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If you believe you are our ideal candidate, please e-mail us your resume and a cover letter telling us why you are interested in this position to jobs@eyecenternoco.com.

Registered Nurse Pre-op/PACU (32 hours)

Job Description

The RN in Pre-Op/PACU (Part-time 32 hours) provides expert professional nursing care during the pre and post-operative course. The RN assesses implements and evaluates the care of the patient. The nurse will assure that the patient is prepared for discharge to a home environment by providing the necessary education to the patient and their responsible caregiver.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work with members of the health care team to provide optimal care to the patient, throughout their surgical experience
  • Maintain a friendly, positive and professional attitude with all patients, physicians and staff
  • Maintain excellent physical and mental health
  • Assist in patient education during all phases of their experience at the Eye Center
  • Monitor the use if all supplies during patient stay. Assist with inventory control and stock accordingly
  • Document appropriately the care that is given to the patient
  • Maintains continuing education to meet state requirements and keep current with health care
  • Display professionalism at work and in the community, as a representative of the Eye Center
  • Take an active role on committees within the department and throughout the clinic
  • Identify actual and potential risks to patients and others and take action to minimize or eliminate risk and maximize safety
  • Perform charge nurse responsibilities and staffing demands as requested
  • Make pre-op calls to ensure pre-op patient has all pertinent information for surgery including: NPO status, ride home, meds, etc.
  • Prepare for arrival of patients to the surgery center by making sure that proper supplies and equipment are available
  • Review patient charts for health history and to assure that the necessary pre-operative evaluations have been completed. Make sure permission for surgery has been given
  • Admit and prepare patients for surgery at the Eye Center. Provide ongoing information to the patient and their caregiver to assure that they understand and feel as comfortable as possible.
  • Do assessment of patient, start IV and administer necessary medications as ordered
  • Communicate with other health care team members to assure continuity of care in the Eye Center
  • Receives patient into the recovery room after surgery. Assesses and evaluates the patient. Monitors the patient continuously during their recovery phase. Documents the status of the patients and administers care accordingly.
  • Incorporates a sense of wellness by allowing the patient’s family to be reunited with them as soon as feasible and encouraging self-care by the patient
  • Provides discharge instructions to the patient and their caregiver, asking for confirmation of understanding throughout the giving of instructions
  • The RN will be able to sufficiently navigate NextGen through electronic medical records
  • The RN recovery will provide follow up, assessment for the patient by calling the patients at home according to protocol
  • Is prepared for emergency situations by knowing the Policies and Procedures of the ASC.
  • Attends all Mandatory Staff Meetings
  • Understands and implements all Eye Center Policies and Procedures

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Accept other duties as assigned.

Performance/Skills Requirements:

  • Provide care to patients having Laser Procedures – (after 6 months)
  • Preferred accomplishments include experience in Ophthalmology Surgery.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and able to work compatibly with all physicians and staff of the Eye Center.
  • Ability to possess strong organizational skills, be efficient, and understand the importance of efficiency and cost effectiveness in an ambulatory surgery setting.
  • Knowledge and clinical skills to perform the above job duties.
  • Ability to make quick assessments of patients and able to handle emergency situations effectively and quickly.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility in week to work various days and shifts.
  • Demonstrates Age Specific Competencies for Adult and Pediatric Patients
  • Assists in new employee Orientation and Training
  • Demonstrates knowledge and compliance to all Eye Center Policies

Education/Certifications/Experience:

  • Graduated from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current Colorado state license.
  • BLS, ACLS and PALS (completed within 3 months of employment).
  • Two years of pre-operative, recovery room, intensive care or emergency room experience is desired.

 

Lead Perioperative Services Assistant (CNA, CMA or CEMT)

Job Description

The Perioperative Service Assistant Lead supports the mission and values of the Eye Center by assisting with the effectiveness and efficiency of the surgical experience. This candidate works within the scope of practice and under the direction of the ASC Supervisors and Director of Surgery. This position utilizes strong leadership skills and interpersonal relationships to uphold and ensure a positive impact on patients, staff and doctors during their surgical experience. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.

