Clinical Medical Assistant
This course is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology and proper lead placements, professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspect of healthcare. This program includes 150 hours of classroom lecture, hands-on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 150 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.
What Is a Clinical Medical Assistant?
A clinical medical assistant supports the work of the physician, by working directly with the healthcare team and patient.
What Does a Clinical Medical Assistant Do?
Clinical Medical assistants work side-by-side with doctors, nurses and others on the healthcare team, treating patients from newborns to senior citizens. They demonstrate a blend of varied skills including administrative, technical, communication and interpersonal abilities.
What Career Opportunities Do Clinical Medical Assistants Have?
Clinical Medical assistants may experience diverse career opportunities. You can work in:
outpatient medical facilities
Clinical Medical assistants can also find career opportunities in:
administrative support occupations
medical assisting education
Optional Clinical Externship 160 Hours
Norwich, CT / Willimantic, CT / Online
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Available To Those That Qualify!
Monday's / Wednesday's / Fridays
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Winter / Spring:
01/02/20 - 05/20/20
Summer / Fall:
08/10/20 - 12/18/20
High School Diploma
What Will I Learn With This Training?
During your program you’ll receive hands-on training and learn how to:
put patients at ease
correctly and efficiently interpret physicians’ instructions
take medical histories and record vital signs
collect and prepare laboratory specimens
perform basic laboratory tests on premises
instruct patients about medications and special diets
prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician
authorize drug refills as directed
draw blood and give injections
prepare patients for x-rays
remove sutures and change dressings
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