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Work with Atlantic Eye Institute:

Ophthalmic Scribe


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • At least 1-2 years of optometry/ ophthalmology experience
  • JCAHPO Scribe certification within the first 90 days of employment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively multitask.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Superior communication skills both oral and written.
  • Must present a professional image.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to occasionally lift up to 25 lbs., kneeling, standing for a long period of time, and sitting for a long period of time.

The ophthalmic scribe is responsible for greeting the patients in a prompt and courteous manner while maintaining a professional appearance and conduct at all times. Demonstrates the ability to work with geriatric patients and patients
of all ages. Performs a variety of patient care activities to assist physician(s) and medical office personnel. Adheres to Atlantic Eye Institute policies and practices but not limited to standards for safety, attendance, punctuality, and personal appearance.


  1. Review doctor’s schedule in advance and work with front office staff to maintain a full schedule for the doctor. Controls patient flow in the clinic.
  2. Accompany the doctor into the exam and obtain patient history, and transcribe results of patient exams on medical record as physician(s) orally dictate during the patient exam. List all proper diagnoses and symptoms, plans of: office procedures, lab orders, tests, and prescriptions. Transcribes in direct accordance to established guidelines.
  3. Update the EMR clipboard with new procedures, diagnoses, and medication list as needed.
  4. Instruct patient both verbally and with written instructions regarding medication and treatment. Answer patient questions as needed.
  5. Escorts patients to the appropriate waiting area (i.e., reception area, dilating room, cataract testing, etc.). Notify technician of name of patient and type of testing required. Ensure encounter forms are complete and accurate before turning into the checkout employee. Reviews patient chart post tests entering results in the EMR.
  6. Instill all drops required for procedures and exams including mydriatic agent(s) and choleringic agent(s) in the affected eye(s) as required.
  7. Review patient’s chart prior to exam to anticipate procedures and supplies or equipment that may be needed. Assists the physician with supplies needed. Pre-certify procedures and insurances as required.
  8. Clean and stock exam rooms in an ongoing basis. Check expiration dates of medications and supplies as appropriate.
  9. Able to perform OCT, Humphrey visual fields, Optos, A-scan, Lenstar (optical biometry), corneal topography, pachymetry, Shirmer’s tear testing.
  10. Performs autorefraction, tonometry, and lensometry on patients in accordance with established guidelines. Will train if needed.
  11. Demonstrates compliance with all provisions of safety rules and other policies and procedures. Yearly OSHA/biohazard training. Cleans and sterilizes the instruments post procedures in accordance with established guidelines.
  12. Maintains patient confidentially HIPPA guidelines.
  13. Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested and enhances professional growth and development through, education programs, seminars, and conferences.