Planned Parenthood Surgical Assistant - Baltimore & Annapolis, MD in Maryland


PPM is a thriving Planned Parenthood affiliate with a healthy financial standing and the capacity for expansion of our clinical services as well as our geographic reach. Our mission is to enable all Marylanders to have access to a wide range of high quality, affordable reproductive health care services. By providing medical services, education, training and advocacy, PPM seeks to help individuals make informed decisions about their reproductive health, family planning options, and sexuality.

This position requires routine travel between our Baltimore city and Annapolis locations. Position also requires flexibility to work until all scheduled patients have been taken care of.

We are looking for an experienced, competent person to help accomplish our goals. Experience working in a patient service environment is required.

PPM has a comprehensive and competitive compensation/benefits program to include employer matched 401K, Health, Dental, FSA, employer-paid short term disability, voluntary life insurance, convenient hours, and a generous time-off package.

PPM is an equal opportunity employer. It is PPM's policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals, as well as to administer any and all personnel actions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, veteran status, military status, physical or mental disability, marital status, pregnancy, child birth or related medical condition, personal appearance, familial status, political opinion, source of income, occupation, or any other category protected by law.


Obtain vital signs and document appropriately. Maintain medical record documentation and laboratory documentation.

Assist the clinician with surgical and post-surgical services. Administer/dispense medications to patients per clinician’s written orders and as allowed by PPM/State/Medical Board regulations.

Perform daily/periodic quality assurance activities: collect and process blood and urine specimens according to PPM Lab Manual; prepare specimen laboratory requisition for processing by appropriate outside laboratory; maintain lab log with all tests performed and test results; file normal test results in medical record; refer abnormal results to clinician and assist with follow-up.

Clean and maintain proper working order of clinic equipment. Clean, wrap, and sterilize instruments according to OSHA standards. Perform/record monthly autoclaves spore testing.

Prepare patient and exam rooms for daily procedures. Stock, clean and organize exam rooms, utility rooms, and medical storage rooms. Maintain supply inventory. Assist clinician in exam rooms as needed during patient exams/procedures.

Provide empathetic, non-judgmental, non-directive educational counseling sessions to clients seeking abortion services. Maintain medical record documentation. Review with and give to patient all PPM Fact Sheets concerning their visit/services/procedures and contraceptive choices. Provide information for assessment of STI risks, pregnancy and contraceptive options consistent with patient’s value system. Offer community referrals and resources to patients.

Ensure informed consent via information and education about the medical procedures, requested/required laboratory tests, and methods of contraception to assure understanding of risks and complications. Assure that patient is firm in decision to receive services from PPM, including medical procedures/examinations, medications and testing. Obtain and witness all necessary consents. Document patient’s decisions on chart.

Check charts daily for proper completion of paperwork. Assist with chart pulling/filing as needed. Assist with preparation of medical referrals for patients.

Upon completion of training, perform sonograms for termination sizing under the supervision of a clinician.

Assist with emergency situations according to PPM standards and guidelines.

Travels to surgical sites as scheduled (Baltimore City, Annapolis).

Education/Experience: Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to a minimum of:

  • Possession of a high school diploma; and

  • Specialized training in medical assisting or surgical assisting; and

  • Phlebotomy/IV training highly desirable.

  • CPR certification or willingness to obtain immediately after employment.

Location: MD

Activation Date: Monday, October 17, 2016

Expiration Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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