Major Responsibilities:

Job Duties under the supervision of a Registered Nurse include but are not limited to:

  • Work with all members of the health care team to provide safe, optimal care to the patient throughout their surgical experience.
  • Maintain a friendly, positive, and caring attitude with all patients, other guests, physicians and staff.
  • Maintains the Eye Center of Northern Colorado’s Code of Conduct.
  • Organize daily work in order of priority.
  • Take initiative in helping team members to provide the best care for the patient.
  • Stocking supplies and inventory management in the Perioperative Area.
  • Cleaning patient care areas and medical equipment.
  • Assisting in preparation of patient for surgery under the direction of the RN (ie: vital signs, pre-op paperwork, EKG’s, blood glucose monitoring, patient comfort and safety).
  • Assist in Phase II recovery with vital signs, refreshments, and discontinuing IV under RN supervision.
  • Answer phone and take messages accordingly.
  • Processing and filing of patient surgery charts.
  • Chart audits.
  • EMR documentation including logs, pre-op surgical visit, phone calls, surgery scheduling etc.
  • Transport patients Pre-op and Post-op.
  • Communicate with other health care team members to assure continuity of care in the ASC and in other departments.
  • Is prepared for emergency situations by knowing correct policy and procedure locations of emergency equipment.
  • If IV certified, may start IV’s under the supervision of the RN.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Helps facilitate the daily operation of the Pre/Post-op/Laser areas to include efficient work flow, to include appropriate breaks and lunches are completed.
  • Precepts all new Perioperative services assistant in their orientation program – reviews/updates the program as needed.
  • Assists with Pre-Op Phone calls under scope of practice and direction of the supervisor.
  • Assists in the hiring process of all new candidates
  • Ensures adherence to all policies and procedures and they are followed; communicates to Supervisor/Director as needed.
  • Ensures all areas are stocked, cleaned and daily maintenance logs are completed. Also, ensures equipment in the Pre/Post area is working properly and communicates to Director or Supervisor as needed.
  • Ensures monthly outdates of all medications and supplies are completed.
  • Provides regular input on ways to improve customer service, decrease operating costs and improve efficiency.
  • Assists the supervisor in effective performance feedback through recognition, rewards and disciplinary action. The supervisor will complete the MOU and P4P.
  • Communicates/collaborates regularly with ASC Director and all ASC Supervisors.

Performance/Skills Requirements:

  • Has the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Ensures the ability to problem solve efficiently and effectively
  • Has a strong knowledge of Ophthalmology and Surgery – encourages/supports education the team.
  • Ability to work independently on assigned duties.
  • Proficiency in computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Xcel.
  • Ability to learn and navigate EMR (Next Gen).
  • Demonstrates age specific competencies for the Adult and Pediatric patient.

Education/Certifications/Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certified (within 3 months of employment).
  • CNA, CEMT , CMA or COT
  • Previous nursing assistant or medical experience preferred.

 

Credentialing Specialist

Job Description

The successful Credentialing Specialist will contribute to the fulfillment of the Eye Center’s Mission statement by ensuring that providers maintain current credentials and licenses required by hospitals, surgery centers, commercial payers, Medicare and Medicaid to work legally in their field or specialty. This specialist will monitor upcoming renewal dates and maintain all provider’s current status. They also review information on potential new providers to make sure all required licenses and credentials are current before hiring.

The Credentialing Specialist will need to stay informed about the regulations and standards required to achieve and maintain licensure and other credentials. A thorough knowledge of applicable medical policy is also needed.

Credentialing Specialist will often work independently. This requires the specialist to be able to manage their workloads effectively to meet set deadlines. Strong computer skills are necessary for the input and maintenance of data, as well as for performing research regarding licensing or credentialing requirements in their area. Interaction with other medical professionals, office personnel, and the public is standard.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Maintain individual provider files to include up to date information needed to complete the required governmental and commercial payer credentialing applications.
  • Maintain internal provider grid to ensure all information is accurate and logins are available.
  • Maintain accurate provider profiles on CAQH, PECOS, NPPES, and CMS databases.
  • Apply for and renew annually all provider licenses; Professional, DEA, Controlled Substance.
  • Complete revalidation requests issued by government payers.
  • Complete credentialing applications to add providers to commercial payers, Medicare, and Medicaid.
  • Complete re-credentialing applications for commercial payers.
  • Credential new providers and re-credential current providers with hospitals and surgery centers at which they hold staff privileges.
  • Work closely with the Revenue Cycle Director and billing staff to identify and resolve any denials or authorization issues related to provider credentialing
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information (HIPAA compliance).
  • Suggests innovations or modifications in office procedures to maintain or create overall credentialing efficiency and responsiveness.
  • Communicate with coworkers in a courteous and respect manner.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned. 

