Certificate Program (43 Quarter Credits / Day: 21 Weeks Eve: 28.5 Weeks / 600 Clock Hours )
The Clinical Assistant program at Medical Career Institute is designed to prepare graduates to become a skilled entry-level Clinical Medical Assistant and work effectively in the healthcare environment. Students are trained to become multi-skilled allied health professionals such as Medical Clinical Assistants, Patient Care Technicians and Phlebotomy/EKG Technicians with diverse duties in medical offices, hospitals and clinics. The program includes ample time for lectures and practicing lab skills in our on-campus (work-simulated) doctor’s exam room, phlebotomy and EKG laboratory and patient care room for mock practice of patient care procedures. Additionally, students receive training to assist with front desk duties, scheduling appointments, filling out insurance forms and electronic record keeping. The off-campus clinical externship course of the curriculum is structured to include supervised hands-on training at clinical externship sites such us doctor’s offices, hospitals, laboratories, outpatient surgical centers, endoscopy/colonoscopy clinics and requires logs and performance evaluations of skills.
All candidates must be at least eighteen (18) years of age before enrolling.
All candidates must have a valid government issued picture ID and a Social Security card
All candidates must possess at a minimum a High School Diploma (High School Transcripts showing graduation date), or copy of General Education Diploma (GED). Foreign graduates in addition must present certified English translation of required documents and evaluation confirming that the documents meet U.S. equivalency.
All candidates must be interviewed by an admission’s representative and/or program director to review and discuss the program and prerequisites needed for enrollment.
All candidates must complete and sign pre-enrollment documents.
All candidates must sign the Enrollment Agreement and pay the appropriate application/registration fees.
Health Clearance and Immunizations, Cleared Background Check, Negative Drug Screening Results are required prior to the program acceptance.
Teaching courses in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, clinical procedures interpersonal skills, confidentiality, medical law and ethics, HIPPA, professional behavior, and patient interface as well as basic offices procedures and electronic record keeping ensuring competency.
Providing clinical activities within on-campus work-stimulated laboratories that include electronic data entry and record keeping, assisting the physician in patient care responsibilities by recording medical histories, taking vital signs, preparing the patient for examination, assisting physician during patient examination, surgical procedures, collecting and performing various laboratory tests, preparing and administering medications, performing diagnostic procedures such as EKGs, wound dressings and providing patient education to ensure patient compliance.
Prepare a knowledgeable entry-level employee with technical skills and work habits necessary to perform effectively in various health-care related fields
Providing students with off-campus clinical externship experience that includes a supervised hands-on training (requiring competencies logs and evaluations) at the clinical site (doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals and healthcare centers).
At the completion of the program,
the diligent student will be:
Able to establish eligibility to test for Certified Medical Assistant, Certified Clinical Assistant, EKG or Phlebotomy Technician credentialing exams administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) or National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).
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