Noncredit Programming Offered at the Fairfield County Workforce Center
Careers in health care are in demand. Ohio University Lancaster, in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, is offering three new programs in medical field professional development. These noncredit programs are designed to help students successfully enter a career as a Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, or Patient Care Technician.
For more information, contact Jarrod Tudor (Dean of Campus & Community Relations) at 740-681-3302 or Jarrod.Tudor@ohio.edu.
Clinical Medical Assistant
The Clinical Medical Assistant class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays. Mondays will be in-person and Wednesdays will be a virtual meeting. This class will start February 22. Learn more and enroll here.
The Clinical Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals and outpatient facilities.
The Phlebotomy Technician class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesdays will be in-person and Thursdays will be a virtual meeting. This class will start February 22. Learn more and enroll here.
The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection for testing purposes. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO’s, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings. The demand for phlebotomy technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of healthcare services and the risks of infectious disease. Current healthcare industry experts predict a 15% increase in phlebotomy jobs by 2018.
Patient Care Technician
The Patient Care Technician class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesdays will be in-person and Thursdays will be virtual meeting. This class will start March 22. Learn more and enroll here.
The healthcare industry is currently undergoing major changes in the manner in which patient care is provided. This restructuring has resulted in the introduction of a new category of healthcare worker trained to perform a variety of patient care services. Patient Care Technicians must possess the technical skills necessary to service complex patient personal care issues including the implementation of selected portions of a specific care plan that may include rehabilitation services, basic bedside care, collection of laboratory specimens, Phlebotomy and EKG’s. The Patient Care Technician works alongside doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to oversee and monitor patients. This Patient Care Technician program will provide you with the basic medical knowledge and hands on skills necessary to perform or obtain technical diagnostic testing and perform direct patient care.