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Job Summary

To perform basic tests and procedures under the close supervision of medical and allied health staff. 


  • Provide exceptional patient service.
  • Perform basic lensometry, visual acuity, visual field tests, automated keratometry, tonometry, tear testing , color vision testing, administer eye drops under physician direction.
  • Basic patient history
  • Scribe for physician
  • Calibrate, clean and maintain ophthalmic equipment and instruments
  • Assist in reviewing schedules and schedule patient testing
  • Communicate delays to patients
  • Stock rooms with needed supplies.
  • Order supplies for clinic operations.
  • Perform as a float technician as needed.
  • Other duties as directed by supervisor.

Required Qualifications*

  • Respectful and compassionate attitude
  • Collaborative and collegial, demonstrates integrity
  • High School graduation, some experience in ophthalmology or related field.
  • Keyboarding skills
  • Electronic Medical Record experience
  • License/certification must be obtained within 12 months of hire.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Certification through JCAHPO at the COA level.  
  • Completion of ophthalmic assistant intern program.
  • College degree
  • Experience in field of ophthalmology. 

Work Schedule

  • Monday - Friday
  • Hours dependent on Clinical hours

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.

Mission Statement

 The Kellogg Eye Center seeks to improve lives through curing, preventing and treating eye disease.

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.