Looking for a rewarding career with plenty of opportunities for advancement and the ability to help someone every day? You’ve come to the right place! When you work in ophthalmology, you have the power to change someone’s health for the better and make a difference in their lives, which is priceless.
If you’re interested in getting started in a rewarding ophthalmology career at Vision Integrated Partners (VIP), you’re likely wondering where to get started and what the roles are like. Today, we’re taking a look at our ophthalmic technician and ophthalmic scribe roles in our medical practices. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about these ophthalmology jobs!
Ophthalmic Technician Role Overview
Interested in working alongside ophthalmologists, helping them perform exams and diagnose eye conditions? The ophthalmic technician role may be of interest to you!
Ophthalmic technicians carry out several specialized duties to provide patient care and assist the ophthalmologist. Responsibilities may vary between practices but generally include:
- Interviewing patients and documenting medical histories
- Ensuring charts are updated and accurate
- Measuring visual fields through various tests
- Performing refraction tests and pupil exams
- Supporting the ophthalmologist during procedures
- Answering patients’ questions
What Does VIP Look for in an Ophthalmic Technician Candidate?
Because our ophthalmic technicians work closely with ophthalmologists and the rest of the team, it’s important to be able to work well with others, focus on patient care, and be ready and willing to learn.
We’re looking for candidates with:
- A high school diploma or GED
- Two to three years of experience as an ophthalmic technician preferred
- Experience with:
- Performing refractions
- Checking vision
- Identifying the patient’s chief complaint
- Checking eye pressure
- Performing various diagnostic tests (fundus photos, optical coherence tomography, visuals)
Ophthalmic Scribe Role Overview
Interested in ophthalmology jobs where you can closely assist the ophthalmologist throughout each procedure? The ophthalmic scribe role may interest you! The primary role of the scribe is to be the right hand of the ophthalmologist and increase their efficiency and productivity.
Scribes anticipate the doctor’s needs, communicate with patients and staff, and multitask to facilitate practice flow. Responsibilities vary but generally include:
- Documenting the patient’s case history, exams, and procedures as they’re being performed by the ophthalmologist
- Documenting all diagnoses, symptoms, follow-up instructions, and prescriptions
- Providing patients and family members with follow-up and self-care instructions
- Obtaining eyeglass prescriptions
- Performing patient testing as directed by the clinical provider
- Ensuring the schedule is being followed accurately
- Providing suggestions on how to improve operations, such as customer service, costs, and revenue
What Does VIP Look for in an Ophthalmic Scribe Candidate?
Our ophthalmic scribes have a very important role in documenting everything that happens throughout a patient’s exam or procedure. Because of this, accuracy and attention to detail are very important skills for ophthalmic scribe candidates to have.
We’re looking for candidates with:
- A high school diploma or GED required
- Bachelor’s degree or associate degree in a related field preferred
- Two years of ophthalmology scribe or technician experience preferred
- Problem-solving skills
- Multitasking skills
- A caring and friendly attitude
- Excellent communication skills, including proper grammar and writing capabilities
Be Part of a Rewarding Field by Joining Our Growing Team
Healthcare is a unique field where you get to help someone every day, no matter what your role is. If you’re ready to take the leap into a rewarding career where you can make a difference, look no further than an ophthalmology job! There are countless ophthalmology jobs and plenty of opportunities for advancement. Apply today to join our team!
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