Technician Spotlights

Technician Spotlight: Aleshia Jackson

medicalAleshia Jackson, Clinical Lab Specialist
Maplewood, New Jersey

What is your role with BioTek?
I am a clinical lab technician/nurse.
What do you like most about working with BioTek?
I love the fact that I am able to help patients that are suffering from allergies. I also like the fact that the results are immediate so that patients are not in the dark as to what they have allergies to.
What are your 3 goals each week?
1. Obtain allergy candidates
2. Convert patients who have tested positive.
3. Increase patient compliance with immunotherapy.
What has been your favorite patient success story?
A patient who was able to wean off of her allergy medications and has never been able to do so thanks to immunotherapy.
What piece of advice would you give to other BioTek Allergy techs/locations?
Search for candidates ,confirm patients appointments, convert those that are positive, and remain active in regards to following up with those that are on immunotherapy.
What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?
Choreograph dance routines.
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
My children and food!!!!
If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?
Michael Jackson. He has dealt with so much hate and critics and has risen above them all. He had a very generous heart and gave the shoulder off of his back despite his own financial deficits. He was more concerned with racism and bettering our world especially children than his own issues. He truly was an icon and I have looked up to him and he also has inspired me to become a dancing machine!!!!
What is something that only a few people know about you?
I am in the process of writing a book. I am also in the process of organizing a re-occuring food drive for the less fortunate.
If you could take a vacation anywhere, where would you go?  
Africa. I would love to connect with my culture and grasp a better understanding of my heritage.
What are some additional fun facts about you?
I love refurbishing furniture and items that most would find unusable.
I paint portraits on the side.

Technician Spotlight: Carrie Smith

medicalCarrie Smith, Clinical Lab Specialist
Maplewood, New Jersey

What is your role with BioTek?
I am a clinical lab specialist
What do you like most about working with BioTek?
-I like to see my pts improve their overall health and wellbeing while completing their therapy program.
What are your 3 goals each week?
1.To increase overall testing numbers

2. To improve my conversion rate.
3.To positively impact my pts lives

What has been your favorite patient success story?
-A few months ago I received a call from a women who works at one of our local pharmacies. She stated that she had requested to speak to me directly because she was seeing all the pts come in to get their supplies for immunotherapy & they were telling her what a wonderful experience they had at my lab. This woman stated that she has suffered with allergies for such a long time and wanted to know how she could be tested. I asked her if she had ever been seen in our office and she stated yes. To make a long story short the pt has now been on therapy for six months and has had amazing results. This is a great example of how word of mouth and positive pt experiences can drum up referrals and increase overall productivity.
What piece of advice would you give to other BioTek Allergy techs/locations?
-Always make your pts your first priority! Keep yourself organized, professional & outgoing. These are three of my keys for success!
What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?
-I love to coach and watch my three boys play sports!
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
-I could not live without my family.
If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?
-I would love to meet Tom Brady! Our family is die hard New England Patriots fans!!!
What is something that only a few people know about you?
-I have been a cancer survivor since 2009.
If you could take a vacation anywhere, where would you go? 
Hawaii
What are some additional fun facts about you?
-I have been married to my wonderful husband for 12 years.
-I have three boys 13, 9 & 8.
-I have two dogs and two cats
-I love football, soccer & baseball.
-My favorite holiday is Christmas!

Technician Spotlight:Marcelle Hatchel

Marcelle Hatchel, MA CLS
Pleasant Grove, Utah

What is your role with BioTek?
Lab tech.
What do you like most about working with BioTek?
No matter what state your in, no matter what lab your working for, we all are doing the same work. We have a fluidity in this company that no one else has.   
What are your 3 goals each week?
Skin test 2 patients at least per day. Impact one person's life positively. Educate and Convert! 
What has been your favorite patient success story?
I don't think I have a favorite story, but I do get very excited when pt's tell me their asthma or skin symptoms have improved. 
What piece of advice would you give to other BioTek Allergy Techs?
Conversions mean nothing if your patients never want to see you again.  Be sincere in your speech, be honest with your methods and connect with your patients.  Remember one thing about them, their favorite team, that they like to read books, that they have 6 kids and 2 are adopted; anything, but just remember one thing. 
What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?
I'm big into live concerts. I love a lot of underground up-in-coming artists so anytime I can catch one of their shows its always an amazing experience.  I also love long road trips, catching some good waves boating or surfing, and if im being 100% honest, I have binge watching parties at my house for me and my friends. 
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
Dark chocolate sea salt covered almonds from Trader Joe's
If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.  His philosophy on life, happiness, and compassion is something that I've always loved and strive to emulate. 
What is something that only a few people know about you?
I used to dance competitive Hula and Tahitian.... Great now more people know! (face-palm) lol 
If you could take a vacation anywhere, where would you go? 
Tonga. 
What are some additional fun facts about you? 
I have a Diet coke addiction.
I love Rugby and American Football.
I get hurt every year on Memorial Day, sometimes just by walking.
I once met Chef Gordon Ramsey and sounded like a stuttering super-fan until I passed out, not my finest moment.
I think Alligators are adorable and I almost daily say things like "Don't you just want to snuggle it? Look at its cute little face!"  
I have a rescue puppy named ESPN. if we clone her, her name will be ESPN 2. 
I was once told that if nursing didn't work out for me I could always be a stand up comedian.  

Share This

Follow Us