
  • Communicated effectively with family members on progress of client's health condition.
  • Responded quickly in emergency situations in a calm manner.
  • Provided emotional support during end-of-life transitions.
  • Instructed family members on how to provide bedside care.
  • Partnered with registered nurses and physiotherapists to provide care to patients.
  • Contributed to case reviews of client status and progress.
  • Consulted with client care team to continually update care plans.

Education

High School Diploma -

M.B Smiley
Houston, TX
2005-05

Skills

  • Medical Testing
  • Patient Examinations
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures

Timeline

Med Tec /Caregiver

The Auberge at Sugar Land
2019.07 - 2020.12

Med Tech /Elderly Caregiver

Harris County Psychiatric Center
2016.06 - 2018.12

Medical Technician

The Harbor Assisted Livivng
2013.01 - 2024.11

High School Diploma -

M.B Smiley
Makedaa Smith