|Program Guide||Gainful Employment|
Medical assistants perform tasks to help keep the offices of physicians, and other health practitioners, laboratories, clinics, hospitals, surgery centers, and other organizations such as American Red Cross Blood Banks running smoothly.
They can perform administrative tasks like updating and filing medical records and arranging for hospital admissions as well as other general office procedures like managing multi-line phones and patient waiting room.
Common clinical tasks also include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examinations, collecting specimens and performing basic laboratory tests, and sterilizing medical instruments. They instruct patients about medications and diets, prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician, telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy, draw blood, prepare patients for x-rays, take electrocardiograms, give shots, remove sutures, and change dressings.
|1.||Demonstrate the ability to think critically.|
|2.||Demonstrate proficiency in technical program learning outcomes.|
|3.||Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication.|
|4.||Develop positive work habits and interpersonal skills needed for employment.|
|1.||Communicate effectively nonverbally, orally, and in writing.|
|2.||Provide patient care in accordance with regulations, policies, laws, and patient rights.|
|3.||Demonstrate quality control and safety measures.|
|4.||Perform medical and business practices.|
|5.||Demonstrate competency in performing medical assistant clinical procedures.|
|6.||Demonstrate competency in performing medical assistant administrative procedures.|
|7.||Apply legal and ethical standards in decision making.|
|8.||Demonstrate understanding of basic anatomy and physiology knowledge.|
|9.||Demonstrate competency in using medical terminology.|
|10.||Identify and comply with principles of aseptic techniques and infection control.|
|11.||Apply basic pharmacological principles.|
|12.||Demonstrate effective task management, organization skills, and employability skills.|