The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) is an unlicensed, multi-skilled healthcare practitioner who is competent in both clinical and administrative procedures.
As a CCMA you may perform some or all of the following tasks:
- Respond to patient phone calls and requests for medication refills or question with medications
- Monitor and record vital signs - temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rates
- Observe, record and report a patient’s physical, mental, and emotional condition during primary assessment of patient during office visit
- Electrocardiograms (EKGs), collecting blood (phlebotomy) and other clinical tasks
- Moving patients, transferring patients to and from a bed or wheelchair and assisting with walking
- Assisting doctors and nurses during examinations and treatments
Benefits to obtaining a CCMA may include: more job opportunities, an increased pay scale, job security, and increased subject matter expertise.
This course will help you to prepare to take the CCMA Certification Exam. The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues CCMA certifications through National Healthcareer Association.
Prerequisites: High school diploma or equivalency, HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test) or GED® (General Educational Development) Exam. Purchase of student-rate, HPSO liability insurance.
Must complete both Phlebotomy Technician Course and ECG/EKG Technician Course (or equivalents) before taking the CCMA course.
Textbook: The Professional Medical Assistant : An Integrative, Teamwork-Based Approach, Eagle, Brassington, Dailey, Goretti
(2009) ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-1668-4.
Cost TBD - 60 hours of classroom instruction plus clinical requirement
Cost includes textbook, study guide, practice tests and certification exam fee.