If you want to be a Medical Assistant in Michigan, you’ll need to be passionate and compassionate. A career that’s all about helping others requires a warm heart, a calm head, and a drive to excel at what you do. Have you ever considered a healthcare career? Here’s what you may do and what you’ll need to know about Medical Assisting in Michigan:
Perform clinical tasks. According to the Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Medical Assistants, Donald A. Balasa, Michigan law allows doctors to delegate some clinical procedures to Medical Assistants. They include:
· Taking vital signs
· Administering venipuncture
· Giving intramuscular, intradermal, and subcutaneous injections
· Drafting prescriptions for physician’s review and signature
Screen patient needs via telephone. Although only a physician can diagnose and treat patients, well-trained Medical Assistants, authorized by supervising physicians, and following strict protocols, can collect patient information over the phone and conduct some preliminary clinical assessments and evaluations.
Obey important rules. You’ll need to abide by state and federal law. These may include regulations set forth by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants), the Michigan Public Health Code, and the doctor you work for. Important principles to consider are:
· Patient confidentiality
· Cultural diversity
· Safety procedures
· Medical record maintenance
· Healthcare professionalism
· Effective and efficient patient care
Understand technology. The healthcare industry relies heavily on medical technology. From the equipment used to treat patients to the codes you’ll need to understand to ensure patients receive health benefits, you’ll need to be comfortable with computers and technology. Are you?
If you’re ready to train for a rewarding healthcare career, we’re ready to help. Career Quest Learning Centers will teach you all about the technology used in the Medical Assistant profession, but even more about the people! Our dedicated instructors are professionals from the field with a passion for what they do, in and out of the classroom. They’re ready to help you get on the path to a new career. Check out the Medical Assistant programs at any of our three campuses: Mt. Pleasant at 877-345-8505, Lansing at 877-481-4930, and Jackson at 877-365-8144 .