Within every aspect of my career, the objective is to always maintain professionalism, promote a positive and friendly environment, and exceed expectations. These three core values create ample room to grow within a career field, retain patients, and complete all tasks required in a timely and professional manor. I have accumulated 6 years of experience in the optometry and ophthalmology field and also have the education to be successful in an ophthalmic career. The skills I have obtained through my career include excellent customer service, extensive knowledge of medical terminology and diagnostic equipment including visual field machines, topography, contact lenses, optical and electronic medical records. I continued to bring a positive attitude to the work place and carry that with me outside of work. I have established a relationship with physicians throughout Buffalo, and have awesome communication skills in professional atmospheres. I am very determined, dedicated and passionate about my career and am always willing to learn and grow in whatever I am tasked with. I cannot leave projects unfinished and take great pride in patient care. Ophthalmic Skills Instrument Calibration Patient History/HPI, family history, medications and allergens Checking visual acuities, pinhole acuities, low vision, color vision Neutralizing lens prescriptions using Lensometry Pupil evaluations, size, shape, APD/RAPD, trauma Refractometry Instillation on ophthalmic eye drops and knowledge of each medication including mydratic drops, miotic drops, antibiotics, NSAIDS, cycloplegics, and ointments Checking IOP (intraocular pressure) with Goldmann or Tonopen Pachymetry, Keratometry, IOL calculations, OCT, Visual Fields, Fundus photos. Triage and Emergencies Determing glaucoma patients by shining a light temporally to check for anatomically narrow angles (ANA) Assisting in ocular surgeries and familiar with instruments used, terminology an the aseptic technique HIPPA/Informed consent Inventory and ordering supplies including topical drops, alcohol pads, and scheduling maintenance on equipment that requires a Certified Technician (phoroptor)
Battin Eye Care + GalleryClinical Coordinator | November 2015 - Current
My job included direct interaction with patients and physicians in an office setting.
I was responsible for patient work up's, diagnostic testing, co managing with primary care doctors and specialists.
I worked hand and hand with our physician and was in charge of clinic.
This included maximizing efficiency, maintaining excellent customer service, working with others in a professional environment, and visiting other physician's offices to promote relationships that would last.
Also, our practice partnered with Veteran Evaluation Services (VES) in which we participated in the care of veterans.
All tasks preformed at this position are listen under Ophthalmic Skills.
Ross Eye InstituteClinical Technician | July 2015
My duties included patient work up's, extensive knowledge of medical equipment, diagnoses, and tools.
I learned how to assist in surgeries and developed a better understanding of medicine in general.
I have participated in Avastin/Eyla injections and preparing the exam room and cleaning area of the eye that the injection will be used.
I have participated in removal of foreign bodies lodged in cornea, and have knowledge of specific lasers ex.
Argon laser, YAG etc.
LensCraftersSales Associate/Eye care Advisor | December 2013 - September 2015
This position utilized my positive energy, customer service skills, and knowledge to generate revenue.
I used my education to establish connections between patients and staff to provide the best care to all.
I would preform duties listed under ophthalmic skills.
I worked closely with the Director of Volunteers totaling over 200 hours of Community Service.
My job duties included clerical duties.
Veteran Vision Screenings at Coca-Cola Field, Buffalo, 2017 Each year, the City of Buffalo opens Coca-Cola Field to Veterans get information about available employment, community resources, and medical screenings.
The screenings included VA testing, IOP check, color vision, and quick view of the retina.
Medical Mission in Cusco, Peru, 2017 In August of 2017, I was able to use my education and knowledge to travel to a country In need of medical personnel to go through patient work ups including height, weight, blood pressure readings, cholesterol readings, blood glucose levels, vision and more.
I had the opportunity to stay in Cusco for 8 days in a small village named Occhuco.
Bachelor'sBiological SciencesThe State University of New YorkBuffaloBiological Sciences Courses included biology, calculus, statistics, chemistry, organic chemistry, ethics, psychology, anatomy and physiology, and more.
AssociatesApplied SciencesErie Community College | 2015Applied Sciences
Ophthalmic Dispensing Course for 2 semesters before I transferred to the University at Buffalo. Courses included physic optics, contact lenses, ocular anatomy and physiology, ophthalmic practice management and more. | 2017
, Also, currently in the process of completing the examination for my Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) License. | 2017
Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Certification through American Academy of Ophthalmology Study CourseMount Mercy Academy High SchoolBuffalo, NY | 2017
Bachelor's Biological Sciences Associates Applied Sciences Ophthalmic Dispensing Course for 2 semesters before I transferred to the University at Buffalo. Courses included physic optics, contact lenses, ocular anatomy and physiology, ophthalmic practice management and more. , Also, currently in the process of completing the examination for my Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) License. Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Certification through American Academy of Ophthalmology Study Course
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