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Deidre Huff, COT

Clinical Application Specialist @ Alcon LenSx, Inc.

Clinical Application Specialist, Alcon, LenSx

Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Ranked #913 out of 18,260 for Clinical Application Specialist in United States

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Alcon LenSx, Inc.

Clinical Application Specialist

July 2014 to Present

Eye-Q Consultants, Staff Training and Practice Development


July 2011 to March 2015

Dannemiller, Inc.

Director of The Linron Bioskills Training Institute

December 2013 to July 2014

Deidre Huff, COT's Education

Bishop Dunne

Dallas County Community College


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Alcon LenSx, Inc.

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* Became COT at UT Southwestern Medical Center, served as lead in: Neuro-ophthalmology, Retina and Glaucoma, but worked in every sub specialty including Anterior Segment/Cataract/Plastic and Pediatric. * First CRC to work on genetic studies at Duke University Eye Center, studying Glaucoma, Retina and Neuro eye disease. * Recruited families, negotiated a network referral base state-wide with Optometrists, provided statistics for grants, kept accurate family information, trained other CRC's and taught in the technician training program. * Part of initial staff of TLC Raleigh, aided in getting the center organized, staff trained and productive. * Designed exam forms, consents, implemented OSHA compliance policies and directives, aided in initial organization of new practice, Kelly Eye Center, Raleigh. * Training Supervisor at Key Whitman Eye Center Dallas, worked with employees towards certification, or highest level certification possible. Developed training tests to uncover weak areas and highlight strengths. Worked with employees on probation to strengthen and get them off probation. * Assisted in the supervision of the clinic, clinic flow, hiring of staff and staff training. Was sent to satellite offices to train and improve upon current technical skill. * Supervised and aided in the growth and productivity of Key Whitman Plano, developed and grew skilled workforce (building on the high level of skill already present) and assisted in the implementation of our EMR-Medflow. * As a Clinical Specialist with Iscience Interventional, organized wet lab and didactic training of surgeons on a very detailed procedure, Canaloplasty. * Traveled extensively across the US, worked within ASC, academic, or OPD settings, familiarized myself with necessary policies and procedures for the different locations, and often worked with multiple surgeons and staff in one visit, or in the span of a week. * Credentialed with necessary agencies: Reptrax, VCS and Vendormate.Clinical Application Specialist @ From July 2014 to Present (1 year 6 months) President @ • Helped practices with their organizational, staff training and practice development needs. • Trained candidates for certification exams, for specific office staff needs. • Increased efficiency and productivity through practice evaluation and proper staff placement. • Aided in the interview process, and worked with a variety of resources to find quality staff to suit office needs From July 2011 to March 2015 (3 years 9 months) Director of The Linron Bioskills Training Institute @ Linron Bioskills Training Institute is a Bioskills training facility that will open in San Antonio in the fall of 2014. Our building is currently undergoing construction as is our website. Our state-of-the art facility is being built to be devoted to practical, clinical, and knowledge-based learning and has been distinctively designed to address every aspect necessary to become an all-inclusive, successful educational event space. The finished facility will include a high-tech classroom and four skills labs outfitted for hands-on training. It will also have a contemporary lounge for our customers to enjoy, as well as an exhibit hall and reception lobby. Linron’s classroom and skills labs will be fully-integrated with state-of-the-art A/V equipment, meaning that we can capture and live-stream educational activities to anywhere with an internet connection. Our facility is being exclusively designed with both medical and non-medical educational events in mind. In addition to our reputation for educational activity, there's much more to Linron Bioskills Training Institute than just hands-on training. We will also host corporate training events, and rent to those in need of research space. From December 2013 to July 2014 (8 months) Clinical Applications Specialist @ Clinical Application Specialist worked with Visual Evoked Potential technology and pattern ERG, to train staff and physicians on its proper and effective use to detect functional damage to the eye. • Managed 100+ sites in Texas, LA and OK. • Installed 4- 5+ devices per month • Coordinated didactic and hands-on training for installation of device (Enfant, NOVA-LX, TR and Pattern ERG), as well as facilitated discussions involving peer to peer review or case support with on-staff neuro-ophthalmologist. • Provide application instruction of staff and physicians