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Job Summary

The Ophthalmology Clinic at the West Ann Arbor Health Center seeks to improve lives through curing, preventing and treating eye disease. To perform basic tests and procedures under the close supervision of medical and allied health staff. Mastery of all basic tests and procedures.

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.

Responsibilities*

  • Perform the duties of an ophthalmic technician as well as:
  • Perform ophthalmic test and procedures with proficiency in the ophthalmic sub-specialties.
  • Coordinate follow-up care of patients.
  • Assist in training and coordinating the work of ophthalmic assistants and technicians and interns.
  • Participate in research studies.
  • Actively assist in clinic workflow, scheduling of technicians, communicating delays to patients.
  • Onboarding of new employees.
  • Other duties as directed by supervisor.
  • Provide exceptional patient service.
  • Assist in clinical procedures.

Required Qualifications*

In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

ASSOCIATE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduation from high school
  • Successful completion of Michigan Medicine's 12-week training program or some experience as an Ophthalmic Technician
  • Respectful and compassionate attitude
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and follow all guidelines for documentation
  • Collaborative and collegial, demonstrates integrity
  • Organized, able to maintain and coordinate multiple items.
  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in data entry, analysis, graphing, Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with electronic equipment.
  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant certification required within one year


INTERMEDIATE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduation from high school; Reasonable experience as an Ophthalmic Technician
  • Certification as an Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology
  • Respectful and compassionate attitude
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and follow all guidelines for documentation.
  • Collaborative and collegial, demonstrates integrity
  • Organized, able to maintain and coordinate multiple items.
  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in data entry, analysis, graphing, Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with electronic equipment.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experienced in field of ophthalmology.
  • Electronic Medical Record experience.
  • Bachelor of Science or other

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, with some Saturdays - hours dependent on clinical need

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a Ophthalmic Technician Associate depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

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

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.

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.

 

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