Why You'll Love this Job
Retina Consultants of Texas (RCTX) is seeking an individual with compassionate values to join our prestiges Oncology team. Dr. Amy Schefler has built the best team which consists of employees who are united in the vision of patient care. If you are passionate about patient care and have a drive to learn, this may be the team for you.
The Sub-Specialty Scribe will be responsible to providing accurate documentation and summarization of the ocular examination and recommendations while maintaining patient flow and communication regarding appointment status within a high volume practice. Candidate will work exclusively within the EMR system (NextGen) supporting the providers as they interact with the patient.
Candidate must be committed to patient care and willing to travel to multiple locations in the Houston area to include The Woodlands, Memorial, and Bellaire. Some clinic days are 8-10 hours depending on the complexity of the patient schedule.
The Oncology team has fostered the development of several Pre-Med students. After working with this team and caring for our Patients, our employees have developed characteristics that are sought after during the Pre-Med application process.
Click the links below to learn about the Oncology team
RCTX offers the following competitive benefits for full-time eligible employees after the introductory period:
- Medical Insurance Plans
- Vision Insurance Plan
- Dental Insurance Plan
- 401K Contribution
- Life Insurance
- PTO and Holiday Pay
- Employee Assistance Program
- Rewards and Recognition Program
- Certification Opportunities
RCTX is one of the largest and most respected retina-only ophthalmology practices in the United States, dedicated to preserving vision for patients throughout the state. RCTX has three certified research centers and is one of the leading sites for retinal research in the country. All Retina Consultants of Texas physicians are board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specialize exclusively in diseases and surgery of the retina, vitreous and macula. In addition, RCTX has both uveitis and ocular oncology specialty divisions, which focus on inflammation and cancer treatments of the eye. Our surgeons have studied at some of the most renowned institutions in the nation and all have graduated at the top of their classes.
RCTX follows all CDC and local authority protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of the patients, providers, employees and communities.
RCTX is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and an Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment that celebrates diversity.
- Review patient charts and documents from referring physicians in an effort to obtain knowledge of the patients disease and order diagnostics related to the patient care plan
- Effectively communicate with all practitioners related to the patient care plan
- Clearly assess and document special requirements related to patient treatments, ie A/C tap for patients with lesions close to the nerve
- Ensure drug and diagnostic tools are available at each location based on patients appointment
- Correctly summarizes and documents what the physician verbalizes during an examination including but not limited to; proper charting of the examination, documenting additions to the chief complaint, assessment and recommendations for treatment including justification of decisions reached when appropriate and closing patient charts in a timely manner.
- Accurate ICD10 and CPT coding in patient charts
- Communicate which patients need to be dilated to clinic staff and have the ability to dilate children with drops
- Observes the patient and the physician and assists when appropriate during the exam including but not limited to; providing assistance to the patient as needed, providing additional medications and/or instruments, following directions in a medical emergency.
- Maintains an awareness of the patient’s verbal and non-verbal communication when the physician is providing instructions as it may be necessary for the scribe to repeat information, provide written instructions, and/or hand out patient education materials for the patient to review at home.
- Effectively communicate with patients based on their diagnosis and answer any patient questions
- Accurately documents amendments to patient charts according to practice protocols.
- Maintains the patient flow of the clinic to include confirmation of insurance authorization prior to treatment
- Facilitates communication between the physician and staff to minimize clinic flow disruptions. This includes review of patients who may need to be rescheduled
- Alerts physician to patient-related forms that need completion.
- Guides patients to front desk after completion of exam and ensures proper follow-up appointments are communicated to the front desk to be made before the patient leaves.
- Evaluates the condition of the examination room to ensure adequate supplies are in stock and patient can safely enter and exit the room
- Notifies physician of changes to the daily schedule, especially emergencies.
- Performs other tasks as assigned.
- Knows required components of examination for appropriate CPT coding to ensure all elements are accurately completed.
- Understands Medicare and other common insurance requirements for quality reporting in order to help practice comply with payer requirements.
- Knowledge of and understanding of HIPAA requirements and the importance of maintaining patient confidentiality.
- Thorough understanding of the diseases, symptoms, and treatments for subspeciality
- Strong, professional interpersonal skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication to include accurate spelling while charting.
- Ability to work in a Team environment
- Ability to multi-task and solve problems as they arise
- Strong organization skills with attention to detail.
- Computer literacy
- Basic math skills
- Understanding of medical terminology and/or ophthalmic terminology.
- Fluency in English, bilingual preferred.
- High school diploma required, bachelor’s degree preferred
- At least 6 months experience as a Scribe, preferably in an ophthalmology practice.
- Scribe certification (certified ophthalmic assistant), preferred
- Must be able to be mobile for entire work shift.
- Must be able to move frequently depending on exam room configuration during clinic sessions.
- Must be able to type or write legibly in a dimly-lit setting.