MEDICAL ASSISTANT – Dermatology
Reports to: Provider in Charge and Clinical Manager
Updated: April 30, 2019
To be considered, the candidate MUST have Dermatology experience.
This job is located in the Clinical Division of the company, and is under the direction of the provider to whom a specific medical assistant is assigned and the Clinical Manager. The primary responsibility is to assist the provider with medical procedures and perform other related duties involved in providing patient care as directed. This position is responsible for directing patient flow, assisting in medical procedures while maintaining a clean and organized lab. Verifying patient clinical information, maintaining records of diagnostic tests and must be an organized individual. A medical assistant may be required to assist with other patient care related administrative duties and clinical tasks as deemed necessary for a smooth and efficiently run medical office.
* 2 weeks paid vacation
* 5 day work week
Escort patients to and from exam rooms as scheduled.
Interviews patient to ascertain the reason for the visit, obtain appropriate health history and records vital signs as required.
Prepares patient for examination.
Assists provider during the examination and/or procedure. Assist with the creation of the written office visit note.
Cleans and disposes of contaminated materials in all patient areas within the practices premises in accordance with OSHA requirements and practice policy.
Assembles materials and equipment in preparation of patient encounter.
Sterilizes medical instruments according to OSHA and practice guidelines and maintains medical equipment.
Performs procedures as directed such as suture removal, dressing changes, injections and patch testing.
Instructs patients about medications and telephones prescriptions to pharmacy.
Schedules surgery and reschedules bumped appointments.
Promptly responds to voice mail messages.
Writes requisitions and prepares specimens for transport to outside laboratories. Makes certain specimens are directed to the appropriate laboratory required by the patient’s insurance.
Records patient clinical and laboratory information concisely, accurately and completely.
Responsible for putting supplies away and for restocking and preparing the exam rooms and lab area so that the areas are ready for the next day and the physician team to follow.
Maintains a professional approach with confidentiality and with regard to OSHA and HIPAA requirements.
Shows dependability by being punctual, efficient and with minimal absences.
Observes and supports office policy and procedures.
Performs duties in a competent and caring manner.
May be required to participate in emergency care.
Cooperates and maintains good rapport with all clinical and non-clinical employees.
Associates in Dermatology is a well established highly regarded practice with offices in Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, and Punta Gorda, FL.