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Professional Summary
Certified Ophthalmic Technician with 25+ years experience in ophthalmic retail, medical, and clinical research environments. Interested in a home-based position utilizing ophthalmic skills to help people by using the most innovative technology.
Skills

Excellent verbal/written communication

Retail Sales Experience

Professional Demeanor

Strong Ophthalmic Clinical
Background

Supervisory experience

Staff Education/Training

Work History
Certified Ophthalmic Technician Southern Vitreoretinal Associates - Valdosta, GA 06/2015 - Current
Assist physicians with in-office retinal lasers and intra-ocular injections. Perform Heidelberg OCT and OPTOS Fundus Photography. Work up patients for retinal evaluation on NextGen EMR. Triage emergency calls according to office protocol. Daily accountability for medications, stocking of exam/procedure rooms, and traveling to Tallahassee, Albany, and Warner Robins as needed with eyecare team.
Licensed Optician Sam's Club Optical - Valdosta, GA 07/2013 - 05/2015
Sold, fitted and dispensed eyeglasses to members of Sam's Club. Instructed new contact lens patients on care and handling techniques. Made appointments and verified insurance for the independent doctor of optometry on premises.
Accounts Payable Clerk Archer Daniels Midland - Valdosta, GA 07/2011 - 07/2013
Responsible for million dollar transactions to national vendors as an accounts payable team member. Communicated accounting information daily to home office in Decatur, IL. Supported merchandising staff with strict attention to documentation and record retention. Interacted daily with local vendors and accounting team.
Optical Manager, LDO, COT Eye Associates of South GA - Valdosta, GA 09/2000 - 07/2011
Cared for and worked-up patients for multi-disciplinary ophthalmic practice and ASC. Functioned as interim optical manager in 2002. Fitted soft contact lenses and acted as patient liaison. Promoted to Optical Manager in February 2010. Achieved certification as COA in 2002 and COT in 2007.
Branch Cashier/Receptionist Colquitt EMC - Moultrie, GA 05/1997 - 09/2000
Managed branch office for utilities company.
Ophthalmic Assistant Southern Eye Center - Valdosta GA 06/1995 - 05/1997
Cared for and worked up patients for ophthalmology practice.
Field Clinicals Monitor CIBA Vision Corporation - Duluth, GA 08/1991 - 12/1994
Assisted researchers conducting Phase II C/L clinical trials. Promoted to Field Clinicals Dept. 1992. Traveled US monitoring Phase III clinical trials for C/L and solutions. Mark J. Roseman, OD, MS, Anne Frost, BS & Mary E. Lawley, NCLC. "Effects of Base Curve on the Fit of Thin, Mid-Water Contact Lenses." International Contact Lens Clinic 20 (1993) 95-101.
Education
Graduated Ophthalmic Dispensing Program: DeKalb Technical College - Clarkston, GA 1986
Additional Information
  • Adjunct Instructor - Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye - Val-Tech Fall 2007
  • Medical Mission Trip to Brazil 2004 - volunteer eye team member
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    Professional Summary
    Precise [Job Title] with strong background interpreting OCT, HRT, GDx and Visual Fields. Solid training in the use of electronic medical records (EMR).
    Skills

    Clinical training (25 years)

    Strong clinical decision making skills and triage experience
    Work History
    Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, 09/1991 to Current
    North Idaho Eye Institute Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
    • Examined eyes using optical instruments and pharmaceutical agents.
    • Diagnosed various eye diseases and abnormalities, including color blindness and glaucoma.
    • Administered topical ophthalmic and oral medications to treat eye ailments.
    • Conducted visual field tests to measure field of vision.
    • Used lensometers to measure and record patients' lens power.
    • Managed patients' primary eye care health with professionalism and skill.
    mission work

    Guatemala mission 2012-2015

    International Eye Institute

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    Professional Summary
    Ophthalmic assistant who tests and measure's patients eyes under the supervision of four Ophthalmologists. My skills include setting up patients for lasers and injections such as Eylea and Avastin, performing patient work-ups, eye drop administration for dilation, fluorescein angiography, assisted Doctor in minor surgeries, testing patients corneal topography and Humphrey visual fields, keeping the examination room well maintained and clean, and providing care to patients diagnosed with cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetes. 
    Skills

    patient oriented personality and attitude

    good work ethic

    desire to continue a career in the ophthalmologic industry

    trained in refracting, visual field, OCT, lensometer, AR, Topography, Fluorescein Angiography, Iol Master and Lensstar, A-scan, B-scan



    Work History
    Ophthalmic Assistant, 11/2000 to Current
    St. Lucie Eye Associates Fort Pierce, FL
    • Examine eyes using optical instruments and pharmaceutical agents.
    • Educated patients about proper contact lens care, visual hygiene and safety.
    • Administered topical ophthalmic and oral medications to treat eye ailments.
    • Trained patients to safely insert and remove contact lenses.
    • Meticulously cleaned and sterilized ophthalmic and surgical instruments.
    • Conducted visual field tests to measure field of vision.
    • Used lensometers to measure and record patients' lens power.
    • Managed patients' primary eye care health with professionalism and skill.
    Education
    None: Indian River State College - Fort Pierce, FL
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    Professional Summary

    Analytical and detail oriented Certified Ophthalmic Assistant/Ophthalmic Certified Scribe with more than 25 years of experience in a clinical setting. Seeking an opportunity in a team-oriented atmosphere that will enable me to grow professionally while contributing to the company's goals and objectives.  Successfully builds and maintains positive rapport with patients.

