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Medical Clinical Assistant Certification Program

Medical Clinical Assistant — Certification Program

 

Introduction

A Clinical Medical Assistant is a Medical Assistant who specializes in clinical work such as recording patient history and personal information, measuring vital signs, performing patient examinations, giving patients injections and medications as directed by physicians and as permitted by state law, scheduling patient appointments, entering patient information into medical records, drawing blood, performing basic laboratory tests, dressing and changing dressings and preparing patients for various procedures

 
How to Become a Certified Medical Clinical Assistant
At the Bahamas Institute of Business & Technology, our Medical Clinical Assistant certification program aims to prepare you for entry-level positions in the health care industry as a Certified Medical Assistant. The program covers a wide range of duties and medical terminology while preparing students in a relatively short period of time to acquire the requisite skill set and prepare to pass the  medical assisting certification exam through the National Healthcare Association.
 
Why Become Certified
Certification validates your training and says you have the skills and knowledge to preform as a medical clinical assistant. To become certified you need to sit and pass the NHA exam and satisfy the practical requirements.

 

Program Objectives

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • · Communicate professionally with patients
  • · Organize and schedule appointments
  • · Take patient vital signs and prep them for the doctor
  • · Assist providers with exams and procedures
  • · Administer injections and or medications
  • · Performing EKG, phlebotomy and other essential laboratory procedures
  • · Checking patients in and out upon arrival and departure
  • · Arrange hospital admissions and laboratory services
  • · Update and maintain electronic health records (EHR)
  • · Produce and distribute correspondence memos, letters, faxes and forms
  • · Handle receivable and payable accounts and keep financial records
  • · Prepare and clean treatment rooms and medical instruments
  • · Sit and pass the NHA certification exam for medical clinical assistant

 

Medical Clinical Assistant Curriculum

Medical Clinical Assistant with Certification – Program Outline

Course # Course Title Session
AHS101 Introduction to Health Careers I
BIO215 Anatomy & Physiology I
MED201 Introduction to Medical Assisting I
MED220 Medical Terminology II
PHM210 Pharmacology I II
MED282 Introduction to Phlebotomy II
EKG201 EKG Introduction III
MED272 Medical Law and Ethics III
MED240 Medical Clinic Practice III
MED260 Medical Office Administration IV
MED230 Introduction to Medical Records Management IV
NRS101 Introduction to Nursing IV

 

Registration and Enrollment

This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin in any session throughout the year.

Log onto https://www.bibtbahamas.com/apply-now to apply.

 

 

Certification Examination

 

Opportunities to sit the certification exam are available year round. To register, simply complete the application form on the BIBT website and remit the appropriate fees. Please see exam fee schedule below:  

 

Examination Fee  Fee Total
Clinical Medical Assistant $155.00 $50.00 $205.00
Plebotomy Technician $117.00 $50.00 $167.00
EKG Technician $117.00 $50.00 $167.00
Administrative Medical Assistant $117.00 $50.00 $167.00
Billing and Coding Specialists $117.00 $50.00 $167.00
Pharmacy Technician $117.00 $50.00 $167.00
Patient Care Technician $155.00 $50.00 $205.00
       

Note: Individuals who study the EKG technician program at BIBT receives one free exam voucher.

Special scheduled exam: Cost of Exam + $100 local fee