Medical Assitant Career Profile and Job Duties

Career Profile for Medical Assistant

Program Description       
This 480 clock hour program requires the completion of 16 weeks of study.  This program familiarizes students with theory, practical and clinical knowledge so that they may obtain entry-level employment as a medical assistant or medical administrator.

Program Objectives
This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and techniques needed to function in a medical front office or back office setting.  Students will be introduced to medical procedures such as basic phlebotomy and venipuncture procedures, EKG monitoring, minor surgical techniques, laboratory techniques, and emergency first aid. Students will also learn medical billing and insurance coding, medical law and ethics and medical office management procedures. 
Occupational Objectives                 
Graduates of the program may qualify for entry-level positions in the Medical Assistant field performing duties such as, clinical medical assistants, medical administrative assistants, medical record clerks, medical office managers, medical insurance billing clerks, medical receptionists, and also work directly with physicians.  Licensure Goal/Requirements: None

Requirements for Graduation: Students must have at a minimum, an accumulative grade point average of 78% or “C” grade, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, in order to be considered for graduation. Pass tests at end of modules and pass final exam, Internship/externship is required for graduation.

Program Length/Class Hours

Day: 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 480 total clock hours, 16 weeks of study

Course Title
Anatomy and Physiology                                  100
Clinical Procedures                                              100
Medical Office Procedures                                  60
Word Processing and Keyboarding                    40
Medical Office Software                                     40
Healthcare Law and Ethics                                 20
Externship                                                             120
Total Clock Hours                                             480

 

Course Description

  • Anatomy and Physiology - The student will learn the basic concepts of human anatomy, including the body as a whole, its functions, tissues and major organ systems.  The student will also learn medical terminology including areas such as pronunciation, spelling origin, and construction. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
  • Clinical Procedures – Students will learn the fundamental principles of patient care, such as; patient assessment and charting, vital signs and EKG monitoring. The student will also learn basic protocols of patient care, including; assisting with primary physical examinations and emergency medical treatment in various scenarios, including the treatment of infants, children and adults. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.

 

  • Medical Office Procedures – The student will learn how to create patient records, and organizing them manually and electronically. Students will also learn records management systems and develop skills in alphabetic filing and indexing. Students will develop speed and accuracy in computer keyboarding and learn medical terminology.  A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
  •  Word Processing and Keyboarding - Students will learn keyboarding skills and techniques to improve keyboarding speed, they will also how to create documents on a PC and know how to edit, save, retrieve, merge and format common business documents.  Students will also learn how to add, remove and edit basic graphics and pictures on documents.  Student will also learn to create and manage a database by editing, sorting, indexing and merging files.  Finally, they will learn how to create and print reports related to specific database projects. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.

 

5. Medical Offices Software - The student will learn how to create patient records, and organizing them manually and electronically. Students will also learn records management systems and develop skills in alphabetic filing and indexing. Students will develop speed and accuracy in computer keyboarding and learn medical terminology communication amongst coworkers. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.

6. Health Care Law and Ethics – Students will learn current laws that regulate the health care industry including those pertaining to patients’ rights and privacy. The student will also learn standard Cal/OSHA rules and regulations that pertain to the health care industry. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.

7. Externship - Students will conduct a 120 hour externship at a clinic/hospitals facility where they will apply their knowledge and skills learned.  Upon completion of their externship, students will have satisfactorily completed their program. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.

