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Job Summary

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 in Brighton, MI. We are actively seeking compassionate, enthusiastic, and patient-focused individuals who will share in the goal of crafting the ideal experience for our patients, families, and employees.

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 Work at Michigan?

You will play an integral role within our institution and are important to providing the highest quality service to patients and their loved ones. We are eager to assist you in becoming a well-rounded employee and individual, and to help you advance in your career. Don’t hesitate – join our team today and help us provide remarkable assistance our patients in the Brighton area.

What perks and benefits can you look forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage with generous Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Growth opportunities to higher seniority positions
  • Management that provides quality training and direction
  • Direct communication and partnership with Nurse Practitioners and Physicians

 

Responsibilities*

Our Ophthalmic Medical Assistants will specialize in areas that no other department offers, and we are excited to help you grow your skills.

Not only will you learn to become proficient with ancillary testing including Humphrey Visual Fields, prepare patients for orbital injections, learn to check vision, pupils and pressure for our patients who qualify for virtual visits, instill dilation drops, perform contact lens trainings, but you will have the opportunity to work closely with our Imaging Specialist to become proficient with OCT and OPTOS images.  

In addition to these specialized skills and other abilities you already possess as a Medical Assistant, you will be responsible for monitoring messages in our inbasket, ordering and stocking supplies, working prior authorizations for medications, scheduling appointments, and following all policies specific to Ophthalmology, Michigan Medicine, as well as those set by the Joint Commission. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Strong interest in photography, with an eagerness to learn.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology.
  • Moderate standing/walking, lifting, positioning, pushing and/or transferring patients.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work well within a team setting.
  • Communicates effectively
  • Demonstrates initiative, active listening, written, verbal and information technology skills.

At the Associate level:  1 - 3 years of experience.

At the Assistant level: 0-1 years of experience.

 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Eagerness to learn new skills and take initiative within your scope of practice
  • Photography experience
  • Ability to support providers within your scope during office procedures
  • Experience working within a large, complex health care setting. 
  • Familiarity with UMHS electronic medical record systems.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures.

Work Schedule

The facility is open 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday through Friday, and 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday. We are flexible in scheduling, and request that you are also flexible in working various shifts.

Underfill Statement

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

Additional Information

Training

As part of the orientation training process, your training will be held at multiple locations during your first few months of the employment. 

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. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

 

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.