Under the direct supervision of the Supervisor at BCSC in collaboration with the Director of Ophthalmic Imaging or Ultrasound. The Ophthalmic Imaging Specialist provides full time technical and clinical imaging expertise and support related to patient diagnostic tests for the Ophthalmic Imaging or Ultrasound Department.
Under the supervision of the Supervisor of BCSC Ophthalmology and the Manager/ Director of BCSC in collaboration with the 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 BCSC. 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.
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.
The Kellogg Eye Center at the Brighton Center for Specialty Care seeks to improve lives through curing, preventing and treating eye disease.
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What Benefits can you Look Forward to?
- Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
- Retirement Savings Opportunities
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
Submitting images for Scientific Exhibition
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, and other various clinic support as directed by the Supervisor and/or Clinic Lead.
Associates degree in Photography, Imaging, Life Sciences or similar field or equivalent experience
Minimum of 3 years of ophthalmic imaging experience
Certified Retinal Angiographer (CRA), Optical Coherence Tomographer-Certified (OCT-C), Certified Diagnostic Ophthalmic Sonographer (CDOS) or Registered Ophthalmic Ultrasound Biometrist (ROUB)
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
- Experience in field of ophthalmology, ophthalmic imaging is a plus
- 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
- Monday- Friday full time appointment
- Some Saturdays for conferences
- Hours dependent on clinical need
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