The clinical medical assistant program at Always Health Institute is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as medical assistants in a clinical setting. The course covers both theoretical and practical aspects of medical assisting, providing students with a well-rounded education that prepares them for the demands of the healthcare industry.
During the course, students will learn to perform a wide range of clinical tasks such as taking vital signs, performing EKGs, and administering medications. Students will also learn about medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical law and ethics, and medical office management.
The Clinical Medical Assistant Course is taught by experienced instructors with extensive healthcare industry experience. They bring real-world knowledge and expertise to the classroom, making the course practical and relevant.
Upon completion of the course, students will have the skills and knowledge needed to work in various healthcare settings such as physician’s offices, clinics, and hospitals. They will be able to:
- Assist healthcare professionals in patient care and treatment
- Prepare patients for medical examinations
- Perform basic laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures
- Administer medications under the supervision of a physician
- Manage medical records and patient information
- Understand and follow medical law and ethics
The Clinical Medical Assistant Course is a comprehensive 720 hours program that covers everything a student needs to know to become a successful medical assistant, including lectures, labs, and an externship. It is ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a healthcare career and wants to positively impact the lives of patients and communities.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTY
- Greeting patients
- Updating medical records
- Answering phones or email
- Scheduling appointments for patients, admissions, or laboratory services
- Filling out insurance paperwork
- Managing billing and bookkeeping
On the clinical side, medical assistants will often:
- Prepare patients for examination.
- Assist the physician or nurse while an exam is going on.
- Conduct basic tests.
- Sterilize equipment.
- Draw blood.
- Change dressings or remove sutures.
- Work with medical equipment, such as X-rays.
- Assist with the administration of medication.
- Help with authorizing prescription refills.