Ophthalmic Scribe Certification (OSC)
Everything you need to be able to study for and pass the Ophthalmic Scribe certification exam is in the eyetec.net OSC Exam Prep Course
JCAHPO scribe certification eligibility pathways:
Quoted from the JCAHPO website.
1. Candidates who choose to become Ophthalmic Scribe Certified and are currently certified by IJCAHPO;
2. Have completed a 1-year certificate scribe program or 2-year associates scribe degree within 12 months prior to submitting an application. The program must have included course work in anatomy, medical terminology, risk management, legal issues relating to healthcare documentation, and English grammar and punctuation;
3. Have been employed at least 1,000 hours within 12 months prior to submitting an application under the direct supervision of an ophthalmologist as a medical scribe or front office personnel; or "non-certified" ophthalmic medical professional (assistant, technician or technologist).
Eyetec.net now offers a comprehensive OSC Exam Preparation Course. This combination provides some distinct advantages:
- Ophthalmology practices that need scribe assistance for their doctors now have an efficient and inexpensive training option.
- Ophthalmology practices that hire people "off-the-street" with little or no experience in ophthalmology to train to be ophthalmic assistants/technicians now have an efficient and effective method to begin training. The scribe training provides a basic level of knowledge to build upon. The training also results in a level of certification, which provides some "professional" status and encourages higher levels of learning and certification.
The course can be ordered from the course catalog after login, or you can order from this link (after login).
Job description of an ophthalmic Scribe:
- The role of the scribe is to assist the physician with documentation of the patient's medical record.
- The scribe accompanies the physician into the exam room to transcribe the history and examination as given by the patient and the physician.
- The scribe, under the direction of the physician, transcribes the impression and plan, results of tests, prescriptions, and orders.
- The scribe documents any procedures that may be performed by the physician or ophthalmic medical personnel.
- The scribe transcribes any consultations or discussions with family members.
- The scribe does not usually directly assist with patient care, but may do so as directed by the physician.
How to become a certified ophthalmic scribe:
2. Take the Ophthalmic Scribe Certification Exam which is available on the JCAHPO Eyecaremarketplace website. More information follows.
Information about the Eyetec.net Ophthalmic Scribe Exam Prep Course
The course includes the following topics:
- ophthalmic anatomy and physiology
- ophthalmic diseases, treatments, and surgeries
- ophthalmic instrumentation
- general medical knowledge
- medical terminology
- medical abbreviation and acronyms
- medical prefixes and suffixes
- history taking
- scribing and EMR
- medical legal
Prep course structure:
Short reading modules are followed by quizzes that reinforce learning. Each question can be immediately reviewed/repeated. Quizzes can be abandoned and will begin where the user left off. Each quiz can be reviewed after taking. Quizzes can be repeated. There is a exam practice test with the same number of questions as on the real exam (125). The exam practice test has exam content questions in the same percentages as on the actual exam. The exam practice test can be repeated.
Information about the ophthalmic scribe certification exam (quoted from the JCAHPO website)
• History Taking
• Ophthalmic Abbreviations
• Ophthalmic Acronyms
• Ophthalmic Anatomy
• Ophthalmic Instruments
• Ophthalmic Patient Services
• Ophthalmic Pharmacology
• Ophthalmic Supplemental Skills
• Ophthalmic Terminology
FAQs: Ophthalmic Scribe Certification (OSC®) Examination (from the JCAHPO website)
A:The examination is purchased through EyeCareMarketplace.org. Enter JCEX1001 in the search bar at the top of the page.
A: Under the My Courses tab on the EyeCareCE website. Once logged in, you will have immediate accessto the examination.