NWSC provides a well-rounded education for students interested in medical assistance. During the six courses and externship at an affiliated medical facility, students will be trained in the administrative responsibilities of screening patients; offering patient education; arranging tests and procedures; updating medical records, coding diagnosis, and procedures for insurance; managing the doctor’s office; and ensuring compliance with HIPPA regulations. Clinical competencies for which the student will be trained include assisting physicians in physical examinations, obtaining medical history and vital signs, venipuncture, collecting and transporting lab specimens, educating patients on prescription medication, administrating medication under supervision, handling prescription refills, and performing EKG.
This excellent, 24-week comprehensive program opens many new avenues of additional training, building a successful advanced-level career in any area of healthcare.
Graduates of the Medical Assistant Program are prepared for positions in medical offices, clinics, and other medical settings and may qualify for the following positions: Medical Secretary, Medical Receptionist, Insurance Biller, Ward Clerk, Medical Records Clerk, Phlebotomist, and Clinical Assistant.
Upon completion of the program, the student should be able to:
Perform duties as a multifunctional member of a healthcare team by providing valuable service and support.
Develop administrative and clinical competencies required for a rapidly changing environment in a variety of healthcare settings, including but not limited to doctors’ offices, laboratories, free standing clinics, and hospitals.
Join the workforce as a trained, multi-skilled professional who can fulfill many roles in a modern healthcare environment and allow the training to open a unique opportunity for advancement in any area of healthcare (certificate/degree), professional growth, and personal satisfaction.
Obtain administrative competencies, clinical skills, and hands-on externship training on the standards and guidelines recommended by the American Association of Medical Assistants.