Why this is a great position for pre-health graduates:

  • Get clinical ophthalmic experience working with patients. This position would encompass hands-on specialty ophthalmic testing like:
  • Humphrey Visual Field for patients with glaucoma or neuro-ophthalmic disorders
  • Optical Coherence Tomography:
  • Evaluates the retina for swelling or other abnormalities and 
  • Evaluates the optic nerve for glaucoma and neuro disorders
  • IOL Master 
  • Intraocular lens measurement prior to cataract surgery
  • Pentacam 
  • Evaluates the cornea surface for irregularities
  • Scribing on Modern Med EHR
  • Shadowing ophthalmic providers and ophthalmic technicians

Position Summary: Document in real time assessment of the patient as provided by the physician/patient interaction. Also, provide medical assistance to the patient and physician as needed.

Business Overview:

Krieger Eye Institute is a multi-specialty ophthalmic practice. With 10 physicians providing care for patients with cataracts, corneal disorders, glaucoma, neurologic disorders of the eye, retinal disorders, uveitis, as well as oculoplastics. We offer you the opportunity to see what life is like for an ophthalmologist. 

Essential Functions:

Provide scribe services: (The position will be mainly scribing)

  • Chart in real-time as the provider assesses and examines the patient
  • Document the history, physical exam, assessment and plan, results, procedures, treatment, and physician consultations
  • Record provider-dictated diagnoses, prescriptions and information

Perform MA duties: (As needed)

  • Greet patients and prepare them for physical examination
  • Screens patients for appropriate information
  • Instructs patients in collection of samples and tests
  • Observe, record and report patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments

Level of Supervision Required: Works under the direction of the physician and practice manager

Contacts: Contacts, within or outside the Company, as a Company representative in a specialized area of knowledge or technical field. Requires considerable tact and discretion, and some persuasion to obtain approvals, consent and action.

Type of Supervisory Responsibilities: None


Education/Knowledge: Basic professional knowledge; equivalent to a Bachelor's degree; working knowledge of theory and practice within a specialized field.

Education Discipline: HSD and Bachelor's degree preferred

Experience: 3-5 years (preferred, not required)

Technical/Clinical Skills (Usage):

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Occasionally)
  • Basic computer skills (Frequently)
  • Cerner (Frequently)
  • Healthstream (Rarely)
  • IDX (Frequently)
  • Standard Office Equipment (Occasionally)
  • Medical terminology (Frequently)
  • Critical thinking skills (Frequently)
  • Medical equipment (Occasionally)
  • Type 50+ words per minute (N/A)

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:

  • American Heart Association CPR Certification
  • Certified Medical Assistant suggested not required

Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates the ability to follow verbal instructions
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively verbally
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively in writing

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

Physical Demands:

  • Other - Must be able to stand for long periods of time, frequent walking, bending and stooping

Work Environment:

  • Substances - Potential exposure to hazardous substances, chemicals, equipment and reagents.
  • Blood-Borne Pathogen Exposure - Contact
  • Job - Potential exposure to patient blood and/or body fluid or air-borne contaminants

Office Location:

  • Our main facility is on the 6th floor of the Morton Mower Building located at 2411 W. Belvedere Ave. on the campus of Sinai hospital. 
  • The Quarry Lake location is at 2700 Quarry Lake Dr. in Baltimore. 

Work Hours

  • Full-time position Monday – Friday
  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (or when clinic ends)

Additional Comments: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Full Time (M-F)
No Weekend Hours
Yes - need ability to work in multiple locations

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