Technician Spotlight: Jennifer Smith

medicalJennifer Smith : CLS

What is your position and city location with BioTek?
My position is Clinical Lab Specialist and location is Mayfield

What is the best thing that happened to you at work this month?
Having a patient tell me how much they appreciate me and how helpful I have been to them throughout the process

What is the number 1 reason you joined BioTek?
I joined BioTek for the new opportunity and skills. But I have received so much more than that!
 
What has been your favorite patient success story?
I had a patient with frequent nose bleeds, almost daily. After doing a year of Immunotherapy, no more nosebleeds!

What piece of advice would you give to other BioTek Allergy techs/locations?
Be kind to your patients. Call and check on them at times to make sure they are doing therapy right and to see if they have any questions. Not only does it show that you care but it helps keep them on track and compliant
 
What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
With BioTek, I have had a few of my pediatric bring me in pictures that they had drawn, one was of the patient with her siblings and her parents and I was included in this picture! She considered me a part of her family.
In life in general, I would have to say my children. They have been the biggest gift and blessing in my life.
 
What is your favorite family tradition?
My favorite family tradition would have to be Sunday dinners with family! Another tradition is with my kids, we would always go to this book store and then to the mall at Christmas. It was the only time I would ever go to the mall. We would always stop by Starbucks and get a coffee and walk the mall together looking for Christmas gifts.

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
I would love to switch places with my 16 year old son for the day. I would love for him to how much I love him for one and for him to see just how much he tortures me on a daily basis. I would so pull pranks on him like he does me!