Ophthalmic Scribe

Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Jan 21, 2019
Feb 20, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:  The primary goal for the scribe is to increase the efficiency and productivity of the physician.

This individual is responsible for providing accurate documentation and summarization of the ocular examination, clear communication with the physician and clinical staff, maintaining patient flow and ensures the patient understands all instructions given.

Duties would include, but would not be limited to:

  • Prepares charts prior to patients/providers arrival
  • Attaches all patient-related forms/consents to routing ticket
  • Updates physician of changes to the daily schedule, especially emergency add- ins
  • Remains as close to the physician as possible and limits time away from the physician and the patient
  • Observes the patient and the physician and assists when appropriate during the examination
  • Helps maintain patient flow by ensuring a minimum of two patient rooms are always occupied 
  • Alerts physician to patient-related forms in need of completion
  • Prepares prescriptions for the physician’s signature prior to the completion of the examination
  • Guides patient to front desk after completion of exam and ensures proper follow-up appointments are made
  • When working with multiple physicians within a practice, recognize the preferences and personalities of each physician and work within the guidelines they have set for their individual clinics
  • Becomes fluent in the exact requirements of each examination
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma
  • Previous experience as a scribe, preferred
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology & accepted abbreviations, preferred
  • Experience in ophthalmology and EMR, preferred
  • Excellent computer skills, spelling and attention to detail

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