Medical Assistant

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MEDICAL ASSISTANT I & II – #8345/#8346

ABOUT:

  • Introductory one-year course that prepares students to assist physicians by performing functions related to both businesses administration and clinical duties of a medical office
  • Consists of a mix of academic theory, hands-on, and simulated learning
  • Engage in clinical experiences within the surrounding communities health care facilities
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a job growth of 23% from 2014-2024 (much faster than average)

STUDENTS STUDY:
Insurance reporting
Office accounting
Medical records
Medical Transcription
Ethics and legal issues
Routine laboratory procedures
Professional workplace behaviors
Preparing patients for examination and treatment

PREREQUISITES:
Medical Terminology (helpful)
Able to independently lift a minimum of 25 lbs
CAMPUS LOCATION: Butler Farm, Hampton
SESSIONS: A.M and P.M
CLASS SIZE: 20 per session
CREDENTIALS:
American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR
American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid
National Occupations Credentialing Training Institute Certification (NOCTI)
National Clinical Medical Assistant Certification – optional
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: Skills USA or Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
CLASS FEES:

Program Fees:
Workbook $45.00
Pin $10.00
Criminal Background Check $20.00
Medical Kit(includes Stethoscope and BP Cuff) $60.00
Activity Fund/Club $17.00
NOCTI- (Verified Credit Certificate) $27.00
CPR  Healthcare Provider – American Heart Association $30.00
**Additional  Required Fees**
Uniforms (2 or 3 pieces via assigned vendor) $48.00- $57.00 (depending on size)
Flu Shot Price will vary by location /provider


INSTRUCTOR: Kathy Whitehead RN, MSN, MHSM, Kathy.whitehead@nhrec.org
757-766-1100 ext 3336
BIO:
Registered Nurse, Masters of Nursing in Education, Masters Health Services Management
Experience: over 36 yrs of healthcare experience in the clinical and administrative duties for
both acute care and outpatient facilities.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
162,900 Additional Job between 2012-2022 according to Bureau of Labor Statistics
Job Outlook, 2012-22-The Projected growth is 29% for Medical Assistants. This is a greater percent change in employment from 2012 to 2022. Then average growth rate for all occupations is 11 percent.

BUSINESS PARTNERS:Med Asst 2
Hampton City Schools
Newport News Schools
Riverside Health System
Heart and Soul Assisted Living Facility
Individual Physician Offices

RESOURCES:
VDOE
CTE Resource Center – VERSO