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Job Summary

Brighton Center for Specialty Care

The Brighton Center for Specialty Care is the newest University of Michigan Ambulatory Care facility dedicated to providing high quality health care services for adults and children. The brand new 2-story facility is located at 7500 Challis Rd. Brighton, MI. We are actively seeking compassionate, enthusiastic, and patient-oriented individuals who will share in the goal of creating the ideal experience for our patients, families and employees.

Why work on the Michigan Medicine Ophthalmology Team?

As an Ophthalmic Technician with Michigan Medicine, you will have the ability to work within highly collaborative team to perform a variety of visual exams and testing. You will play a vital role in directly supporting our physicians in providing exceptional care for our patients. You will become a well-versed technician because of your day to day interactions with advanced technologies and comprehensive treatments for all eye conditions and diseases. This team values the importance of education and mentorships and will ensure you have the tools and resources to be successful in your position.  With this experience, you'll have opportunities for career advancement and professional development to take your career to the next level.

What perks and benefits can you look forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings.
  • Generous PTO program
  • State of the Art technology
  • Career advancement as intermediate and senior level technicians
  • Paid observed holidays
  • Tremendous team support

Responsibilities*

What skills would you master?

Ophthalmic Technician Associate:

  • Once training is complete, you will feel confident in performing lensometry, refractometry, baseline external exams, visual field tests, automated keratometry, tonometry, and ancillary testing
  • You will prepare and update patient records, prepare requisitions for patient testing, and assist in reviewing charts and schedules for patients.
  • You will calibrate, clean and maintain ophthalmic equipment and instruments for the exam and treatment rooms

 

 Ophthalmic Technician Intermediate:

In addition to duties and responsibilities as an Ophthalmic Technician Associate,

  • You will triage based on the needs of a patient, complete patient medical history intake, and patient charting
  • You will assist with consent forms for patient procedures
  • You will assist with minor office surgery
  • You will assist physicians with educating patients about their health or procedure
  • You will be a coordinator for research studies as assigned

 

Ophthalmic Technician Senior:

In addition to duties and responsibilities as an Ophthalmic Technician Intermediate ,

  • You will orient House Officers and medical students to the clinic
  • You will coordinate follow-up care of patients and refilling of patient prescriptions
  • You will perform triage, counseling, and patient education in an ophthalmic sub-specialty clinic
  • You will assist physicians in administering complex ophthalmic tests such as retinoscopy and refraction
  • You will perform ophthalmic tests and procedures with proficiency in an ophthalmic sub-specialty

Required Qualifications*

What minimum qualifications are required?

Ophthalmic Technician Associate:

  • Graduation from high school is necessary; two years of college with courses in health science area is desirable
  • Successful completion of Michigan Medicine’s 12-week training program is required or some experience as an Ophthalmic Technician is required
  • Certification as an Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology is required within one year of employment

Ophthalmic Technician Intermediate:

  • Graduation from high school is necessary; two years of college with courses in the health science area is desirable
  • Reasonable experience as an Ophthalmic Technician is required
  • Certification as an Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology is required
  • Certification as an Ophthalmic Technician Ophthalmic Technician (COT) from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology is desired.
  • Experience with clinical research is desirable
  • Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records and medical terminology is desirable

Ophthalmic Technician Senior:

  • Graduation from high school is necessary; two years of college with courses in the health science area is desirable
  • Considerable experience as an Ophthalmic Technician is required
  • Certification as an Ophthalmic Technician (COT) through the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology is required
  • ?Certification as an Ophthalmic Medical Technician (COMT) through the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology is desired
  • Experience with clinical research is desirable
  • Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records and medical terminology is desirable

Physical Requirements

This position requires moderate standing/walking, as well as lifting, positioning, pushing, and/or transferring of patients

Work Schedule

This is full-time, working Monday through Friday. The hours depend on the clinic operation hours.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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 improve 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 any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

External Applicants please note that for the first phase of this posting, we will be considering current employees exclusively in an effort to offer advancement opportunities to our tenured employees. You are still able to submit your resume for consideration during this period but our process for external employees will begin 30 days after the posting date.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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