Medical Assistant Program Student Success Story with Miriam Arriaga

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Recently, the Medical Assistant (CMA) Program offered through Workforce Solutions at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) released another student into the workforce. Ten months ago, Miriam Arriaga began her training in the CMA Program, and a mere 4 months later she graduated!

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Arriaga “found a job right away” following graduation. Her hard work and effort she provided during her time at LFCC landed her a job with the Free Medical Clinic of the Shenandoah Valley, located in Winchester, Virginia. The rapid job offer from the Free Medical Clinic must be why Arriaga says the classes at LFCC “opens up a lot of doors.”

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Start Your Healthcare Career with Certified Nursing Assistant

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A Certified Nursing Assistant provides basic patient care under the direction of nursing staff. In this critical role, a CNA may be responsible for duties such as bathing, feeding, dressing, grooming, moving patients or changing linens. They may support patients to perform daily living activities such as standing, walking, exercising or getting out of bed. Opportunities for the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) include employment in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, day-care centers, doctors’ offices, rehabilitation facilities, industry and private duty nursing.

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Phlebotomy Technician Fast Track Career Training Program

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Healthcare is One of the Fastest Growing Industries

Phlebotomy-TechnicianStart your journey today toward becoming a Certified Phlebotomy Technician! Benefits to completing the program include more job opportunities, an increased pay scale and increased subject matter expertise. No medical background is necessary. This program is taught by an industry professional and qualifies you to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician Exam.

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Patient Service Representative Fast Track Career Training Program

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Start Your Career in Healthcare with Patient Service Representative (CMAA)

Healthcare is One of the Fastest Growing Industries  

Start your journey today toward becoming a Patient Service Representative (PSR)! This program is taught by an industry professional and qualifies you to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association. Benefits to obtaining the CMAA certification include more job opportunities, an increased pay scale and increased subject matter expertise. No medical background is necessary.

 

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Pharmacy Technician Fast Track Career Training Program

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Pharmacy Technician Career Overview

The pharmacy technician prepares medications under the direction of a pharmacist. Pharmacy Technician Career Changer ProgramThis person may measure, mix, count, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders in a retail pharmacy or a hospital pharmacy environment.
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Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) Student Spotlight

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Connie Miller is a 2015 graduate of the Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) Program available at LFCC Workforce Solutions.  Before entering the CMA program, Connie was as a stay-at-home mom raising her children and taking care of her family. Now that her children are older it was time for her to join the workforce. “I’ve always been interested in medical … I wanted to get my feet wet per se and I looked into the CMA program for about a year,” said Miller.CMA-Student-Spotlight-Connie-Miller

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New ICD-10 Code Set Online Training

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ICD-10-Training-OnlineThis fall, the health care industry is in the middle of adapting to the HITECH Act and between now and October 1, 2015, the new ICD-10 code set for reporting diagnoses and procedures to payers must be adopted. ICD-10 is far more complex than ICD-9, breaking diagnosis codes down to a much finer level of granularity. For example, diabetes was a single code under ICD-9, but now there are 50 codes associated with that disease! While the current ICD-9 code set includes 13,800 three-to-five-digit, primarily numeric diagnostic codes, the ICD-10 code set includes approximately 69,000 three-to-seven-digit, alphanumeric codes. Learning all of this new information will be a significant challenge for all of our healthcare providers and their staffs. Continue reading New ICD-10 Code Set Online Training

Start or Enhance Your Healthcare Career

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It’s an exciting time to start your career in the healthcare industry and there are endless possibilities to consider when getting started. You can work with patients directly or indirectly, give a shot or give a shoulder to lean on. If you are interested in a healthcare job, there is a position to fit your desires and experience level. There are so many job opportunities in the healthcare field, from assistants to pharmacist to front office staff. The possibilities are endless to get started in this high-demand career.

Begin your journey with a career in Healthcare or enhance your career with credentials in:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • Patient Service Representative (PSR) (CMAA)
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician.

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Medical Assistants Recognition Week

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LFCC Workforce Solutions would like to share the announcement and celebration of Medical marweek-posterAssistants Recognition Week, October 19-23, 2015, as designated by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Medical assistants across the country will be recognized during this special week and honored on Medical Assistants Recognition Day, October 21st, 2015. In celebration of Medical Assistants Recognition Week, please thank your family, friends and anyone you know as a medical assistant for their commitment and dedication to their career. Continue reading Medical Assistants Recognition Week