Medical Assistants combine their clinical and administrative skills for careers in physician’s offices, specialty practices, urgent care clinics, or other healthcare facilities. They’re usually the person that helps the patient feel comfortable before the doctor comes in for the appointment and performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to help the patients feel better.
Examples of administrative and clinical responsibilities for Medical Assistants:
- Schedule patient appointments
- Measure Vital Signs
- Take the medical history and update electronic health records
- Explain and prepare patients for examinations
- Assist the provider during examinations
- Collect and process laboratory specimens
- Perform electrocardiograms
- Remove sutures, change dressings, perform first aid
- Calculate, prepare, and administer medications as ordered by the provider
- Perform phlebotomy (draw blood)
- Coordinate referrals, hospital admissions, and surgical procedures as ordered by the provider
- Create insurance claims and perform billing processes
Get certified in as little as 10 months
Community Care College is the only Medical Assistant program in the Tulsa area who is ABHES approved. Our graduates can sit for the Certified Medical Assistant or CMA (AAMA) credential. The CMA is nationally recognized as the “gold standard of Medical Assisting certifications” and allows the recipient to work anywhere in the United States without having to attain additional education or licensure in another state.
*Graduates of the online program are eligible to sit for the RMA, not the CMA
Learn From the Best
At Community Care College, you’ll get a chance to work with professional, credentialed instructors who care about your success. There are several schedule options, including day, evening, and online* classes so you can make the program work for you and your lifestyle. We offer weekly start dates so you can begin training for your new career as a healthcare provider when you are ready to begin.
Learn core skills in the medical field like taking Patient History and giving Physical Exams, measuring Vital Signs, administering Vision and Auditory Testing, Eye and Ear Irrigation, and Medication, applying Dressing and Casting and providing Patient Education.
Our on-site lab will allow you to practice:
- Pulmonary Function Tests
- Minor Surgery
- Capillary Blood Tests
A Full Experience
Additional curriculum is geared toward giving you a full view of the body’s systems (anatomy, pathophysiology) as well as medical terminology. Medical front office skills are also covered, including scheduling, records, coding, inventory, accounting and professionalism.
Notable employers of our Medical Assistant graduates include:
Broken Arrow Urgent Care
Cancer Treatment Center
Indian Health Care Resource
Oklahoma Heart Institute
OU Women’s Health Care
Tulsa Bone & Joint
Utica Park Clinic
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