Medical/ Clinical Assistant or healthcare assistant is a health professional who supports the work of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health professionals. Medical assistants can become certified through an accredited agency as NHA (National Health career Association)
MA or CMA’s perform routine clinical and administrative duties under the direct supervision of a physician or other health care professional. Administrative duties including answering telephones, greeting patients, updating, and filing patients' medical records, filling out insurance forms, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services, and handling billing and bookkeeping.
Some of their duties vary according to the place of work and may include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting during diagnostic examinations.
In our training at American Vocational Academy MAs are going to be able to draw blood, collect and prepare laboratory specimens and perform basic laboratory tests, prepare patients for X-rays, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures, and change dressings. They also facilitate communication between the patient and other health care professionals.
Some other duties are instructing patients about medications and special diets, prepare and administer medications and authorize drug refills as directed by the supervisor, telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy. Some jurisdictions allow medical assistants to perform more advanced procedures, such as giving injections or taking X-rays, after taking a training course and passing a certification test.
“According to the International Standard Classification of Occupations, medical assistants normally require formal training in health services provision for competent performance in their jobs. Formal education usually occurs in post-secondary institutions such as vocational schools, technical institutes, community colleges, proprietary colleges, online educational program or junior colleges.”
In our Training you will learn: Anatomy and physiology, Phlebotomy, EKG, Medical terminology, Pharmacology, Specialties, Physical Examination and vital signs, Microbiology and more. A complete training to be certified as “Medical Assistant”
We prepared you for your future. Your MA certification exam will be administered in our facility by NHA
(National Health career Association)