Anne Alvey - 27 yrs exp as Secretary/PA. Medical Secretary Diploma. Dental Surgery Nursing and reception duties.

Practice Secretary at Laser Vision Eye Clinic



Work category

Admin and Clerical



Profile Activity

In my 27 years of working I have provided continuous, high quality confidential support to Management Teams in Dublin and Galway and love being part of a team.

Am creative, resourceful and flexible; am able to adapt to changing priorities and maintain a positive attitude.

Am a loyal, discreet employee and possess a strong work ethic.

Have updated my skills by completing The Medical Secretary Diploma with Pitman Training.

Am a car owner and hold a current driving licence.

Anne Alvey's Professional Experience

2012 - Present

Laser Vision Eye Clinic - Practice Secretary

Receptionist/Admininstrator for busy ophthalmology practice.
Ensuring the smooth day to day running of the practice.
Roles and responsibilities:
booking appointments; updating patient records; taking payments; Letters to GP's; ordering medical supplies; surgery chairside.

Key Skills
ensure patient charts are up to date maintain supply of medical stock Manage busy diary Receptionist reconcile Groupon/Living Social payments reconcile vhi payments
2010 - 2011

Michael Slattery Associates - personal assistant to the director

Personal Assistant to Managing Director of one of the country's most successful Fire Safety Engineering Companies. Duties included diary management; expenses; travel arrangements; typing reports, minutes; collating tenders to tight time deadlines; binding reports; filing; archiving; power point presentations.

Recently completed Medical Sectetary Diploma with Pitman Training.
Proficient in Microsoft Office.2007/Outlook. Excellent keyboard skills. Dictaphone/Audio typing. Medical Terminology.

Key Skills
Audio typing diary management Filing Keyboard skills Outlook personal assistant Proficient in Microsoft Office 2007 Tender preperation and collation
1992 - 2009

TBD Group Holdings - personal assistant to the director

Provided continous, high quality confidential support to the Managing Director and his team in a major Construction/Development Company. Duties included:

Cordinating schedules, appointments & travel arrangements.
Managing expense accounts and recovery.
Handling incoming email, post and faxes; corresponded on behalf of the Managing Director
Preperation, collation & binding of reports
Recording minutes using fast & accurate touch-typing
Dictaphone typing
Managing Company Residential Rental Property Portfolio and prepared monthly reports for Finance Department.
Liased with tenants, management companies, ensuring rents were paid on time and arranging repairs
Improved Company's filing system by developing and maintaining a simple but effective coding system
Organised Annual Company Golf Outings to various locations throughout Ireland catering for up to 100 participants. Also arranged all Company staff outings
Undertook ad-hoc assignments and projects

Key Skills
construction Reports Touch-typing

Anne Alvey's Education and Qualifications


Diploma - Medical Secretary

Pitman Training, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

I decided to upgrade my computer skills by doing the Medical Secretary Diploma with Pitman. It gave me a fantasic grounding in the Microsoft Office suite of programmes 2007 version and keyboard skills as well as Dictaphone/Audio typing and medical terminology.

I like dealing with people and got great satisfaction in my role as Dental Surgery Nurse/Receptionist.

Further to the above I Volunteered for Charity work with Cancer Care West. Was on Committee for a running event held in Galway over a period of 4 yerars. Culminated in the building of a residential care centre attached to University Hospital in Galway for patients and their families attending for cancer treatment.
Volunteered for the Volvo Ocean Race in Galway which was very rewarding and a huge success.


Diploma - Diploma in Office Management

Western Management Institute, Galway

Extensive coverage of:
HR Development
Purchasing Management
Business Law
Managenment Theory & Practice
Sales and Sales Management


Certificate - Dental Surgery Nursing

Dublin Dental Hospital

I completed this certificate whilst working full time with Dr Andrew Woolfe, specialising in Crown and Bridgework. Duties included:

Chairside Assistance
Taking of x-rays
Mixing materials
Sterilisation of instruments
Liason with Laboratory technichians
Stock dental surgery supplies
Update patient records
Meet greet and reassure patients
Make appointments
Answer telephone
Issue invoices/receipts
Take payments
Bank lodgements
Type reports
Maintain log of 6-month recall of patients

Role was very enjoyable as it was a mix of nursing and administration.

Anne Alvey's Additional Information


I enjoy outdoor pursuits from walking to sailing scubadiving snorkelling and gardening.
I completed a boat delivery from Southern France to Greece as a crew of 3 which was a marvellous experience.
Teamwork is very important to me.