Medical Assistant - Dermatology

Medical Support Positions

Job Description 

The Dermatology Medical Assistant works closely with the medical providers, lab, other medical assistants and office staff to ensure the clinical floor flows properly and that all patients receive high quality, timely attention and customer service. This is a full-time position working with our Dermatology Provider 3-4 days of the week and 1-2 days of the week with our other Providers at the practice.


  • Daily instrument care and sterilization
  • Run schedules for the dermatology provider for the next day, review planned procedures.
  • Assist staff in cleaning rooms between patients.
  • Documents needed prescription refills and/or other vital clinical information.
  • Give injections.
  • Manage and organize patient/workflow in the office to help keep physicians timely while prioritizing tasks accordingly.
  • Explain treatment procedures, medications, and providers’ instructions to patients.
  • Escorts patients to exam rooms. Have patients disrobe and gown appropriately and/or at physician’s discretion.
  • Assist physicians and clinic team as needed during treatment, examination and testing of patients.
  • Performs charting & documents in the appropriate area of medical record and communicates activities of the patient process effectively.
  • Communicates effectively to verify orders and follow up on order result reporting issues.  Effectively identifies solutions to problems.
  • Accurately completes requests and orders according to established protocols.
  • Takes vital signs, sets up trays and rooms and assists with medical procedures as needed.
  • Labels and processes specimens according to established protocols and policies.
  • Monitors all exam rooms and re-stocks supplies throughout the day as needed.
  • Enters laboratory and diagnostic testing orders within ECW system.
  • Coordinates patient referrals, insurance referrals and consultations.
  • Interacts and coordinates with front office and ALMA to effectively direct patients through the office in a patient/customer friendly manner.
  • Manages telephone/ECW messages as directed by the MD.
  • Ensures that all supply rooms and cabinets are locked at the end of the day.
  • Assists the physician with management of outpatient evaluations, surgeries and follow-up appointments with the MD.
  • Encourages teamwork through efficient interdepartmental communication.
  • Follows safety and infection control guidelines.  Utilizes personal protective equipment and safety devices per NMH policy. 
  • Identifies potential problems and notifies the practice administrator.
  • Maintains a neat and sanitary work environment.
  • Always maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Work with providers and other employees to help resolve patient issues as necessary.
  • Performs other related tasks and special projects as assigned.



  • 1-2 years experience in general office practice, preferably in a health care setting
  • Computer competence: ECW (preferred) or other EMR experience 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • High degree of responsibility, discretion and integrity relative to the acquisition and
    dissemination of highly confidential information

This position may require evening hours and requires a high level of professionalism, confidentiality, and outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills.

Required Certifications/Licenses:

  • Certified Medical Assistant


  • 1-2 years experience in a dermatology setting.
  • Computer competence: ECW or other EMR experience preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • High degree of responsibility, discretion and integrity relative to the acquisition and
    dissemination of highly confidential information
  • Certified Dermatology Technician (preferred)

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About the Raby Institute

The Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern is the premier center for integrative healing in the heart of Chicago. We provide our patients with the highest quality integrative health services and believe that with guidance and the right environment, patients will realize their innate abilities of self-healing and their potential to live fully engaged lives.

The Raby Institute offers primary and consultative care by highly trained specialists in Integrative Internal Medicine and Family Practice, Integrative Pediatrics and Integrative Gynecology, as well as direct or collaborative care by other medical practitioners trained and certified in the disciplines of Naturopathic Medicine, Naprapathic Treatment, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, Integrative Clinical Psychology, and Functional Medicine.