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Job Summary

We have created an accelerated full-time 3 month ophthalmic assistant internship and endeavor to train motivated, ethical, career-seeking, compassionate and bright individuals toward becoming Ophthalmic Technicians. 

Previous experience in a medical/patient care setting is not required; however, this is a competitive opportunity where top candidates will be selected based upon their comprehensive skills, work ethic and education.

**Individuals who successfully complete the academic and skill-based training period and certification will be considered for regular full time employment as an Ophthalmic Assistant, the entry level position along the Ophthalmic Technician career path.**

Required Qualifications*

Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, strong command of the English language, dedicated work ethics, and demonstrated history of excellent attendance at previous places of employment are essential.

Desired Qualifications*

4-year Bachelors degree from an accredited University.  Previous customer service experience in a healthcare setting is desired.

Work Schedule

Must be able to accommodate flexible hours during the week and for training opportunities on weekends should they arise. (i.e. conferences, educational workshops).

Additional Information

To learn more about allied health vision related careers, please visit the website for The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, a not-for-profit organization that offers certification and education for eye care excellence: www.jcahpo.org/

The W.K. Kellogg Eye Center is home to the University of Michigan Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, which is part of the University of Michigan Medical School and the University of Michigan Health System. In March 2010 the 8-story Brehm Tower, a 230,000 sq. ft. addition to the Kellogg Eye Center, opened with 9 eye clinics, 6 operating rooms, and new suites for refractive surgery and cosmetic surgery. Support services include genetic counseling, ophthalmic photography, diagnostic electrophysiological testing, and ocular prosthetics. A library, optical shop, and cafe are also on site. Our 20 research laboratories are located in the new building and in the adjoining research tower. The department also operates nine satellite clinics in the surrounding community all within a 55 minute commute from Ann Arbor. To learn more about us, please visit: www.kellogg.umich.edu .

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Contact Information

Carol J. Pollack-Rundle, BS, COMT
Ophthalmic Technician Education Coordinator
Email: cjrundle@med.umich.edu
Phone: 734-936-9805

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.