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Medical Assistant

Richmond Hill, New York, United States
16.00 hourly
February 04, 2018

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Latoya L. Rose Reid

Medical Assistant

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Far Rockaway, N.Y., 11691


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY D edicated, diverse, and hard working, healthcare professional with 10+ years experience, working with adults, children, and infants of all ages and multicultural backgrounds. SKILLS

● Excellent in phlebotomy and proper patient care.

● Excellent in various clinical skills such as urinalysis/cultures, checking vital signs, very familiar with medical terminology/anatomy/physiology

● Effective group leader

● Admirable bedside manner

● Great at communication/interpersonal skills, and managing stress on the job.

● Proper handling and disposing of medical wastes and instruments.

● Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. EXPERIENCE

Access Staffing, Melville Park Road - Phlebotomist January-2018 - Present

● Obtain blood specimens by performing venipunctures and fingersticks for children and adults

● Verifies test requisitions by comparing information with nursing station log; bringing discrepancies to the attention of unit personnel.

● Verifies patient by reading patient identification.

● Maintains specimen integrity by using aseptic technique, following department procedures; observing isolation procedures.

● Tracks collected specimens by initialling, dating, and noting times of collection; maintaining daily tallies of collections performed.

● Monitors glucose levels by performing bedside glucose tests; recording results; reporting results to unit nurse-manager.

● Performs bleeding-times tests by entering results to the computer; notifying pathologist of results falling outside normal ranges.

● Maintains quality results by following department procedures and testing schedule; recording results in the quality-control log; identifying and reporting needed changes.

● Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.

● Resolves unusual test orders by contacting the physician, pathologist, nursing station, or reference laboratory; referring unresolved orders back to the originator for further clarification; notifying supervisor of unresolved orders.

● Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

● Serves and protects the facility community by adhering to professional standards, facility policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and osha standards.

● Enhances phlebotomy department and facility reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. Northwell Health Dermatology, Lake Success - Practice Medical Assistant

Dec-2016 - Aug-2017


● Interviewing patients,taking vitals,height weight

● Very familiar with allscripts

● Prior authorizations

● Answering phones,taking and leaving messages for patients as well as tasking doctors and residents

● Calling patients with results

● Scanning,faxing,copying,emailing


● Patient transport

● Lifting patients

● Assisting patients with taking off and putting on of clothing

● Mixing ILK 2.5 and 5 for injections,prefilling tuberculin syringes for botox injections

● Punch biopsies,shave biopsies,excisions,scissor snip incisions,suture removal

● Proper bandaging of wounds after biopsies and excisions i.e.,pressure bandages,bandaids,vaseline,mupirocin

● Proper use of PPE

● Proper handling of indisposable instruments i.e.,comedone extractor,needle driver,halsey needle holder, webster needle holder,forceps,straight scissor,O’Brien scissors, curved scissor,gradle scissor,skin hooks,curette,scalpel

● Proper disposal of sharps i.e.,suture needles,15 & 30g needles,disposable scissors and forceps,punch,disposable scalpels,razor,derma and 15 blades

● Stocking rooms with supplies needed for injections, biopsies,curettage and excisions(drysol,specimen bags,formalin bottles, various blades i.e.,10,11,12

& 15 blades,derma blades,razor blades, tuberculin syringes,5,3,and 1 ml syringes,gel foam,hibiclens, vicryl,prolene,ethilon, 15g & 30g needles,lidocaine, kenalog 10 & 40,bacterial culture swabs, hyfrecator and hyfrecator tips,gauze(sterile and non-sterile),suture removal kits,timeout forms, consent forms,cosmetic forms,waiver forms,botox consent forms,botox receipts, requisitions

Prohealth Care, Rockville Centre - Medical Assistant Feb-2015 - Dec-2016

● Labgen,running CBC and lead controls

● Create/pull/maintain patient charts

● Urinalysis testing

● Throat cultures

● Phlebotomy/CBC and lead testing

● Checking immunization counts

● Proper handling and disposal of bio-hazardous wastes

● Proficiency testinong for bacitracin plates

● Interviewing patients and taking vitals

● Faxing, copying, mailing, and proper releasing of medical records

● Calling patients with test results

● Pregnancy testing

● Familiar with NYSIIS

● Documentation of all testing (throat cultures, pregnancy tests, opening of immunizations, refrigerator temperature)

● Proper sanitization of medical office to include exam rooms/laboratory/bathrooms/waiting room area/reception area and office space

● Spot vision/ routine eye and hearing exams

● OAE testing (height, weight, BMI calculations and plotting)

● Provide customer service to all internal/external customers YMCA of Greater New York -Group Leader


● Provided supervision of program aids/counselors/children in a classroom/group settings

● Assist with homework

● Provided a safe and secure working/learning environment

● Developed lesson plans for physical/learning activities

● Create a fun/educational curriculum for program attendees

● Individually counseled multicultural/multigenerational/religious families with children

Externship- South Island Family Medical - Medical Assistant Aug-2014- Oct-2014


● Prepared treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean

● Interviewed patients to obtain medical information

● Take vital signs and measure weight/height

● Provided prescription information to pharmacies

● Authorized prescription drug refills

● Cleaned and sterilized instruments and proper disposal of contaminated supplies

● Explained treatment procedures along with medications/diets/ physicians instructions to patients

● Assisted physician during examinations and treatment of patients

● Handing physician instruments or materials while treating patients

● Collected blood/tissue and other laboratory specimens, logged the specimens and prepared them for testing

● Administered hearing tests and EKGs

● Obtained ability to change a pick line and administer heparin and saline

● Pulling,filing,faxing, copying of medical records

● Maintain office supplies

● Prepare expense reports

● Assisted with monthly deliverables

● Utilized all office equipment

● Provided customer service to all customers


Sanford Brown Institute, Garden City - Jan-2014-Aug-2014 Medical Assistant Certificate

Borough of Manhattan Community College, Manhattan- June-2007-Dec-2009

Far Rockaway High School, Far Rockaway, NY.

Sept-2003-June-2005 High School Diploma



Letter of recommendation for excellence in performing phlebotomy.

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