Mohs Surgical Assistant at Columbia Tech Center at Vancouver Clinic

Posted in General Business 20 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Vancouver, Washington

Job Description:

We are looking for a full time (36 hours/week) LPN or MA , preferably with Dermatology experience.

The Vancouver Clinic is the largest multi-specialty physician practice group in SW Washington where the professional staff builds lifetime relationships with our patients. We have over 275 providers and 1100 employees. Located in Vancouver, Washington just across the river from Portland, Oregon, weenjoy close access to a bustling suburban area and nearby mountains, ocean beach, and great school systems. We have been serving the SW Washington community for 80 years! We seek those who strive for excellence in patient care, seek challenges, embrace teamwork, and those who go out of their way to help others be successful.

The Dermatology department of Vancouver Clinic is seeking a full-time Mohs Surgical Assistant to a ssists the Mohs surgeon by providing and controlling surgical instruments and equipment during Mohs stages. Ensures that instruments and supplies are cleaned, sterilized and available as needed. Provides hands on assisting with Mohs procedures and wound closures/repairs. Assists with lab/pathology processing of Mohs specimens. In addition, the Mohs assistant will assist the dermatology providers in day-to-day dermatology patient flow. The schedule for this position is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7:00am until 5:00p. Primary location is Columbia Tech Center, will need to be flexible to travel to Salmon Creek, as needed.



  • Opens sterile supplies and sets up for each procedure.

  • Assists Mohs surgeon during procedure according to prescribed standards. Assists and anticipates the needs of the surgeon.

  • Sets up procedure room, according to prescribed standards.

  • Assists Mohs surgeon throughout the procedure with instruments, and providing hands on assistance, according to prescribed standards.

  • Dress and provide wound care instruction for the surgery site.

  • Takes appropriate photographs of Mohs stages. Label and organize photographs.

  • Handles specimens for pathology according to prescribed standards.

Sterilization and aseptic technique:

  • Demonstrated expertise in safety principles, asepsis, sterile technique and universal precautions.

  • Knowledge of and ability to disinfect, clean and sterile surgical instruments, equipment and supplies.

  • Knowledge of or experience in equipment, such as ultrasonic cleaner and autoclaves. Understand of the processes to maintain the autoclave.

  • Assist in procedure room maintenance, including case preparation, room turnover, and instrument processing.

Other responsibilities:

  • Responsible for scheduling within the Mohs Queue.

  • Compiles and prepares surgical packs. Runs autoclave as needed.

  • Assist with inventory and storage of equipment and supplies.

  • Assists with emergencies as needed.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to all ages.

  • Performs medical assistant duties as required for non-Mohs patients, as part of the dermatology practice.


  • Current WA State Medical Assistant-Certified or LPN with the above experience.

  • Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider BLS CPR certification.

  • Working knowledge of aseptic techniques and sterilization practices.

  • Two years of experience in an outpatient surgery center, Mohs dermatology practice, or office-based surgery department preferred.

  • Must have reliable and predictable attendance.

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work required in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive description of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of those assigned to this job.

We offer a competitive Total Rewards Program which includes insurance programs covering medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, generous time off, holidays, education reimbursement, and a 401(k) plan. Eligibility for benefits is dependent on factors such as position type and FTE. Contact your recruiter for more information.

Vancouver Clinic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Vancouver Clinic does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Vancouver Clinic is an alcohol and drug-free workplace. Offers are contingent on successful completion of drug and background screenings. Please note we follow Federal Guidelines regarding prohibited substances, even for those legal at the state level.