Providing premium patient care whether it be in a Refractive , Corneal, Glaucoma, or Retinal Ophthalmic practice. Perhaps it's selecting the perfect frame for the patient or instructing them on how to handle their first set of contact lenses in an Optometric practice. I enjoy variety and being part of a team. I want to find a group who enjoys what they do ,feels the patient is their top priority, and works together to achieve that goal.
ABO Certified 1988-1994
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant/COA 1994- Present
Certified in First Aid and CPR 1994- Present
Responsible for new patient consults which included giving the patients a tour of the facilities, a full patient work up, as well as explaining the surgical procedure, and booking the surgery. I also prepared the charts for surgery, as well as assisted the surgeon and programed the laser during surgery. I ordered and stocked all surgical and clinical supplies.
Constantly praised for efficient handling of technical duties which included new patient consults for all types of refractive surgery including Clear Lens Exchange, and Cataract consult work ups as well as all the post ops.
Checking in patients for all types of refractive and cataract surgery including prepping the patient for surgery and giving post operative instructions
Surgical assisting for all types of Refractive, Cataract, and other types of office procedures
Ordering and Coordinating the delivery of Corneal Transplant Tissue
Answering patient and pharmaceutical calls calmly and effectively in emergency situations
Work with co-managing Optometrists
Complete patient work ups including corneal topography, Nerve Fiber Layer Analyzer, OCT, and contact lens checks
Responsible for returning patient and pharmacy phone inquiries as well as obtaining prior authorization for non-covered pharmaceuticals
In charge of setting up and assisting with minor office surgeries and involvement in various drug studies
Basic patient work ups including tonometry and refractions as well as visual fields and medical scribing
Working knowledge of most vision plans including VSP and MESC
Responsible for posting insurance forms and reconciling monthly statements for contact lens and optical departments
Manages Contact Lens Department ie troubleshooting, training, ordering, and inventory
Qualified for inspecting, adjusting, and dispensing eyewear
Responsible for all aspects of eyewear dispensing
Ordering and Inventory
Reconciliation of monthly statements
Eyeglass Sales and Contact Lens Training
Inspecting, Adjusting, and Dispensing Eyewear
Management and Frame Purchasing
San Diego State University Psychology Major 1986 -1988
American Business College Optician Course 1988
ABO Certified 1988 - 1994
Palomar College Ophthalmic Tech Course 1994
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant / COA 1994 - Present
Certified Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant / OSA 2012 - 2013
Certified in First Aid and CPR 1994 - Present
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