Careers

Careers

Southwest Eye Care is a full-service ophthalmology and optometry practice with locations in Chaska, Norwood Young America, Glencoe, Minnetonka, Hutchinson, Belle Plaine, Watertown, and Westonka/Mound. We strive to satisfy the eye care needs of our patients by offering the most up-to-date instrumentation, well trained and friendly technicians and staff, and the latest in high quality eyeglass frame and lens designs.
 
At each Southwest Eye Care location, we believe in creating a positive experience for patients. Our energy as a team transfers through to patient care, resulting in our patients leaving with a smile. Candidates must enjoy working with people in a fast-paced environment, have excellent communication skills, be attentive to details and have a hunger to learn.
 
Southwest Eye Care is currently hiring for 3 positions:
 

Surgery Scheduler

Full-Time – Chaska, MN
 
Southwest Eye Care is seeking a full-time Surgery Scheduler to join our Practice. We are looking for an individual who is extremely detail-oriented and organized, has effective written and verbal communication skills, is able to establish priorities, work independently, multi-task, and is able to think outside the box.
 
Responsibilities and Duties
•Schedule surgeries, procedures, post-ops, testing with patients and record in Electronic Medical Records (EMR). Receive follow-up phone calls to answer questions and counsel patients.
•Educate patients on scheduled procedure. Review packet information, assist in signing consents, and assist in scheduling pre-op physical with primary doctor.
•Liaison between Southwest Eye care and hospitals/ASC. Complete all necessary paperwork for each facility to schedule surgeries.
•Confirm patient appointments, verify insurance benefits, and complete prior authorization paperwork for patient procedures.
•Assist in entering medications in EMR and sending medication requests to pharmacies. Complete prior authorizations for medication requests and administer denied medications.
•Bill upgraded/cosmetic procedures in EMR and collect payments.
•Bill clinic visits and surgeries in EMR.
•File charts and other paperwork as needed.
•Work closely with ophthalmologist and technicians to insure a smooth flow of clinic, process, and procedures.
•Travel to other offices required.
•Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications
•Three years related medical experience preferred.
•Three years customer service preferred.
•CPO certification required within 6 months of hire.
 
Benefits
Health benefits, retirement plan, and a vacation package are available.
 

Optician

Full-time – Chaska, MN
 
Southwest Eye Care is seeking an Optician to join our Chaska clinic. At each Southwest Eye Care location, we believe in creating a positive experience for patients. Our energy as a team transfers through to patient care, resulting in our patients leaving with a smile. Candidates must enjoy working with people in a fast-paced environment, have excellent communication skills, be attentive to details, and thrive working with a team.
 
Responsibilities and Duties
• Styling and ordering patient eyeglasses
• Dispensing contacts and eyeglasses
• Repairing eyeglasses
• Administering minor accounts receivable functions including billing for product and services, entering payments from patients, and reconciling daily monies received
• Front desk tasks (scheduling appointments, checking patients in and out, insurance verification)
 
Qualifications
As an ambitious self-starter, this person will guide our patients through the eyecare process while building lasting relationships. We will train the right candidate. Three years optical experience or customer service experience required. ABO and NCLE certifications preferred. CPO certification after 6 months of hire.
 
Benefits
Health benefits, retirement plan, and a vacation package are available. Paid training. Professional certification reimbursement available.
 

Optometrist

Full-time – Belle Plaine, MN
 
Southwest Eye Care is seeking an Optometrist to join our clinical practice. This individual will work half-time in Belle Plaine and half-time in our other clinics, as needed. We are looking for a person who enjoys a fast-paced environment and has experience performing eye exams, diagnosing and treating eye diseases, prescribing eyeglasses or contact lenses, fitting contact lenses, performing pre- and post-operative care, and emergency eye care. Must have exceptional communication, interpersonal, and people management skills.
 
Required Experience
• Doctor of Optometry
• Current license in the state of Minnesota
• 3 years experience in health care industry
 
Benefits
We offer a competitive compensation package that includes health insurance, retirement, and PTO.
 
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information or any other characteristics protected by law.
 

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