Ophthalmic Surgery Coordinator Salary
Women make up the vast majority of Ophthalmic Surgery Coordinators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $17.18 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and approximately two in five receive dental plans.
Job Description for Ophthalmic Surgery Coordinator
Ophthalmic surgery coordinators are responsible for establishing and coordinating schedules and other activities within a clinic, as well as coordinating between the clinic, surgeon, and surgery center to inform each of changes and requirements as they occur. These coordinators implement programs such as AdvancedMD or EyeDoc Software to keep accurate records and schedules, so intermediate computer skills are often required for this position. In addition to creating surgery schedules, ophthalmic surgery coordinators are also required to change and optimize schedules based on staff requests or requirements, which requires strong verbal and written communication skills. They may also be required to scan and categorize patients' history and medical paperwork, as well as any paperwork created for surgery.Read More...
Ophthalmic surgery coordinators should maintain a positive attitude at all times when interacting with coworkers or patients both on and off the job, and creative skills and the ability to think on their feet are also beneficial for this position. A detail-oriented mindset and the ability to remained organized and focused are essential in this work, as is the ability to multitask while maintaining organizational standards. A bachelor’s degree and two years of medical support service with a focus in ophthalmic surgery scheduling are generally required for this position, and applicants should also be familiar with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Ophthalmic Surgery Coordinator Tasks
- Explain objectives and procedures to patients or forward questions to ophthalmologist if needed.
- Interview patients to complete documents, case histories, intake and insurance forms.
- Schedule, confirm and maintain patient ophthalmic surgeries appointments.
- Handles administration duties of office; ensure payment for services by verifying benefits with insurance provider and financing options.
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Pay by Experience Level for Ophthalmic Surgery Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Ophthalmic Surgery Coordinators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $33K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $38K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Ophthalmic Surgery Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $39K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Ophthalmic Surgery Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $44K.