    Highlights
    • JCAHPO Certified COA/OSC
    • Scribing Proficiency
    • CPT/ICD-10 Coding Proficiency
    • Surgical Coordination/Patient Education
    • Diagnostic Testing/Manual Refractions
    • Strong Work Ethic
    • Excels in Patient Relations Talents and Communication Skills
    Professional Experience
    Surgical/Refractive/Training Technician, 06/2016 09/2017 Risser-Thomas Eye Clinic Payson, AZ
    • Functioned as lead surgical technician to include A-scan measurements, LRI calculations, post-refractive surgical calculations and ordering of intraocular lens implants
    • Ensured completion of pre-operative and post-operative surgical paperwork and placed post-operative follow-up patient phone calls
    • Responsible for all manual refractions, all in-office testing to include OCT testing, pachymetry, keratometry, PAM testing as ordered by the physicians
    • Functioned as employee trainer responsible for developing the knowledge and skills of new and current employees
    • Performed CPT and ICD-10 coding and scribing duties as needed
    • Continually attended professional meetings and conferences to remain current on technical issues and maintain certifications
    Certified Ophthalmic Assistant/Ophthalmic Certified Scribe, 10/2014 05/2016 Horizon Eye Specialists & Lasik Center Phoenix, AZ
    • Assisted the physicians with documentation of the patient's electronic medical record to include exam findings, impression and plan, results of tests, prescriptions, orders and referral letters
    • Responsible for CPT and ICD coding of physician encounters
    • Set-up and assisted with minor in-office surgical procedures as ordered by the physicians
    • Provided support as needed with surgical lens calculations and ordering as well as specialty contact lens fitting and ordering to include scleral lenses 
    • Functioned as coding liaison between the back office and billing departments to resolve and complete all CPT and ICD-10 coding discrepancies and coordinated monthly chart audits to ensure correct coding compliance
    Certified Ophthalmic Assistant/Traveling Retina Team, 11/2013 10/2014 Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center Phoenix, AZ
    • Performed patient work-ups with EMR documentation
    • Functioned as photographer for fluorescein angiograms, OCT testing on Cirrus and Heidelberg Spectralis instruments and assigned medications and prepared patients for retinal injections
    • Responsible for training newly hired retinal assistants. Traveled as assigned to 10 different offices statewide
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    Director of Patient Education, 07/2013 11/2013 Vision Wellness Avondale, AZ
    • Obtained all pre-testing for the doctors to include patient histories, visual acuities, lensometry, auto-refraction, Icare IOP measurement, screening visual field and Optomap retinal photos with documentation in EMR
    • Responsible for all contact lens ordering, stocking and insertion/removal training
    • Conducted Humphrey Visual Field testing, OCT testing and topography
    • Responsible for ordering and stocking medical supplies, scheduling referral appointments and patient education
    Office Manager/Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, 04/1998 06/2013 Risser-Thomas Eye Clinic Payson, AZ
    • Functioned as lead ophthalmic technician and office manager for the satellite office
    • Functioned as lead scribe for all of the doctors and assisted with patient work-ups as needed to include patient history/review of systems, visual acuities, lensometry and refractometry/manual refractions 
    • Performed A-scans, surgery scheduling, IOL ordering, pre-operative  surgical orders and post-operative surgical follow-up patient calls
    • Assisted with minor in-office surgical procedures and maintained all equipment and instruments for the office
    • Ensured HIPAA and OSHA compliance at all times
    • Performed Humphrey Visual Field testing, OCT testing, pachymetry and all ancillary testing 
    • Responsible for all CPT and ICD-9 coding and surgery billing for the satellite office
    • Hired and trained new employees, scheduled employee work hours to cover the needs of the clinic and maintained all personnel records
    • Continually attended professional meetings and conferences to remain current on technical issues to maintain my certification
    Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, 11/1987 11/1997 Medical Vision Center Minneapolis, MN
    • Functioned as a study coordinator managing all administrative and compliance issues for pharmaceutical sponsored investigational studies 
    • Performed technical and administrative duties at two separate high-volume locations. Testing included refractometry/manual refractions, lensometry, A-scan measurements, fundus and slit-lamp photography, visual field testing and endothelial cell counts 
    • Assisted with minor surgical procedures, contact lens fittings and patient education
    • Continually attended professional meetings and conferences to remain current on technical issues and maintain my certification
    Education
    University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN French Language
    St. Anthony Village High School St. Anthony Village, MN High School Diploma General Studies
    Certifications

    JCAHPO Certified Ophthalmic Assistant #042817 Current

    JCAHPO Ophthalmic Scribe Certified 04/03/2015 Current