Did you know Lord Fairfax Community College and Workforce Solutions offers over 15 academic programs in the health professions field?
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Recent graduate, Nicole Russell, provides a snapshot of her experience with the growing Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) program.
Nicole Russell is a 2013 graduate of the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) Program through Workforce Solutions. Although she had previously worked in the medical field, she took some time off to focus on raising her children. When she was ready to return to the workforce, the CMA program was a quick way for Nicole to learn new skills, gain a national certification and participate in an externship that led to employment at a local medical practice. “[CMA Program] allowed me to sharpen my skills to be better in my current position,” says Russell.
Russell credits Sharon Cason, the CMA instructor, for her hands-on instruction and clinical assignments that helped prepare her for a job as a CMA. “Sharon Cason was a great instructor. She had our class very hands-on in the instruction and clinical assignments.” Continue reading Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Spotlight
Medical Assistant (CCMA) Program
Begin preparing today for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career as a Medical Assistant! Our program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare.
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