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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Highly skilled Certified Ophthalmic Assistant with 25 years of experience providing exemplary care in fast paced ophthalmology practices. Accomplished at diagnostic testing with an emphasis on biometry and ocular imaging. Well-organized and efficient with sound knowledge of ocular diseases and pharmacology. Successful at obtaining prior authorizations for medications, surgeries and imaging. Friendly and compassionate with excellent workflow management and task delegation skills.

Skills
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Biometry (optical & ultrasound)
  • Prior authorizations
  • Manual Refractions
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Electronic Health Records Systems
Work History
05/2019 to 07/2022 Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Mass Eye And Ear | Weymouth, MA,
  • Documented patient medical history and chief complaints utilizing Nextgen with commitment to accuracy.
  • Measured visual acuity and measured intraocular pressure using Goldman applanation tonometry.
  • Performed diagnostic testing such as visual fields, dry eye testing, pachymetry, optic and retinal imaging and ERGs.
  • Performed lensometry and refractometry.
  • Administered eye medications for dilation and treatment.
  • Performed biometry via ultrasound biometry/optical biometry and intraocular (IOL) calculations.
  • Provided patients with detailed instructions for pre- and post-op care under physician supervision to promote healing and optimal recovery strategies.
  • Obtained pre-op histories and consents.
  • Sterilized surgical instruments in compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Verified insurance coverage and obtained pre-authorizations for medications and in-office surgical procedures.
  • Collected data and followed research protocols, operations manuals and case report form requirements.
  • Worked with principal investigator and sponsors to facilitate daily trial activities and comply with research protocols.
  • Increased optometric patient referrals by 10% and practice awareness by promoting the practice & strengthening relationships with optometrist network.
  • Electronically prescribed medications.
  • Scribed and correctly coded medical exams resulting increased revenue.
  • Triaged phone calls from patients and outside contacts and handled in order of importance.
07/2018 to 05/2019 Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Mass Eye And Ear | Medford, MA,
  • Instructed patient in care of use of various types of contact lenses, demonstrating insertion, removal and cleaning.
  • Measured intraocular pressure using Goldman applanation tonometry.
  • Assessed patients for eye issues and checked visual acuity, color plates, color testing and pupillary function.
  • Performed diagnostic testing such as visual fields, dry eye testing, pachymetry, optic and retinal imaging and ERGs.
  • Performed corneal topography and wavefront analysis.
  • Documented patient medical history and chief complaints utilizing Nextech with commitment to accuracy.
  • Applied eye medications and drops to dilate pupils in preparation for examinations.
10/2014 to 06/2018 Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Mass Eye And Ear | Providence, RI,
  • Verified insurance coverage and obtained pre-authorizations for medications, images and in-office surgical procedures.
  • Documented patient medical history and information utilizing Epic with commitment to accuracy.
  • Measured visual acuity and measured intraocular pressure using Goldman applanation tonometry.
  • Performed lensometry and refractometry.
  • Administered ophthalmic drops and ointments, focusing on patient comfort.
  • Provided patients with detailed instructions for pre- and post-op care under physician supervision to promote healing and optimal recovery strategies.
  • Obtained pre-op histories and consents.
  • Sterilized surgical instruments in compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Electronically prescribed medications.
  • Triaged phone calls from patients and outside contacts and handled in order of importance.
08/2003 to 10/2014 Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Mass Eye And Ear | Somerville, MA,
  • Performed biometry via ultrasound biometry and optical biometry and performed intraocular (IOL) calculations.
  • Performed corneal topography, wavefront analysis and endothelial cell count.
  • Documented patient medical history and chief complaints utilizing EHR with commitment to accuracy.
  • Measured visual acuity and measured intraocular pressure using Goldman applanation tonometry and Tonopen.
  • Verified insurance coverage and obtained pre-authorizations for medications.
  • Performed duties of medical scribe.
  • Electronically prescribed medications.
  • Provided patients with detailed instructions for pre- and post-op care under physician supervision to promote healing and optimal recovery strategies.
  • Obtained pre-op histories and consents.
  • Sterilized surgical instruments in compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Performed diagnostic testing such as visual fields, dry eye testing, pachymetry and optic and retinal imaging.
  • Instructed patient in care of use of various types of contact lenses, demonstrating insertion, removal, and cleaning.
  • Authored articles for practice's blog and contributed content to practice's website.
  • Developed content creation for social media platforms.
Education
Expected in 08/1999 to to Bachelor of Science | Biology Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ GPA:
Accomplishments


  • Resolved patient complaints with risk management modalities.
  • Revamped prior authorization protocols directly resulting in a 95% approval rate.
  • Collaborated with pharmaceutical representatives, benefit verification specialists and reimbursement business advisors to ensure affordable costs for minor surgical procedures and medications.
  • Trained newly hired technicians.

Certifications
  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant , JCAHPO 2000 - Present

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School Attended

  • Montclair State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science

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