Medical Assistant2019-04-01T16:35:35+00:00

Medical Assistant

  • Medical Assistant student shows children how a vision test works
  • Medical Assistant student prepares an injection
  • Medical Assistant student prepares an injection
  • Medical Assistant students watch a heart be dissected
  • Medical Assistant student applies a band-aid after drawing blood

The pinch-hitters of health care.

Modern medicine needs people who are as much at home drawing blood as they are updating medical records. The Registered Medical Assistant is that person.

Medical assistants keep the offices of physicians,  laboratories, clinics, hospitals and other organizations 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.

Common clinical tasks include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examinations, collecting specimens and performing basic laboratory tests.  They instruct patients about medications and diets, prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician, give injections, remove sutures, and change dressings.

You Will Learn

  • Communicate effectively nonverbally, orally, and in writing.

  • Provide patient care in accordance with regulations, policies, laws, and patient rights.

  • Demonstrate quality control and safety measures.

  • Perform medical and business practices.

  • Demonstrate competency in performing medical assistant clinical procedures.

  • Demonstrate competency in performing medical assistant administrative  procedures.

  • Apply legal and ethical standards in decision making.

  • Demonstrate understanding of basic anatomy and physiology knowledge.

  • Demonstrate competency in using medical terminology.

  • Identify and comply with principles of aseptic techniques and infection control.

  • Apply basic pharmacological principles.

  • Demonstrate effective task management, organization skills, and employability skills.

Careers

  • Hospitals

  • Emergency Clinics

  • Laboratories

  • Pharmacies

  • Specialty Doctors Offices

Faculty

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Julie Allen was a practicing nurse for 25 years before beginning her teaching career at Salina Tech in 2008. She earned her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Kansas Wesleyan University, her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Management from Brown Mackie College, and is a Registered Medical Assistant.

During her nursing career, she worked in surgical, post-surgical and intensive care nursing, and was also Director of Nursing Services at two long-term care facilities.

She came to Salina Tech after seeing an ad for an instructor in what was then the new Medical Assistant program.

“I saw the ad, and thought, ‘I’ve never taught people before,’ but a friend who is also a nurse told me I was teaching people every day. So I thought I’d give it a try — if I didn’t like it, I could always go back to nursing. Turns out, I love it.”

Julie.Allen@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3180

News

Salina Tech enrollment jumps 27%

Enrollment at Salina Area Technical College rose 27% in the fall of 2018 compared to the previous fall, according to information collected on September 20th for reporting to the Kansas Board of Regents. According to the [...]

Scholarships

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The Career Technical Workforce Grant is available to students enrolled in an eligible career technical education program operated by a designated Kansas educational institution that has been identified as offering a technical certificate or associate [...]

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