The Department of
Dermatology is seeking a Dermatology Technician who
will work in ambulatory practice areas and function as integral
members of the interdisciplinary team. This role is responsible for
direct patient care and clinic operations in the ambulatory clinic
environment, including the maintenance of the environment of care
The Dermatology Technician
shares the responsibility with other clinicians in ensuring a safe
environment for the patient while providing quality care and a
positive patient experience. This role functions clinically under
the authority of the physician within the scope of their
certification. They will report to the nurse manager and/or lead
nurse, who is responsible for the administrative supervision and
direction of staff, orientation and annual assessment of
competencies and the assurance to clinic specific and hospital
policies and procedures. May be required to float
between ambulatory practice areas.
Specific Duties &
- Must demonstrate
competency in all skills related to the performance of patient care
and demonstrate highly effective written and verbal communication
- Must demonstrate effective
time management and organizational skills.
- Must be able to: operate
electronic monitoring equipment, use computer keyboard functions to
input and obtain data, determine appropriate information and
resources needed related to clinical situation, organize and
summarize information, demonstrate successful interpersonal and
communication skills with patients, families, physicians and other
health care team members in order to foster optimal quality of
- Must be familiar with
general computer us and be able to operate General physiological
monitoring equipment including but not limited to vital signs
machine (automated & manual) height, weight, cardiac monitor,
ECG, Point-of–care equipment, sterilization equipment, scopes and
emergency equipment, etc.
- This role is able to
identify signs indicative of a changing patient care situation and
notifies the appropriate individual based on the
problem-solving skills and critical thinking as they perform
patient care activities, provides guidance for and acts as a role
model in the clinical area.
- Identifies and recommends
opportunities for improvement in order to ensure patient safety and
- Under the direction of a
physician, nurse lead and/or nurse manager, takes appropriate
clinical actions using available resources, to achieve positive
outcomes for patients, visitors, and staff.
- Independently prioritizes
daily tasks and assignments.
- Follows established
policies and procedures.
- High School Diploma or GED
equivalent is required.
- Graduation from an
accredited Medical Assistant training program
- Successful completion of
CMA certification with the credentials of RMA, NCMA, NRCMA, CCMA or
CMAA, prior to hire.
- A minimum of 1,000 hours
(approx. 6 months) of practice experience within the Johns Hopkins
Medicine Department of Dermatology.
- Successful completion of
the Association of Certified Dermatology Techs (ACDT) certification
program, including online learning modules and the Skills and
Verification of Experience checklist; ACDT certification must be
maintained / current.
- Experience as a CMA,
preferably in dermatology.
Skills & Abilities:
- Familiarity with medical
- Sound documentation
- Knowledge of dermatologic
conditions, procedures and treatments.
- Knowledge of aseptic
technique, basic wound care, and dressing change
- Knowledge of medication
administration (oral and injection).
- Knowledge of patient
transport and positioning techniques.
- Successful completion of
lidocaine administration education and associated
- Successful completion of
the Resource Center training, including care coordination and
associated administrative tasks
Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
- Must maintain
certification/ registration throughout
- Valid CPR certification
required upon hire and recertification required every two
- Works in a clinical
environment where there are limited physical discomforts due to
temperature, noise, dust, etc.
- Possible exposure to
communicable diseases, hazardous materials, pharmacological agents,
with little likelihood of harm when established health precautions
- Requires standing up for
up to 100% of work-time and lifting and/or transferring heavy
instruments (routinely 30 lbs. or more) from one location to
another with little likelihood for injury if proper body mechanics
and procedures are followed.
- Requires the use of
protective safety devices including, but not limited to, safety
glasses, hearing protection and infection prevention
- Requires lifting and/or
positioning patients and transporting wheelchairs and related
- May require contact with
aggressive and/or combative patients.
- Employees in this position
will be required to adhere to work availability and unit scheduling
- May be asked to float
between clinical units where care is similar and/or competence is
evaluated suggesting the individual is capable of providing
complete and correct patient care.
- May engage in roles that
are procedural based or within an environment with mixed
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M - F, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: JH at Greenspring Station
Department name: SOM Der Cosmetic Center
Personnel area: School of Medicine
Please refer to the
job description above to see which forms of equivalency are
permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will
follow these guidelines:
30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate
degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.
Additional related experience may substitute for required education
on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to
two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards
the total minimum education/experience required for the respective
candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment
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