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Medical Technician

United States
March 18, 2011

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DeAnna H. Pelzek

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Chicago, IL *0626 Cell:



To obtain a growth-oriented position within an ophthalmic practice utilizing my 20 years experience as an ophthalmic technician and surgical technologist.


Highly versatile ophthalmic professional with a diverse range of experience in ophthalmology within private practices, large teaching hospitals, operating rooms. vocational colleges and medical companies. Formally educated surgical technologist with the ability to scrub or first assist on any ophthalmic case, regardless of sub-specialty. Compassionate caregiver who places emphasis on the education of patients with regard to their medical treatment. Poised and confident professional with demonstrated problem solving abilities and superior oral and written communication skills. Articulate “people person” who is well liked by patients and co-workers alike. I am also an EXCELLENT refractionist!


Ophthalmic Technician/Refractionist- (Part-time) (June 2007 - Current)

Dr. Bertram Kraft Chicago, IL

Provide outstanding patient care for a general/refractive ophthalmologist.

Ophthalmic Technician – (part-time) 2/2010 – Current

Retina Services of Illinois (Dr. Robert Schroeder) Chicago, IL

Perform OCT measurements of the retina for a retinal surgeon. Also assist in Avastin

Injections and working up patients as needed.

Ophthalmic Technician (3/2004 – 12/2005)

Eye Specialists of Illinois Park Ridge, IL

Provided direct patient care for a multi-specialty ophthalmic practice.

• Medical history/visual acuity

• Refraction (utilizing auto-refractor and phoropter)

• Tonometry (slit-lamp/tonopen)

• Visual fields, GDX, fundus photography, corneal topography and pachymetry

• Phone triage (emergencies, medical questions, pharmacy refills)

• Minor surgical procedure assisting

Retinal Angiographer/Ophthalmic Technician (4/00-11/00 & 7/03 – 3/04)

Retina Institute of Illinois Chicago, IL

(Dr. John C. Michael, Dr. Michael Paxhia & Dr. Marlyn Goldberg)

Provided patient care for a multi-physician retinal practice

• Medical history/visual acuity, tonometry, and procedure assisting

• Fundus photography and retinal angiography

• Surgical scheduling

• Assisted in the set-up and opening of a new retinal practice.

• Managed the ordering of all technical equipment and pharmaceutical supplies

for 3 primary and satellite offices.

Software Technical Support Representative & Trainer (1/2001 – 5/2003)

(25% travel position)

Senior Living Systems Schaumburg, IL

Trained new and existing clients throughout the United States on medical and accounting data management software packages.

Medical Software Trainer (6/1999 - 4/2000)

(100% travel position)

First Insight Corporation Portland, OR

Adapted my medical knowledge and background to act as a medical software trainer for ophthalmic/optometric practices throughout the United States. Made professional recommendations to facilitate the conversion of the medical practice or facility to a paperless billing and charting system.

COA, Ophthalmic Surgical Technologist (10/1994 - 8/1997)

John A. Moran Eye Center Salt Lake City, UT

Acted as an ophthalmic surgical scrub and ophthalmic technician within a large university based multi-specialty eye Center. Have worked in the following ophthalmic sub-specialties: Glaucoma, Retina, Neuro-ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Oculo-plastics, Cornea, Refractive Surgery and Ophthalmic Research.

COA/Surgical Scheduler (12/1992 – 9/1994)

FHP Hospital/ Dept. of Ophthalmology Salt Lake City, UT

Provided direct patient care for a multi-physician ophthalmic practice within a HMO facility. Scheduled surgical cases and coordinated out-of-facility specialty testing.

CST/Ophthalmic Service Coordinator (9/1990 - 4/1992)

St. Luke’s Surgical Center Houston, TX

Scrubbed and first-assisted during all ophthalmic cases. Ordered all supplies for the ophthalmic service. Prepared monthly statistical reports for hospital. Trained staff on proper use and care of ophthalmic medical equipment and procedures.


• Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (1993-1999)

• Certified Ophthalmic Surgical Technologist (1993-1999)

• Tempe Technical Institute – Surgical Technology (1989-1990)

• University of Texas at El Paso – Education (1985-1986)

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