This course provides work experience for a student who has successfully completed all other requirements of the BCIT Medical Office Assistant program. It includes six hours of classroom time, an eighty hour work placement, and a final presentation. The practicum must be pre-approved by the instructor for work experience in a physician’s office, clinic, hospital department, or related health-care facility. The work placement allows for communication with patients, physicians, and other members of the heath care team, thus providing a foundation for specific job skills and an opportunity to apply MOA skills and concepts in the workplace.
*** Check your program approval letter. All other courses must be completed before registering into the Practicum. *** Students spend the first and last days in class, and must be available for day shifts between these dates. ***For any questions regarding the practicum, contact Program Assistant Angelina_Shine@bcit.ca 604-451-7198.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Demonstrate critical thinking in a medical environment.
Apply clinical skills, computer skills, filing skills, telephone skills and assertive communication skills in a functioning health-care facility.
Maintain patient files accurately both electronically and paper based.
Schedule appointments accurately.
Assist patients and answer patient questions in a professional manner.
Demonstrate the appropriate use of billing procedures with medical agencies.
Apply medical office workflow procedures.
Demonstrate professional interview techniques.
Write a targeted resume for the medical industry ready to distribute in pdf format.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016
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