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Gap Year Program

Looking for medical experience? We can help. Gap Year Program. Become a Scribe at Minnesota Eye Consultants

Minnesota Eye Consultants is committed to helping aspiring medical professionals pursue their dreams of a medical career. We commend those individuals who pause to better reflect on their future career goals. 

We are proud to offer a Gap Year Program that provides income, education, and experience working in a fast-paced medical environment alongside our experienced team of eye surgeons. 

Whether you begin as a scribe and grow into other careers with Minnesota Eye Consultants or solidify your plans for future training in your chosen medical field, we invite you to become a scribe. 

Your journey begins today!

Minnesota Eye Consultants (MEC) is one of the premier eye care practices in the nation. We believe in One Team, All In. The culture at MEC is focused on excellence, education, growth and teamwork. We are passionate about patient care and dedicated to improving quality of life through life-changing vision procedures and treatments. 

Minnesota Eye Consultants is currently hiring for full-time Medical Scribes.

Position Summary:
The Scribe has a unique opportunity to work side by side with Doctors of Ophthalmology and/or Optometry to document patient exams into the patient’s electronic health record (EHR) and will assist with facilitation of surgery and clinical appointments as directed by the provider. The Scribe will partner with other team members to facilitate efficient clinic flow and ensure quality patient care while learning essential operational procedures of a high-volume medical practice.

Location and Schedule:
This position may require traveling with the Physician and Physician Practice Coordinator to other MEC clinics as needed based on the Physician’s schedule. This position works Monday-Friday with hours varying between 6:30am – 5:00pm.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Document patient exam in EHR, scribing all elements of the patient exam including contact lens template, procedure orders, e-prescribing medications and scheduling the return to clinic.
  • Provide patient and family counseling/education as needed, including the creation of medication grids.
  • Dispense medication and/or over the counter product samples as directed.
  • Print and dispense glasses and/or contact lens prescriptions as directed.
  • Review all chart notes and correspondence daily to ensure accuracy and completeness. Ensure chart documentation meets ICD-10 requirements.
  • Obtain patient signature on consent documents for in-lane procedures.
  • Set up exam rooms per provider preference, keep exam rooms stocked and clean between patients and at the end of each workday; assist in maintaining public spaces for professional appearance.
  • Run EHR reports at the end of clinic to ensure completion of patient documents.
  • Partner with providers to prepare culture documents, ensure proper storage of specimens, contact lab for pickup and ensure specimen is in the lockbox for pick up.
  • Attend trainings and stay current on requirements for Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) measures, HIPAA compliance and Protected Health Information.
  • Schedule return appointments and/or enter recalls in Electronic Practice Management (EPM) as ordered by the provider, including referrals to outside providers.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Our team on renown medical professionals understand that there are a number of future medical professionals seeking gap year opportunities before committing to further education. Our scribe position offers those individuals a chance to earn income and bolster their resumes while working alongside expert ophthalmologists in a fast-paced medical environment.

  • Future medical professional seeking a gap year.
  • No previous experience required.
  • Keyboarding and computer knowledge.
  • Previous experience with EHR systems and ophthalmology/optometry experience preferred.
  • Bilingual a plus.
  • 1-2 years related experience in a medical office or equivalent education preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.
  • MSCAT preferred.

At Minnesota Eye Consultants, our areas of expertise range from cataract surgery and premium lens implants, treatment of corneal disease and glaucoma, oculofacial and aesthetic services, to LASIK – laser vision correction. Scribes will be uniquely poised to learn about eye diseases, state-of-the-art treatment options, and healthcare best practices from our expert doctors and team.

Our mission is to preserve, restore, and enhance vision through research, teaching, and providing the highest quality medical and surgical care to patients.


Serving Our Community

Minnesota Eye Consultants is proud to offer patients convenient access to eye care across the Twin Cities. We have 5 locations, each with an onsite ambulatory surgery center (ASC).

11091 Ulysses St NE
Clinic: Suite 300
ASC: Suite 400
Blaine, Minnesota 55434
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12501 Whitewater Drive, Suite 310
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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10709 Wayzata Blvd
ASC: Suite 100
Laser Procedures: Suite 120
Clinic: Suite 200
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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9801 Dupont Ave S
ASC: Suite 100
Laser Procedures: Suite 120
Clinic: Suite 200
Bloomington, MN 55431
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7125 Tamarack Rd
Clinic: Suite 100
ASC: Suite 200
Laser Procedures: Suite 250
Woodbury, MN 55125
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