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Job Summary

The Kellogg Eye Center is an internationally respected department as part of Michigan Medicine. We provide over 175,000 patient visits per year in 10 different locations in and surrounding Ann Arbor. With 100 faculty members, 21 residents, and 10 clinical fellows we strive to provide the best eye care available anywhere in the world. Our purpose is to improve lives through curing, treating, and preventing eye disease. Our guiding principles are teamwork, caring, integrity, and innovation. Together, we use our purpose and guiding principles to align ourselves both as individuals and as an organization to achieve our vision of improving lives around the world by enhancing vision in others. We are a USNWR top 10 program and are seeking individuals who wish to enhance the strength and capability of our workforce to help us become even better at the work that we do.


The Clinic Manager performs an essential role in facilitating and orchestrating the integration of the clinic’s disparate functions and activities while delicately balancing the needs of patients, faculty, and staff. The Clinic Manager will serve as the primary administrative point of contact for the clinic and must be adept at clearly communicating information to various stakeholders in order to facilitate and foster the connection between patients and caregivers across the continuum of care. Additionally, the Clinic Manager must develop a robust understanding of how an individual clinic sets its own priorities in accordance with departmental (and organizational) priorities and how these priorities, in turn, support and influence the department’s mission, vision, and values.

On a day-to-day basis, the Clinic Manager will oversee the administrative duties of clinic operations including, but not limited to hiring and onboarding staff, managing physicians’ clinic schedules, coordinating with other managers, working closely with other business functions (e.g. billing), and addressing patient concerns. It is essential that the position partners with the clinic’s lead ophthalmic technician and medical director to coordinate and improve all aspects of patient-centric care delivery and daily operations. Additionally, the coordinator will actively lead and empower a team of approximately four patient services associates (PSA) to complete the duties of their role while promoting tenants of employee satisfaction. This includes setting and evaluating to a clear set of expectations and endorsing opportunities for employee growth and development. The Clinic Manager will also approve employee timesheets, address employee concerns, monitor compliance of regulations, and discuss best-practices with staff.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, a high level of professionalism, and diligence to identify and reduce errors and inefficiencies – whether human or system-based – that contribute to decreased patient satisfaction or clinical outcomes. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be an advocate for patients and their access to the highest quality ophthalmic care regardless of perceived background or insurance status. The Clinic Manager must support faculty, staff, and patients within the clinic, and ultimately, the Department of Ophthalmology while fostering the fulfillment of Michigan Medicine’s tripartite mission.

Required Qualifications*

  • B.A. or B.S. degree with 2 or more years of previous experience in a health care setting

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience or knowledge in the field of ophthalmology
  • Previous experience with MiChart (Epic) or other electronic medical record (EMR)
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Familiarity with University policies and KEC guiding principles that promote Caring, Teamwork, Integrity and Innovation

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine 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.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine 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.