ophthalmic clinical examiner and trainer resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Certified Ophthalmic Technician with over 30 years experience, working with multiple ophthalmic sub-specialties. Such as Neuro, Orbit and Plastic. Certified Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant, Professional Research Assistant, ETDRS Certified Refraction and Visual Acuity.

  • Certified Ophthalmic Technician, Certified Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant, Professional Research Assistant
  • Served on after hour/on Call Ophthalmology Emergency Surgical Team
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks with strong attention to detail and documentation
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, particularly related to ophthalmology
  • Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
  • Highly organized
  • Demonstrates knowledge of ocular abnormalities and disease process for purpose of patient education
Work History
11/2013 to 04/2018
Ophthalmic Training and Certification Team University Of Colorado Aurora, CO,
  • Traveled to participating sites both domestically and internationally to provide training and certification.
  • Trained and certified visual function examiners at investigator sites conducting Phase I to IV ophthalmic clinical trials.
  • Responsible for training and certification of visual function examiners participating in ophthalmic studies.
  • ETDRS Refraction, ETDRS Visual Acuity, Electronic Visual Acuity (EVA) System, Pelli Robson Contrast Sensitivity, NEI Visual Function Questionnaire 25 (NEI VFQ-25), Short Form 36, Tonometry, Humphrey Visual Fields.
  • Assured protocol uniformity of measurements when gathering important outcome.
  • Study sponsors assured that personnel at clinical centers are applying protocols correctly.
01/2010 to 01/2012
Professional Research Assistant University Of Colorado Anschutz Ophthalmology City, STATE,
  • Coordinated and scheduled subject visits within study/subject specific windows per protocol guidelines.
  • Collected and recorded all necessary data for follow up (e.g. adverse events, concomitant medication, etc.) study visits.
  • Administered all mandatory questionnaires to study subjects.
  • Set up, prepared subjects, and conducted electrocardiograms (ECG) as required per study protocol.
  • Processed and shipped laboratory biological samples for analysis.
  • Performed intraocular pressure checks after injections.
  • Performed trial frame refraction and ETDRS visual acuity testing.
  • Informed subjects and obtained study consents.
  • Obtained any applicable additions/required sponsor training and/or certifications.
  • Assisted with and oversaw day-to day operations of clinical trials and studies.
  • Obtained study subject's medical history and current medication information, reviewed research protocol inclusion/exclusion criteria, and confirmed eligibility of subject to participate in clinical trial.
  • Performed informed consent process/ensured that informed consent process has occurred, is properly documented, and that informed consent form documents are filed as required.
  • Interview prospective subjects for variety of research clinical trials.
  • Collected, coded, and analyzed data obtained from research in accurate and timely manner.
  • Adhered to research regulatory standard.
  • Ensured that necessary supplies and equipment for studies are in stock and in working order.
  • Performed study related processes, procedures, and assessments as defined in study protocol and in compliance with regulating bodies.
  • Entered source data into Case Report Form (CRF). Reviewed each record after each visit completeness and accuracy.
02/2006 to 01/2012
Certified Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant University Of Colorado Anschutz Ophthalmology City, STATE,
  • Part of "after hour on call team" for ophthalmic surgical emergencies such as vitrectomy, scleral buckle, ruptured globe.
  • Setting up assisting with procedure/surgery such as temporal artery biopsy, canthotomy, optic nerve fenestration, blepharoplasty, brow lift, ptosis, eyelid malposition, eyelid lesions, etc.
  • Knowledge handling, cleaning and sterilizing surgical equipment
  • Prepare patient for surgery.
  • Passing surgeon instruments and sterile supplies.
02/2006 to 01/2010
Certified Ophthalmic Technician Kaiser Permanente City, STATE,
  • Perform initial patient medical history, lensometry, visual acuity, pinhole, pupil assessment, color testing, extraocular muscle evaluation, visual field by confrontation, tonometry by Goldmann or Tonopen, angle assessment and dilation.
  • Other ophthalmic testing procedures and assist physician with related examination/ procedure as directed.
