Medical Assistant & Phlebotomist Certification

January 23, 2018 by Anonymous

National certification testing for medical assistants and phlebotomists will be conducted on Friday, March 2, beginning promptly at 9 a.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, in the Learning Center, room 134.

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NPC's Allied Health Programs Coordinator Connie Warren regularly schedules testing dates for the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) credentialing, saving a long journey to Phoenix or Tucson. You do not need to be a current or former NPC student to test at the NPC location.

Applicants must first contact Warren, who will provide online registration information. She maintains a list of potential test-takers, and schedules exam opportunities throughout the year. You must register by February 16, at least two weeks prior to the scheduled testing date. The cost of the exam is $135, with a discount available for veterans or graduates of NPC's medical assistant or phlebotomy programs within six months of the testing date.

“Testing is administered utilizing an electronic format. Applicants will be able to access their score immediately following completion of the exam,” explains Warren. For further information about the NCCT testing or training as a medical assistant or phlebotomy technician at NPC, contact Connie Warren at (928) 532-6159.

Medical assistants assist in the examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician or another health care practitioner. A medical assistant's scope of practice includes both administrative and clinical responsibilities and may vary state to state. Medical assistants must be knowledgeable and possess skills in medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, medical law & ethics, medical office administrative procedures (e.g., telephone techniques, scheduling, electronic health records, and medical office computer). A medical assistant's clinical skills may include, but are not limited to, vital signs, phlebotomy, and point-of-care testing, pharmacology and medication administration.

Phlebotomy technicians are healthcare professionals responsible for obtaining patient specimens. They can perform various functions such as venipuncture, micro-collection, and specimen processing and handling while maintaining patient safety and confidentiality.

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