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Dates: Open Enrollment

Format: Online, self-paced

Duration: 12 months

Schedule: 540 course hours

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You will learn the professional traits and responsibilities to become a vital part of the healthcare team in a medical office, clinic, hospital, and other healthcare settings. You will also be prepared for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.

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Overview:

Clinical medical assistants are skilled multitaskers who help maximize the healthcare team's productivity. Medical assistants enable a healthcare facility to operate more efficiently, which increases revenue and provides a positive experience for patients. For physicians, clinical medical assistants help manage the increasing complexities of practice management and patient care. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for medical assistants will grow 16% through 2031, which is much faster than the average job.

In this online medical assistant certification course, you will learn a broad range of skills that make medical assistants versatile and valuable, including medical terminology, medical law and ethics, HIPAA rules, scheduling systems, and the importance of certified clinical medical assistants as healthcare team members. You will also be prepared to perform duties from the front office to the back office. These duties include measuring vital signs, assisting with exams, performing laboratory testing, maintaining equipment and supplies, administering injections, obtaining blood specimens, scheduling appointments, registering patients, and answering and returning phone calls.

You will also learn medical terms and their application as part of your medical assistant training. You will start by learning the origins of medical words and how to recognize prefixes and suffixes used in medical terminology. Then you will learn about the body as a whole and how to differentiate cells, tissues, organs, systems, and cavities. Next, you will learn to define and describe the function of each system of the human body. This knowledge will help you take the next step in your medical career or education.

The online medical assistant certification course also includes the opportunity to become CPR certified and participate in an unpaid clinical experience. Because employers recognize that certified medical assistants deliver greater value, completing the course will help you to be well-prepared to find your place in this rewarding healthcare career. You will also be able to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

This CCMA certification course includes a voucher covering the certification exam fee. However, please research your state's requirements by visiting your state's medical board site before enrolling to ensure this course is the right fit for you. Students intending to work in Washington state may be required to provide or request an official transcript from the school they are enrolled with to qualify for employment as a Medical Assistant – Certified. 

The course also includes an opportunity to participate in a clinical experience. 

Disclaimer: To qualify for the clinical experience application process, students must successfully complete the online course and have account balances up to date (at a minimum). Going through the clinical experience application process does not guarantee a placement. However, affiliated partnerships increase the likelihood of finding a site that matches student needs. COVID-19 may be affecting the capacity of availability in your area. Students can begin researching the steps of the application process two weeks prior to completing their courses. Please note that students in Washington state will be required to participate in a 180-hour clinical experience to qualify for employment as a Medical Assistant – Certified. 

 What you will learn
  • You will learn the necessary skills to function as a vital member of the healthcare team in an ambulatory setting
  • The course will emphasize ethical behavior, therapeutic communication, protecting the privacy of patient information, the importance of a first impression, maintaining a safe office environment, medical terminology, and clinical procedures.
  • Identify the professional traits that a medical assistant must possess
  • Discuss the various administrative and clinical job duties of a medical assistant
  • Recognize the importance of professional certification

How you will benefit

  • Summarize the HIPAA Privacy Rule and HIPAA Security Rule
  • Demonstrate basic medical terminology knowledge
  • Discuss government and private insurance
  • Identify the functions of the major body systems
  • Demonstrate how to write a chief complaint and obtain a patient history
  • Discuss the importance of medical and surgical asepsis
  • Explain the information contained in different types of medical records.
  • Identify the three methods used to perform venipuncture
  • Professionalism represents the types of behavior that demonstrate your moral, ethical, and respectful attributes when interacting with patients and coworkers
  • The medical assistant has a critical role in the ambulatory care setting, performing both administrative and clinical tasks under the direction of the provider
  • An increasing number of employers now require that their medical assistants be certified. Certification shows that the medical assistant has met certain educational requirements and has committed to continuing their education going forward

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