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Sample dermatologist job description

We are searching for a skilled dermatologist to assess patients’ skin and medical history to devise and implement effective treatment plans. We need someone experienced with treating a wide range of issues, from sunburns to acne to melanoma. The dermatologist will conduct follow-up exams with patients and monitor progress, changing treatment or referring patients to specialists when needed. The ideal candidate will stay up to date on the latest procedures and studies, and be excited about working with a dedicated team of providers committed to our patients’ health.

Objectives of this role

  • Provide ethical, top-notch care with your patient’s best interest in mind
  • Accurately assess and diagnose patients’ skin, hair, and nail diseases and conditions
  • Use educational background and expertise to successfully cure or diminish patients’ conditions
  • Develop trusting relationships with patients with long-term conditions
  • Provide preventative care and address patients’ cosmetic concerns, performing dermatological interventions as needed
  • Educate patients on their conditions, treatment options, and further preventative measures they can take


  • Evaluate patients’ skin, nail, and hair conditions and/or diseases, keeping their previous medical history in mind
  • Diagnose conditions, prescribe medications, and devise treatment plans
  • Perform minor surgeries as needed, such as mole, cyst, or wart removals, and conduct biopsies
  • Monitor patients’ progress through follow-up visits, and change treatment methods as needed, keeping a detailed record of symptoms or changes
  • Refer patients to other specialists as needed
  • Partake in studies, attend conferences and seminars, and stay up to date on the latest methodologies to ensure you stay on the cutting edge of treatment for your patients

Skills and qualifications

  • Medical degree with a focus in dermatology
  • Successful completion of an educational residency
  • License to practice dermatology within region of employment
  • In-depth knowledge of dermatological tools and procedures
  • Ability to provide specialized skin therapy treatments and interventions
  • Experience performing nonintrusive, topical skin surgeries

Preferred qualifications

  • Board certification
  • Experience working with a roster of regular patients
  • Excellent communication skills and pleasant bedside manner
  • Commitment to continuing education and staying abreast of important studies and breakthroughs