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certified ophthalmic technician resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Summary
  • Detail-oriented Certified Ophthalmic Technician offering 22 years of ophthalmic experience and passion for delivering quality care. Excellent ability to build rapport with patients and explain procedures and treatments in easy-to-understand terminology. Very skilled in ophthalmic testing and eager to secure a remote position as an ophthalmic technician.
Skills
  • Obtaining medical histories
  • Refractometry
  • Tonometry
  • Patient examinations
  • Medical history obtainment
  • Minor surgery assistance
  • Preliminary testing
  • Ocular measurements
  • Ophthalmology testing
  • Supplies inventory
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Anatomy expertise
  • External light examination
  • Contact lens evaluation
  • Patient interview expertise
  • Instrument sterilization
Education and Training
Norwin Senior High School Irwin, PA Expected in High School Diploma : - GPA :
Pittsburgh Beauty Academy Greensburg, PA, Expected in Cosmetologist : - GPA :
Home Study Course Ft. Myers, FL, Expected in Certified Ophthalmic Technician : - GPA :
Certifications
  • Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT)
Experience
Kaiser Permanente - Certified Ophthalmic Technician
Vallejo, CA, 06/2010 - Current
  • Educate patients on conditions, explaining treatment options and possible medication side effects.
  • Authorize refills for patient prescriptions, keeping careful track of all medications and side effects.
  • Explain procedures in easy-to-understand terminology to patients and their families.
  • Perform eye care screenings and made recommendations to patients regarding proper eye care.
  • Prepare operating suites for surgeries by stocking supplies, placing equipment in position and monitoring
  • Sanitize ultrasonic instruments and equipment to avoid spread of disease.
  • Observe pupils extra-ocular movements to check patient status.
  • Obtain and recorded patient medical history and operated ophthalmic equipment.
  • Advise patients on ocular medications, dressings and contact lenses.
  • Counsel patients in surgery and treatment plans.
  • Measure corneal curvature with keratometer to aid in diagnosis of conditions such as astigmatism.
  • Address issues noted during preliminary examinations with physician to provide important information and boost appointment success.
  • Conduct tonometry using Goldmann applanation or Tonopen to measure intraocular pressure.
  • Took anatomical or functional ocular measurements of eye or surrounding tissue, including axial length measurements.
  • Lead patients to exam rooms, collected medical histories and asked questions regarding health and current medications to provide physicians with optimal initial data.
  • Maintain smooth patient flow throughout facility, promoting efficient overall operations.
  • Promote healing and patient satisfaction by delivering detailed instructions for pre- and post-op eye care to patients as directed by physicians.
  • Leverage strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills to relate successfully to diverse individuals, including patients and staff, on daily basis.
  • Maintain certification as a COT by attending CE classes.
  • Serve as a medical scribe for all doctors in the practice on a regular basis.
Medstar Health - Ophthalmic Technician
Owings Mills, MD, 01/2008 - 07/2008
  • Counseled patients in surgery and treatment plans.
  • Advised patients on ocular medications, dressings and contact lenses.
  • Observed pupils and extra-ocular movements to check patient status.
  • Obtained and recorded patient medical history and operated ophthalmic equipment.
  • Conducted tonometry using Goldmann applanation or Tonopen to measure intraocular pressure.
  • Led patients to exam rooms, collected medical histories and asked questions regarding health and current medications to provide physicians with optimal initial data.
  • Screened patients for issues and eye diseases, checking visual acuity, color plates, pupil dilation and papillary function.
  • Leveraged strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills to relate successfully to diverse individuals, including patients and staff, on daily basis.
  • Promoted healing and patient satisfaction by delivering detailed instructions for pre- and post-op eye care to patients as directed by physicians.
  • Maintained smooth patient flow throughout facility, promoting efficient overall operations.
  • Addressed issues noted during preliminary examinations with physician to provide important information and boost appointment success.
  • Measured corneal curvature to aid in diagnosis of conditions such as astigmatism.
  • Took anatomical or functional ocular measurements of eye or surrounding tissue, including axial length measurements.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Maintained certification status as a COT by attending CE classes.
  • Served as a medical scribe for doctors.
Kaiser Permanente - Certified Ophthalmic Technician
San Leandro, CA, 07/1992 - 05/2002
Elmquist
  • Sanitized ultrasonic instruments and equipment to avoid spread of disease.
  • Observed extra-ocular movements to check patient status.
  • Obtained and recorded patient medical history and operated ophthalmic equipment.
  • Advised patients on ocular medications, dressings and contact lenses.
  • Counseled patients in surgery and treatment plans.
  • Measured corneal curvature with keratometer to aid in diagnosis of conditions such as astigmatism.
  • Addressed issues noted during preliminary examinations with physician to provide important information and boost appointment success.
  • Conducted tonometry using Goldmann applanation and Tonopen to measure intraocular pressure.
  • Took anatomical or functional ocular measurements of eye or surrounding tissue, including axial length measurements.
  • Led patients to exam rooms, collected medical histories and asked questions regarding health and current medications to provide physicians with optimal initial data.
  • Checked inventory levels and ordered supplies, medications and materials to meet expected demand.
  • Maintained smooth patient flow throughout facility, promoting efficient overall operations.
  • Screened patients for issues and eye diseases, checking visual acuity, color plates and pupil dilation.
  • Promoted healing and patient satisfaction by delivering detailed instructions for pre- and post-op eye care to patients as directed by physicians.
  • Leveraged strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills to relate successfully to diverse individuals, including patients and staff, on daily basis.
  • Served as lead tech to DLiebetreuiebetreu for 5 years maintaining smooth patient flow.
  • Scribed for all doctors in the practice as needed.

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School Attended

  • Norwin Senior High School
  • Pittsburgh Beauty Academy
  • Home Study Course

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Ophthalmic Technician
  • Ophthalmic Technician
  • Certified Ophthalmic Technician

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Cosmetologist
  • Certified Ophthalmic Technician

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