Tara Cox

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

summary

I am an enthusiastic certified ophthalmic assistant with 7 years of experience who demonstrates excellent technical ability, patient care and education and passion for my career in ophthalmology. I have organization skills, attention to detail as well as good communication skills. I am a hard worker, a fast learner and I have a desire to continue learning and growing.

objective

To obtain growth in the healthcare field where I can expand on my current set of skills with an organization that provides challenge, encourages advancement and rewards achievement.

Skills

Skills
10
Patient Work Up

Collect patient history, assess visual acuity, manifest refraction, assess motility and confrontation fields, and tonometry(Goldmann and Tonopen).

10
Special Testing

OCT 3, IOL Master, Humphry Visual Fields, Wave Scan, Corneal Topagraphy, Fundus and Slit lamp photos,  Specular Microscopy, Pachymetry, Keratometry, PHP, ERG, VEP, Tear Osmolarity testing, Inflamma Dry and Adeno Plus testing.

Experience

Work History
Apr 2011 - Present

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

Advanced Sight Center, Washington MO

Responsible for patient work-ups, patient customer service, ophthalmic testing (including manifest refractions), tonometry, triaging, etc. Emphasis was on patients with cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Testing included Corneal topography, IOL Master, Humphrey Visual fields, Pachymetry, fundus and slit lamp photos, ERG, VEP, PHP, Wave Scan, and OCT's (Zeiss Cirrus), Tear Osmolarity, Inflamma Dry and Adeno Plus. Scribe for doctor. Assisted with in-office Retinal injections such as Avastin, Dexamethasone with AC tap and Depo Medrol, and Kenalog. Assisted with in-office laser procedures such as YAG PC and PI, Focal laser, and SLT laser.  Assisted with in-office procedures such as lesion and chalazion removals.  Experienced in working with electronic health records. Knowledgeable in scheduling appointments and answering phone calls.

Feb 2008 - Apr 2011

Ophthalmic Technician

Comprehensive Eye Care, Washington MO
Professional Summary

Responsible for patient work-ups, patient customer service, ophthalmic testing (including manifest refractions), tonometry, triaging, etc. Emphasis was on patients with cataracts and glaucoma. Testing included Humphry Visual Fields, Pachymetry,  OCT's(Zeiss Cirrus), Fundus and slit lamp photos. Assisted wth in-office laser procedures such as YAG PC laser, Retinopexy laser, and PRP laser. Assisted with in-office blepharoplasty surgery. Assisted with in-office procedures such as lesion and chalazion removal. Knowledgeable in scheduling appointments and answering phone calls.

Education

Education
1990 - 1994

High School Diploma

Washington High School, Washington Missouri

professional creditials

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant(COA)

JCAHPO-July 2013

References given upon request