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This is a key role in our organization.  Our front office team members are the smiling faces and cheerful voices that patients, referring offices, and vendor partners interact with first.  They are the gatekeepers of remarkable experiences and the ambassadors of first impressions. The ideal candidate is organized, energetic, compassionate, has outstanding communication skills, and is passionate about delivering incredible customer service. A person in this role will assist with scheduling, appointment check-in and check-out, insurance verification, and directing communication between internal and external stakeholders.      

At MEC, we firmly believe that our culture and our team are the most powerful elements of our organization – which is why we look for a certain caliber of candidate.      

If you answer “yes” to the following questions we encourage you to review the job description below and consider joining the MEC front office team:      

  • Do you have a brain built for problem-solving?      
  • Do you thrive when bridging the gap between the big picture operations and day-to-day needs and improvements?      
  • Are you someone who constantly seeks ways to make your environment and those around you better?      
  • Do you take pride in helping others succeed?      
  • Does the opportunity for both personal and professional development excite you?      
  • Are you passionate about being a part of the gift of sight?      

Starting pay is $16/hour with many opportunities for advancement.  Many of our employees have created careers from this role.    

View the full job description here.      

To apply for this position complete and submit your employment application online here 

Our technicians are at the heart of our core purpose at MEC, which is to care for patients in a truly special way.  Our technicians comprise a unique powerhouse team grounded in technical skill and human connection. These individuals support our patients throughout their eye health journey by working closely with doctors and collaborating with team members across departments, in order to craft a remarkable patient experience.

The ideal candidate is organized, energetic, compassionate, has outstanding communication skills, and is passionate about delivering incredible customer service. A person in this role will work directly in patient care.  They will interview patients about their concerns and goals, collect medical information, complete measurements and special testing, scribe during doctor examination, and coordinate communication and care elements with outside facilities. 

At MEC, we firmly believe that our culture and our team are the most powerful elements of our organization, which is why we look for a certain caliber of candidate. If you answer “yes” to the following questions, we encourage you to review the job description below and consider joining the MEC technician team:

  • Do you have a brain built for problem-solving?
  • Do you thrive when collaborating with a team to overcome challenges?
  • Are you one of the few who don’t just adapt to change, but embrace it?
  • Are you someone who constantly seeks a better way to do things?
  • Do you take pride in delighting others?
  • Does the opportunity for both personal and professional development excite you?
  • Are you passionate about being a part of the gift of sight?

Although we prefer experienced technicians, we will gladly train an inexperienced teammate with the skills and attributes that we value.

The wage range for technicians is $16.00/hour to $26.00/hour.  Many of our employees have made a career out of this role. 

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We are looking for a professional to assist our RNs in providing pre-operative and post-operative care. This professional is able to recognize potential complications and report to the appropriate team member.

Although we prefer experience working in ophthalmology as well as a basic knowledge of medical-surgical experience. we are willing to train a less experienced tech with the skills and attributes that we value. Must be CPR certified.

Many of our employees have made a career out of this role. MEC offers a 401K matching program, great health benefits (excellent vision benefits), continuing education, a discount program to Renew Medical Spa, and company-sponsored personal development opportunities.

Job Skills and Requirements:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Adequate understanding of operative procedures required patient preparations and expected postoperative course.
  • Knowledge and understanding of care given in the freestanding ambulatory surgery unit.
  • Awareness of symptoms and possible complications of surgery, anesthesia, and other procedures performed; ability to report any concerns to the RN.
  • Skilled in patient population and age-based competencies.
  • Able to recognize and report hazardous equipment.
  • Knowledge of the mission, policies, procedures, philosophies, standards, goals, and objectives of the center as well as the organization’s plan for improvement; especially those pertaining to the pre and post-operative areas.
  • Dresses within the dress code requirement of the facility.
  • Sufficient computer skills to work with EMR and facility e-mail.

 PRE-OPERATIVE AREA
1. Opens unit for the day
2. Stocks and restocks area. Assures the availability of necessary equipment and supplies.
3. Identifies items needing to be reordered.
4. Assists in the proper preparation of supplies and equipment in patient area.
5. Keeps area neat, clean, and patient-ready.
6. Communicates clearly with team members, physicians, CRNA’s, patients, and family as needed.
7. Correctly identifies the patient.
8. Introduces self to patient and care persons.
9. Identifies patient using 2 methods.
10. Admits patient to pre-operative area. Verifies consent places headcover and monitoring equipment on the patient, reviews post-op instructions as needed by the admitting RN, and enters appropriate charting into EMR. May be asked by RN to assist in other ways under the scope of practice. Knowledgeable of pt’s allergies.
11. End of shift: turns off monitor and computer.
12. Neatly wraps cables.
13. Restocks each admission room and blanket warmer.

