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Dermatologist

Dermatologist

locationWinthrop, WA 98862, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/22/2023
Full Time

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Time Type:

Full time

Department:

Specialties

All Locations:

Winthrop

Description:

Dermatologist to provide comprehensive outpatient dermatology including skin biopsies and referrals for further treatment as needed

Department Position Summary: 
In accordance with the Physician’s Delineation of Privileges and under the direction of the Medical Director, the Physician will perform the following functions.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assess, diagnose, and provide treatment recommendations for diseases and abnormalities affecting the skin, hair, and nails
  • Prescribing medication and creating treatment plans, referring patients for surgery where necessary
  • Monitoring patient progress and adjusting treatment plans as needed
  • Assessing and updating patients’ medical history, including keeping a record of patients’ symptoms
  • Informing and educating patients on available treatments and preventative skincare
  • Referring patients to specialists in other fields as needed
  • Keeping up to date with new medical procedures, topics, and scientific studies by attending seminars, conferences, and training programs
  • Adhering to infection-control policies and protocols to protect patients and employees
  • Collaborating with patients’ primary care team for provision of comprehensive healthcare

Skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail during consultations with patients and reviewing medical records
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the medical team and patients
  • Manual dexterity to examine the skin, apply treatments, and perform minor minimally invasive procedures with use of local anesthetic
  • Strong clinical diagnostic skills
  • Competence in performing minor surgical and cosmetic procedures as requested by patients and when clinically appropriate
  • Commitment to a high standard of care through the promotion and maintenance of skin health
  • Capable of multitasking and working diligently in a fast-paced work environment
  • Effective use of electronic medical record (EMR) to document encounters 

Practice Based Learning and Improvement:    

  • Monitors quality of own practice and participates in continuous quality improvement.
  • Applies/conducts research studies pertinent to area of practice to improve outcomes.
  • Uses evaluative information including peer review to improve care and practice.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

  • Provides guidance and counseling regarding management of health/illness condition.
  • Communicates the patient’s health status in a culturally, linguistically, and age-appropriate manner.
  • Maintains confidentiality while communicating data and results in a manner that preserves dignity and privacy of patient.
  • Provides a complete and legal record of care.
  • Communicates clearly and respectfully with department staff and other internal and external stake holders.         


Professionalism:

  • Collaborates with other health care professionals.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of relevant legal regulations for physician practice.
  • Uses sound judgement in assessing conflicting priorities and needs.
  • Advocates for patients to ensure health needs are met.
  • Accepts personal responsibility for professional development and the maintenance of professional competence and credentials.
  • Reviews prescriptions as supervising physician as per state law and department policy.
  • Assumes accountability for practice.
  • Acts ethically to meet the needs of patients.
  • Reports medication errors and unusual and unforeseen clinical outcomes in a timely fashion to appropriate clinical leadership.


Systems Based Practice:

  • Considers access cost, efficacy and quality when making care decisions.
  • Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the organization and of the relevant health center departments.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promotes a sense of “teamwork” through demonstration of self-direction and self-motivation.
  • Solves problems independently or knows when to seek consultation.
  • Provides leadership to other support staff on the practice team.
  • Works cooperatively and respectfully with others at all levels of the organization.
  • Displays outstanding customer service skills when interacting with others at all levels of the organization.

EDUCATION:  Successful completion of medical degree as MD or DO.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Active Massachusetts medical license without restrictions.  
  • Board certified or board eligible in dermatology.  
  • Valid BLS certification.  
  • Experience working full-time as a dermatologist a plus

Physical Environment:    Working with all age groups. Frequent sitting, occasional standing & walking, pushing of wheelchairs, and lifting of 40lbs. Lifting includes moving patients from a stretcher to a bed. Job entails exposure to blood.