Medical Assistant - Dermatology
at The GW Medical Faculty Associates

Date Posted: 12/1/2019

Job Description

Position Summary
To assist physician, nurses and patients by providing ambulatory medical care services. May be required to work in either the Washington DC office and/or the Bethesda, Maryland office depending on need

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists the physicians, nursing, and clinical staff with patient examinations, treatments and procedures such as patch testing, cryotherapy and other surface ablation therapies.
  • Escorts patients from reception area to exam rooms in a timely manner – maintaining an organized patient flow and ensuring clear communication with providers and teammates.
  • Prepares for provider examination and treatment of patient by reviewing EMR prior to patient visit and setting up special equipment as needed.
  • Uses sterile technique to assist physician during biopsy/surgical procedures.
  • Performs suture removal and light therapy treatments under the direction of a medical provider and documents appropriately.
  • Assists provider with therapeutic facials and peels, sclerotherapy, skin tag removal, and various cosmetic laser therapies including laser hair removal. (COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY)
  • Assists provider with Botox™ and filler injections. (COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY)
  • Obtains and documents vital signs, reason for visit, allergies, medical history, and patient medications.
  • Communicates with patient, medical provider and pharmacy to secure medication refills and prior authorizations.
  • Under the direct supervision of a medical provider, obtains informed consent before procedures and treatments. Also provides after-care patient education under the supervision of a licensed provider.
  • Assists with answering phone calls and scheduling appointments. Triages/tasks calls and voice messages.
  • Under provider supervision, enters electronic lab orders and notifies patient of lab results.
  • Cleans, sterilizes and prepares medical instruments.
  • Assists with retail sales of therapeutic cosmetic products. (COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY)
  • Performs clinic-related housekeeping functions such as general upkeep of exam rooms, front office and lab, changing exam room table paper, stocking supplies – ensuring all areas are clean and presentable.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High school diploma required. Completion of an approved Medical Assistant program. Medical Assistant Certification is required.
Clinical experience in a physician’s office or ambulatory care setting. Dermatology preferred, but not required. Experience in Cosmetic Dermatology setting a plus. Candidates with experience in medical-surgical or internal medicine setting and excellent skills will be considered. CPR certification required. Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred .

Competencies  Ability to do math calculations, input data into the computer, and analyze data as requested. Must be able to communicate providing verbal feedback in a professional manner.  Must be able to follow and understand instructions, and react favorably in all work situations. Must be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people.

Supervision Received
Close supervision is received on a daily basis from a Clinical Nurse Manager, or other in conjunction with nursing staff.

Supervision Exercised

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About Us

Welcome to The GW Medical Faculty Associates

We are the largest multi-specialty physician practice in the Washington, DC area. When you choose to work for us, you choose to help improve people's health care experience on a daily basis. We seek qualified professionals, from all backgrounds and disciplines, to join our family of physicians and staff. Come join our exciting team as we reshape trends through our innovations and commitment to providing excellent healthcare.

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