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APDerm Management, LLC Medical Assistant II in Stoneham, Massachusetts

Under the general supervision of the MD or NP, and reporting directly to the Clinical Services Manager, the MA shall provide direct and indirect care to a specified group of patients in our dermatology healthcare setting. MAs work in collaboration with the physician(s) or other health care provider (s) and other ambulatory support staff with the office location and with other disciplines to deliver quality patient care.

THIS POSITION REQUIRES WORK TO BE PERFORMED AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS / EMPLOYEE MAY BE REQUESTED TO WORK/COMMUTE TO MULTIPLE SITES.

At Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, PC, we are dedicated to creating a caring, professional, patient-centered experience for state-of-the-art medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatology and dermatopathology. By treating every patient as an individual, we seek to customize a plan of care to match each patient’s needs and priorities. We strive to deliver exceptional dermatologic care by making comprehensive dermatology services available and accessible to our patients within their communities. We support our primary care healthcare providers with easy access and rapid communication. We empower our patients with information to participate in the goal of achieving healthy skin. Our highly trained providers and staff work as a team to provide excellent, coordinated, cost-effective dermatology care.

Our team members enjoy a world-class benefits plan with a broad range of options including:

  • Medical plans with HMO or PPO options

  • Dental plan

  • Healthcare Savings Account (HSA)

  • 401k plan with generous match

  • Additional benefit options such as short-term disability, accident, cancer indemnity and life insurance

  • Pet Insurance

  • Tuitution Reimbursement

  • Great career path for Medical Assistants

  • Employee Referral Bonus Programs

  • 40% off Cosmetic Services and retail products & free Botox

Competencies / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but are not limited to:· Proficient in general dermatology and cosmetics. · Responsible for Scribing/Documenting office visit on computer for Provider. May be responsible for cross-coverage when needed.· Proficient in general dermatology and cosmetics. · Obtains and electronically records an accurate history of Present Illness; updates patient problem list, allergies, pharmacy, medication list and history of skin cancer as indicated.· Assist with training new hires and cross coverage. · Ensures that all necessary information and materials are present for clinician prior to the patient visit.· Receives and communicates information through various processes, including (but not limited to) use of computers, Intranet, e-mail, fax, and documentation in patient’s medical record. Follow HIPAA rules and regulations.· Ensure that all appropriate equipment is in good working order at the beginning of the day and that adequate supplies are available for patient procedure/visit. Ensure appropriate levels of supplies and inventory for office needs by utilizing the appropriate request system while understanding the importance of cost containment.· Instructs and teaches patients after care for surgical and cosmetic procedures. Ensure patients show understanding and document this in the patient’s chart.· Shows understanding of and can assist with preparation of cosmetic procedures.· Must be willing and able to travel to any clinical location to provide clinical coverage when needed. This includes providing coverage when providers are on vacation as well as sick calls and PTO coverage. Clinical Responsibilities include but not limited to,· Escorts patients to the appropriate room, accurately obtains and records history and chief complaint to practice standards. · Prepares patient for the appointment based upon the diagnosis, procedure and or practice protocols. Includes proper dress (gowns), proper set ups for the procedure to be performed etc.· Performs proper pre-visit procedure under the direction of the physician or other health care provider prior to the patient’s visit (suture removal, dressing removal).· Observes and reports any abnormal symptoms or behavior to appropriate licensed personnel.· Organizes and prioritizes daily work tasks to ensure the Physicians/NP's schedule runs smoothly and all patient needs are met.· Utilize standard precautions in room preparation and while assisting with procedures/exams.· Perform appropriate specimen collection (including labeling, ensuring the specimen is in the bottle and practice protocol).· Records and maintains pathology logbook to ensure that all pathology reports have been properly documented.· Provides and reviews appropriate instructions to patients regarding procedures or testing.· Provide patient with written educational material. · Maintain confidentiality and patient rights in interactions with the patient/family and other health care workers.· Performs suture removals, wound cultures, patch testing, phototherapy, and other procedures as directed.· Performs proper dosing and mixing of medications: Buffered Lidocaine, Kenalog, Sclerotherapy preparations, Botox- Cosmetic & Hyperhydrosis, etc.· Must be able to perform phototherapy, Xtrac and PDT.· Seeks advice from a provider when needed for treatment adjustment or complications.· Displays knowledge of Laser usage and safety per established protocols.· Responsible for assisting with OSHA daily and monthly checks. Must have the ability to correctly maintain the OSHA Log. · Utilizes Team Leader as a resource. Physical Demands· Stand for extended periods of time; push, pull and reach; occasionally bend, sit, stoop and stretch · Have full range of body motion, including handling and lifting of patients · Have the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity needed to operate medical equipment (e.g. Xtrac Laser) · Have a normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports; specific vision requirements: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus · Occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required. Graduation from a Medical Assistant Program is Required. Four years of previous MA experience preferably in dermatology is preferred.

Licensure, Certification, Registration: Certification as a Medical Assistant is required. BLS Certification is required. Xtrac certification is required (site specific).

Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:

Mohs experience preferred but not required. Proficient in General Derm and Cosmetics. Infectious control, HIPAA, and OSHA knowledge is required. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills required to communicate with patients, family members, physicians, and other health care providers, as well as other colleagues in a positive, professional manner. Possesses and displays knowledge of medical terminology. Must possess strong problem-solving abilities and analytical skills to ensure patient’s needs are met. Must possess excellent computer skills to input and retrieve clinical information. Utilize critical thinking and good judgment in performance of tasks. Must possess organizational skills and can multitask. Must be able to prioritize daily assignment to ensure smooth workflow.

Equal Employer Opportunity statement:

APDerm provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, APDerm complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

APDerm and its affiliates expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

ID: 2021-1443

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