on VEP and Pattern ERG technology and result interpretation. • Instruct as to the proper patient selection, coding and chart documentation. • Assisted sites with merging the technology effectively into their patient flow. • Took over a list of 51 pending sites that needed support following their initial purchase. • Successfully updated software to sites within my territory until backlog was completed. • Launched Pattern ERG software change to existing sites as well as covered new installations of PERG. • Coordinated dinner meetings with physicians or attended with District Manager (top sales in the company), to discuss the training/installation process and clinical side of VEP and ERG with potential or current clients • Travel 95-100% of the time. Typical week was a six day work week. • Trained new Clinical Application staff. • Provided leads to sales staff, which turned into sales and proved beneficial to the practices involved as well as the company. From March 2013 to January 2014 (11 months) Clinical Specialist @ • Provided hands on technical training, surgical case support, in-servicing and clincal resource of the company’s products, iTrack, iLumin, and iUltrasound to physicians and staff pre and post operatively. • Coordinated and conducted both didactic and “wet lab” training sessions for new Physicians. • Supervised and provided instruction for the surgical procedure, Canaloplasty, in the OR while being performed. • Met with and educated potential and existing physicians on the merits and proper clinical usage of company products by conducting presentations, demonstrations and identifying needs and goals. • Developed and cultivated ongoing relationships with key office staff, ASC, OPD and acadmic hospital personnel as it relates to company products, procedures and patient care. • Maintained clinical folders and documentation on a regular basis detailing case coverage and provided feedback to the clinical team for ongoing improvements on training materials and techniques. • Instruct Clinical Staff on patient selection criteria and the correct use of the iTrack, iLumin and iUltrasound. From July 2011 to November 2012 (1 year 5 months) Clinic Supervisor, Plano office @ • Promoted to this satellite office within the Key-Whitman organization • Aided in its management of staffing issues, re-organized as needed to increase clinic efficiency and to work to increase its profitability. • Successfully built a highly skilled technical team. • Assisted in the implementation of EMR • Increased productivity and profitability by increasing number of patients effectively seen, via troubleshooting scheduling issues and managing clinic flow. From May 2008 to July 2011 (3 years 3 months) Training Supervisor, Dallas @ • Developed a technician training program. • Helped techs to maintain their certification. • Trained in use and theory of our equipment, and clinical duties to promote higher level of understanding and to increase the accuracy of results they provided. • Created testing checkpoints once a year to ensure proficiency and accuracy. • Encouraged achievement of the highest certification possible. • Increased clinic efficiency and helped to assemble a highly skilled technical staff. From May 2004 to May 2008 (4 years 1 month) Ophthalmic Technician @ From November 2001 to May 2004 (2 years 7 months) Clinic Supervisor/COT @ From 1999 to 2001 (2 years) Surgical Recovery Specialist @ From May 1999 to December 1999 (8 months) Patient Consultant/Ophthalmic Technician @ • Worked with Clinical Director to organize and start new center in Raleigh. • Worked up and consented patients for Lasik. • Train area optometric staff to discuss Lasik. • Train ophthalmic staff as we grew. From October 1998 to October 1999 (1 year 1 month) Clinical Research Coordinator for Genetic Studies in Ophthalmology/Technician training @ • Was the first clinical research coordinator for the Ocular Genetics Center. • Worked primarily with genetic studies in Glaucoma, Retina and Neuro. • Organized field exams and blood draws with participating families. • Negotiated state-wide Optometric patient referral base. • Trained two other Coordinators. • Trained in tech program to supplement position support beyond the soft funds provided by grant funds. • Provided statistical data for grant submissions and updates. From October 1993 to September 1998 (5 years) Certified Technician @ • Brought on as as a Visual Field tech. • Completed the Home Study Course, the COA exam, the Skill Evaluation for Technician Certification, and the COT exam in 2.5 years. • Learned and floated through all subspecialties, the front office, the optometric part of the practice and optical shop. • Lead tech in three clinics: Neuro-ophthalmology, Retina and Glaucoma From January 1990 to October 1993 (3 years 10 months) Bishop Dunnebiology @ Dallas County Community College Deidre Huff, COT is skilled in: Healthcare, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Clinical Research, Glaucoma, Neurology, Hospitals, Cataract Surgery, Medical Devices, Clinical Trials, Surgeons, Operating Room, Capital Equipment, Orthopedic, Surgical Instruments

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