: This program includes three modules:
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The Medical Office Administrative and Ophthalmic Assistant program teaches learners both about allied health careers in both an Ophthalmology and General Medical office settings.
After completing the program learners can expect to work primarily in doctor’s offices, clinics, outpatient settings, hospitals, and other healthcare settings.
This program covers information on the medical assisting profession, interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances.
The second track of the program covers the job duties ophthalmic procedures under the direction or supervision of a physician you would perform. An ophthalmic allied health professional assists the ophthalmologist by collecting data, administering tests and treatments, and supervising patients. This program provides all the practical information you need to complete your day-to-day tasks as an Ophthalmic Assistant. You will learn detailed information on paramedical training, and ophthalmic technology. This course also covers the anatomy, physiology, optics, pharmacology, and microbiology of the eye.
The growth and the complexity of the U.S. healthcare system have resulted in a substantial increase in the need for qualified medical office administrative assistants. Employment of a medical assistant is expected to grow an impressive 34% by 2018.
A great course for physicians and ophthalmic medical office professionals!Instructor Description
: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification
: Upon successful completion of our Ophthalmic Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as an Ophthalmic Assistant and will be prepared to become a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Certification (COA-A3). To qualify for the COA-A3 Certification Exam students must complete the included Ophthalmic Medical Assisting Independent Study Course - AAO (Text & Exam) and pass the included exam with an 80% or higher score. Students that do not pass the exam will be given a second attempt for free. Once passed, students will receive a letter of successful completion that must be submitted to JCAHPO as proof of eligibility for the COA-A3.
Upon successful completion of our Medical Administrative Assistant course, students will be prepared to sit for the NHA's Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exam. As a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (also called a Medical Office Secretary or Medical Office Assistant), you’ll keep healthcare offices running efficiently and effectively. This is a highly-rewarding profession - and not only monetarily. Medical assistants are often the first to greet and help patients, and can help set the stage for a patient’s experience.
This program includes all necessary material. The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:
• The Ophthalmic Assistant: A Text for Allied and Associated Ophthalmic Personnel by Harold Stein, Raymond Stein, & Melvin Freeman
• Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant, 7e
• Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant Student Workbook, 7e
• Ophthalmic Medical Assisting Independent Study Course - AAO (Text & Exam)