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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.

 



 

POSITION TITLE: Patient Services Representative (2 Positions)

DEPARTMENT: The Focal Point

DATE: 2/10/17

Southern College of Optometry, a leader in optometric education located in Memphis, has openings for 2 Patient Services Representatives at our Crosstown location, The Focal Point.

Duties include:

  • Schedules appointments and performs general clerical duties.  Checks in patients, verifies personal and insurance information and inputs data into electronic health records (EHR).
  • Performs other duties required for patient reception desk, including obtaining insurance referrals, medical records and account balances. Answers patient and general inquiries in person or via phone.
  • Communicates with patients regarding scheduled appointments, missed appointments, screening results, etc. Files patient documents, creates new files and ensures that files are maintained.
  • May generate reports and assume responsibility for organizing, sorting, etc. paperwork to be filed by others.


Education/Skills/Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • One year Customer Service experience is required.
  • Prior health care environment preferred.

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to hrd@sco.edu with Patient Services Representative in the subject.  

Note:  This position will be filled contingent upon the opening of this location.  Work schedule will be determined later; however, some evenings and Saturdays will be required.

Southern College of Optometry offers a competitive salary (mid-20s to low-30s) and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, short and long term disability, free eye care for employees and dependents, life insurance and 403b retirement program (after 1 year of service) and a generous PTO (paid time off) accrual program based on company service.

Southern College of Optometry is an equal opportunity employer.



 

POSITION TITLE: Coordinator-MobilEYES

DEPARTMENT: The Eye Center

DATE: 1/31/17

 

Southern College of Optometry, a leader in optometric education, has an opening for a Coordinator-MobilEyes in The Eye Center.

Duties include:

  • Revises and manages Memorandum of Understanding contract(s) with new and existing clients and follows up to schedule events with clients.  Handles details associated with each activity.
  • Administrates eye events so that patients are served in allotted timeframe.  Reports and evaluates data and logistics of events/mobile unit.
  • Handles set-up and tear-down of eye equipment before and after events.
  • Creates innovative strategies to improve mobile unit programs.  Attends community events, school functions, health fairs, etc. to support and expand program.


Education/Skills/Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess:
-Post secondary education is required.  Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
-Minimum of 3 years’ experience in field directly related to childcare, healthcare and/or customer service.

-Basic computer skills including MS Office with emphasis in Excel.

-Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.


Interested applicants should apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to hrd@sco.edu with Coordinator-MobilEYES in the subject line.   Internal applicants should complete the SCO internal application and submit with a resume to hrd@sco.edu by 2/7/17.  PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS!

Southern College of Optometry is an equal opportunity employer.



 

POSITION TITLE: Optician

DEPARTMENT: The Focal Point (Crosstown location)

DATE: 1/17/17

Southern College of Optometry, a leader in optometric education, has an opening for a licensed Optician at our Crosstown location, The Focal Point. Opticians are expected to provide exceptional customer service to patients and students/interns as an important part of the health care team.

Duties include:

* Assists patients in frame selection, fitting and dispensing of prescriptions. Involves students/interns in the process of providing optical services which results in excellent customer service and effective experience of student/intern and patient.

* Verifies prescriptions for accuracy and workmanship; notifies optical assistant and/or lab technicians when they do not meet standards identified.

* Provides professional-level adjustment and/or repair of patients’ glasses.

* Assists in maintaining inventory and associated materials for optimum performance.

* May provide input for and administer performance evaluations of student doctors/interns assigned.

Education/Skills/Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess: -High School diploma or equivalent. Some post-secondary education is preferred. -Minimum of 2 years optical experience preferred.

-3 years successful sales experience preferred.

-Must be licensed. Only those with Optician’s license will be considered.

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to hrd@sco.edu with Optician in the subject. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS!

Southern College of Optometry is an equal opportunity employer.