BECOME PROFICIENT IN CLINICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN PATIENTS’ LIVES

The mission of the Diploma in Medical Assisting program is to give students theoretical and hands-on experience allowing them to demonstrate clinical skills including patient care, laboratory procedures, venipuncture, assisting with exams, collecting specimens, administering patient medication, recording vital signs, and taking patient history. Students will be able to demonstrate administrative skills including scheduling, bookkeeping procedures, medical office and records management, processing of insurance claims, and procedural and diagnostic coding. This program requires students to purchase a health sciences kit from the University.

 

At the end of the program, students are able to:

  • Define the roles and the responsibilities of a medical assistant.
  • Demonstrate medical assistant principals and clinical procedures for managing an office practice, quality patient care, and laboratory procedures.
  • Summarize the strategies for finding printed materials, personal communications, observations, and electronic resources related to healthcare.

THE KEY AREAS OF FOCUS:

• Providing physician support
• Taking patient history and vitals
• Scheduling
• Insurance verification
• Preparing patient for exams
• Giving injections and phlebotomy
• Triaging
• Collecting copays/payments
• Patient care
• Processing medication refills
• Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
• Electronic Health Records (EHR)
• Monitoring patient flow
• Patient intake
• Blood draws/venipunctures
• Explaining procedures and treatment
• Screening telephone calls
• Urinalysis
• EKG/ECG
• Greeting patients
• Filing and retrieving medical records

CORE REQUIREMENTS

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING CORE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE Diploma in Medical Assisting