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Job Summary

To perform basic visual exam and testing under the close supervision of medical and Allied Health staff.

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


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*


  • 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.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records and medical terminology is desirable.
  • This classification requires Primary Source Verification.


  • 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*

  • High School graduate
  • Minimum of 1 - 5 years’ experience as an Ophthalmic Technician or 1 - 5 years’ experience in an ophthalmic practice.
  • Certification is required to be obtained within one year
  • Collaborative and collegial, demonstrates integrity
  • Keyboarding skills
  • Respectful and compassionate attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Electronic Medical Record experience
  • Demonstrate integrity and commitment to meeting and exceeding the needs of our patients and referring physicians
  • Demonstrate understand and compliance with University policies and KEC guiding principles that promote Caring, Teamwork, Integrity and Innovation

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.


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.