Final Examination                                                                                                                                                         A minimum passing score of 78%, or “C” grade, is required for the Final Comprehensive Examination taken at the end of this program, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, in order to be considered for graduation.
Program Equipment List

  • Detecto Weight Scale: Detecto's physician scale model 439, U.S. Bureau of Standards. Weight Capacity 400 lbs. x 4 oz. Height Rod Adjust from 30"-78". Platform measures 14-1/2" length by 10-1/2" width. (Owned)
  • Welch Allyn thermometer: The Welch Allyn SureTemp, last temperature recall capability, waterproof, stainless steel probe shaft. Color-coded, interchangeable and removable probe to minimize risk of cross-contamination. Rubberized grips and user-selectable icon and/or words for identification of thermometer modes. Battery life indicator2 (Owned)
  • American Red Cross Health and Safety Kits (Owned)
  • Skeleton Model: life-size articulated adult plastic anatomical model provides general anatomy of the human skeleton. Stand connects at the coccyx on rolling stand. Size: 5' 6 inches tall. Weight: 23 lbs. (Owned)
  • Welch Allyn /Ophthalmoscope: Contents: Otoscope, Opthalmoscope Two handles (2 AA Alkaline Battries) 19 Speculas (15 disposable and 4 Reusable) Durable Carrying case Specifications: Halogen bulb illumination Lightweight and compact Halogen illumination provides brighter, whiter, longer lasting light All metal construction handles Ophthalmoscope offers six apperture selections Cobalt blue filter Otoscope, fiber optic light transmission Standard AA batteries with interchangeable heads for otoscope and ophthalmoscope (Owned)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) machine: Bionet CardioCare 2000 Interpretive EKG- The Bionet CardioCare 2000 Interpretive EKG machine, 12 channel system, more than 80 types of interpretations, facilitates full A4 prints, generates results in under one minute. (Owned)
  • Desktop Computer:  Dell, Intel Pentium 4, 2.8 GHZ CPU, Intel i865p/pe/6/i848p Motherboard, Graphic AGP 4x 256mb video card, Memory DDR 1536 MB x 2, 32 bit operating system Windows 7.  (Owned)
  • Computer Monitor: 17” HNC 1080x724 LCD flat panel monitor. (Owned)
  • Video Projector - Epson EMP-S1H 3LCD Projector, 1400 ANSI Lumens, 800 x 600 Native Resolution, 4:3 Native Aspect Ratio and 500:1 Contrast Ratio.  (Owned)
  • Two (2) Medical Exam Tables – 5’ length x 27” width, 2 storage compartments, 1 sliding door, electrical outlet connector, 6 amp, 115 volts. (Owned)  
  • Snellen chart: The Snellen eye chart is the familiar chart with the big letter or symbol at the top and progressively smaller letters at the bottom of the chart down to 20/20 or better. (Owned)
  • Welch Allyn AudioScope 3 Set Screening Audiometer: Halogen light and fiber optics enable brilliant view of tympanic membrane and ear canal before and during screening -Choice of three screening levels-20 dB HL, 25 dB HL and 40 dB HL-at 500, 1000, 2000 and 4000 Hz for all ages -Built-in 1000 Hz pretone lets patients "practice" listening first (Owned)
  • Stethoscope: A 5-in-1 multipurpose Quintscope: the Omron Sprague Rappaport - Type Stethoscope is designed for flexibility of clinical needs. (Owned)
  • ADC PROSPHYG Proscope Aneroid Sphygmomanometer, Adult: Pocket style aneroid sphyg with black cuff and matching storage case. Manometer exceeds industry standards for accuracy. 20 year calibration warranty. ADCUFF nylon cuff helps prevent miscuffing (Owned)
  • Microscope: AmScope M100C-LED 40x-1000x All-Metal Student Cordless LED Field Biological Compound Microscope with All Optical Glass Lenses- a 110V-4.5V plug transformer, full optical glass elements, and solid metal body. It offers five levels of magnification, 40X, 100X, 250X, 400X and 1000X. (Owned)
  • Teaching injection arm- Model for practicing intramuscular injection. Size: 3.5" x 3.5" (Owned)
  • FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System Diabetic Meter Kit: Small & portable meter for blood glucose testing. Stores up to 400 results with date and time. 4 reminder alarms. Multiple testing sites. (Owned)

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FACT SHEET

Before you enroll, this form is to make you aware of Sutech School of Vocational and Technical Training current completion rates, employment rates and salary information. The following statistics represent the period of: January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015

