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Optometric Technician

Company: Insight Eye Care-Waite Park
Location: Waite Park
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

About the CompanyAEG Vision ("AEG") is the market-leading manager of full-scope optometry practices throughout the country. The optometry practices under management maintain the local brand, practice staff, store associates, and patients, while AEG invests in medical equipment, technology, infrastructure, and the team in order to elevate the patient experience. AEG's core purpose is to "improve the health of our community by helping our neighbors see better and look their best, one patient at a time." We are assembling a team of experienced industry professionals to help build AEG into the best place to work and ensure that each patient of the practices under management has an outstanding patient experience. About the JobOptometric Technicians work in conjunction with the doctors to perform activities involving patient care, pre-testing, post-exam duties, FDT testing and maintain the doctor's appointment schedule in a manner that delivers a professional, pleasurable patient experience.Duties & ResponsibilitiesPerforms preliminary evaluation of patients prior to exam by the OD, such as dilation, topicals, diagnostic medications, etc.Perform verbal interview with patient prior to visit with OD to determine medical issues and reasons for their visit for communication to OD prior to appointmentAssists ODs to care for patients in a timely, effective manner, as closely to appointed schedule as possibleInstruct patients on medical care as prescribed by the doctor's treatment plan and schedules follow up appointments as neededDiscusses Lasik with patients and identifies patients interested in Lasik by reviewing patient information formsSchedules referral appointments with Ophthalmologists, Crown Diagnostic, Laser Center and completes appropriate paperworkRecords and maintains patient records / files in compliance with company, federal, and state policies (HIPAA)Respond to patient's telephone inquiries regarding medication, treatment, problems referring to the OD as necessaryIdentifies candidates for FDT testing per company standards of careCompletes proper coding of procedures for payment collectionParticipates in Practice meetings / projects as requestedEnsures that maximum OD utilization occurs thru pre-appointment confirmation, daily appointment confirmation, contacting patients from recall listings, partnership with the manager's outreach, etc. (in an office without a PCC)Calls all no shows or cancelled patients to reschedule appointments (in an office without a PCC)Performs contact lens insertion and removal classes (I&R) and manages the contact lens trial inventoryPerforms end of day responsibilities to include opti-schedule wrap-up, end of day checklist, etc.Makes recommendations for efficiencies, processes, etc. which will deliver either quality, cost savings, and / or profitability improvements within the Practice and / or across the organizationPerforms other duties within the Practice as requested and as time allowsQualificationsHigh School or GED qualificationEntry level PC skills to include MC Office, Windows, and Word ProcessingDemonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment, functioning for the good of the team over the individualExcellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively and professionally collaborate with co-workers and patientsPreferred Qualifications:Experience evaluating patients for eye exams and dispensing eye exam medicationFamiliarity with medical terms associated with eye treatmentExperience maintaining patients' records / files per HIPAA regulationsBenefitsMedical/Dental/Vision/Life/STD/LTDEmployee Vision Discount Program401(k) with MatchHSA/FSAPTOPaid Holidays*Benefits applicable to full Time Employees only. Physical DemandsThis position requires the ability to communicate and exchange information, utilize equipment necessary to perform the job, and move about the office.Full-Time/Part-TimeFull-timeEducation RequirementsHigh School or EquivalentTravel RequirementsNegligiblePractice NameInsight Eye Care-Waite ParkWork LocationOn-SitePDN-993f6388-8ef0-4cce-acd3-e3af145983de

Keywords: Insight Eye Care-Waite Park, Minneapolis , Optometric Technician, Professions , Waite Park, Minnesota

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