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Scribe/Ophthalmic Writer

  • Job ID: 795125796
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday daylight shifts
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 65471 POP14 EYE Childrens Hospital
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.37 to $25.78 / hour


This position will be working with UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for Scribe/Opthalmic Writer for the team. This individual is responsible for providing accurate documentation and summarization of the ocular examination and recommendations while maintaining patient flow and communication regarding appointment status. they will do additional administrative duties as needed by department. 



  • Alerts eye physician to patient-related forms that need completion.
  • When appropriate, completes the superbill and/or the check-out form, providing direction to the patient prior to following the physician.
  • Maintains an awareness of the patient's verbal and non-verbal communication when the physician is providing instructions as it may necessitate the writer repeating information, providing written instructions, and/or patient education materials for the patient to review at home.
  • Learns the personality and preferences of each physician, recognizing differences and abiding by them when working with that physician.
  • Ensures patient understands all instructions.
  • Correctly summarizes and documents what the physician says 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).
  • Maintains patient flow, by ensuring a minimum of two patient rooms are always occupied.
  • Accommodates the needs of the patient for the exam: Monitor's examination room and any physical limitations the patient may have. Makes sure the patient chair is down before the patient prepares to leave, the equipment is off, the slit lamp is out of the way, etc. Provides patient with cane, handbag, coat, etc. to expedite patient flow. Evaluates the condition of the examination room to ensure adequate supplies are in stock. Notifies physician of changes to the daily schedule, especially emergencies. Performs other tasks as required.
  • Guide patient to front desk after completion of exam and ensures proper follow-up appointments are made.
  • Accurately documents chart errors according to the following format: One line is to be drawn through the mistake.The initials of the person making the error are to be written. The corrected information can then be documented.
  • Remains as close to the physician as possible and limits time away from the physician and the patient.
  • Becomes fluent in the exact requirements of each examination.
  • When applicable, prepares accurate eye glass or contact lens prescriptions and/or medication prescriptions for the eye physician's signature prior to the completion of the examination.



  • High school diploma.
  • Basic understanding of algebraic principles.
  • Two years' experience in a medical office.
  • Excellent spelling ability. Experience maintaining patient confidentiality. Strong professional interpersonal skills. Demonstrated respect for staff and patients. Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Team-orientation. Management of multiple projects simultaneously & strong organization with attention to detail. Legible handwriting & computer literacy.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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