With five locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area, Northwest Eye is among the largest specialty eye care providers in the Midwest. Our environment is both dynamic and adaptable! The variety of patients you interact with each day and cutting-edge eye health practices will keep you at the top of your game.
Northwest Eye has a current opening for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Scribe at our Golden Valley clinic.
Location and Schedule
This position is based in our Golden Valley clinic but will be required to travel with the Physician and Physician Practice Coordinator to other clinics as needed based on the Physician's schedule. These locations include Maple Grove, Children's West, St. Anthony, Woodbury and Wayzata. This position works Monday-Friday with hours varying between 6:30am - 5:00pm.
The Scribe assists the Doctors of Ophthalmology and/or Optometry 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.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Document patient exam in EHR, scribing all elements of the patient exam including contact lens template, procedure orders, e-prescribing medications and scheduling the return to clinic.
Provide patient and family counseling/education as needed, including the creation of medication grids.
Dispense medication and/or over the counter product samples as directed.
Print and dispense glasses and/or contact lens prescriptions as directed.
Review all chart notes and correspondence daily to ensure accuracy and completeness. Ensure chart documentation meets ICD-10 requirements.
Obtain patient signature on consent documents for in lane procedures.
Set up exam rooms per provider preference, keep exam rooms stocked and clean between patients; cleaned at end of each work day; assist in maintaining public spaces for professional appearance.
Run EHR reports at end of clinic to ensure completion of patient documents.
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 Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) measures, HIPAA compliance and Protected Health Information.
Schedule return appointments and/or enter recalls in Electronic Practice Management (EPM) as ordered by the provider, including referrals to outside providers
Other duties as assigned.
High schedule diploma or equivalent.
No previous experience required.
Keyboarding and computer knowledge.
Previous experience with EHR systems and ophthalmology/optometry experience preferred.
Bilingual a plus.
1-2 years related experience in a medical office or equivalent education preferred.
Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.
Northwest Eye Clinic provides a wide range of service offerings from comprehensive pediatrics, cataract surgery and premium lens implants, treatment of corneal and retinal disease and glaucoma, oculofacial and esthetic services to LASIK and total eye care that allow us to care for all ages, from newborns to seniors. Our doctors, surgeons, and eye care professionals are true professionals with uncommon enthusiasm for education patients about eye care. We make patient education our focus and encourage patients to Be Eye Wise about their eye health.
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