Clinical medical assistants combine clinical and procedural knowledge, working across the domain of health care facilities to aid patient treatments and clinical operations. They are tasked with working directly with patients and supporting the work of doctors and other health care professionals.
Medical assistants are cross trained to perform administrative and clinical duties. Here is a quick overview (duties vary from medical practice to medical practice depending on location, size, specialty, and state law):
Clinical Duties (may include, but not limited to):
• Taking medical histories
• Explaining treatment procedures to patients
• Preparing patients for examinations
• Instructing patients about medication and special diets
• Administrative Duties (may include, but not limited to):
• Coding and filling out insurance forms
• Scheduling appointments
• Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services
• Answering telephones
• Welcoming patients
Do you enjoy helping others? Are you looking for a new rewarding career with high demand and growth opportunity? If you are interested in both clinical and administrative work that will make a difference in the lives of the patients you encounter, then you\'d love a clinical medical assistant career.
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This program is designed to help you land clinical medical assistant jobs in which you can work with both physicians and patients. You’ll be:
• Taking vital signs
• Interviewing patients
• Recording patient information
• Providing point-of-care testing
To ensure you get the most out of this course, we’ll provide you with HIPAA’s latest regulations and access to the Electronic Health Record. We’ll also teach you how you must care for special populations.
Our goal for this program is to improve the career opportunities for existing healthcare professionals by providing them with the necessary knowledge and skills. To improve the learning process, we have also incorporated various interactive elements within the course for our students.
Any healthcare professional looking to become a clinical medical assistant and any professional looking to sit for the national certification exam.
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Upon successful completion of our Clinical Medical Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Clinical Medical Assistant in a health care center or doctor’s office and will be prepared to sit for the NHA national certification exam to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
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Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Earning your CCMA credentials will help you:
• Fulfill employer requirements. According to employers, 89% of organizations encourage or require their medical assistants to be certified.
• Access better career opportunities. 35% of employers believe that medical assistants have more responsibility this year compared to last.
• Maximize earning potential. A medical assistant's salary ranges from $23,830-$45,900, according to the BLS.
• Enhance knowledge and skills. Professionalism and critical thinking are the most important soft skills employers are looking for when hiring a clinical medical assistant.