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Ophthalmic Scribe

Updegraff Laser Vision

Updegraff Laser Vision

Augusta, GA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024
Job Type

Southeast Retina Center, an affiliate of Eye Health America, is a growing, multi-specialty ophthalmology practice. Our focus is on excellence in patient care and creating an exceptional customer/patient experience. We are always seeking great people who aren't just searching for a job but looking to make a difference.

We are seeking an Ophthalmic Scribe who will be responsible for providing accurate documentation and summarization of the ocular examination and recommendations while maintaining patient flow and communication regarding appointment status. *Overtime may be required. Must be willing to travel to other locations.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Summarize and document physician's examination findings, including additions to the chief complaint and treatment recommendations.
  • Understand required examination components for proper CPT coding and ensure accurate completion.
  • Comply with Medicare and insurance requirements for quality reporting.

Patient Assistance:

  • Assist during examinations by holding the patient's head, providing medications or instruments, and following directions in emergencies.
  • Monitor patient communication and assist in repeating instructions or providing written materials as needed.
  • Ensure patients comprehend all instructions and information provided.

Clinic Support:

  • Maintain patient flow by seating them in exam rooms and preparing them for physician consultation.
  • Remain close to the physician during clinic sessions to accurately document findings.
  • Prepare prescriptions and alert physicians to patient-related forms needing completion.

Billing and Follow-Up:

  • Assist in completing superbills or entering billing orders as directed by the physician.
  • Guide patients to the front desk for check-out and ensure proper follow-up appointments are scheduled.
  • Learn physician preferences and accommodate them during interactions.

Patient Comfort and Room Maintenance:

  • Monitor examination room conditions and patient needs, ensuring a comfortable and efficient environment.
  • Assist patients with mobility and provide support as needed during the examination process.
  • Evaluate examination room supplies and notify appropriate personnel of any deficiencies.

Communication and Coordination:

  • Notify physicians of changes to the daily schedule, particularly emergencies.
  • Facilitate communication between physicians and staff to minimize clinic disruptions.

Additional Tasks:

  • Perform other duties as required to support clinic operations.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid and active Driver’s License.
  • Two years of work experience and/or Ophthalmic Assistant Certification preferred.