St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) has created a Medical Assistant Training program where students are paid to learn.
The six-week program provides students with a paycheck while they receive classroom training, simulation labs, electronic health record training and job shadowing, the network said.
Graduates can become medical assistants within St. Luke’s Physician Group.
The first medical assistant class will begin training on Aug.1, while the second class will begin at the end of September.
“St. Luke’s Medical Assistant Training Program is a new opportunity for individuals to join St. Luke’s in the clinical outpatient setting without having any experience,” said Jessica Kamensky, SLPG senior director.
“It is a paid training program that gives individuals the tools that they need to be a successful part of the clinical care teams within SLPG,” she said.
Medical assistants help with administrative and clinical duties, including checking a patient’s vital signs, assisting with in-office procedures, taking a patient’s medical history, scheduling appointments, ordering and restocking supplies, and supporting the clinical team, she said.
The Medical Assistant Training Program’s classroom-based curriculum will include:
Graduates who pass the course and an assessment will be placed into a medical assistant role within SLUHN.
For more information about the St. Luke’s Medical Assistant Training Program or to apply for the program, please visit www.sluhn.org/MAprogram.