Medical Assistant

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Medical Assistant 2019-12-31T14:30:22-06:00

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

The Medical Assistant program at MedNoc Training is designed to be the most affordable MA course in Oklahoma and also to offer quality training in a short period to our students. Our Medical Assistant program is a 448 clock hour course. Our Medical Assistant course is offered in our Oklahoma City campus. The Medical Assistant daytime class is 13 weeks, the Medical Assistant evening class is 13 weeks and the medical assistant weekend class is 18 weekends. This Medical Assistant course is designed to prepare students to learn and acquire knowledge and clinical skills required to be a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant.

Course Description:

The Medical Assistant program is a 448-clock hour course designed to focus on the clinical aspect of training. The course is structured and led by a licensed nurse as the instructor. The MA course incorporates classroom instruction, including lectures, role-playing, videos, and testing. The Medical Assistant course also includes skills training in the skills lab and clinical internship. At the end of this training, the students should master the knowledge and skills required to pass the National Certified Medical Assistant Exam and gain employment at the entry-level as a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant. As a Certified Medical Assistant, you will work with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals 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 a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant, you can typically work in medical offices, clinics, urgent care centers, and may work in general medicine or specialty practices. Upon successful completion of this program and passing the National Certification examination through NHA, the student shall become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

The Medical Assistant  course 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
Weekday 13 Weeks
Evening 13 Weeks
Weekend 18 Weekends

Prerequisites:

  1. High School Diploma, GED or other Equivalency, 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, GED or other Equivalency, or higher.
  4. Background Check ($25.00 if done at MTC).
  5. TB Skin Screening Test ($20.00 if done at MTC).
  6. Drug Test. ($50.00 if done at MTC).
  7. Current BLS certification needed before clinical. ($60.00 if done at MTC).
  8. Signed Affidavit of Legal Presence.
  9. Mentally and physically able to complete and pass this course.

Class Examinations/Clinical Skill Examinations:

  • The Student is required to take a minimum of 12 written exams and make an average score of 80%.
  • The students must take two final exams and score a minimum of 90% on each before being allowed to take the national certification exam.
  • The students must pass all clinical skills with a score of 100% accuracy
  • Students must pass checkoffs with a score of 100%.
  • The student must write a 7-page essay about the clinical experience and score 80% per the grading rubric.
  • The student must complete all 58-chapter exams and score a minimum of 90% on each chapter test.
  • Homework, tests, and popup quizzes will be given. Therefore, completion of all readings assigned daily will be of paramount importance. The student must always be prepared.
  • If a student is unable to pass the national certification challenge exam, he/she will be required to remediate until such a passing score is attained before he/she can test for the state certification test.

National Certification Examination:

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

Medical Assistant NHA Certification Exam:

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

MEDICAL ASSISTANT TUITION AND FEES

  ITEM COST
1 Tuition $    3,960.00
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
8 Name Badge $         10.00
  Total Cost $    4,485.00

*** 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

**** The cost of books is not included in the total cost.*****

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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