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Valera F. Bussell
P.O. Box 5246
Kailua Kona, HI. 96745
(808) 883-1198
email : [email protected]


I have 24 years of experience in the medical field; 15 of which have been in Ophthalmology.  I enjoy patient contact and seek a position that will utilize both my patient care and supervisory skills. I am efficient and caring and believe in quality medical care without sacrificing a caring attitude. I believe that teamwork builds a strong practice.


5/99-present Island Eye Care (Kailua Kona,HI) Chief Technician

Duties: Routine patient exams including refraction/retinoscopy,glasses checks.. Ascan/bscans, VF’s,corneal topography,fundus photography,Fluorescein angiography(including film processing),contact lens fitting,refractive surgery work-ups,triage, pharmacy refills, instrument maintenance,assisting in minor surgical procedures.

4/95-11/98 Nashville Eye Associates (Nashville,Tn.) Clinical Coordinator/Research Study Coordinator

Duties: Routine patient exams from presentation to dilation, Ascan/Bscans,fundus photography, Fluorescein angiography,cell counts,sed rates, clinical research trials ( including acquisition,completion of enrollment, CRF’s, correspondence with IRB’s,handling of study meds,training of technicians, design and implementation of office personnel manual, set up of public vision screenings,assisted in refractive surgical procedures and refractive surgery seminars, visual field testing,triage .

01/92-03/95 Palmcoast Eye Center (Sarasota,FL.) Chief Technician

Duties: Routine patient work-ups,training of technicians,assisted in minor surgical procedures, Ascans/Bscans,visual field testing,photography.

01/90-01/92 Carolina Ophthalmology (Hendersonville,NC) Retinal Photographer

Duties: Fundus photography, fluorescein angiography (including injection and processing of film. Routine patient work-ups , Ascans/Bscans.


High School Graduate 1974 (4.0 GPA)
2 yrs Business Courses
2 yrs Spanish
1986 C.O.A (Certified Ophthalmic Assistant)
1987 C.O.T (Certified Ophthalmic Technician)
C.P.R. (certification since 1977)
C.R.T. (Certified Radiological Technologist)
Familiar with medical terminology.



Other interests:

Training other assistant/technicians.
Working on designing CE Credit courses by mail.

Letters of recommendation from previous employers available upon request.

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