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Coast Dermatology is seeking an Experienced Medical Assistant

Company: Water's Edge Dermatology
Location: Venice
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONSummary/Objective This position requires direct patient communication, critical thinking and problem solving. The Medical Assistant works closely with Provider in all aspects of the medical practice. They provide clinical expertise to ensure all patients receive high quality, efficient care. Medical Assistants are responsible for performing a variety of clinical functions such as preparing specimens, assisting during medical procedures, and patient education. They are also accountable for administrative tasks and can proficiently utilize EMR software to scribe documentation and enter billing information into patient records.Values

  • Adheres to the Mission Statement, Credo, Service Goals and Values providing exceptional customer service at all times.
  • Dependable - shows up on-time for shift and covers all shifts assigned
  • People-orientated -can work in a team environment, maintaining professional relationships with patients, providers, supervisors, and co-workers (across different departments)
  • Adaptable-can perform work that requires shift of priorities
  • Detailed-oriented - completes work accurately and timely
  • Achievement- oriented-welcomes challenges and is open to learning
  • Transparency - open and honest when concerns or patient variances arise and reports variances directly to supervisorEssential Functions
    • Clinical Skills
      • General Dermatology
        • Greets patient and escorts them to exam room; obtains and documents in EMR accurate patient history including skin history and past medical history, current medications/allergies, and identifies chief complaint of patient's visit with history of present illness.
        • Assists provider in skin biopsy procedures: instrument set up with local anesthesia, photos of anatomical location in EMR, labels specimen bottle(s) properly and prepares biopsy requisition to send specimens to lab based on patient's insurance.
        • Assists provider in other dermatologic procedures including but not limited to: I&D's, IL Kenalog injections, LN2, chemical peels and KOH/Scabies testing
        • Administration of local anesthesia, intramuscular Kenalog injections and subQ biologic in-office injections
        • Performs Photodynamic Therapy and Patch Testing for patients
        • Cognizant of patient's past medical history conditions, allergies and medications contraindications to procedures/medications being performed/prescribed
          • Cosmetic Dermatology
            • Prepares and assists provider in neurotoxin and dermal filler injections
            • Prepares and assists provider in laser and other various cosmetic procedures
            • Keeps up to date on new cosmetic services offered
            • Assists provider in cosmetic consultations and is well-versed with indications, risks/benefits, and cost
            • Familiar with cosmetic product lines carried/sold at WED
              • Surgical Procedures
                • Proficient in sterile technique
                • Assists in procedures including: deep shaves, C&D, excisions and MOHS
                • Bandage Changes
                • Suture/Staple Removal
                  • Patient Education
                    • Wound/ Post Procedural Care: Biopsies, Surgical and Cosmetic procedure instructions
                    • Basic Skin Care Recommendations
                    • Knowledge of prescription instructions and potential side effects
                    • Sun Safety and ABCDE's of Melanoma/"Spot the Spot"
                      • OSHA Compliant
                        • Contributes and maintains a healthy/safe work environment
                        • Sterilizes instruments and efficiently utilizes Autoclave
                        • Turns over patient rooms by removing sharps, bio-waste, cleaning and setting up for the next patient
                        • Responsible for routinely checking expiration dates of supplies and medications
                        • Discards trash biohazard containers/bags
                        • Set up and restocks medical supplies needed; maintains an organized and clean exam/procedure rooms at all times
                        • Scribe
                          • Understands principles of medical documentation including diagnoses, treatment plans, and medications
                          • Understands fundamentals of coding and billing
                          • Efficiently utilizes EMR software to accurately capture the patient's encounter , not limited to:
                            • Diagnosis (ICD10 codes)
                            • Treatment performed today and plan of care
                            • Medications and electronically submits (per providers instructions) to pharmacy and includes in patient's record
                            • CPT codes/charges
                            • Completes orders for blood work, PDT, treatment to be scheduled (preoperative checklist), or Patch Testing
                            • Indicates follow up visit before patient is discharged
                            • Maintains/updates patient's biopsy log including annotating treatment/date performed
                            • Completes patient specimen requirements by end of day for courier pick-up
                              • Responsible for timely management of charting and completes all patient notes by end of day
                              • When required, accountable for correcting and creating addendum of medical record documentation if missing/insufficient
                                • Administrative/Customer Service
                                  • Obtains prior authorizations for prescriptions
                                  • Schedules appointments
                                  • Satisfies refill prescription requests
                                  • Makes outbound phone calls and answers patient questions
                                  • Outbound postoperative calls
                                  • Performs Clinical Chart Prep for future appointments
                                  • Discusses patient results for blood work, biopsies, and cultures with appropriate documentation
                                  • Complies with all HIPAA regulations and guidance Responsible for remaining update to date on all WED clinical policies and initiatives.Supervisory ResponsibilityThis position has no supervisory responsibility. Work EnvironmentThis job operates in a healthcare setting. This role requires regular walking to various locations around the practice. This role also routinely comes into contact with patients and coworkers who may have contagious illnesses.Physical DemandsWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 20 pounds.Position Type and Expected Hours of Work Full time position in a healthcare facility which is open during business hours Monday through Saturday, 52 weeks per year. On time and regular attendance including work during inclement weather will be required. This position may also require over time hours to be worked as needed to accommodate patients' schedules.TravelTravels between Water's Edge practice locations is expected for this position.Required Education and Experience
                                    • High School diploma or equivalent
                                    • At least (1) year of MA or Surgical Tech experience in physicians' office with recent proven technical and clinical skillsPreferred Education and Experience
                                      • MA Certification, CAN, CDT,
                                      • Dermatology Experience
                                      • Experience assisting in a surgical settingAdditional Eligibility Qualifications
                                        • Must work well independently and be self-motivated but ask for assistance when needed/take instruction from manager
                                        • Must have an understanding of dermatology office protocols and procedures
                                        • Must be flexible and able to change to adapt to new policies and procedures
                                        • Must have the ability to use applicable technology and systems
                                        • Must be able to communicate effectively with providers, patients, and co-workers
                                        • Must possess critical thinking skills, flexibility, and a positive attitude while working in a fast-paced team environmentOther Duties As Assigned This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.IND123

Keywords: Water's Edge Dermatology, Palmetto , Coast Dermatology is seeking an Experienced Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Venice, Florida

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