Company: Eyecare Partners
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: September 9, 2020
Associated Retinal Consultants, P.C.
Position: Ophthalmic Scribe / Technician
Ophthalmic Scribe / Technicians use ophthalmic techniques to
perform preliminary work-up of patients in a clinic setting,
physicians 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
Prepares patients and rooms for treatments and minor procedures as
directed by the physician.
Ability to obtain patients 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
Ability to measure and record both distance and near visual acuity
and pinhole acuity; performs preliminary refraction using objective
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)
Successfully completes and maintains scribe certification. Upon
certification, completes appropriate computerized order
entry under the direction of the physician per regulatory and
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
Ensures that accurate procedure coding/charges for all
procedures/drugs for all patients and correct diagnosis codes are
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
Duties assigned may include clerical functions such as filing, key
boarding, scheduling patients, cleaning, stocking or other tasks as
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.
Reports to: Reports to Office Coordinator. All employees report to
the company Administrator and Physician Partners.
Directly Supervises: Not applicable
Work 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
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
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.
If you need assistance with this application, please contact (636)
Please do not contact the office directly only resumes submitted
through this website will be considered.
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.
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