Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)- 14 weeks
Class Type: Hybrid or In-Person (TBD) – must have a working computer with camera and Microphone and Internet
Location: Hybrid (virtual + in person) + on-site location TBD
Days & Time: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
Class Requirements (the class is free to anyone who meets the following requirements): High School Diploma or HSE. Access to a working computer with microphone and camera and Internet. Complete all enrollment steps for MSDWT adult ed. Clean criminal background to obtain employment Optional: apply for employment with one of your community partners (Ascension/St. Vincent or Community Health Network).
Summary: This noncredit program prepares medical assistant students for the NHA exam (included) and to perform patient clinical skills in the medical office setting. Students will learn how to 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.
Employment & Education: 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 physicians’ offices, clinics, chiropractors’ offices and outpatient facilities.
Course curriculum: This program will provide the necessary training and skills required to take the National Health Career Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. Students must successfully complete the approximate 130 hour classroom requirement to be eligible for the NHA exam. This comprehensive Clinical Medical Assistant program provides training in the following areas: • function of the clinical medical assistant in an office • introduction to health care facilities • medical terminology • anatomy of each of the body parts • care & safety of patients • medical & legal aspects and work ethics • effective verbal and non-verbal communication • interpersonal skills and human behavior • phone in prescriptions to various pharmacies • confidentiality and HIPAA • take patient medical histories • update patient medical files • instruct patients on proper usage of medications • vital signs and documentation • phlebotomy including venipunctures • collecting non-blood specimens • performing 12 lead EKGs, EKG strip analysis • prepare and assist with medical examinations • take blood pressure and body temperatures • apply sterile dressings • prepare patients for x-rays • perform various injections • perform peripheral IVs • administer oral medications • aseptic technique and infection prevention • assist with minor surgeries • proper use and disposal of biohazards and sharps