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Dermatology Technician

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 5, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 and supplies/equipment.

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 & Responsibilities:

  • Must demonstrate competency in all skills related to the performance of patient care and demonstrate highly effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • 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 outpatient care.
  • 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 issue.
  • Demonstrates 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 quality outcomes.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required.
  • Graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant training program required.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a CMA, preferably in dermatology.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Familiarity with medical terminology.
  • Sound documentation skills.
  • Knowledge of dermatologic conditions, procedures and treatments.
  • Knowledge of aseptic technique, basic wound care, and dressing change principles.
  • Knowledge of medication administration (oral and injection).
  • Knowledge of patient transport and positioning techniques.
  • EPIC preferred.
  • Successful completion of lidocaine administration education and associated competency.
  • Successful completion of the Resource Center training, including care coordination and associated administrative tasks

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • Must maintain certification/ registration throughout employment.
  • Valid CPR certification required upon hire and recertification required every two years.

Physical Requirements:

  • 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 are followed.
  • 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 clothing/apparatus.
  • Requires lifting and/or positioning patients and transporting wheelchairs and related equipment.
  • May require contact with aggressive and/or combative patients.
  • Employees in this position will be required to adhere to work availability and unit scheduling requirements.
  • 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 requirements.

Classified Title: Dermatology Technician
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CE
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 job.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm
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