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MA Apprenticeship

Are you looking for a new career in healthcare?

Do you want to go back to school and
earn a salary and benefits while you learn?

Becoming a Medical Assistant is a great place to start your medical career and we'll support you all the way! CMC in partnership with ApprenticeshipNH is now actively recruiting for our MA Apprenticeship Program.

  • You will become a full time CMC employee from day one, earning a wage and benefits while attending college
  • You will also receive 60% of your tuition paid by CMC. All students of this program are eligible for additional grant funding toward tuition. Students will make a two year employment commitment to Catholic Medical Center.
  • The course will full prepare you to be eligible to sit for the National Health career Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination
  • After course completion you will be placed seamlessly into one of our current full-time MA open positions
  • Application deadline: Feb 21, 2020
  • Interview dates: Weeks of Feb 24 and Mar 2
  • Classroom/work start date: Mar 30
  • Click here to review the job posting

About the program:
Catholic Medical Center in partnership with the Community College System of New Hampshire has developed a medical assistant apprenticeship program. The Medical Assistant Trainee will receive 40 hours/week of base pay and eligible benefits from the start of the program, as well as receive 60% of their tuition paid by CMC. Students of this program are eligible for additional grant funding toward tuition. Students will make a two year employment commitment to Catholic Medical Center. 

Program consists of:  
  • A twelve-week Medical Assistant Certificate program of 320 hours of classroom instruction at Manchester Community College, hands-on lab experiences and a 160-hour practicum within CMC’s Primary Care or specialty medical office practices 
  • Preparation and eligibility to sit for the National Health career Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination
  • Placement into a full time open Medical Assistant position in either a CMC Primary Care or specialty care medical office. (*availability of open positions at the time of completion of program will vary) 
  • Completion of 3,600 hours of on the job training experience in CMC primary care and specialty practices with a mentor 
  • A progressive pay wage as milestones are met throughout the program 
  • At completion of the 3,600 hours of on the job training, the employee will receive a National Occupational Credential through the Department of Labor
Requirements: 
  • Ability to attend class Monday–Friday eight hours/day at Manchester Community College for eight weeks
  • Ability to complete homework and meet class deadlines as assigned during the classroom portion of the program
  • Ability to attend practicum Monday–Friday eight hours/day at assigned CMC primary care or specialty medical office practices for four weeks
  • Ability to pay for remaining tuition balance and supplies/textbooks
Application and Interview Requirements:
  • Initial online application is required, and must include a personal essay (maximum 500 words) in response to the prompt “I want to be an MA because…” 
  • Participate in an in-person interview hosted at CMC with panel of practice manager

SNAPSHOT OF A TYPICAL DAY

Medical Assistants work as a team with the provider to ensure patients needs are met.  Medical Assistants will perform varying duties depending on the specialty of the practice.  Some of them include;

  • Preparing a patients chart by preloading any outside medical record information into their chart
  • Recording vital signs
  • Administering immunizations
  • Communicating patients needs and concerns to the provider
  • Performing point of care testing and EKG as ordered
  • Preparing and assist with procedures
  • Keeping exam rooms clean and stocked
  • Other administrative tasks such as prepare prescription renewals for providers signature and clinical tracking


Feel free to contact Human Resources with questions at:
603.663.5295 or Meredith.Presby@cmc-nh.org

 
Catholic Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer and we embrace diversity. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class.