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Health/Medical Assisting Services

Instructor: Mrs. Stacey Wheaton
                     HOSA Advisor

Click here for the Course Syllabus

The overall goal of the Health Assistant Program is to prepare graduates to render care to the chronically physically and/or mentally ill adult. Approximately 70% of Level I is theory and 30% is application. Level I students must achieve an 85% or better on all written tests and competencies. During the second year about 50% of the program is theory. Level II students must achieve a 90% or better on all written tests and competencies. During the 2nd semester of the second year, students go to a long-term care facility for 24 days of clinical experience. The third year of the program is 60% theory and 40% application. Level III students must achieve a 95% or better on all written tests and competencies. During the second semester of the third year, students go to local medical facilities for four weeks of clinical experience.

       
  Interests     Skills
 

If you have the following interests, then this program may be for you:

  1. work at your own pace
  2. work as a team member
  3. stand and walk long hours
  4. learn new things
  5. keep records
  6. be given responsibility and take pride in carrying out instructions well
  7. be involved in health and science related areas
  8. help sick people
   

If you have the following skills, then this program may be for you:

  1. communicate with others and be understood
  2. work with minimal guidance
  3. lift up to fifty pounds
  4. hear and see well
  5. work well under stress
  6. work closely with a team
  7. use patience, courtesy, and tact as needed
  8. recognize my own limitations as to my abilities and training
  9. keep a positive attitude
  10. organize charts and other medical documents
  Industry Certification     Uniform Requirements
  Home Care Aide
CPR and First Aid
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
   
  • White lab jacket
  • Scrubs – any color (includes top and pants)
  • White shoes (leather only)
  • White short-sleeved or long-sleeved shirt (to be worn under scrub top if needed)
  • Watch with second hand
  • Approximate cost: $75.00

 

  Career Potential Upon Completion of the Program     Career Potential with further Education and Training
 
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Hospital Attendant
  • Dietary Aide
    Home Health Aide
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Geriatric Aide
  • Orderly
   
  • Hospital Ward Clerk
  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Admitting Clerk
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Occupational Therapy Aide
  • Surgical Technician
  • Respiratory Technician
  • Blood Bank Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • X-ray Technician
  • Registered Nurse
  Career Technical Student Orgranization     Post-secondary Options
  HOSA     To view current advanced credit opportunities articulated with post-secondaryinstitutions, go to the equivalency search results at:

CollegeTransfer.net

Nondiscrimination Policy
The Greene County Career & Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or ages in its programs or activities. Career and Technical Education program offerings include: Automotive Collision and Body Repair, Automotive Technology, Building and Construction Occupations, Computer Networking Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrical Occupations, Emergency and Protective Services, Health Assistant, Precision Machining, Sports Medicine and Rehab Therapy, Welding and Licensed Practical Nursing (adults only). Admission to the programs depends upon availability and class size and sending school districts criteria. Inquires may be directed to the Greene County Career and Technology’s Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504 Coordinator at 60 Zimmerman Drive, Waynesburg, PA or call 724-627-3106.
Greene County Career & Technology Center • 60 Zimmerman Drive • Waynesburg, PA 15370 • 724-627-3106
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