Medical Assistant

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Medical Assistant 2019-02-07T19:09:07-05:00

Welcome to our Medical Assistant training program in Oklahoma City. Thank you for choosing Medical Assisting class at MedNoc Training College. 

MTC’s Medical Assistant program is offered in our Oklahoma City campus. The Medical Assistant program at MTC is designed to offer quality training that offers the best theoretical, and clinical training to help our students become  Certified clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) upon successful completion of this Medical Assistant program and passing National Certification Board Exam.  Our program is both inexpensive and short in duration compared to other programs in our state.

Course Description:

The Medical Assistant program is 448-clock hour course designed to focus on clinical aspect of training. The course is structured and led by licensed nurse as the instructor. The MA course incorporates classroom instruction including lectures, role playing, videos and testing. The Medical Assistant course also incorporates skills training in the skills lab, and clinical internship. At the end of this training the students should master the knowledge, and skill required to pass National Certified Medical Assistant Exam, and gain employment at entry level as a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant. As Certified Medical assistant you will work with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professional to render care to newborns, children and adults. You will become part of the health care team, involved in treating patients from pediatrics to geriatrics. As Nationally Certified Medical Assistant you can typically work in medical offices, clinics, urgent care centers and may work in general medicine or specialty practices.

The MA course will emphasis on:

  1. Communication and interpersonal abilities.
  2. Infection control.
  3. Demonstrate a blend of varied skills including administrative.
  4. Technical Skills and clinical skills.

Total Training hours for this program = 448 hour

Class and Skills Lab =288 hours

Clinical =160 hours

MEDICAL ASSISTANT COURSE SCHEDULE

Schedule Course Length Class Time
Weekday (Mon-Friday) 13 Weeks 8:00am-3:00pm
Evening 13 Weeks 3:00pm-10:00pm
Weekend 18 Weeks 8:00am-5:00pm

Prerequisites:

  1. High school diploma, GED or higher.
  2. 18 years of age.

Admission Requirements

  1. MTC Application.
  2. Two Forms of Government issued Identification. (One must be a Photo ID and the other SSN)
  3. Minimum High School Diploma or GED or higher.
  4. Background check.
  5. TB Skin Screening Test ($20.00 if done at MTC).
  6. Drug Test. ($25.00 if done at MTC).
  7. Current BLS certification needed before clinicals. ($20.00 if done at MTC).
  8. Signed Affidavit of Legal Presence.
  9. Mentally and physically able to complete and pass this course.

 National Certification Examination:

After successfully completing Clinical Medical Assistant training at MedNoc Training College, the student is required to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) which is a National Certification Exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA). The exam will be offered at MTC.

Medical Assistant NHA Certification Exam:

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Prove of completion of Medical Assistant Training program in the last 5 years from an approved school.
  • 150 scored questions total or which, 30 are pretest questions
  • Exam time: 3 hours
  • Pass: 390 out of 500 is a passing score in scaled scoring system

Medical Assistant Course Objectives:

  1. Introduction to medical assisting
  2. Administrative medical assisting
  3. Health information in the medical office
  4. Billing and coding procedures
  5. Financial and practice management
  6. Fundamentals of clinical medical assisting
  7. Assisting with medications
  8. Assisting with medical specialties
  9. Diagnostic procedures
  10. Assisting with surgeries
  11. Career development
MEDICAL ASSISTANT TUITION AND FEES
  ITEM COST
1 Tuition, Name Badge $    3,970.00
2 Laboratory fees $       160.00
3 National Certification Exam $       200.00
4 TB Skin Screen Test $         20.00
5 OSBI $         25.00
6 Drug Test $         50.00
7 BLS Certification $         60.00
  Total Cost $    4,485.00
Books and binders are on rent. If the student fails to return undamaged Medical Assistant Textbook, he/she shall be charged $150.00, and the Medical Assistant NHA study guide, the student shall be charged $100.00. If you do have a current background check, TB Test and BLS certification, the fees charged for those items will be deducted. We do require you to have solid black scrubs. This is an expense that is not included in our tuition fees and is the sole responsibility of the student to attain.

