Sprott Shaw College - Abbotsford Campus

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Medical Office Administrator - Health Unit Clerk with Practicum

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Program Information

School:Sprott Shaw College - Abbotsford Campus
Faculty:Business & Administration
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
Medical Office Management/Administration
Description:This program combines the basic knowledge of a Medical Office Administrator with the specialized knowledge of a Health Unit Clerk. Medical Office Administrators perform a variety of administrative duties in doctors’ offices, hospitals, medical clinics and other medical settings as well as support of managers and professional employers. Health Unit Clerks similarly work in hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, public health care agencies, long-term care facilities where they perform non-clinical tasks usually under the supervision of nursing staff and provide the link between patients, physicians, nursing staff and other departments.

Graduates will be skilled in receptionist duties such as greeting and checking in patients; managing and coordinating the scheduling of appointments; compiling patients’ charts; transcribing physicians’ orders; preparing birth and/or death certificates; recording vital signs; ordering hospital supplies; completing the admission, preoperative, and postoperative procedures; receiving new patients; collecting patient records. CPR, First Aid and WHMIS will be completed during the program. This program includes a practicum placement. This experience within a workplace enables Instructional staff to observe the student in a practice situation while providing the student with the opportunity to gain direct exposure to the chosen career field.
URL:Medical Office Administrator - Health Unit Clerk with Practicum at Sprott Shaw College - Abbotsford Campus
Length:53 Week(s)
Careers:Medical SecretariesMedical Transcriptionists

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants are required to have Grade 12/GED or mature student status (all transcripts must be "true certified copies" or originals).

    Application Notes : International students are required to submit proof of English Proficiency such as IELTS or TOEFL scores (if available) or have successfully completed the Sprott-Shaw Entrance Assessment (with a minimum score of 20/40 in language).
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and entrance assessment (with a minimum composite score of 42).

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on September 25, 2019

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