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Ophthalmic Technician Intermediate/Associate

University of Michigan

Job Description


The Northville Health Center is an Ambulatory Care facility comprised of clinical and diagnostic services, dedicated to providing high quality health care services for Adults and Children.  The 2-story facility is located at the corner of 7 Mile and Haggerty in Northville Township.  We are seeking compassionate, enthusiastic, and patient-oriented individuals who will share in the goal of creating the ideal experience for our patients, families and employees.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System 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
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings.


The Northville Health Center Kellogg Eye Center seeks to improve lives through curing, preventing and treating eye disease. By performing basic tests and procedures under the close supervision of medical and allied health staff. Mastery of all basic tests and procedures.

Perform the duties of an ophthalmic technician, as well as:

  • Perform ophthalmic tests 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
  • Participate in research studies
  • Actively assist in clinic workflow, scheduling of technicians, communicating delays to patients
  • 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*

  • Associate’s Degree in health care
  • 1-3 years of Ophthlamic Technician experience

Work Schedule

Monday- Friday, dependent on clinical needs

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. 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.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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