We are an Ophthalmology practice located in Sacramento, CA and we're looking to hire a FULL TIME paid technician/scribe who can commit at least 1-2 years. No experience necessary and willing to train within. If you would like more details or information, forward me your resume so we can discuss it individually. You will gain so much experience as you approach PA school. You can read about our office by visiting our website here www.liangvision.com
Any ophthalmic PAs out there who can share their experiences? Is it too hard for an ophthalmologist to employ a PA? I currently work as a scribe/tech in an ophthalmologist office, just wondering if there any further careers out there in the same field. Will be applying next cycle!
This is just a quick shout out to all of those pre pa students with "unconventional" health care experience. There is a feel among the pre pa community that being a paramedic or a nurse is the way to be the perfect applicant.
I know that not everyone thinks this, but I hear it enough to where I want to give some hope to those who may have some experience that is a little different.
I am a COA (Certified Ophthalmic Assistant) this is a valid form of HCE(Health Care Experience) for pre pas.
Collect histories of present illness.
Have knowledge about the effects of common systems diseases i.e. Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperthyroidism,Ischemia. (For more eye specific review of ocular diseases see my post here.)
Instill medications in the form of dilation drops and anesthetic drops
Assist optometrists and ophthalmologist in clinical procedures
Volunteer abroad such as my trip to Mexico
Scribe for ophthalmologist and optometrists
Code using IDC 9/CAPT
This is just one example of what some may say is not real health care experience. I heard of pas who were ultra sound techs, physical therapy aids, lab assistants, and some even had no health care experience (not recommended).
Don't get me wrong I think that Paramedics, EMTs(I am one of these to), and Nurses rock. I just think that it is important to get out of the idea that you have to be a "cookie-cutter" applicant to get accepted. Do what interests you and be great at it!
I am a new grad seeking advice about a position I accepted in ophthalmology. The office never had a PA before. No other office in the area has one. Another part of state and few other states have PAs. Unable to reach them via email or office number. Can anyone help me guide my path through this new opportunity?