MEDICAL ASSISTANT                                                                                                              (480 Total Clock Hours)

ON-TIME COMPLETION RATES


Calendar Year

Number of students who began program ˡ

Students available for graduation ²

Graduates ³

Completion Rate ⁴

Student
Initials

2015

19

13

4

31%

 

2014

2

3

3

100%

 

  1. Number of students Who Began Program” means the number of students who began a program who are scheduled to complete the program within the reporting calendar year
  2. “Students available for graduation” is the number of students who began program minus the number of “ Students Unavailable for Graduation,” which means those students who have died, been incarcerated, or called to active military duty.
  3. “Graduates” is the number of students who completed the program within 100% of the published program length
  4. “Completion Rate” is the number of graduates divided by the Number of Students Available for Graduation.

Students Completing After Published Program Length (101-150% Completion Rate)

 

Calendar Year

 

Number of Students Who Began Program1

 

Students Available for Graduation2

 

150% Graduates3

 

150%                       Completion Rate4

 

Student Initials

2015

19

13

0

0%

 

2014

2

3

0

0%

 

  1. “Number of students Who Began Program” means the number of students who began a program who are scheduled to complete the program within the reporting calendar year
  2. “Students available for graduation” is the number of students who began program minus the number of “ Students Unavailable for Graduation,” which means those students who have died, been incarcerated, or called to active military duty.
  3. “150% Graduates” is the number of students who completed within 101%-150% of the program length.
  4. “150% Completion Rate” is the number of students who completed the program in the reported calendar year within 101%-150% of the published program length divided by the Number of Students Available for Graduation in the published program length period.

 

PLACEMENT RATES


Calendar Year

Number of Graduatesˡ

Graduates available for employment²

Graduates employed in the field³

Placement Rate% Employed in field⁴

Graduates employed in the field less than 32 hours

Graduates employed in the field 32 hours or more

Student
Initials

2015

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Because of te change in th Bureau's reporting regulations, wich became effective july 14, 2016 this institution was not required to collect data for its 2015 and prior graduates.

 (1) “Number of Graduates” is the number of students who completed the program within 100% of the published program length.
(2) “Graduates available for employment” means the number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment. “Graduates unavailable for employment” means graduates who, after graduation, die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.
(3) “Graduates employed in the field” means graduates who report that they are gainfully employed within six months of graduation in a position for which the skills obtained through the education and training provided by the institution are required or provided a significant advantage to the graduate in obtaining the position.
(4) Placement Rate is calculated by dividing the number of graduates gainfully employed in the field by the number of graduates available for employment.
SALARY WAGE AND INFORMATION


Calendar Year

Graduates Available for Employment1

Graduates Employed in the Field2

Annual Salary and Wage Reported by                             Graduates Employed in the Field

15,000to 20,000

20,001to 25,000

25,001to 30,000

30,001to 35,000

35,001to 40,000

40,001 to 45,000 or more

Graduates Not  Reporting Salaries3

2015

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Because of te change in th Bureau's reporting regulations, wich became effective july 14, 2016 this institution was not required to collect data for its 2015 and prior graduates.

(1) “Graduates Available for Employment” is the total number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment.  “Graduates Unavailable for Employment” means graduates who, after graduation, die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.
(2) “Graduates Employed in the Field” are graduates who are gainfully employed within six months of graduation in a position for which the skills obtained through the education and training provided by the institution are required or provided a significant advantage to the graduate in obtaining the position.
(3) Salary is as reported by the student.  Not all graduates reported salaries.

 

This fact sheet is filed with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.  Regardless of any information you may have relating to completion rates, starting salaries, or license exam passage rates, this fact sheet contains information which is calculated pursuant to state law.
Any questions a student may have regarding this fact sheet that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento California, 95833,
or calling 1-888-370-7589, or by visiting www.bppe.ca.gov