Date: Saturdays, March 14, 2015- September 19, 2015
(No class: 4/4, 5/23, 7/4, or 9/5)
Time: 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Fee: $2,599, includes books, lab supplies
Location: Parsons Center, 975 Tennessee Ave. North
Date: Wednesdays and Fridays, March 11, 2015 – July 29, 2015
(No class 4/3)
Time: 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Fee: $2,599 - includes books, lab supplies, etc.
Location: Ripley Center, 315 South Washington Street
This program prepares medical assistant students to perform patient clinical skills in the medical office setting. Students perform clinical procedures including administering medications, assisting with minor surgery, performing an electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and maintaining clinical equipment in an ambulatory care setting.
Medical assistants perform routine clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists running smoothly.
Clinical duties may include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treat-ment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination. Medical assistants collect and prepare laboratory specimens or perform basic laboratory tests on the premises. They instruct patients about medication and special diets, prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician, authorize drug refills as directed, tele-phone prescriptions to a pharmacy, draw blood, prepare patients for x-rays, take electrocardiograms, and change dressings.
Upon successful completion of the Clinical Medical Assistant program you will have the skills necessary to gain employment in a number of capacities. Job opportunities will be prevalent in physician's offices, clinics, chiropractor's offices and outpatient facilities. The occupational outlook handbook, states that employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 35 percent from 2011 to 2016, much faster than the average.
People who are interested in becoming a Clinical Medical Assistant must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
This program will provide the necessary training and skills required to challenge the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. This 140 hour program requires 140 classroom hours (lecture and labs) and a clinical externship. Students must successfully complete the 140 hour classroom requirement to be eligible to participate in the clinical externship rotation. This comprehensive Clinical Medical Assistant program provides training in the following areas:
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