Dermatology Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Franklin, Tennessee, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Nurse Practitioner
Specialty Dermatology
Location Athens, Tennessee, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 7/15/24
In a manner consistent and supportive of our values, the Dermatology Provider is responsible for delivering high quality health care within Fast Pace Health’s scope of services while achieving optimum patient satisfaction. The Provider must be committed to providing high-quality patient care while specializing in medical dermatology with a focus on the medical (80%) and cosmetic (20%) aspects of the field. Must be able to work in a team-oriented environment, be flexible to adapt to new technologies and protocols in a quickly evolving practice setting. They must have the ability to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment and is responsible for providing outstanding patient service within the clinic and through various virtual communication channels while maintaining a compassionate and welcoming atmosphere. What You Will Do: - Conduct comprehensive skin evaluations to assess the overall health and condition of a patient's skin. - Perform focused examinations to diagnose and monitor specific skin conditions. - Diagnose and manage common dermatological conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, fungal infections, and dermatitis. - Perform skin biopsies to obtain tissue samples for pathological examination. Order and interpret diagnostic tests, including skin biopsies, patch tests, and cultures. - Prescribe medications such as topical creams, biologics, oral antibiotics, antifungals, or immunosuppressants. - Administer immunizations for conditions like warts or molluscum contagiosum. - Excise benign skin lesions, moles, and cysts using local anesthesia when necessary. - Suture or close wounds after excisions. - Administer cryotherapy using techniques like liquid nitrogen application. - Drain abscesses and perform incision and drainage procedures. - Insert or remove sutures and staples. - Manage wound care and provide dressing changes for chronic wounds, ulcers, or surgical sites. - Evaluate and diagnose skin cancer. - Collaborate with dermatologists to plan and implement treatment, which may include surgery, radiation therapy, or referrals to oncology specialists. - Educate patients on proper skincare routines, sun protection, and lifestyle modifications. - Counsel patients on the importance of early detection and prevention of skin cancer. - Provide guidance on self-examination for suspicious moles or lesions. - Prescribe and manage medications. - Monitor patients for medication side effects and treatment response. - Administer phototherapy treatments, using narrowband UVB or PUVA therapy as appropriate. - Manage chronic dermatological conditions, including hidradenitis suppurativa, vitiligo, or lichen planus. - Collaborate with other healthcare providers for comprehensive patient care. - Ability to provide quality care in both clinic and telehealth and meet patient volume goals targeted. - Administer cosmetic injectables. Botox is only injectable currently. - Perform chemical peels and microdermabrasion procedures. - Offer consultation and treatment planning for cosmetic procedures. - Educate patients on skincare routines and product recommendations.