Ophthalmic Imaging Specialist, Detroit

Clinical/Allied Health
2114152 Requisition #


Under the direction of the leader of the Ophthalmic Imaging Center, performs quality diagnostic testing and direct patient care utilizing the health systems and department processes, procedures and standards. Perform research testing according to protocols.


  • At the request of an ophthalmologist, performs all ophthalmic diagnostic image testing including retinal fundus photography, fundus auto fluorescence photography, optical coherence tomography, corneal topography, pachymetry, corneal pentacam, specular microscopy, slit lamp photography, external photography, OCT angiography and any new technologies as they are incorporated to aid in the diagnosis and record the patient's ocular problems.
  • At the request of an ophthalmologist, dilates iris of patient's eyes and takes intraocular retinal pictures with special ophthalmology cameras.
  • Must be patient care focused with attention on providing the best quality of compassionate care in an efficient manner.
  • Anticipates and exceeds patients and customers’ expectations that meet all elements of the Henry Ford Experience.
  • Must be a team player with proficient oral and written communication skills to work with employees, leadership, physicians and various external audiences.
  • Demonstration of problem solving, organizational skills, flexibility, self-directedness and initiative required.
  • Capable of conducting minor repairs to photo equipment and related equipment to keep diagnostic services running.
  • Serves as a liaison between staff physicians and support departments as it pertains to diagnostic testing quality.
  • Follows HIPAA/OSHA guidelines, adheres to the rules and regulations of the department and health system.
  • Continually practices and adheres to all hand hygiene requirements.
  • Promotes professional development of self through educational opportunities.
  • Clearly demonstrates goal-directed, accountable behaviors regarding self.
  • Contributes to the development of the body of knowledge of art and science of ophthalmic imaging.
  • Supports HFHS system goals and initiatives through active participation in strategic plans.
  • Participates in active research studies when required and appropriate to skill level.
  • Required to attend System Wide Grand Rounds or Technician Rounds..Requested to attend other department educational opportunities as they are provided.
  • Serves as a representative of the imaging department to all ophthalmology locations and always acts accordingly in a professional manner.
  • Required to be capable of traveling to and working at all ophthalmology locations.
  • Be aware of and participate in cost savings measures as they pertain to clinical operations.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • At a minimum, high school diploma required.
  • College education preferred.


  • Actively working to acquire certification as an Optical Coherence Tomography - Certified (OCT-C) by the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society (OPS) required.
  • CPR (Basic Life Support) certification required.
  • Must always maintain above listed required certifications. Research certifications must be obtained and maintained for each research study that requires ophthalmic imaging.
  • Lapsed research certifications must be reacquired within (1) month of expiration.


       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.


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       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

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       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

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        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

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