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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We’ve prepared a course in which people who have zero experience in the healthcare industry can acquire certification and secure pediatric medical assistant jobs. However, if you already have some experience, you can use this course as an opportunity to expand your existing skills and knowledge.
This interactive and assessment-rich course will teach students three crucial medical skill sets that they will need to become Pediatric Clinical Medical Assistants. These include:
I. Pediatric Clinical Assisting
• Here you’ll learn how to prepare a patient for examination, conduct cultures and specimens' collection, instruct a patient on medication, treatment, and diet, and administer medicine.
• Here you’ll learn how to perform bloodwork tests, including drawing blood and preparing their samples.
III. Electrocardiogram Proficiency
• Here you’ll learn how to use equipment to monitor and measure heart conditions.
By completing this course, you can make a place for yourself in the competitive healthcare industry. You’ll be able to work as a Clinical Medical Assistant in a pediatric healthcare capacity. You can also work in a children’s ambulatory care facility or a pediatrician’s office, among other spaces.
After you complete this program, you’ll be awarded an exam voucher for the Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Certification exam by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). What’s more is that students can gain hands-on experience with a clinical externship at any one of their local healthcare providers. Such an opportunity can help you secure and prepare for pediatric medical assistant jobs.
Medical Assistants serve as an important part in the elaborate machine that is the modern hospital or clinic. This program is targeted at individuals who are seeking a rewarding career working with children. This program is ideal for individuals with no previous healthcare experience as well as individuals working in healthcare who wish to further their knowledge, skills, and potentially advance their career.
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Included with this program, students receive an exam voucher for the nationally recognized certification from National Healthcareer Association (NHA): 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.