POST-OPERATIVE AREA
1. Opens unit for the day.
2. Clarifies with patients their knowledge of their one-day post-op appointment.
3. Maintains Recovery Room log.
4. Takes and records vital signs.
5. Removes headcover and monitoring equipment.
6. Prepares refreshments for the patient.
7. Copies anesthesia forms.
8. Review instructions.
9. Discontinue IV.
10. Assist patient with transportation.
11. Clean chair and other equipment.
12. Set up a station for the next patient.
13. Restock supplies, refreshments, sheets, and biohazard bags.
14. Checks for an accurate number of charge tickets and takes them to the co-management desk.
15. Places charts and recovery room log in the locked cabinet.

Wage: $17-$24 / hr

Hours: Mon-Thurs, 32 hrs/wk

To apply for this position 

Complete and submit your employment application here. 

Our team of Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses play an integral role in helping our patients see the world differently.
Working alongside our surgeons and collaborating with our care team, our RNs / LPNs ensure that each patient feels seen, heard, and genuinely cared for throughout their surgical journey. They keep our operations running smoothly and care for our patients with medical expertise and compassionate, human connection.

The ideal candidate is organized, attentive to details, has outstanding communication skills, and above all, is compassionate. This person will work directly with patients in pre and post-operative settings as well as intra-operative care and circulating in the operating room. They will interview patients, collect and review medical and health information, monitor vital signs, carry out treatment plans, assist with patient positioning, provide support to surgical team, ensure asepsis of field and technique, and coordinate communication and care elements with other team members and patient family members.

At MEC, we firmly believe that our culture and our team are the most powerful elements of our organization, which is why we look for a certain caliber of candidate.

If you answer “yes” to the following questions, we encourage you to consider joining the MEC RN / LPN team:
• Do you have a brain built for details?
• Do you thrive when collaborating with a team to execute a smooth and seemingly effortless end result?
• Are compassion and accountability at the top of your values set?
• Are you one of the few who don’t just adapt to change, but embrace it?
• Are you passionate about being a part of the gift of sight?

Although we prefer experience in an outpatient or same-day surgery center, post-anesthesia care, or critical care, we are willing to train a less experienced RN /LPN with the skills and attributes that we value.

We are hiring for full-time positions.

LPN wage range $24-$28
RN wage range $38-$48

$1000 RN Hiring Bonus: paid upon successful completion of 30 days of employment
$1000 RN Retention Bonus: paid upon successful completion of 120 days of employment

To apply for this position   
Complete and submit your employment application here.  

Our team of surgery scrub assist technicians play an integral role in helping our patients see the world differently. We are looking for either a certified scrub tech or LPN to work in our surgery center. The ideal candidate is organized, attentive to details, has outstanding communication skills, and above all, is compassionate. This person performs scrub and assisting duties for the surgeon, assists in care and preparation of the surgical patient by performing routine and delegated duties according to policies.

Although we prefer experience in an outpatient or same-day surgery center, post-anesthesia care, or critical care, we are willing to train a less experienced scrub tech with the skills and attributes that we value.

Many of our employees have made a career out of this role. MEC offers a 401K matching program, great health benefits (excellent vision benefits), continuing education, a discount program to Renew Medical Spa, and company-sponsored personal development opportunities.

Job Skills and Requirements:

  • Assists surgeon during surgical procedures of cataract, glaucoma, cornea, retina, and oculoplastic surgery.
  • Performs instrument cleaning, packaging, and sterilization.
  • Assists circulator as part of surgical team when directed.
  • Assists in housekeeping duties and cleanliness of the department as directed to ensure a safe patient environment.
  • Assists in transportation of patients to and from the surgical suite as needed.
  • Assists in the maintenance, care, and cleanliness of supplies.
  • Performs additional activities and duties as directed.
  • Assumes responsibility for good working relationships, attitude, and actions.
  • Must receive 16 CEU’s every 2 years to maintain Surgical Technician status.

