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Title: Clinical Medical Assistant Training Program


1
Clinical Medical AssistantTraining Program
  • A Partnership Between
  • YOUR COLLEGE HERE and
  • Boston Reed College
  • Presented by

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Discover a Career in Healthcare!
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • 20 weeks
  • 134 class hours
  • 160 externship hours
  • Saturdays, 900 AM - 430 PM
  • Starts DATE, YEAR
  • Ending DATE, YEAR
  • Course Fee XXXX.00

3
Boston Reed CollegeFounded in 1991
  • Graduated 60,000 (sum total of all programs)
  • Current Enrollment- As of the fall of 20073645
    students actively enrolled in our programs.
  • Locations- Boston Reed is currently teaching in
    123 cities throughout the State of California,
    and offers courses in 9 other states.
  • Faculty- Boston Reed has 933 faculty members.
  • Pass rate 83 of students who begin a program
    successfully complete the program.
  • Student Loan Program Annually an estimated 150
    students, who would otherwise not be able to take
    a program, will receive loans from SLM Financial
    Corporation to finance their education.

4
Boston Reed College
  • Externship Partners- Boston Reed has built
    partnerships with 5200 healthcare providers
    including physicians offices, hospitals and
    clinics, so students can complete the externship
    portion of the program.
  • Externship Outcomes- 98 of students complete the
    externship portion of the program successfully.
    Of those completing, 50 received an
    outstanding rating and 44 received an above
    average rating.
  • Job Placement While we do not offer a formal job
    placement program, 85 of those graduates self-
    reporting are using the skills they learned in a
    job or another educational setting.

5
Wanted Health Care Professionals!
An increasing life expectancy is positioning the
health care industry as the key employer in the
coming decade.
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Demand for Health Care Workforce
7
Not Just a Nursing Shortage.Why Were Seeing A
Need for Allied Healthcare Professionals
  • Older population need for skilled healthcare
    workforce
  • Baby boomers approaching need for medical
    assistance and more maintenance medications
  • More nurses and skilled healthcare professionals
    leaving the workforce due to retirement.
  • Increase in duties for allied health
    professionals as the high-degree healthcare
    professionals (MDs, RNs, Pharmacists) focus
    scope of practice to serve patients/deliver care

8
Why is there an increased demand? Any
guesses?continued
  • Increase in the number of urgent care clinics.
  • Increase in the number of nursing home or
    assisted living facilities.
  • Medi-Spas lifestyle healthcare providers
    increasing.
  • Increased retail healthcare outlets including
    minute clinics in CVS and other retail outlets.

9
Health IndustryNeed
  • The healthcare industry is predicted to grow at
    a rate of 28 percent between 2002 and 2012,
    adding 3.5 million new jobs-Assistant Secretary
    for Employment and Training, US Department of
    Labor, Emily Stover DeRocco
  • During the past 12 months, the health care sector
    overall has grown by 363,000 jobs, making it the
    largest industry in the United States, accounting
    for 13.5 million jobs.
  • Six of the ten fastest growing occupations from
    2005-12 are in the allied health field.

10
Health Industry Need
  • The federal government is predicting a shortage
    of close to 1 million nurses in the U.S. by 2020,
    according to a report released in July by
    PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research
    Institute.
  • By 2010, 1.7 million nurses will be needed, but
    only 635,000 will be available. Demand is highest
    for nurses in emergency room, operating room,
    intensive care, pediatrics and labor and delivery
    room.
  • Healthcare is recession proof

11
Medical Assistants 35.4 increase
Registered Nurses 23.5 increase
12
How the Nursing Career Ladder Works
RN VN CNA / CMA
Minimum AS Degree required ultimately
13
What is a Clinical Medical Assistant? Where do
they Work?
  • Clinical medical assistants assist physicians and
    other medical professionals with patient care.
  • Clinical Medical Assistants work under the direct
    supervision of a physician or licensed medical
    professional (nurses/nurse practitioners) and
    perform many clinical tasks
  • Vital signs, (blood pressure, pulse, heart
    rate)
  • Procedures, (suture removal, injections, and
    other clinical tasks related to patient care.
  • Medical records recording
  • They refer any questions regarding treatment,
    symptoms or health matters to a physician or
    nurse.
  • Work in a physicians office or a clinic setting.

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Clinical Medical AssistantResponsibilities
  • Course designed to prepare student to work in a
    physicians office or clinical environment.
  • Perform procedures for rooming a patient.
  • Obtain vital signs of a patient.
  • Perform basic wound care.
  • Drape patients.
  • Collect specimens.
  • Administer oral and injectable medications.

