GENERAL DESCRIPTION Ophthalmic Scribe / 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 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, pneumotonometry 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 patients for treatment and procedures. Performs OCT on patients with speed and accuracy and assists physicians with treatments when needed. Assists with patient transfers as necessary. Travel to other locations as assigned. Responsibilities may be dependent on a 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, keyboarding, 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.
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