Ophthalmic Scribe Job - Hesperia, CA

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PACIFIC EYE INSTITUTE (PEI) is one of the premiere eye care practices in the nation. We believe in One Team, All In. The culture at PEI is one of excellence and teamwork. We are passionate about patient care and dedicated to improving quality of life through life-changing vision procedures and treatments. 

Pacific Eye Institute is currently hiring for a Full-Time Ophthalmic Scribe.

Position Summary:  
The Scribe assists the doctors with documentation of the patient exam into the patient's electronic health record (EHR). The Scribe will also assist with facilitation of surgery and procedure scheduling and scheduling of return appointments as directed by the provider. Partners with other clinic staff to facilitate efficient clinic flow and ensure quality patient care.

This non-exempt position will work Monday-Friday with shifts varying from early morning to early evening.  The position is located in Hesperia, CA  and may require travel to other work sites as needed (Barstow, Apple Valley).  

Essential Duties/Responsibilities       
  • Greet all patients and guests according to company standards, anticipate and address service needs, assist individuals with disabilities, and thank others with genuine appreciation. Treat each patient with respect by greeting them by name, introducing yourself, and ensuring that the patient understands what will happen during the exam.
  • Document patient exam in EHR, scribing all elements of the patient exam including procedure orders, e-prescribing medications and scheduling the return to clinic. Ensure all entries are accurate by the team.
  • Respond to internal communications in a timely manner.
  • Perform the following as needed: Obtain complete patient histories including chief complaint, past ocular/medical history, family medical/ocular history and history of allergies and medications.
  • Perform ophthalmologic tests including visual acuity, applanation tonometry, pachymetry, visual fields, corneal topography, OCTs, lensometry, and other tests as directed within the prescribed timeline.
  • Calibrate diagnostic equipment and perform instrument sterilization as needed.
  • Provide patient and family counseling/education as needed, including the creation of medication grids.
  • Assist in triage.
  • Dispense medication and/or over the counter product samples as directed.
  • Review all chart notes and correspondence daily to ensure accuracy and completeness. Ensure chart documentation meets ICD-10 requirements.  Work with doctors to sign and close encounters and transmit ERx.
  • Obtain patient signature on consent documents for in lane and surgical procedures.
  • Set up exam rooms per provider preference, keep exam rooms stocked and clean between patients; cleaned at end of each workday; assist in maintaining public spaces for professional appearance.
  • Partner with providers to prepare culture documents, ensure proper storage of specimens, contact lab for pickup and ensure specimen is in the lockbox for pick up.
  • Attend trainings and stay current on requirements for HIPAA compliance and Protected Health Information (PHI).
  • Ensure opening and closing of special testing rooms.  Maintain stocking of exam lane and maintain order in working areas.
  • Schedule return appointments as ordered by the provider, including referrals to outside providers.
  • Travel between clinics as scheduled.
  • Ensure company COVID-19 protocols are followed. 
  • Other duties as assigned.
High schedule diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of one (1) year experience in a medical office, ophthalmic experience preferred.

Certificates, Licensees and/or Registrations Required:
Medical Scribe Certification and Aptitude Test (MSCAT) preferred.

We offer a competitive starting wage and a comprehensive benefits package for full-time positions.

About Us:
Pacific Eye Institute has been providing specialty eye care to the Inland Empire since 1981. Today, Pacific Eye Institute is one of the most comprehensive ophthalmic care facilities in the Inland Empire, with a team of 20+ renown eye specialists offering a broad range of eye care services at 8 convenient locations. Our clinics are located in Barstow, Colton, Eastvale, Hesperia, Rancho Cucamonga, Temecula and Upland. Whether it’s a routine eye exam, inpatient eye disease care, or outpatient surgery, we have an eye doctor ready to serve you.

Pacific Eye Institute and Inland Eye Institute are now sister companies under Unifeye Vision Partners (UVP)! 
To view employment opportunities at all of our locations go to www.unifeyejobs.com 

Unifeye Vision Partners provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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