Medical Technician/Scribe

at EyeCare Partners
Midwest City, OK

EyeCare Partners is the nation’s leading provider of clinically integrated eye care. Our national network of over 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists provides a lifetime of care to our patients with a mission to enhance vision, advance eye care and improve lives. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, over 650 ECP-affiliated practice locations provide care in 18 states and 80 markets, providing services that span the eye care continuum. For more information, visit www.eyecare-partners.com.

Ophthalmic Scribes/Technicians use ophthalmic techniques to perform preliminary work-up of patients in a clinic setting, scribes for

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 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 order
entry 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.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED), one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, COA or COT is preferred.

 

If you need assistance with this application, please contact (636) 227-2600

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, veteran or disability status.

Please do not contact the office directly – only resumes submitted through this website will be considered.