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required.
  • Proof of a 2-year surgical technologist certification course is required.
  • Certification course requirement waived for persons assisting for at least 2 years prior to July 1, 2017, in Oregon.
  • Certification course requirement waived for persons with current LPN license in the State of Oregon.

Pay: $22.00 – $28.00 per hour

To apply for this position:

Complete and submit your employment application here. 

Our special testing technicians are the information collectors who support our mission to deliver exceptional eye care.  These individuals guide patients during testing, help to ease the anxiety that many patients experience, while simultaneously paying close attention to the details of the test they are completing for our doctors.  

The ideal candidate is organized, compassionate, communicates well, and has great attention to detail. A person in this role will work directly in patient care-assisting patients with positioning, collecting medical information, preparing, sanitizing and calibrating equipment, and completing accurate measurements and special testing.  

We firmly believe that our culture and our team are the most powerful elements of our organization – which is why we look for a certain caliber of candidate. If you answer “yes” to the following questions we encourage you to review the job description below and consider joining the MEC technician team:  

  • Do you love helping others?  Are you someone who constantly seeks a better way to do things?  
  • Do you find contentment in repetition of tasks? 
  • Does the opportunity for both personal and professional development excite you? 
  • Are you passionate about being a part of the gift of sight? 

No experience required.  We will gladly train a new teammate with the right attributes.  

The starting wage for special testing technicians is $15.00/hour. 

Over time, many special testing technicians advance to become certified ophthalmic technicians or lead technicians with wages ranging up to $26.00/hour.  

To apply for this position 

Complete and submit your employment application here. 

 

The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for disassembling, cleaning, decontaminating, and reassembling all instrument trays, sets, medical-surgical supplies, and equipment. They also complete sterile preparation, sterilization, storage, and distribution of all the aforementioned items.  The ideal candidate is organized, attentive to details, has outstanding communication skills, and above all, is compassionate. 

Although we prefer experience in a healthcare setting, we are willing to train a less experienced tech with the skills and attributes that we value. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Education: A high school diploma or equivalent is required. 

Experience: Previous experience in healthcare preferred, or customer service field exhibiting excellence in teamwork and communication. Sterile processing experience is not required, we are willing will train the right person. 

Certification: Certified Sterile Processing & Distribution Tech (CSPDT) by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) is required within 18 months of hire. 

Job Type: Full-time 

Pay: $17 – $24 per hour 

To apply for this position:

Complete and submit your employment application here. 

 

See Why You Belong at Medical Eye Center.

At Medical Eye Center, we believe that the strength of our team and our ability to provide excellent service directly correlate with the value of our members. We recognize that we need the best people to be the best at what we do. That’s why we invest in our employees’ lives through exceptional training, exciting advancement opportunities, and a healthy work environment. We also provide a competitive benefits package with fully paid insurance coverage and paid holidays. 

We are committed to providing excellent patient care and promoting a culture of accountable openness. Our mission shines through our iCARE standards: integrity, compassion, awareness, and relationships. 

Medical Eye Center Values Diversity.

We believe that your unique traits are valuable and make you a worthwhile team member.

  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion program

  • Merit-based advancement

  • Team-based culture geared to support personal and professional growth

  • Team parties, annual celebrations, and more

Medical Eye Center Values
Employee Growth.

We believe that the best team members challenge
themselves and others towards greatness.

  • World-class facility and comprehensive training with the most advanced technology

  • Character building service opportunities and partnerships, including the Himalayan Cataract Project and Klinghammer Fund

  • Ongoing accountable communication training and seminars

  • Competitive wages and exciting advancement opportunities.

Medical Eye Center Values
Personal Well-Being.

We believe that work-life balance is critical to a healthy work environment.

  • 7 paid holidays and generous flexible paid
    time off plan– minimum of 3 weeks per year
    for full-time employees

  • 100% Employer-paid medical benefit options

  • Employee wellness program, discounted
    gym membership, and engagement activities

