Please note that Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology  job descriptions are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. We are an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

MEDICAL ASSISTANT (2 positions available)

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REPORTS TO: Clinical Supervisor

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Certification or license as a healthcare professional, Medical Assistant, Nurse Aide or Surgical Technician, preferred. Maintaining professional certification is an expectation of the job and a requirement to work. If not already certified, obtaining and maintaining credentials may be a condition of hire and would then become a subsequent job requirement.

JOB SUMMARY: Work directly under the supervision of the Physician and Clinical Supervisor. Assist physician in examinations and procedures, in addition to functioning as a medical scribe in the electronic medical record. Reinforces and provides verbal and written patient education, as needed, in direct reflection of Physician orders. Responsible for maintaining clean, well equipped exam and or procedure rooms.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Escort patients from waiting room to the exam/procedure room in a timely and courteous manner, then confirms patient identity, obtains vital signs, and verifies and updates medical history. Assist Physician with various procedures and examinations. Maintain exam procedure rooms and inventory in orderly fashion according to 5S principles. Routine stocking of supplies according to par levels, proper dating and initialing of all opened supplies mandatory. Cleans, sterilizes, and stocks all instruments according to accepted office guidelines, OSHA, and AAAASF regulations. Verifies and documents all prescriptions as directed by Physician. Provide test results and follow-up instructions to patients as directed by Physician. Performs assigned patient care, under the supervising provider, which may include: dressing changes, bandaging suture removals, and the administration of local anesthesia injections. Acts as a medical scribe in the electronic medical records systems to accurately record: detailed medical history, vital signs, review of systems, chief complaints, exams, diagnoses and plans, along with prescriptions, pathologies, procedures, and provider orders. Active listening and verification of accurate entry of all medical information required. Providing accurate history to provider prior to every visit, as well as assisting in the exam room while scribing required. Collaborates with team to complete prior authorization paperwork, lab and pathology result entry, as well as return all phone calls, with proper documentation, in a timely manner. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times according to HIPAA guidelines. Engages in active participation of documenting all required components of meaningful use. Will implement all changing documentation needs for meaningful use in a timely manner. Completes specimen collection and double-verification according to pathology collection policy protocol. Ensures compliance with OSHA, HIPAA, and AAAASF regulations. Cross-training to competently work in all aspects of the clinic, including the opposite specialty, is expected and required. Travel to work at any of the other practice locations is required at times.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs other tasks as deemed necessary by Physician/Physician Assistant and the Clinical Supervisor/Site Manager.

SURGICAL TECHNICIAN (2 positions available)

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REPORTS TO: Clinical Supervisor

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Certified from a surgical technician program.

JOB SUMMARY: Assists in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon’s assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Responsible for performing second assist functions for surgical intervention, preparing supplies and equipment, Prepare specimens for lab and requesting exams as required, Transport patients to and from surgery suite and individual rooms, Performs in-room surgical scrub duties, Maintain sterilizing equipment, assisting with O/R set-up, etc., Provide tray set-ups and designated extra instruments for all surgical procedures, Prepare, wrap and sterilize instruments, supplies and equipment as appropriate, Effectively work with surgeon and clinical staff during procedures, Prepare operating area safely and in an organized manner, Assist RN with instrument counts, Ensure compliance with AAAASF regulations in surgical suite, Ensure compliance with OSHA and HIPAA regulations, Assists in preparation of surgical procedures by anticipating needs of physician and patient, Demonstrates working knowledge of care and handling specimens, surgical instruments, supplies and equipment, Selects the appropriate supplies and equipment in a cost effective manner

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs other tasks as deemed necessary by Physician, Clinical Supervisor, and/or Site Manager.