Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Clinical Assistant/CCMA Apprenticeship Employment:
The basic duties of a Clinical Assistant/CCMA:
- Prepare patients for provider office visit, greet and escort patients to the exam room
- Assure smooth patient flow by prioritizing the following: rooming patients; taking appropriate patient histories, setting up room for anticipated procedures; sterilizing used instruments, anticipating provider’s needs; assisting providers during exams and procedures, and returning patient calls in a timely manner.
- Documentation of information electronically in chart in an accurate, complete, and timely manner
During the 12-month program, an apprentice is a full-time employee at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC). While working at SMC, apprentices are trained in all on-the-job skills required to become a Medical Assistant (MA). At the same time, the apprentice completes a required online curriculum.
At the end of the 12 months, MA apprentices are eligible to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam. If passed, the apprentice becomes a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).
The cost of the program (materials, class fee, and exam fee) is paid for entirely by Sawtooth Mountian Clinic.
The Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers (MNACHC) administers one cohort per year starting in January. The next cohort will begin in January 2024. SMC will begin recruiting for this cohort in the Fall of 2023 if there are open positions to fill.
Certification is through the National Healthcare Association: Medical Assistant Certification | CCMA (nhanow.com)
For more info or to apply please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-387-2330 ext. 143 and ask for Ellen.