Learn about the role of a clinical medical assistant in the healthcare industry
Demand for medical assistants will grow 23 percent through 2024, so there’s never been a better time to explore a career in healthcare!
How Can This Course Help You Determine if a career as a Clinical Medical Assistant is Right For You?
This online course will give you an overview of the job duties and scope of practice of clinical medical assistants. You will learn about the different types of medical records and how to enhance the overall patient experience. You will also get an introduction to charting patient complaints, creating progress notes, and collecting medical history.
Below we’ll explore some of the topics covered in the course.
In this lesson, you’ll discover the attributes, qualities, and job description of a medical assistant such as effective communication, knowledge, skill, good health and hygiene, empathy, integrity, a positive attitude, and ethical behavior. You’ll explore a medical assistant’s employment opportunities, which include a variety of healthcare facilities such as urgent care, outpatient clinics, laboratories, nursing facilities, and more. The lesson will also discuss a medical assistant’s expected ethical behavior, scope of practice, and compliance with healthcare laws, including HIPAA (privacy and security laws)
Medical Documents, Reports, and the Medical Record This lesson is a crash course in medical basics. It will discuss some common medical acronyms and how to decode intimidating medical terminology. It will also talk about the different types of doctors, equipment, and tests that nurses encounter and then finish up with an introduction to medical math. These topics may sound scary, but this lesson will serve as a foundation to understanding the ones that follow. The information presented here can be helpful whether you plan to work in the medical field someday or just want to know a little bit more about what’s really happening when you go to the doctor.
In this lesson, you will learn about the various types of communications in the medical office and how to deal with difficult patients. The lesson will discuss how the patient experience can influence the patient’s perception of the medical assistant, the office, and the care received. You’ll examine professional attributes such as being responsible, ethical, team-oriented, and to possess strong communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Today more than ever, employers are looking for employees with problem-solving skills and critical thinking capabilities.
In this lesson, you’ll learn the definitions of EMR (electronic medical record) and EHR (electronic health record) and find out why the terms aren’t synonymous. You’ll also learn more about the financial features of practice management software.
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