Graduates of Medical Assistant – AAS will be prepared to work in doctors’ offices, clinics, and other health care facilities and do the following
- Schedule appointments, maintain office records using Microsoft office suite;
- Prepare billing and insurance forms;
- Communicate doctors’ orders for prescriptions to pharmacies;
- Following established protocols, perform patient screening, such as take medical histories and record vital signs
- Prepare patients for examination,
- Assist in the preparation of space and equipment used in routine procedures and minor surgery
- Assist the physician with patient care, the performance of venipuncture, electrocardiography, and CLIA waived hematology, chemistry, urinalysis and immunology testing.
- Define the professional role and “scope of practice” of a practicing medical assistant
- Understand and describe the professional, ethical and legal responsibilities and limitations of the medical assistant’s role with respect to other healthcare professionals he/she will likely encounter in the workplace.
[These last topics will be stressed repeatedly in multiple courses throughout the Medical Assistant Program.]