I am currently a Medical Professional who has a passion for providing the highest level of satisfaction and care for the people I have the pleasure of serving.
I have worked in a broad range of healthcare atmospheres, both inpatient and office settings, with a wide range of Healthcare Professionals. Cardiac was my primary focus for a number of years, but I currently work in Ophthalmology, specializing in Retina.
Caring for people has been one of my greatest honors, however, I am interested in seeking a different career in the medical field. I am very much interested in learning the ins and outs of recruiting. I feel that with my current medical knowledge base and interpersonal skills, I could make a valuable asset to a recruiting team.
Though I know recruiting won't be unmatched with difficulty, I am quick to learn tasks that are put in front of me and strive to accomplish my goals.
I am currently employed Full-Time at Talley Eye Institute. I am a Retina Technician/Physician Scribe, that deals primarily with Posterior Eye issues. We get many referrals from surrounding Endocrinologists, Ophthalmologists, and Optometrists. My day at Talley typically starts around 07:00 and ends when the job is done. I deal directly with patients and their family members, obtain their Medical History, all measurable data, Diagnostics, and prepare them for the Retinal Specialist.
My primary role at Talley is scribing with the Doctors. I go into each room with them from start to finish. I am responsible for dictating everything the physician says, typing their plan as they speak with the patient, and explaining everything with the patient when the doctor has left the room. I frequently communicate with other Ophthalmology Offices to co-manage with patients we have in common.
I am in charge of I-Pledge Drug Program at Talley. I-Pledge is a program that involves getting patients qualified for drugs at a research level. There is a high level of "red tape" involved with this process and requires a great attention to detail.
Prior authorizations, handling drug reps needs, and speaking with the patients insurance companies, are also a few things that I handle daily.
Multi-Tasking is a must at my current employer and I am always ready to rise to the occasion.
As an Ophthalmic Technician, I was responsible for seeing the patient prior to the Physician. I collected patient information, Medical History, and Complaints from the patient. I performed all diagnostic testing needed on each person (Auto-refract, OCT, IOL/measurements, Visual Field, refractions, checking pressure, and dilating.) If and when the Physician wanted to schedule the patient for surgery, I provided patient education for eye medications needed, scheduled the patient, and informed them of all post-operative visits they needed to attend.
I was a Medical Scribe for each Physician as needed and it was easy for me to adapt to other roles needed in the office setting. Each of the Physicians had a specific expectation for their charting needs and I became proficient in learning how to be flexible in that. If specific drugs needed prior authorizations, I was able to complete those with the pharmacy, patient, and insurance companies.
I was also responsible for the Eye Pharmaceutical Reps that came to our office. I ordered samples, organized luncheons for training, and kept all of the supply organized and accounted for.
I worked with two Ophthalmologists, one Optometrist, and a Retinal Specialist.
All charting for the patients was done on Integrity EMR, and I am proficient in this system.
At Select Medical Hospital, I was a Cardiac Telemetry Technician. My number one priority was to ensure the safety of the patients we served. During my twelve hour shift, I was responsible for initial interpretation/report of heart rhythms, communicating with the Cardiologists/Hospitalists, and communicating to assigned Nurses. I also made assignments for the staff following my shift and communicated frequently with the Charge Nurses and House Supervisors/ADONS. I provided assistance to other staff members on the floor when needed and frequently spoke with patients/family members regarding thier families care and concerns.
I worked in Cardiac ICU (Unit 2900) at Deaconess Hospital Midtown Campus. I provided direct patient care daily (Collecting vitals, Bathing, emptying drains, transport, repositioning, etc.) I would often "float" to other units if they were short staffed to assist. I primarily floated to the Ortho/Neuro Unit, where I gained an immense amount of knowledge pertaining to broken bones, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and other various Traumas. I am knowledgeable about medical equipment and how it is used. Pin care and stabilization was an everyday task when working in Orthopedics.
Assisting in codes was also a part of my job responsibility. Charting interactions in Epic (EMR) about the patient and their families was something that I completed daily in order to give an accurate/punctual report to the oncoming staff. I was required to be proficient in cardiac rhythms, as well as maintain my Basic life skills (BLS) training through the American Heart Association. I worked alongside many different medical specialists and gained a great deal regarding patient care and practice.
During my time at Deaconess, I spoke with House Supervisors/ADONS regarding staffing numbers and was aware of the shortages with staff to patient ratios. We always welcomed the extra help, sent by Nursing Agencies!
I attended the Nursing Program at Wabash Valley College for one year. I did not complete the Program due to a total loss house fire starting my second year of school. Previously, I had planned to finish, but I am now focused on my family and building a career in recruiting.
I attended USI to acquire all of my necessary courses needed for Nursing prerequisites. I completed these courses in Fall 2015.
I graduated from Wood Memorial in 2005 with a Core 40 High School Diploma.
I was a member of the Anatomy Club while attending college at Wabash Valley College. We did informative seminars to demonstrate how the human body works. Doing "mock surgeries" on donated human cadavers was a yearly demonstration, with the last one being a torn meniscus repair.
I was involved with Student Nurse Association while attending Wabash Valley College. We organized events and communicated important deadlines to our fellow nursing students.
I am currently on the Employee Engagement Committee at Talley. With this Committee, there are chosen individuals that collaborate ideas for the practice and its employees. We try to offer new and exciting ideas for employee appreciation and building morale. We bring employee concerns to the table and try to come up with collective solutions. These suggestions are then presented to the Board of Physicians at our Practice, and a decision is made. I feel that it is a great way to communicate wants and needs, in a positive, uplifting way.
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