The Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan Health is seeking a full time ocularist to provide care for patients in the Ann Arbor location. The Kellogg Eye Center is an academic medical center seeing over 200,000 patient clinic visits annually across 8 locations.
Basic Function :
The role of the ocularist is to construct fit, customize, maintain ocular prostheses or artificial eyes.
Design, manufacture and fit a prosthetic eye into the socket.
Patient facing role as well as the manufacturing and adjusting of the prostheses
Patient education in the care of the prosthesis
Development and education of staff and faculty, residents, fellows in the field of ocular prosthetics
Provide exceptional patient experience
Self-directed management of clinic, lab and administrative schedule and time
Efficient in ocular prosthetic patient work ups and fabrication turnaround time
Adaptable to technological innovations, creative and compassionate
Willingness to train, educate and develop new ocularist candidates
High-level artistic ability
American Board of Certification (ABC) examination in both disciplines
Bachelor’s degree in a recognized field or science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position.
Effective communication skills
Broad understanding of health care/ophthalmology terminology
Strong independent organizational and time management skills
Experience with pediatric prosthesis population
Demonstrated problem solving and conflict resolution skills
Solid knowledge of ocular anatomy and ocular fabrication and fitting
Hours: expectation will be 40 hours a week with clinic 3 days per week, 1.5 days of laboratory time allocated and 0.5 days of administrative time
Hours of clinic will be offered from 8AM – 5PM, Monday-Friday, with the minimal potential for add-on patients or requests after hours or on weekends.
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