Medical assistants work alongside the physician, typically in an outpatient facility. They are trained to perform both administrative and clinical duties. Upon completion of this program students will be competent in administrative duties, these include: scheduling appointments, opening and closing the office, telephone communication, filing, and maintaining patient charts. Clinical duties learned in this program include: phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG, performing point of care testing, vital signs, proper use of an autoclave, positioning the patient, and preparing and assisting with minor surgery.
The following job ready certificates are embedded into the program Capstone Certificate and can lead to meaningful employment. The following are the programs with the bulleted exit points:
Celia has worked in the medical field for over 20 years. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with experience in Home Health and as a Medication Technician. She is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). Celia is currently working on her Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification through the AAPC, and is working towards her nursing degree.