Associated Retinal Consultants

Ophthalmic Scribe / Tech

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Royal Oak, MI

Job 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.


 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.


 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 length.

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.

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.