University of Utah Health Dermatology-MOHS Technician in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position will be responsible for using specialized skills in assisting with MOHS surgery within the dermatology clinics. The position will also ensure optimal, efficient flow of patients while ensuring high quality of service. It will also serve as a principal EpicCare super user and will be responsible for leading the clinical staff by providing mentorship and training.

This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

Responsibilities

  • Reviews and prepares patient paperwork, reviewing path reports and notations to determine the site(s) to be addressed in surgery.

  • Verifies and arranges all supplies and instruments ensuring the surgical trays are setup for daily procedures. Maintains trays for sterilization.

  • Conducts MOHS surgical procedures, wound care, pre/post wound procedures, and other highly skilled dermatology related procedures.

  • Facilitates improvement projects within the clinic in coordination with the clinic care team.

  • Ensures efficient clinic work flow by preplanning patient visits and reviewing the daily schedule.

  • Serves as a primary preceptor for new staff and provides ongoing support and mentoring for all clinical staff.

  • Performs as the principal EpicCare super-user providing support and training for staff and providers and attends ongoing trainings and updates, as available.

  • Performs medical scribes transcription related tasks such as inputting patient data, recording examination results, chart preparation in an accurate and thorough manner.

  • May coordinate referrals and obtain pre-authorization from insurance companies for procedures and treatments.

  • May complete patient registration, assists patient with co-pays and account balances, and reconcile daily cash reports.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making.

  • Ability to act as the chief role model for clinical staff exhibiting behavior qualities as defined in the PROMISE standards.

  • Ability to prioritize patient flow and the needs of the clinic.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to understand a pathology report and different types of tumors addressed with MOHS surgery.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient population.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to review data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in computer programs such as EpicCare or any other clinical program.

  • Demonstrated phlebotomy skills, lab specimen handling, surgical preparation and processing skills.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required

  • One year of experience as a Certified Medical Assistant or in MOHS surgery.

  • Successful completion of the in-house MOHS surgery training and competency checklist within six months of hire.

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

Requisition Number 29886

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule 0800-1600

Location Name Huntsman Cancer Hospital

Patient Care? Yes

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department HCH OPC 60C CLINICS 2D & 2E

Category Ambulatory

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.