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Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Manager of Ophthalmic Imaging or Ultrasonography. The Ophthalmic Imaging Specialist is responsible for providing a wide range of imaging services for all the subspecialties at the Kellogg Eye Center. This role works closely with the imaging team, physicians, fellows and residents to provide exceptional patient care and imaging. Performs ophthalmic imaging procedures for use by physicians in the documentation and diagnosis of eye conditions.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities

Responsibilities*

  • Performs fundus photography, Optical Coherence Tomography (anterior and posterior), external photography, specular microscopy slit lamp biomicroscopy, gonio, pre-op, OR imaging, fluorescein and ICG angiography or
  • A-scans, orbital ultrasound, quantify intraocular tumors, prepares ultrasound reports on patients with eye conditions.
  • Injects patients with fluorescein and/or indocyanine green dyes.
  • Instructs patients on proper positioning during the procedures
  • Obtains or has certification as Certified as Optical Coherence Tomographer Certification (OCT-C) or Diagnostic Ophthalmic Sonographer (CDOS)
  • Explains special requirements for imaging and is responsible for the safety, mental and physical comfort of the patient
  • Interprets diagnostic images and reports for quality and clinical accuracy 
  • May attend educational conferences meetings domestically
  • Identify equipment malfunction and report description of problem to technical support personnel
  • Order and replenish supplies and medications in testing rooms as needed
  • Assist in cleaning and disinfecting exam chairs, working surfaces
     

Required Qualifications*

ASSOCIATE LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associates degree in Photography, Imaging, Life Sciences or similar field or equivalent experience
  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in data entry and proficiency in Microsoft Office is essential
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to varying audiences throughout the institution and internationally
  • Ability to develop relationships and rapport with patients, physicians, and varying audiences 
  • Provide exceptional patient service
  • Respectful and compassionate attitude
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and follow all guidelines for documentation
  • Familiarity with ophthalmic imaging equipment
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and coordinate various activities including patient testing according to schedule
  • Ability to work with compassion with visually impaired, deaf-blind and multi-disabled patients is essential
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong ability to work independently, and as part of a team
  • Comfortable with hands on patient care and testing

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associates degree in Photography, Imaging, Life Sciences or similar field
  • Minimum of 3 years of ophthalmic imaging experience
  • Optical Coherence Tomographer Certification (OCT-C) or Diagnostic Ophthalmic Sonographer (CDOS)
  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in data entry and proficiency in Microsoft Office is essential
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to varying audiences throughout the institution and internationally
  • Ability to develop relationships and rapport with patients, physicians, and varying audiences
  • Provide exceptional patient service
  • Respectful and compassionate attitude
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and follow all guidelines for documentation
  • Familiarity with ophthalmic imaging equipment
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and coordinate various activities including patient testing according to schedule
  • Ability to work with compassion with visually impaired, deaf-blind and multi-disabled patients is essential
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong ability to work independently, and as part of a team
  • Comfortable with hands on patient care and testing

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience in field of ophthalmology, ophthalmic imaging a plus
  • Certified Retinal Angiographer (CRA) or Optical Coherence Tomographer-Certified (OCT-C)
  • Basic knowledge of the eye anatomy and physiology
  • Electronic Medical Record experience
  • Prior experience working in clinical trials or research setting
  • Prior experience training others
  • Prior management experience
     

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.