Performance/Skills Requirements:

  • Knowledge of provider credentialing and its direct impact on the practice’s revenue cycle.
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel, Word, and Internet use.
  • Excellent customer service skills; communicates clearly and effectively.
  • Detail oriented with above average organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information (HIPAA compliance).
  • Plans and prioritizes to meet deadlines.

Education/Certifications/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 2 years of experience in a medical practice business office role required.
  • 2 years of experience performing similar duties in a medical facility preferred.
  • Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) certification through the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) preferred

 

Perioperative Services Assistant (CNA)

Job Description

A Nursing Assistance is needed to fulfill the mission statement at ECNC by assisting with the effectiveness and efficiency of the surgical experience of the patient under the direction of the ASC staff.

Major Responsibilities:

Job Duties under the supervision of a Registered Nurse include but are not limited to:

  • Work with all members of the health care team to provide optimal care to the patient throughout their surgical experience.
  • Maintain a friendly, positive, and caring attitude with all patients, other guests, physicians and staff.
  • Maintains the Eye Center of Northern Colorado’s Code of Conduct.
  • Organize daily work in order of priority.
  • Take initiative in helping team members to provide the best care for the patient.
  • Stocking supplies and inventory management in the Perioperative Area.
  • Cleaning patient care areas and medical equipment.
  • Assisting in preparation of patient for surgery under the direction of the RN (ie: vital signs, pre-op paperwork, EKG’s, blood glucose monitoring, patient comfort and safety).
  • Assist in Phase II recovery with vital signs, refreshments, and discontinuing IV under RN supervision.
  • Answer phone and take messages accordingly.
  • Processing and filing of patient surgery charts.
  • Chart audits.
  • EMR documentation including logs, pre-op surgical visit, phone calls, surgery scheduling etc.
  • Transport patients Pre-op and Post-op.
  • Communicate with other health care team members to assure continuity of care in the ASC and in other departments.
  • Is prepared for emergency situations by knowing correct policy and procedure locations of emergency equipment.
  • If IV certified, may start IV’s under the supervision of the RN.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Performance/Skills Requirements:

  • Ability to follow direction and have a good interpersonal skills. and good customer service.
  • Ability to work independently on assigned duties.
  • Proficiency in computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Xcel.
  • Ability to learn and navigate EMR (NextGen).

Education/Certifications/Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certified (within 3 months of employment).
  • CNA, CEMT or CMA.
  • Previous nursing assistant or medical experience preferred.

 

Registered Nurse Pre-op and Recovery (PACU)

Job Description

The RN in Pre-Op/PACU provides expert professional nursing care during the pre and post-operative course. The RN assesses implements and evaluates the care of the patient. The nurse will assure that the patient is prepared for discharge to a home environment by providing the necessary education to the patient and their responsible caregiver.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work with members of the health care team to provide optimal care to the patient, throughout their surgical experience
  • Maintain a friendly, positive and professional attitude with all patients, physicians and staff
  • Maintain excellent physical and mental health
  • Assist in patient education during all phases of their experience at the Eye Center
  • Monitor the use if all supplies during patient stay. Assist with inventory control and stock accordingly
  • Document appropriately the care that is given to the patient
  • Maintains continuing education to meet state requirements and keep current with health care
  • Display professionalism at work and in the community, as a representative of the Eye Center
  • Take an active role on committees within the department and throughout the clinic
  • Identify actual and potential risks to patients and others and take action to minimize or eliminate risk and maximize safety
  • Perform charge nurse responsibilities and staffing demands as requested
  • Make pre-op calls to ensure pre-op patient has all pertinent information for surgery including: NPO status, ride home, meds, etc.
  • Prepare for arrival of patients to the surgery center by making sure that proper supplies and equipment are available
  • Review patient charts for health history and to assure that the necessary pre-operative evaluations have been completed. Make sure permission for surgery has been given
  • Admit and prepare patients for surgery at the Eye Center. Provide ongoing information to the patient and their caregiver to assure that they understand and feel as comfortable as possible.
  • Do assessment of patient, start IV and administer necessary medications as ordered
  • Communicate with other health care team members to assure continuity of care in the Eye Center
  • Receives patient into the recovery room after surgery. Assesses and evaluates the patient. Monitors the patient continuously during their recovery phase. Documents the status of the patients and administers care accordingly.
  • Incorporates a sense of wellness by allowing the patient’s family to be reunited with them as soon as feasible and encouraging self-care by the patient
  • Provides discharge instructions to the patient and their caregiver, asking for confirmation of understanding throughout the giving of instructions
  • The RN will be able to sufficiently navigate NextGen through electronic medical records
  • The RN recovery will provide follow up, assessment for the patient by calling the patients at home according to protocol
  • Is prepared for emergency situations by knowing the Policies and Procedures of the ASC.
  • Attends all Mandatory Staff Meetings
  • Understands and implements all Eye Center Policies and Procedures

