The objective of the Medical Assistant program is to prepare the graduate for entry-level employment as a Medical Assistant in a medical office, clinic or other related medical facilities. Students are instructed in various topics including patient processing, patient confidentiality procedures, performing various duties such as taking vital signs, drawing blood, performing basic EKGs as well as other related tasks. Certification is recommended but not required to work in the field.
This program is designed to teach the qualified student the necessary skills required for gainful employment in the modern medical facility. A qualified medical assistant is capable of performing a wide range of duties, with a variety of technical detail. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible for national through the Medical Career Assessments (MedCA). These certifications include: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) and Certified EKG Technician (CET).
Medical Administrative Assistant
The objective of the Medical Administrative Assistant program is to prepare the graduate for entry-level employment as a Medical Administrative Assistant in a medical office, clinic or other related medical facilities. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible for national certifications through the Medical Career Assessments (MedCA).
To become a medical administrative assistant you will be required to learn the in’s and out’s of the administrative side of health care. You may not be working with patients directly like a nurse, but you will be required to help patients with scheduling appointments, or billing for medical care. The duties of a medical administrative assistant are working with computers, telephone call centers, billing department, and ordering medical supplies. A person can expect to receive a large amount of on the job training because every hospital or medical center has a different way of operating their facility.
Nursing Assistant /Home Health Aide Training Program
Metrowest Healthcare Academy offers a 100-hour training program, which includes 75 hours lecture and theory, as well as lab and practice. In addition to this, the course includes 25 hours of clinical experience approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
This course is designed to provide core knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality health care to patients in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, hospitals, and at home.
Instruction is provided by highly-qualified, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, with a wide range of experience in long-term care, hospital and community nursing settings. The Director of Education and all primary instructors are registered nurses meeting the qualifications necessary to teach the Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Curriculum. All our instructors (primary or supplemental), are compassionate, well-organized, healthcare professionals, approved by the Massachusetts Office of Private Occupational School Education, as well as the Department of Public Health Nurse Aide Registry.
Training is provided through lectures, videos, games, role-playing, and laboratory practice, providing techniques and instruction in the basics of personal care, feeding, and how to safely move and position patients. Other skills include vital signs and proper emergency protocols.
Each component of the course is rooted in the five principles of care:
- Infection Control
NOTE: Any student wishing to obtain a Home Health Aide Certificate, MUST either be registered as a CNA or MUST have successfully completed a 100 hours Nursing Assistant Training. Upon meeting any one of these requirements, the student will be required to successfully complete an additional 15 hours (per DPH) in order to obtain a certificate of completion from the school. Please contact the School Director for more information.