Patterson, Ga **557
OBJECTIVE: To obtain a challenging position in which I can use my acquired skills.
*Two years as ophthalmic technician/physician assistant, ability to take patient history. *evaluate patient problems and provide complete documentation in patient record.
*Superb knowledge of ophthalmic medical terminology and anatomy of the eye.
*Knowledge of refractive errors, diseases affecting eye.
*In-depth ability to develop and implement effective patient scheduling/appointment system and coordinate the flow or necessary documents and referral services.
*Uncommon skills in performing ultrasound A-Scan, B-Scan, and biomicroscopy for detection of tumors, retinal detachments, iris tumors, and other pathological problems.
*Excellent knowledge of the principles of first aide treatment for ocular and other medical emergencies.
*Great knowledge of ophthalmic equipment, sterilization techniques, ophthalmic medications and proper instillation of topical eye drugs and application of eye dressings.
*Profound skills in acquiring accurate medical histories, measuring and recording visual acuities, performing lensometry, refractometry, tonometry, and other ophthalmic tests with children and adults.
*Great knowledge of disinfection control principles in order to disinfect and sterilize equipment and to operate autoclave.
*Excellent ability to work under pressure of busy workload.
*Sound interpersonal skills to establish and maintain comfortable and cooperative working relationships with physicians, patients, and co-workers.
*Solid skills in working independently with minimal direction.
*Uncommon ability to work as a team member in a busy private practice.
*In-depth knowledge of the working procedures of front office tasks.
*Familiar with medical coding and billing, and terminology.
*Knowledge of the methods and practices of handling clerical and administrative tasks.
*Attention to detail with good organizational, communication, and management skills.
*Computer literate with knowledge of medical office software programs.
*Pierce County High School - Blackshear, GA (1993)
Diploma with college prep seal, business seal, and vocational seal.
*Waycross College - Waycross, GA (1993-1998)
Psychology and Pre-Nursing Major
*Armstrong Atlantic State University (1998-2000)
Psychology and Pre-Nursing Major
*Coastal Pines - Medical Assistant Program
PIERCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT – Blackshear, Georgia
Burlap & Lace, Llc
*Ran business *Maintained store *Served customers *Ordered merchandise *Answered calls *Inventory *Accounting *Deposits *Paid bills *Store displays *Advertising
*Fingerprinted inmates and submitted information into a national database.
*Searched inmates for contraband and educated inmates regarding rules of behavior and their rights.
*Managed a large number of inmates on a daily basis to ensure appropriate nutrition, hygiene, medical care, activities, etc. were provided.
*Intervened utilizing verbal de-escalation techniques for potentially assaultive inmates to prevent combativeness.
*Utilized appropriate interventions restrain combative inmates after calling appropriate CODE over the radio while preserving inmate and staff safety
*Transcribed and typed official correspondence, including incident reports, property release forms, inventory lists, environmental checklist, etc.
*Assessed environment daily through environmental rounds for potentially hazardous conditions and reported noted concerns to supervisor immediately.
*Managed a busy Control Room which involved controlling the electronic opening and closing of over 20 doors and maintaining a count of the jail population, including every person that entered and exited the jail
*Processed out prisoners ready for release after verifying no existing warrants or holds were in place.
DANA OLIVER PHOTOGRAPHY (1/08 - 2013)
*Setting appointments *Taking payments *Processing photos *Advertising *Deposits
*Scheduling clients *Reserving locations
GEORGIA EYE INSTITUTE (Memorial Health) - Savannah, Georgia
(May 2000 - December 2002)
Ophthalmic Technician/Physician Assistant to Dr. Wexler and other ophthalmologists.
Responsibilities included : *greeting patients and visitors in pleasing and courteous manner.
*Handle responsibilities of entering patient demographics in the computer. *Perform the tasks of preparing patients charts and update the same to the concerned physician. *Handle responsibilities of responding calls and providing information on the various services of the health organization. *Trained other technicians. *Organize and oversee stocking of each exam room. *Ensure adherence to HIPAA regulations.*Responsible for maintaining timely and courteous patient flow. *Perform non-repetitive complex and specialized tasks involving established methodologies used in patient care requiring extremely great skill. *Triage and screen non-emergent phone calls and walk-in emergencies. *Participate in patient care including history, diagnostic vision tests, and visual field examinations.
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