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.
$29,000 – $35,000
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.
Julie Allenis a Registered Medical Assistant, earning her Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing from Kansas Wesleyan University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management from Brown Mackie College.
Ms. Allen spent 25 years in nursing, working in surgical, post-surgical and intensive care departments. She was also a Director of Nursing prior to joining Salina Tech in the new Medical Assistant program in 2008.
“I was looking for a change in my career and felt that the Medical Assistant Program at Salina Tech would give me the challenges I was looking for. I was right! I am dedicated to my nursing, and teaching has been so rewarding. It is an honor to facilitate the educational goals for those who are seeking a place in the healthcare industry. I love being a part of that process.”
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