May 2017-December 2017
Ophthalmic technician - Responsibilities: pre-testing patients, recording chief complaint/reason for visit, updating medical history, medications, etc., testing visual acuities, extra testing, I&R visit.
I learned a lot about the eye and the importance of yearly eye exams. I also learned how to work in a medical office environment. While there I learned how to manage juggling several tasks at once and work the schedule to the benefit of the patient and the office.
There really isn’t anything I wish I had known. I joined the team with an open mind and ready to learn! I guess I wish I knew how to put contact lenses in before joining J
Educational - Fun - Encouraging
I really enjoyed the people, from teammates to the patients. I truly enjoyed the friendly environment created by Dr. Huffman, the team, and the patients.
The schedule of patients could sometimes be overwhelming but it seemed to always work out fine!
I think office policies for things like asking off, holiday time/sick days, etc. could be explained more thoroughly upon hiring.
I went into this position hoping to learn as much as I could and it exceeded this expectation. Dr. Huffman and Amanda were never hesitant about answering any questions I had about something that came up about a patient’s condition or how the eye works. I am even more thankful for them sharing all their knowledge because I was the ONLY student in my class who had any idea about the pathologies of the eye!
Beginning PA School in January 2018