Ophthalmic Scribe

Associated Retinal Consultants, P.C. - Traverse City, MI
Posted: November 18, 2019


Associated Retinal Consultants, P. C., is one of the largest retina sub-specialty practices in the United States with 20 physicians practicing cutting-edge medicine and research, in 16 locations across Michigan.

We offer competitive pay and, a generous benefit package, which includes employer-paid health insurance, and a substantial retirement package for full-time employees. Career development opportunities are available for qualified candidates.


The Ophthalmic Scribe/Technician uses ophthalmic techniques to perform the preliminary work-up of patients, assists the physician(s) during the patient examination, and documents the patient encounter in the patient’s electronic medical record (EMR), as communicated by the physician.

- Greet and escort patients warmly and professionally.
- Collect and enter patient medical and ophthalmic history into the patient’s electronic medical record.
- Utilize ophthalmological equipment and tools to perform preliminary work-up of patients and to gather general information for physician use.
- Apply eye drops.
- Prepare examination rooms prior to each patient encounter, and ensure the room is clean and stocked with supplies at all times.
- Assist the physician(s) by completing accurate charting and documentation of the patient encounter in the patient electronic medical record.
- Use accurate procedure and diagnosis codes for performed procedures and administered drugs.
- Educate patients on available co-pay assistance programs.
- Assist with patient transfers, as necessary.
- Travel to other locations, as assigned.


- Minimum high school diploma or equivalent required.
- Excellent attendance required.
- Minimum typing speed of 28 corrected wpm required.
- Work experience in an outpatient clinic preferred.
- Work experience as an ophthalmology technician preferred.
- Scribing experience preferred.


- Proficient keyboarding skills necessary.
- Familiarity with EMR helpful.
- Must be comfortable working in a team setting.
- Must be flexible and able to adapt to changes in a fast-paced environment.
- Superior customer service skills necessary.
- Excellent communication skills necessary.
- Must be detail oriented and able to perform assigned responsibilities accurately and efficiently.
- Knowledge and understanding of retina-specific ophthalmology terminology helpful.
- Basic understanding of medical examination and procedures codes helpful.

Reports to: Office Coordinator.

Directly Supervises: Not applicable

Work Schedule: Core business hours are M – F, 8 am – 5 pm, with some variability based on clinic needs. Occasional travel between clinics is required.

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Working Conditions:

- 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.

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 Associated Retinal Consultants, P.C.

Associated Retinal Consultants, P.C.

Traverse City, MI

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