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Medical Assistant - MOHS

Company: Forefront Dermatology
Location: Vienna
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:


The ideal candidate will be able to work as a Medical assistant with both Mohs and General Dermatology. Looking for Mohs Surgical Assistant to join our Mohs Surgery team. The position is responsible for assisting the Mohs surgeon during procedures as well as responsible for the scheduling and pre-certification of Mohs surgical procedures. Candidates should be detail-oriented and be able to provide superior care in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a pleasant and caring demeanor.

This is a full time position and will work:

Monday-Friday 6:30a-3:30p


  • Opens sterile supplies and sets up for each procedure
  • Assists Mohs surgeon during procedure according to prescribed standards. Assists and anticipates the needs of the surgeon including Biopsies - punch, DIF and shave, Excisions, Electrodessication and curettage, I&D, and Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery
  • Sets up procedure room, according to prescribed standards
  • Dress and provide wound care instruction for the surgery site
  • Takes appropriate photographs of Mohs stages. Label and organize photograph.
  • Handles specimens for pathology according to prescribed standards
  • Assist in procedure room maintenance, including case preparation, room turnover, and instrument processing
  • Prepares the patient prior to the procedure; obtains and reconciles medical and surgical history, accurate list of medications and allergies. Documents appropriately in EMR
  • Educate patients on treatment plans, expectations, and post-operative instructions Sterilization and aseptic technique:
    • Demonstrated expertise in safety principles, asepsis, sterile technique and universal precautions
    • Knowledge of and ability to disinfect, clean and sterile surgical instruments, equipment and supplies
    • Knowledge of or experience in equipment, such as ultrasonic cleaner and autoclaves. Understand of the processes to maintain the autoclave Other responsibilities:
      • Compiles and prepares surgical packs. Runs autoclave as needed
      • Assist with inventory and storage of equipment and supplies as well as cleaning the procedure rooms
      • Performs medical assistant duties as required for non-Mohs patients, as part of the dermatology practice. i.e giving injections
      • Directly responsible for scheduling patients and manages the MOHS surgery schedule
      • Provides post procedure care including surgical dressing changes and assisting with suture removal
      • Demonstrates a working knowledge of insurance and pre-certification requirements
      • Demonstrates customer service skills when communicating with peers/other departments
      • Logs surgical procedures as needed
      • Communicates problems to Physician/Supervisor/Management
      • Must have your own transportation and be willing to work in MOHS office locations
      • Performs various clerical duties including faxing, photocopying, scanning, filing and mailing's
      • Recognizes and performs duties which need to be performed although not directly assigned
      • Relay pathology and laboratory results to patients Qualifications
        • Previous experience as a Medical Assistant, LPN, CDT, or Surgical Techs in a Dermatology, Mohs Surgery, or other surgical setting is strongly preferred, but not required
        • Knowledge of medical terminology a must and previous dermatology and skin care treatment is preferred
        • Working knowledge of aseptic techniques and sterilization practices
        • Experience with EHR and Practice Management System
        • Phlebotomy certification, preferred

Keywords: Forefront Dermatology, Washington DC , Medical Assistant - MOHS, Healthcare , Vienna, DC

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