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Accept other duties as assigned.

Performance/Skills Requirements:

  • Provide care to patients having Laser Procedures – (after 6 months)
  • Preferred accomplishments include experience in Ophthalmology Surgery.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and able to work compatibly with all physicians and staff of the Eye Center.
  • Ability to possess strong organizational skills, be efficient, and understand the importance of efficiency and cost effectiveness in an ambulatory surgery setting.
  • Knowledge and clinical skills to perform the above job duties.
  • Ability to make quick assessments of patients and able to handle emergency situations effectively and quickly.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility in week to work various days and shifts.
  • Demonstrates Age Specific Competencies for Adult and Pediatric Patients
  • Assists in new employee Orientation and Training
  • Demonstrates knowledge and compliance to all Eye Center Policies

Education/Certifications/Experience:

  • Graduated from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current Colorado state license.
  • BLS, ACLS and PALS (completed within 3 months of employment).
  • Two years of pre-operative, recovery room, intensive care or emergency room experience is desired.

 

Patient Service Representative Front Desk

Job Description

The successful Patient Service Representative for the front desk will contribute to the fulfillment of the Eye Center’s mission statement by making appointments, greeting and checking patients in and out for each doctor in a friendly, organized and efficient manner while facilitating smooth patient flow within the office by following established office guidelines and serving as a general information source for patients.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Greets patients upon their arrival to the office.
  • Verifies patient information and confirms insurance information and referral status/authorizations.
  • Obtains and retains knowledge of insurance company participation and requirements.
  • Registers patients correctly and completely in computer, providing consistency for patient listing and billing information.
  • Answers general questions for patients following established guidelines.
  • Prints route slip for appropriate resource to proper location.
  • Responsible for scheduling all in-office appointments per recalls on route slips.
  • Maintains awareness of schedule and problem solves when needed.
  • Collects payments from patients and correctly balances all collected monies against receipts.
  •  Answers questions regarding insurance billing and office financial policies.
  • Generates and dispenses tokens for the Patient Portal for every patient.
  • Enters recalls in computer for future appointments.
  • Assists patients as needed with calling for transportation, writing check, dialing phone numbers, etc.
  • Directs patients to appropriate locations- main waiting room, optical, restrooms, ASC…
  • Maintains the goal of providing the highest level of customer service to patients.
  • Assists in maintaining work area and reception area including making coffee, organizing magazines, picking up trash on floors…
  • Ensures confidentiality of medical records and patient information.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Performance/Skills Requirements:

  • Knowledge of basic computer skills and application software.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi task.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of English grammar and spelling.
  • Effective in establishing and maintaining working relations with patients and staff.
  • Possesses exceptional customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information (HIPAA compliance).

Education/Certifications/Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Previous experience in a medical office setting preferred.
  • Word processing/computer scheduling experience.
  • Knowledge of typical office work environment.
  • Previous customer service experience preferred.
  • Achieves CPSS certification within 3 months of 1-year anniversary, and maintains certification for duration of employment in the Business Department.

