Medical Assisting/Assistant CMA
Student Learning Outcomes
Display professionalism in regards to ethical and responsible behavior.
Apply HIPAA rules in regard to privacy and release of information.
Communicate effectively with patients, physicians, and co-workers.
Serve as a liaison between the physician and others.
Demonstrate proficient knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology.
Perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining patient records (paper and electronic), and utilization of computer software.
Educate patients in general office policies and instruct individuals according to their needs.
Perform clinical duties such as applying principles of aseptic techniques and infection control, taking vitals and patient histories, collecting and processing specimens, performing CLIA-waived testing, performing patient screening, preparing patient and assisting with procedures and exams, administering medications, and performing electrocardiograms.
Apply knowledge of local, federal, and state health care legislation such as proper documentation and reporting, performing within legal and ethical boundaries, and applying HIPAA rules in maintaining confidentiality and release of information Manage the facilities, equipment, and inventory of a medical office, while maintaining the highest levels of safety and efficiency.
Manage practice finances including bookkeeping, diagnostic and procedural coding, accounts payable, accounts receivable, banking, and proper plans for third party guidelines.
Perform dosage and mathematical calculations related to the medical office environment.
Demonstrate professional conduct and apply legal, social, and ethical responsibilities within the health care environment.
Recognize and problem solve situations related to the medical office environment.
Perform in a safe manner that minimizes risk to patients, self, and others.
Demonstrate professional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Demonstrate proficient knowledge of computer software as it applies to document production and spreadsheets.