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Southern College of Optometry is one of the nation’s leading optometry colleges. Founded in 1932, SCO leads the profession of optometry by educating some of the country’s top optometrists.

 
 

The devotion of our faculty and staff resulted in SCO being named one of the Top Work Places in Memphis by the Commercial Appeal four years in a row. The college was additionally recognized with the highest satisfaction with benefits of any organization in Memphis. Join SCO’s winning team of dedicated faculty and staff as we serve our students, alumni and patients in fulfilling our mission of excellence.

 

Career Opportunities

The following positions are currently open at Southern College of Optometry:



 

POSITION TITLE: Patient Account & Services Rep/Conductor

DEPARTMENT: Focal Point

DATE: 9/14/17

Southern College of Optometry, a leader in optometric education, has an opening for a Patient Account & Services Rep/Conductor who provides customer service to patients and interacts with Concierge to enhance the patient encounter.

Duties include:

  • Makes patient appointments using computer, phone, email, EyeCareLive App and in person, insuring accuracy of information.
  • Greets and checks in patients, verifies personal and insurance information and inputs into electronic health record. May obtain insurance referrals, medical records and account balances as necessary.
  • Works with Church Health staff to coordinate seamless care for patients.
  • Acts as cashier by accepting payments via for services and performs other duties involved with receiving patient payments.  Computes fees, explains and answers questions regarding charges.  Maintains cash drawer.
  • Creates and maintains patient files.


Education/Skills/Qualifications:
 

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • One year of related experience. Prior experience in a health care environment is preferred.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with health insurance plans preferred.

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to hrd@sco.edu with Patient Account & Services Rep/Conductor in the subject line.   Internal applicants should complete the SCO internal application and submit with a resume to hrd@sco.edu  by 9/21.  PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS!

Southern College of Optometry is an equal opportunity employer.


REVISED!!!!!!

POSITION TITLE:  Financial Aid Counselor

DEPARTMENT: Financial Aid

DATE: 9/11/17

Southern College of Optometry, a leader in optometric education, has an opening for a Financial Aid Counselor who will assist the Director-Financial Aid Programs by administering student aid awards, completing entrance/exit counseling, analyzing financial aid applications and supporting documents and authorizing awards.

Duties include:

  • Counsels students and their parents/spouse regarding the financial aid process, individual financial situations and personal finance strategies.  Approves and awards loans and federal work study to eligible students.  Assists in importing and exporting awards, corrections and ISIR files with the use of COD, EDExpress, Pfaids and EdConnect.
  • Assists with the Federal Work Study program by awarding aid to eligible students, entering contracts into Time Force, posting monthly payroll, monitoring individual student earnings to ensure that earnings do not exceed the amount awarded.  Sends written notification to students and supervisors when approaching earnings limits.
  • Assists in preparing weekly Direct Loan Rosters for Accounting.  Assists with reconciling Direct Loans monthly.
  • Presents to students regarding ways to reduce borrowing among other financial aid related issues.
  • Assists Director on Return of Title IV (R2T4) aid when students withdraw.

Education/Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two years related experience or an equivalent of training and experience.
  • Experience with various software packages.

NOTE:  CONFIDENTIALITY MUST BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to hrd@sco.edu with Financial Aid Counselor in the subject line.   Internal applicants should complete the SCO internal application and submit with a resume to hrd@sco.edu by 9/14/17.  PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS!

Southern College of Optometry is an equal opportunity employer.