*** Payment plan can be made with the Director of Admissions and Registrations. However the whole balance must be cleared and paid in full before the end of the  program. The student will not be allowed to take National Certification Examination if all fees are not paid in full. No records will be issued to the student if he/she has a hold on fees.

 ***Current BLS/CPR certification is required before the student is allowed to go to clinical. (BLS is Offered at MedNoc for additional cost)

****Uniform (Scrubs) is needed for lab skills and clinical. This can cost up to $100.00

What does a medical assistant do?

The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled allied health care professional that specializes in procedures commonly performed in the ambulatory health care setting. Medical assistants perform both clinical and administrative duties and assist a variety of providers including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. They typically work in medical offices, clinics, urgent care centers and may work in general medicine or specialty practices.

Common duties of a medical assistant include administrative and clinical tasks such as:

• Checking patients in and out upon arrival and departure
• Answering phone calls and questions
• Assisting providers with exams and procedures
• Administering injections or medications
• Working in the electronic health record (EHR)
• Performing EKG, phlebotomy, and laboratory procedures
• Taking patient vital signs

Medical Assistant Jobs

After you have graduated from MTC Medical Assisting program, you will be qualified and ready to work as an:

  • Medical Office Assistant – Office medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and other health practitioners. They work alongside doctors, nurses and other workers found in medical settings. They generally work full time, and because many healthcare facilities are open at night and on the weekends, medical assistants are often required to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings and weekends.
  • EKG Technician – An EKG (Electrocardiogram) tech will interact with patients and administer EKG tests, as well as interpret the results. This role is typically needed in hospitals, physicians’ offices or other facilities that perform diagnostic testing alongside doctors and nurses. Good communication skills are an essential tool to have because EKG technicians deal with patients all day. The tests are also performed on patients who are nervous, so it helps when technicians have a caring and compassionate nature to serve as a calming presence for the patient.
  • Phlebotomy Technician – A phlebotomy tech will collect and test patient blood samples. This includes obtaining medical history and taking vitals. Phlebotomy technicians may also collect and process other clinical specimens in hospitals, physicians’ offices or independent labs. Because phlebotomists are exposed to blood-borne contaminants and diseases, they must possess a high level of expertise and be extremely cautious while getting samples. The environment and collection instruments need to be completely sterile.
  • Unit/Ward Clerk in hospital – This role will manage the administrative tasks on the clinical side and help medical staff. The people in these positions often function as medical secretaries or administrative assistants. As the first point of contact to a patient, it is important that this person is warm and welcoming. The clerk greets patients when they first arrive at the location, receiving their medical records and entering their information into systems and requests.
  • Claims Examiner – Claims examiners predominantly validate health insurance claims. They help protect the company from fraud while simultaneously ensuring that patients get the required medical care. Part of the claims examiner’s role includes determining whether further investigation is needed. If an examiner decides a filing is just, it is paid and processed. If the treatment is deemed unnecessary, it is referred to an investigator.
  • Adjuster/Processor for insurance companies – When insurance information isn’t black and white, medical insurance claims adjusters/processors decides whether an insurance policy covers a particular medical procedure. This requires an understanding of medical lingo and a degree of comfort with explaining misconceptions or misinformation about the coverage a particular policy provides to a patient. A processor makes sure that the patient has filled out all of the forms completely and fills in any blanks by contacting the patient. This role is also responsible for verifying that the procedure took place.

Why earn a medical assistant certification?

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, which are expected to grow around 7 percent.
Online job postings suggest an even more robust growth in MA employment than the BLS. Research by Gray Associates suggests in 2012 and 2013, MA job postings increased at least 9% each year. In 2014, postings increased 15% and a high annual growth rate continued in 2015.
Having a nationally accredited certification, like the CCMA, can help you stand out. Certification may also be required or preferred for certain job opportunities in the profession.
Many organizations are now offering career laddering opportunities for medical assistants with elevated responsibilities and pay. Elevated roles may include those of a scribe, health coach, patient navigator, population health manager and patient care coordinator.

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