 

Administrative Assistant/Call Center

Job Description

The successful Patient Service Representative for the Call Center will contribute to the fulfillment of the Eye Center’s mission statement by making appointments, verifying insurance participation, and being a welcoming voice for all patients calling the Eye Center by following established office guidelines and serving as a general information source for patients. Is able to work independently and as part of a team with little supervision. Is upbeat and positive, and adds to the dynamic of the department and to the Eye Center of Northern Colorado as a whole.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Answers phone before the third ring.
  • Always positive and friendly with patients, co-workers and anyone who calls in to the Eye Center.
  • Verifies patient information and confirms insurance information (including vision plans), and referral status.
  • Obtains and retains knowledge of insurance company participation and requirements including when an authorization is needed, or when a referral is needed.
  • Registers patients correctly in computer, providing consistency for patient listing and billing information- including name, DOB, address, phone number, email address, insurance with few errors.
  • Answers general questions for patients following established guidelines.
  • Assists with answering and triaging incoming telephone calls and routing according to established guidelines using the provided triage guide.
  • Answers and screens telephone calls appropriately and gives non-medical instructions to patients in preparation for their visit to the office.
  • Serves as primary appointment scheduler for all physicians and other resources in clinic, using the provided scheduling guide.
  • Responsible for scheduling all in-office appointments.
  • Maintains awareness of schedule and problem solves when needed.
  • Answers questions regarding insurance billing and office financial policies
  • Assists patients as needed.
  • Maintains the goal of providing the highest level of customer service to all patients.
  • Assists in maintaining work area.
  • Ensures confidentiality of medical records and patient information in accordance with HIPAA laws.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the team lead, including but not limited to:
  • Calling patients on the cancellation list when openings become available, monitor cancellation list throughout the day.
  • Calling patients through Brevium.
  • Reschedules as assigned by the medical secretaries.
  • Scheduling patients via Patient Portal requests.
  • Mail failed fax reports as assigned by medical secretaries.
  • Verifying VSP eligibility when scheduling to ensure that patient is not scheduled too soon, and that benefits are available.
  • Schedules VSP patients at the appropriate location with the appropriate doctor.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Performance/Skills Requirements:

  • Knowledge of basic computer skills and application software.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi task.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of English grammar and spelling.
  • Effective in establishing and maintaining working relations with patients and staff.
  • Possesses exceptional customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information (HIPAA compliance).

Education/Certifications/Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Previous experience in a medical office setting preferred.
  • Word processing/computer scheduling experience.
  • Knowledge of typical office work environment.
  • Previous customer service experience preferred.

 

Eye Technician

Job Description

If you are an outgoing, friendly, upbeat, people-oriented individual, we have a position for you! NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. If you are the right person, we will train you. This career has long-term advancement potential, higher levels of compensation, and responsibility available through achieving higher levels of certification.

Unlike dispensing opticians who fit contact lenses and glasses, ophthalmic technicians work directly with an ophthalmologist conducting patient eye examinations and tests. They are “physician extenders,” allowing ophthalmologists to see more patients in a day.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Patient intake and workup, following standardized protocol.
  • Ophthalmic diagnostic testing.
  • Patient counseling and education as needed.
  • Awareness of patient flow issues and ability to maintain efficient clinical flow.
  • Update daily schedule assessing no-shows and add-ins.
  • Scribing in a rotational pattern.
  • Answer and return phone calls and write scripts as requested by physicians and other departments.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Stocking and cleaning clinic as needed.
  • Facilitate patient experience by assisting physician in overall patient care.
  • Work within the confines of the Eye Center team by assisting other departments with answers to questions, patient triage, etc.
  • Self-study is required to obtain/maintain ophthalmic technician certification within 18 months of employment.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor, including dress and work conversation.
  • Understand and solve patient complaints.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other staff and doctors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Performance/Skills Requirements:

  • Superior customer service skills.
  • Effectively and empathetically communicate in both oral and written formats.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.

Education/Certifications/Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Current JCAHPO certification preferred.
  • AAS in Ophthalmic Medical Assisting or equivalent in work experience.
  • Prior experience in a fast paced medical office and in electronic health record preferred.

The Eye Center provides many benefits for their staff members, such as health/dental/vision benefits, 401k/profit sharing, generous education allowance, paid vacation and personal time, along with many discounted services and other benefits.

 

If you believe you are our ideal candidate, please e-mail us your resume and a cover letter telling us why you are interested in this position to jobs@eyecenternoco.com.

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Fort Collins, CO 80525

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Loveland, CO 80537

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