  • Instruct patients on medications, tests, and procedures
  • Administering or preparing eye medications.
  • Explain pre and post operative procedures to patients and carefully reviewed surgical plans.
  • Assisting Ophthalmologist with patient procedures.
  • Maintaining and cleaning ophthalmic instruments.
12/2003 to 08/2004
Surgical Scrub Technician Company Name City, State,
  • Worked as member of outpatient surgical team for cataract surgery.
  • Set up and prepare all tools and equipment needed prior to procedure.
  • Possess knowledge and skills and ensuring aseptic technique is maintained throughout procedure in sterile and aseptic technique.
  • Assist in surgery and anticipating next move and passing instruments to surgeon.
  • Make sure all instruments are collected and sterilized after surgery.
  • Proficient in Aseptic technique and sterile procedures.
09/2002 to 12/2003
Certified Ophthalmic Technician-Surgical Assistant Company Name City, State,
  • Screened patients for chief complaint, history of ophthalmic illnesses/surgeries, past ocular history.
  • Checked visual acuity distance and near.
  • Pupillary assessment.
  • Keratometry to measure corneal curvature.
  • Color vision testing.
  • Lensometry.
  • Applanation tonometry.
  • Confrontation visual fields.
  • Worth 4 dot test and Stereopsis.
  • Test near point of convergence, ductions, versions and vergences.
  • Potential Acuity Meter testing.
  • Instill dilating drops.
07/1991 to 07/2002
Certified Ophthalmic Technician Company Name City, State,
  • Document ocular and medical histories.
  • Perform variety of routine tests using ophthalmic instruments that provide diagnostic information including intraocular pressures, basic motility, visual fields, potential acuity meter (PAM), A-Scan ultrasonography and fundus photography.
  • Assist during diagnostic and minor surgical procedures, including instrumentation, sterile preparations and documentation.
  • Administer topical medications and diagnostic drugs as required for testing/treatment.
  • Assist physician with patient education.
  • Cleaned or sterilized ophthalmic or surgical instruments.
  • Identified issues during preliminary exam and addressed concerns with physician.
  • Provided patients with detailed instructions for pre- and post-op care under physician supervision to promote healing and optimal recovery strategies.
  • Assessed patients for eye issues and checked visual acuity, color plates and papillary function.
  • Directed patients to exam rooms for initial evaluations and intake to aide physicians with carrying out efficient appointments.
  • Performed lensometry and sit-lamp examinations.
  • Instilled anesthetic drops and assisted in laser treatments and minor procedures.
  • Measured and recorded visual acuity and color vision testing.
  • Triaged phone calls from patients and outside contacts and handled in order of importance.
  • Conducted Goldmann and Humphrey Visual Field Testing as part of overall vision evaluation.
01/1987 to 06/1991
Certified Ophthalmic Technician Company Name City, State,
  • Lensometer to measure and record lens power of existing prescriptive spectacles.
  • Operated ophthalmic equipment for patient eye examinations and prepared patients for examinations and surgeries.
  • Administered ophthalmic drops and ointments, focusing on patient comfort.
  • Obtained optical pressures, checked visual acuities and administered slit lamp exams to identify issues.
  • Presented preliminary medical evaluation of clinical patients.
Expected in 06/1977
High School Diploma:
Klamath Union High School - Klamath Falls, OR,
  • Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT), Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology - 1988 JCAHPO ID: 21860
  • Certified Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant (OSA), Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) - 1996
  • Basic Phlebotomy Certification - April 2011, Certification #: 45260-pt11
  • Visual Acuity Examiner Certifications - with various Clinical Research Organizations, OptymEdge, Emmes, Clinical Edge
  • American Heart Association CPR

Joint Commission On Allied Health Personnel In Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)

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School Attended

  • Klamath Union High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Ophthalmic Training and Certification Team
  • Professional Research Assistant
  • Certified Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant
  • Certified Ophthalmic Technician
  • Surgical Scrub Technician
  • Certified Ophthalmic Technician-Surgical Assistant
  • Certified Ophthalmic Technician
  • Certified Ophthalmic Technician


  • High School Diploma

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