Medical Assistant (Mohs Surgery-DAK)

Job Locations US-TN-Knoxville | US-TN-Knoxville
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/13/2021 3:58 PM)
Job ID
2021-2458
Type
Full-Time
# of Openings
1
Category
Clinical Support Staff

Overview

Founded over 40 years ago with a mission to provide the highest quality and full spectrum of medical, surgical, and esthetic skin care services to each and every one of its patients, Anne Arundel Dermatology has assembled the finest group of dermatologists in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states.

 

With 180+ clinicians and 75+ locations with locations in 5 states, we’re thriving, growing, and looking to add talented individuals to our team!

 

Anne Arundel Dermatology owns and operates several dermatology clinics within the Knoxville region including Dermatology Associates of Knoxville (https://dermaknox.com/, Knoxville Dermatology Group (https://www.knoxderm.com/) and East TN Dermatology (http://www.easttndermatology.com/).

 

Why join an Anne Arundel Dermatology practice?

 

We are committed to continual training and education for our physicians and staff. We are on top of the latest developments in dermatology including ongoing research, emerging treatments, new drugs, and prevention methods. You can find more than just a job with Anne Arundel Dermatology in Knoxville. We are one of the largest groups of dermatology practices in the area and believe in providing our new associates with intensive training and long-term career growth opportunities from within.

 

Dermatology Associates of Knoxville (DAK) offers state-of-the-art specialized procedures in Mohs surgery, aesthetic skin care and general dermatology.

Responsibilities

This position will work with a Mohs Surgeon on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Must be willing to travel to Farragut, UT or Powell offices on Tuesday & Friday. 

 

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

 

This position will work with one of our Mohs Surgeons, assisting during surgery as well as in the clinic for post-surgical follow up appointments.

  • Guide patients to exam/procedure room. Assist patients as needed with walking, preparing for exam, etc. Collect patient information/history; taking vitals, performing screenings per provider guidelines.
  • Prepare procedure rooms and surgical trays with all supplies needed for procedures.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality related to medical records and other data. Comply with all company policies and procedures
  • Complete pre-operative intake via one-on-one interview, explain surgical procedures, and answer any questions within your scope.
  • Prepare paperwork for patient’s current visit and ensure complete and accurate documentation within the patient’s electronic medical record
  • Drape and disinfect surgical site, administer local anesthesia, and use a handheld cautery device to achieve hemostasis
  • Assist physician during all procedures (passing instruments, blotting, cutting sutures, etc)
  • Bandage surgical sites, prepare proper discharge paperwork, review wound care instructions with patient, and answer any questions or concerns they may have
  • Clean and prepare instruments for terminal sterilization in an autoclave
  • Collect and accurately process specimens

Qualifications

Experience & Education:

  • At least 1 year of recent experience as a Surgical Assistant, Medical Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant or other clinically based patient care experience (highly preferred)
  • Completion of a Medical Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant, Surgical Tech program (required). 
  • Will consider graduates of a bachelor’s degree program in a pre-med or pre-physician’s assistant track in lieu of formal medical assistant training or experience
  • An ability to work independently, excellent communications skills, organizational skills and flexibility required

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