15
Clinical Medical Assistant Program Summary
  • 20 weeks plus Externship
  • 134 hours of classroom instruction
  • 160 hours externship
  • Boston Reed College manages
  • Externship Placement
  • Student Records
  • Certificate of Completion distribution

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Clinical Medical Assistant
  • There is no state registration for Clinical
    Medical Assistants in California.
  • This program satisfies all training guidelines
    established by the California Certifying Board
    for Medical Assistants (CCBMA)
  • Graduates will be qualified to apply for optional
    certification through CCBMA. Some employers
    prefer certification.
  • More information can be found at
  • http//ccbma.org

17
Pre-Requisites
  • Basic English and Math Prescreening
  • 18 years of age by externship placement
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
    recommended

18
Before Registering
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE MATH SCREENING ASSESSMENT
  • In order to succeed in the course you must have a
    basic mastery of the English language as well as
    knowledge of basic mathematical calculations.
  • Sample Prescreening tests at www.BostonReed.com/st
    udents

19
Course Content
  • Methods of Evaluation (80 completion required)
  • Pre-assessment Math and English
  • Quizzes
  • Workbook Assignments
  • Competency Check-off
  • Midterm Exam
  • Final Exam
  • Externship
  • Equipment and supplies provided

20
During Course
  • Access to the Internet, an email account and
    access to a printer are required.
  • Required weekly handouts for the course are
    available online and must be printed out and
    brought to each class session. Print out the
    first weeks materials prior to the first class
    session. Available for download at
    www.bostonreed.com/students

21
After Completing Course Before Externship
  • Proof of competency in or completion of basic
    computer operations
  • Prior to externship, proof of completion of
  • CPR For the Healthcare Provider
  • Current Physical Examination,
  • Tuberculosis screening (TB test)
  • Resume

22
Externships
  • Externship placement coordinated by Boston Reed
    College staff
  • Boston Reed has contracts with national retail
    pharmacies outpatient clinic and physicians
    offices
  • Hours range from 16-40 hours/week
  • Students placed within 90 days of course
    completion if available 40 hrs/wk, 180 days if
    less than 40 hrs/wk.
  • Students are not paid during externship

23
After Completing the Externship
  • Students turn in Externship Booklet to Boston
    Reed.
  • Students receive Certificate of Completion.
  • Medical Assistants can pursue optional
    professional associations or certifications.
  • Continue to pursue lifelong learning.
  • Get a Job!

24
Other Costs to Prepare/Budget for
  • During the Course
  • Printouts from www.bostonreed.com/students About
    100 pgs _at_ 10 cents/pg 10
  • At the discretion of the instructor and
    externship preceptor students may be required to
    obtain
  • Scrubs and/or a lab coat 20 60
  • White closed toe, comfortable shoes 20 60
  • Dont forget to think about other costs..
  • Childcare Use your network, family/friends
  • Transportation Consider carpooling with classmates

25
Other Costs to Prepare/Budget for (cont)
  • Prior to being placed in some externship settings
    students may be asked to undergo
  • Drug testing 45
  • Background check 41

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SLM Financial Assistance
  • www.SLMFinancial.com
  • Choose Career Training Loan Direct to School
  • Indicate Boston Reed College as college,
  • Contact is lmullen_at_bostonreed.com
  • Indicate disbursement date as 1st day of class
    end date will be 1yr from start date of class
  • Give approval code with registration form to
    College staff
  • Return loan documents with original signatures to
    Boston Reed College in envelope provided

27
SLM Financial Assistance Important Tips
The loan process generally takes 7-10 business
days but can require additional paperwork. If you
are thinking of applying begin the process now!
Addresses submitted on your SLM application
must match the address on your photo ID Copy
of Photo ID must be clear and legible
Signature on contract must match ID exactly
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Links to Look At
  • Researching a Career Path
  • http//www.healthjobsstarthere.com
  • www.choosenursing.com
  • http//www.acteonline.org/career/skills/career.cfm
  • Jobs
  • www.Craigslist.com
  • www.careerbuilder.com, www.monster.com
  • Employer specific sites

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Questions?
  • YOUR COLLEGE NAME HERE
  • WEBSITE AT WWW.YOURWEBADDRESS.COM
  • WALK IN ADDRESS
  • OFFICE HOURS
  • Monday through Thursday 800 a.m. to 500 p.m.
  • Friday 800 a.m. to 400 p.m.
  • Call YOUR NUMBER HERE 
  • Boston Reed College
  • 2799 Napa Valley Corporate Drive Napa, CA 94558
  • Student Line 800-830-2228
  • SLM Financial
  • Externship placement
  • Student Records
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