Medical Assistant, Dermatology
GWU Medical Faculty Associates

Washington, District of Columbia

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Position Summary

To assist physicians, nurses, and patients by providing ambulatory medical care services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists physicians during examinations and procedures, which may include pelvic exams or other clinical procedures.

  • Obtains patient vital signs, including height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration.

  • Administers intramuscular injections as prescribed by the physician (this duty can only be performed after the incumbent has demonstrated competency by an RN or physician).

  • Performs a variety of patient testing and screening, which may include TB testing hearing and vision screening, EKG exams, and similar functions.

  • May perform phlebotomy and some laboratory testing as assigned, including receiving laboratory results and communicating test results to physicians and patients, explaining test procedures to patients, and scheduling patients for follow-up tests or treatments as directed by a physician or RN.

  • Completes various forms as required, to includes reviewing charts for accuracy and completeness of necessary data.

  • May assist with other support activities, including packaging and sterilizing equipment and supplies, ensuring that expiration dates have not passed; taking inventory of supplies, equipment, and medication; and triaging telephone calls and entering patient information at the referral desk.

  • Maintains and improves knowledge and expertise through continuous training, including CPR certification and sterilization techniques.

  • Communicates problems and concerns to supervisors, and provides input to support total quality improvement activities.

  • Assist in maintaining patient areas in a clean and safe manner.

  • Performs other work-related duties as requested.



  • High school diploma or an equivalent combination of training and experience is necessary.
  • Certification as a Medical Assistant, plus six months of general patient care experience is necessary.


  • Completion of an accredited program of education for practical nursing.
  • Current licensure as a Practical Nurse is necessary.


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