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Health Careers Education
Medical Assisting Externship
This course is designed to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in previous medical assistant courses to the clinical site. Externship assignments are scheduled to provide students with adjunct faculty and supervised experience in performing the skills and competencies of a medical assistant in a physician's office. Students will accept accountability and responsibility for their own behavior while in the learning environment and will practice within the clinical and legal framework of the profession of medical assistant.
Lara Skaggs
-Demonstrate professionalism in manner and image.

-Apply ethical standards and be respectful of the patient's rights.

-Exhibit an ability to get along with staff in the externship and be able to show courtesy and willingness to share the workload.

-Maintain confidentiality of verbal, written and electronically-generated information.

-Respond positively to supervision and guidance.

-Exhibit effective verbal and nonverbal communication.

-Demonstrate the use of grammatically-correct written and verbal communication.

-Perform administrative duties needed for effective office management and patient coordination.

-Perform administrative duties needed for legal and financial management of the practice.

-Provide information related to methods of health promotion and disease prevention.

-Apply fundamental principles of aseptic techniques and infection control complying with quality assurance practices.

-Prepare and maintain fundamental principles in coordination of patient care.

-Be able to demonstrate proficiency of the required clinical procedures listed in the competency profile.

-Be able to recognize and respond to emergencies.

-Comply with HIPPA guidelines.
Medical Assistant Standards (CTTC)
American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
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