This program is designed to prepare students for a position as a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant in:
- EKG Units
- Blood Banks
- Medical Labs
- Urgent Care Clinics
- Emergency Rooms
- Doctor's Offices + more
WHAT DO THEY DO?
Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.
Clinical medical assistants have different duties, depending on the state where they work. They may do basic laboratory tests, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. They may have additional responsibilities, such as instructing patients about medication or special diets, preparing patients for x rays, removing stitches, drawing blood, or changing dressings.
Some medical assistants specialize according to the type of medical office where they work.
TYPICAL JOB DUTIES:
- Take and record patient history and personal information
- Measure vital signs
- Help the physician with patient examinations
- Give patients injections as directed by the physician
- Schedule patient appointments
- Prepare blood for laboratory tests
The program focuses on a broad range of skills necessary for the Medical Field, which include: admissions, vital signs, assessment, preparing patients for physical examinations and/or treatment, performing lab work, operating diagnostic equipment and performing EKGs.
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CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE:
Graduates from the MIPB Medical Assistant Program are eligible to sit for the NCMA Exam through The National Center for Competency Testing for the following Certifications at our Greenacres Campus on-site:
- Medical Assistant (Nationally Certified Medical Assistant)
- Phlebotomy (Certified Phlebotomy Technician)
- EKG (Certified EKG Technician)