Medical Assistant

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Medical Assistant Back Office Job Number: 58501 Pay Rate: 22

Job Description

Location: San Luis Obispo, CA

Job Type: Temporary (with potential for permanent placement)

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled and compassionate Dermatology Medical Assistant to join our well-established dermatology practice in San Luis Obispo, CA. This position is temporary to hire due to medical leaves and requires a swift hiring process to cover the absence of our staff. As a Dermatology Medical Assistant, you will play a crucial role in assisting our dermatologists and medical staff in providing exceptional patient care during this period.


  • Greet and prepare patients for examinations, procedures, and treatments.
  • Assist dermatologists during patient examinations and minor surgical procedures.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date electronic health records (EHR) for patients.
  • Provide education and information to patients about dermatological conditions, treatment plans, and post-care instructions.
  • Administer medications, injections, and treatments under the supervision of a dermatologist.
  • Perform wound care, dressings, and suture removal.
  • Assist with the management and sterilization of medical equipment and instruments.
  • Coordinate patient appointments, schedule follow-up visits, and handle administrative tasks as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and organized clinical environment.
  • Uphold patient confidentiality and privacy in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Collaborate with the medical team to ensure efficient patient flow and delivery of high-quality care.


  • High school diploma or equivalent; completion of a recognized Medical Assistant program preferred.
  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credentials are a plus.
  • Prior experience in a dermatology or medical practice setting is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of dermatological procedures, terminology, and medical equipment.
  • Proficiency in electronic health records (EHR) systems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced medical environment.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining a high standard of patient care.
  • Bilingual skills (if applicable) are an advantage.


  • Pay Range: $18 - $22 per hour, based on experience and specialization.
  • 1 year of experience with 1 specialty = $18.
  • 3 years' minimum experience with more fields or specialties = $22.

Application Process: To apply for the Dermatology Medical Assistant position, please send your updated resume. Qualified candidates will be contacted for further steps in the selection process.

Interview Process:

  • In-person interviews are preferred.
  • Virtual interviews can be accommodated if needed.

Turnaround Timeframe: We aim to complete the hiring process within 24 hours.

COVID Requirements: We no longer require Covid vaccines for applicants.

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