MEDICAL ASSISTING WITH NUTRITION & WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
GRADUATES ELIGIBLE TO EARN CERTIFICATION AS A CERTIFIED CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT
As a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), you are a caring and compassionate, medical multi-tasker who can think on your feet. Your skills are wide-ranging and you can perform a variety of tasks under pressure. The role of a Medical Assistant is vital to a medical office, and a career as a CMA in the healthcare industry offers you a wide-ranging field of opportunities.
The duties of a Medical Assistant vary from one medical facility to another. For example, in a private practice setting, you may help to manage the practice in a number of ways. You may perform duties, both clerical and working with patients to support the medical staff, including answering phones, bookkeeping, greeting patients, filling out patient forms, obtaining patient specimens and/or perform certain testing.
In a hospital environment, a Medical Assistant may also perform clerical duties, as well as fill in patient forms, update patient records, arrange for hospital admitting, imaging, or lab services. They may also administer medicine or patient refills, give patient immunizations, or examine blood in a lab. A Medical Assistant must be well trained to examine blood tests results in order to alert a doctor to any significant data that may warrant immediate attention.
In a clinical environment, a you may do some or all of the above, plus take patient histories, assist the doctor during an exam, dress wounds or change wound bandages, remove sutures, instruct patients in how to take their medicine, take patient vitals, draw blood, authorize prescription refills, instruct patients about special diets or administer electrocardiograms.
The duties referenced above are many and varied, but may not be all depending on where you choose to work as CCMA. This is why it’s important to be flexible, knowledgeable and well-trained. With small class sizes and experienced medical instructors, CCI Training Center can prepare you to gain certification for your career as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, in as little was 33 weeks! This program is eligible for financial aid and students who complete the program qualify to take the following certification exams from the National Heathcareer Association:
- Clinical Medical Assistant
- Certified Phlebotomy Technician
- HIPPA Privacy
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