MOHS surgical tech

Clinical · Grand Rapids, Michigan
Department Clinical
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Job Title: MOHS surgical tech

Reports to: Office Manager

Supervises: n/a

Department: Clerical

Location: All West Michigan Dermatology locations

Employment Status: Full time


Job Summary:  The MOHS surgical tech assists our surgeons during the MOHS procedure.  The surgical tech is responsible for documenting patient history, as well as updating current medication and allergy lists prior to the procedure.  During the procedure, the MOHS tech handles surgical instruments, assists with suturing and numbing, and most importantly, provides assurance and comfort to the patient throughout the surgical experience.

Job Duties and Functions:

  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of skin cancers and how MOHS surgery affects patient outcomes.
  • Records all pre-procedure documentation including consents, medications, allergies and health history.
  • Stocks and prepares exam rooms and surgical trays to the specifications of each surgeon.
  • Assists the physician throughout the procedure by properly positioning the patient, handling instruments, numbing, suturing, bleeding control, cauterizing as well as providing support with excisions and biopsies.
  • Demonstrates solid team work skills and is able to successfully work collaboratively with a team of surgical techs in a high-volume setting.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • 2+ years of experience in a clinical setting. Surgical experience preferred.
  • RMA, CMA, or Bachelors in a medical related field.
  • Current CPR certification
  • Solid knowledge of medical terminology, and HIPAA regulations.
  • Confident handling surgical instruments maintaining a sterile field at all times.
  • Meticulous documentation skills in addition to a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi task and work under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with employees, physicians, and management.

Environmental Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to work in a clinical environment and stand for an extended period of time. Must also be able to work on a computer and/or be on the phone for 3-4 hours at a time.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger; handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to focus. Requires visual acuity and normal color perception.

 HIPAA/PHI Security Level: HIGH (Low, Medium, or High)

Indicate the security access level of Protected Health Information (PHI) as necessary to perform essential key responsibilities of the position (access, utilize, disclose, store, and/ or dispose of PHI).

  1. Low –information access is of general nature representing summary type data rather than specific identifiable demographic or sensitive data.
  2. Medium – information access is specific to an individual’s demographics and service information (type of service, services received, dates of service, and provider of service).
  3. High – information access is detailed and sensitive to an individual’s demographics, service information, and personal medical history (past/present medical conditions, specifics of medical diagnosis or tests, treatment plans, and family history).

All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of education, knowledge, skills and/or experience necessary to proficiently perform the job. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their site manager.

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  • Location
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Department
    Clinical
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level