  • Beautiful Pacific Northwest setting with
    endless local attractions

Medical Eye Center Offers

  • Incredible open communication, team-based culture geared to support personal and professional growth
  • Employer-paid medical benefits (base option paid at 100%, HSA and buy-up options co-funded with the employee)
  • Employer-paid long-term disability and life insurance policies
  • Voluntary dental insurance
  • Voluntary Aflac supplemental insurance
  • Access to pre-tax savings programs  (Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account)
  • 401K with employer matching program
  • Flexible paid time off – minimum of 3 weeks per year for full-time employees
  • 7 paid holidays
  • Robust discount program for employees and household family members including vision exams, glasses, contact lenses, LASIK, spa services, & more
  • Market-based wages paid at or above the median for industry and local market
  • Employee assistance program
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion program
  • Character building service opportunities and partnerships, including our Global Partners Program and the Klinghammer Fund
  • Employee wellness program, discounted gym membership, book club, and fun engagement activities
  • Pizza parties, annual celebrations, summer BBQs, and more

About Medical Eye Center

For over 100 years, Medical Eye Center has provided outstanding, compassionate eye care and vision enhancement to our community. Our high-tech practice utilizes a fully integrated EHR system, a comprehensive employee training program, and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. We offer a full spectrum of services, including eye exams, LASIK, procedures in our accredited ambulatory surgery center and medical spa, and high-quality, fashionable eyewear in one beautiful, convenient location.


Meet the Team

Medical Eye Center is your trusted provider of excellent eye care and vision enhancement. With 100 years of uncompromising care and a legacy shaped by over 50 years at the leading edge of vision correction technology, our world-class eye specialists have helped thousands of people like you to improve theirvision and rediscover their world with fresh eyes.

Paul Jorizzo, MD

Dr. Jorizzo is one of Southern Oregon’s most sought-after cataract and glaucoma specialists. He is a board-certified ophthalmic surgeon with advanced fellowship training in glaucoma. One of the most experienced cataract surgeons in the country, Dr. Jorizzo has performed over 15,000 cataract surgeries.
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MATT OLIVA, MD

Dr. Oliva is a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained corneal surgeon. He specializes in surgical and medical treatments of the anterior eye including cataract and refractive surgery, LASIK, refractive lens exchange, corneal transplantation, pterygium, corneal tumors and dystrophies, and complex dry eye.
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CRAIG LEMLEY, MD

Dr. Lemley is a board certified ophthalmologist with advanced fellowship training in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery. He has extensive experience in the treatment of ocular conditions including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disorders, and retinal tear and detachment.
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HELEN KOENIGSMAN, MD

Dr. Koenigsman is a board certified and fellowship trained ophthalmologist offering comprehensive, glaucoma and cataract care. She offers the latest in intraocular lens implant technology for cataract surgery. Dr. Koenigsman provides full medical, laser and surgical management of all types of glaucoma.
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JOHN WELLING, MD

Dr. John Welling is a board certified, fellowship trained surgeon specializing in cataract surgery, laser vision correction (LASIK and PRK), refractive lens exchange (RLE), implantable contact lenses (ICL), corneal transplants (DMEK, DSEK, DALK, PKP), pterygium surgery, keratoconus, and corneal collagen cross linking.
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Poorav Patel, MD

Dr. Poorav Patel is a board certified ophthalmologist. A Southern Oregon native, Dr. Patel completed his undergraduate degree at University of California, San Diego before pursuing his master’s degree at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Lacey Echalier, MD

Dr. Lacey Echalier is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery. In addition to a four-year internship and residency in ophthalmology, she spent an additional two years of advanced fellowship training focused exclusively on oculofacial surgery at the University of Colorado.
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BEN TAYLOR, OD

Dr. Ben Taylor is an optometric physician therapeutically certified by the state of Oregon. He provides comprehensive primary eye care examinations. He evaluates and manages ocular diseases including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
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STACEY HOINS, OD

Dr. Hoins enjoys working in an eye care practice with a variety of patients of all ages. Trained to evaluate and manage a variety of ocular diseases, her responsibilities include adult primary eye care, pediatric primary eye care, contact lens fitting and evaluation, and diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease.
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HEATHER FRENCH, OD

Dr. French's residency at the VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics in White City introduced her to the opportunity and beauty of the Rogue Valley. Her clinical experience has taken her to multiple VA medical and outpatient centers in the western US.
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SARA BABEK, OD

Dr. Sara Babek is an optometric physician therapeutically certified by the state of Oregon. She provides comprehensive primary eye care examinations and evaluates and manages ocular diseases including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
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ABBY COATS, PA-C

Abby Coats is a certified Physician Assistant with a Master’s Degree in Science from Arizona School of Health Sciences. Prior to her graduate studies, she attended Oregon State University graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science.
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