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Ophthalmic Scribe / Tech

Company: Associated Retinal Consultants
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

GENERAL DESCRIPTIONOphthalmic Scribe / Technicians use ophthalmic techniques to perform preliminary work-up of patients in a clinic setting, scribes forphysicians and may also directly assist Physician(s) with examinations and treatment of patients.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES--- Functions as scribe which requires knowledge and understanding of retina-specific ophthalmology terminology.--- Requires proficient keyboarding skills, use of electronic medical record and image management system.--- Utilize electronic mail and other instant messaging systems.--- Skilled in ophthalmic terminology, ability to type words accurately with speed and knowledge of ARC Electronic Medical Records system.--- Prepares patients and rooms for treatments and minor procedures as directed by the physician.--- Ability to obtain patient's past and current medical and ophthalmic history including information regarding medications, allergies and family history of eye problems.--- Identifies any potential patient concerns and brings these issues to the attention of the Office Coordinator or physician as appropriate.--- Ability to measure and record both distance and near visual acuity and pinhole acuity; performs preliminary refraction using objective equipment.--- Ability to measure intraocular pressures by applanation tonometry, pneumatonometry and/or use of tonopen, checks pupillary response to light and pupillary defects (will be trained)--- Performs basic visual field testing and patient education as directed by Physician.--- Prepares patients for treatments and minor procedures; measures and records vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rate) as required.--- Successfully completes and maintains scribe certification. Upon certification, completes appropriate computerized orderentry under the direction of the physician per regulatory and professional guidelines.--- Instills eye drops as directed by the physician. Assists in the application of dressings, shields and eye patches.--- Basic understanding of examination and procedure codes (ICD-9 codes) when inputting into the Electronic Medical Records system.--- Ensures that accurate procedure coding/charges for all procedures/drugs for all patients and correct diagnosis codes are used.--- Keeps examination, treatment, laser and any other assigned rooms cleaned and stocked with supplies, keeps drug count up to date.--- Provides consistent, excellent customer service.--- May consent patient for treatment and procedures.--- Performs OCT on patients with speed and accuracy and assists physician with treatments when needed.--- Assists with patient transfers as necessary.--- Travel to other locations as assigned.--- Responsibilities may be dependent on specific location and not required of all employees in that position.--- Performs all other duties as assigned, which may include assisting in other departments within Associated Retinal Consultants and at other locations.--- Duties assigned may include clerical functions such as filing, key boarding, scheduling patients, cleaning, stocking or other tasks as needed.REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:--- High School Diploma or higher.--- Strong attention to detail and expert keyboard (Scribe) skills.--- Ability to understand and correctly spell medical terminology and numbers as percentages; analytical and problem solving skills.--- Excellent oral and written communication skills.--- Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with others (teamwork) and provide superior customer service to patients.
RELATIONSHIPSReports to: Reports to Office Coordinator. All employees report to the company Administrator and Physician Partners.Directly Supervises: Not applicableWork Schedule: Varies, but typically Monday through Friday with working hours ranging from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Potential for Saturday work hours depending on location. Work shift hours vary depending on employment status, but generally are 8 hours in length.FLSA Status: Non-exemptWORKING CONDITIONS:--- Moderate physical activity (standing, bending, sitting, walking, pulling and lifting) for most of the work shift.--- Clean office environment.--- Potential exposure to body fluids with direct patient contact.--- Possible hazardous chemicals.
EyeCare Partners is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.--

Keywords: Associated Retinal Consultants, Royal Oak , Ophthalmic Scribe / Tech, Other , Royal Oak, Michigan

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