|Field of Study:||Health Services Administration
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
|Description:||Through courses in patient records management, health information law and billing, you can train for a career as a medical office assistant and unit clerk to assist healthcare professionals in medical offices and other health-care facilities.
Medical office assistants and unit clerks are integral members of the health care team and support professionals in both a hospital unit and medical office environment. The medical office assistant and unit clerk main duties include accessing, and transmitting health information in a secure environment while supporting and communicating with medical professionals. The Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk program is an innovative program providing the necessary skills and theoretical knowledge required by those wishing to combine the skills of a unit clerk and a medical office assistant. Successful graduates will be proficient in medical office procedures, organization, structure and chart management functions of a patient record, computer software, emerging client care software, basic billing duties, office procedures and health information law in a client-care setting.
Courses in this program are conducted on SAIT campus and online. A four-week, unpaid practicum at a health care facility or medical office setting in or outside Calgary is required for successful completion of this program.