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Certified Ophthalmic Technician / Ophthalmic Photographer

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Posted date: 3/6/2010   all resumes
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Jacqueline Warinner
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Certified Ophthalmic Technician/Ophthalmic Photographer/ Fluorescein Angiographer

Summary

I am an extremely professional and easygoing person with 19 years of experience in Ophthalmology with JCAHPO certification since 1992 and 9 years of experience as an Ophthalmic Photographer.
I am a perfectionist in my work, and strive to give the best possible care to my patients. I am a team player and would be a beneficial addition to any professional ophthalmic team. I have a broad knowledge of ophthalmic terminology, anatomy, and diseases.

Experience
Westfield Eye Center, Las Vegas, NV 2008-present
Certified Ophthalmic Technician/ Lane Tech/ Surgical Assistant
Assisting ophthalmologists of various specialties writing in the room as a lane technician. Assisting neuro-ophthalmologist with obtaining and recording results
of tests including MRI's, CT scans, VEP's, carotid ultrasounds, echocardigrams, and bloodwork. Setting up and assisting in various surgeries including temporal artery biopsies.
Instructing patients in post surgical care, drop usage, at home blepharitis treatment, and dry eye care.
Presenting continuing education seminars for JCAHPO CE credits at least once yearly.
Performing routine work-ups including accurate history taking, obtaining distance and near visual acuities, retinoscopy, refracting, lensometry, tonometry. amsler grid testing, color vision testing,
and instillation of drops. Setting up and assisting with Botox injections. Working on an electronic medical records system.

Vitreoretinal Consultants, Houston,TX 2007-2008
Ophthalmic Photographer/ COT
Ophthalmic photography, fluorescein angiography, starting IV's, Fundus photography, OCT's, working up patients, setting up and assisisting with injections and lasers, traveling to numerous satelite clinics with retinal specialists.

Florida Eye Clinic, Altamonte Springs, FL 2002 to 2007
Head of the Photography Department
Ophthalmic Photographer/ Fluorescein Angiographer. All aspects of running the
Photography Department including drawing fluorescein, starting IV's,
Fluorescein Angiography, Fundus Photography, External Photography, Slit Lamp
Photography, ordering supplies, maintaining equipment, trouble shooting,
training other technicians in the photography department, labeling slides,
working with doctors on projects and presentations, archiving, chart
maintenance, performing OCT's, documenting accidents and incidents, photography
for clinic website. Working with photographer's and maintaining supplies at our
satellite locations.

I have been certified in photography in three national studies including the
Miravant study for wet AMD, the Elli Lilly study for Diabetic Retinopathy
(seven field stereo photography), and the Eyetech study for
Macugen in conjunction with PDT.

Magruder Eye Institute, Orlando, FL 2000 to 2002
Head of the Photography Department
Ophthalmic Photographer/ Fluorescein Angiographer. All aspects of running the
Photography Department including drawing fluorescein, starting IV's,
administering Fluorescein, Fluorescein Angiography, Fundus Photography,
External Photography, ordering supplies, maintaining equipment, trouble
shooting, training other technicians in the photography department, labeling
slides, archiving, chart maintenance, . Traveling to satellite locations with
retinal specialists. Setting up and assisting in laser and minor procedures.

Discovery Eye Center, Kansas City, MO 1999 to 2000
Head of the Photography Department
Ophthalmic Photographer/ Fluorescein Angiographer. All aspects of running the
Photography Department including drawing fluorescein, starting IV's,
Fluorescein Angiography, Fundus Photography, External Photography, ordering
supplies, maintaining equipment, trouble shooting, labeling slides, archiving,
chart maintenance, traveling to satellite locations with my retinal team.
Certification in Phlebotomy during this time
Certification in two national studies.

Magruder Eye Institute, Orlando, FL 1998 to 1999
Ophthalmic Technician/ Fundus Photographer
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant / Ophthalmic Photographer
Performing routine work-ups in a multi-specialty clinical setting. Performing
Fluorescein Angiography, Fundus Photography, A-Scan Ultrasounds, Corneal
Topography, and external photography. Setting up and assisting with minor
procedures.

Black Hills Regional Eye Institute, Rapid City, SD 1991 to 1998
Ophthalmic Technician COA
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Performing routine work-ups for a Retinal Specialist in a multi-specialty
clinical setting including history taking, obtaining distance and near visual acuities,
retinoscopy, refracting, lensometry, tonometry. amsler grid testing, color vision testing,
instillation of drops, traveling to satellite clinics. Some experience in medical records and
front desk work.

Pillen Optical, Rapid City, SD 1989-1991
Optical Sales/Optometric Technician
Selling Eyeglass frames, performing routine workups for our in house optometrist, teaching insertion and removal of contacts, frame adjustment and repair, lens tinting coating and cutting, filing, setting appointments.

Education

Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, MO 2000
Certificate, Phlebotomy
Learned all areas of phlebotomy including blood draws and starting IV's . My
internship was completed at Discovery Vision Center.

Skills

I can perform all aspects of patient work-ups and testing including : Retinoscopy, refracting, obtaining accurate history, lensometry, tonometry, visual fields, HRT, keratometry, Amsler grid, titmus, color vision, and worth 4 dot testing, A-scans, B-scans, setting up and assisting in surgery, setting up and assisting in lasers, setting up and assisting with intraocular injections, training technicians, training photographers, and teaching presentations for JCAHPO CE credits.
Performing fluorescein angiograms, fundus photography, slit lamp photography, external photography, OCT's, starting IV's, drawing fluorescein, administering
fluorescein, ordering supplies, maintaining charts, archiving, trouble shooting, . All aspects of biomedical photography in relation to Ophthalmology.
I have the ability to put a patient at ease when they are nervous, scared, and anxious. I get along well with my co-workers, and the doctors I work with. I
take my career seriously and strive to go above and beyond in my work.

Affiliations

Ophthalmic Photographer's Society, 1999
Member of ATPO, 2001
Member of Ret Tech USA

Licenses

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, JCAHPO, 1992
Certified Ophthalmic Technician, JCAHPO, 2006

Current CPR certifcation and attendance at many continuing education credit
programs.

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