Medical Office Assistant
Work at doctor, dentist, and optometrist offices, as well as medical clinics and facilities.
Skills to be attained:
This course provides an introduction to basic medical office procedures, administrative medical assisting, financial management, medical practice and health management; an overview of the healthindustry and the role of the assistant including law and ethics. Telephone, scheduling, reception and processing techniques. Written communication and mail processing. Fees, billing and collection. Diagnostic and procedural coding. Insurance claim forms and Third party reimbursement. Light back office training of checking patient’s vitals when needed: Blood Pressure, Pulse and Temperature.
1200 O’Brien Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Length of Training:
3 modules, 20 weeks (600 hours):
Module 1: 120 hours – 4 weeks Behavior and Communication Skills
Module 2: 300 hours – 10 weeks Anatomy and Physiology
Module 3: 180 hours – 6 weeks Insurance, Billing and Front Office
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Students must maintain a 90% attendance level.
Please see more details below. For more information or to enroll, please contact counselor Navi Sandhu at: (650) 330-6454 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JobTrain Orientation and WONDERLIC assessment. High school graduate or equivalent. One (1) year of relevant work experience as an office or administrative assistant preferred. Must have basic math skills and show evidence of good health and verbal skills. Must be free from conviction by any court (other than minor traffic convictions) or have clearance from the California Department of Health Services.
V.A. Hospital Internship:
Participation in this internship will be based on student performance in training. Internship is unpaid; 5-weeks in length; 8 hours per day/40 hours a week for a total of 1,600 hours. Students will be given the opportunity to identify their specific focus: Administrative or Clinical Specialty.
State: California Medical Assistants Association (CCMA); National American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA CMA) (optional: certification is not required for employment as a Medical Office Assistant in the State of California)